2016 Yamaha MT-10 11

We’ve seen Yamaha’s MT lineup; from the small capacity MT-25 and MT-03, to the mid-range MT-07 and the three-cylinder MT-09 and MT-09 Tracer, the Japanese manufacturer has something for everyone. Now, the brand has gone to EICMA in Milan to present the alpha dog – the new MT-10.

Set to be launched in Europe at the end of May next year, the MT-10 is not like the rest of the family. The bike has so many striking lines yet so little body work, and an angry face to scare away the kids.

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The MT-10 is also the first model in the range to feature a four-cylinder engine, which in this case is a 999 cc CP4 crossplane engine derived from the YZF-R1. While the company has yet to officially announce the output, we expect the bike to have more than 150 hp on tap.

2016 Yamaha MT-10 12

Like its superbike cousin, the MT-10 is packed with a handful of race-derived electronics and technology such as the D-Mode system with three running modes, three-level traction control, slipper clutch, as well as a cruise control, which operates above 50 km/h.

As for chassis, the MT-10 gets a Deltabox aluminium frame and an aluminium swingarm. The bike has a short wheelbase of 1,400 mm and adjustable suspension at both ends. It rolls on five-spoke aluminium wheels, with dual floating disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the rear. ABS is standard.






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