2022 Yamaha MT-10 unveiled
The MT-10 is the naked version of Yamaha’s mighty R1. But it is not just the stripped version of its fully-faired sibling, Yamaha has done a pretty neat job to make the MT-10 look the part. And with this update, it looks even angrier thanks to the new lighting. Other than that, they have also tweaked the tail section to make it cleaner. Every update in styling has played its part to make the motorcycle more aggressive.
Yamaha MT-10 engine
The 998cc, four-cylinder crossplane engine gets a major update and now it produces 5bhp more to 163bhp and 1Nm more to 112Nm. The efficiency of the engine is further improved with lightweight forged aluminium pistons and offset conrods. However, for the MT-10, Yamaha has replaced the R1's titanium conrods with steel ones. The engine mapping has also been tweaked a little bit thanks to the airbox with varying lengths and cross-sections. Thanks to this, it has a higher torque boost in the midrange of 4000-8000rpm.
Yamaha MT-10 chassis and equipment
The chassis hardware remains to be the same as the outgoing model. Meaning, the KYB suspension from the standard MT-10 is retained, as are the R1-derived brake calipers. But now it has a new Brembo radial master cylinder for the front brake. In terms of electronics, it borrows a few of those from the R1. Like the 4.2-inch colour TFT screen. Apart from that, the bike now has a new six-axis IMU quickshifter as standard.
Yamaha MT-10 availability
The updated MT-10 will be launched worldwide next year, in 2022. While there is no word on whether Yamaha is going to launch it in India, despite the naked motorcycle segment is gaining traction, the chances for the MT-10 heading towards us are rather slim.