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- Yamaha MT-10: more technology and power with a Euro5 approved engine
- Yamaha MT-10 2022 - Technical sheet
We had spent several days with the "run run" behind the ear about the arrival of a new Yamaha on the scene. And finally those of Iwata have removed our doubts with a stroke of the pen. It's about the new evolution of the Yamaha MT-10, the hyper-naked of the Japanese brand, which reaches 2022 with more technology than ever.
The most significant changes that we can see in this new evolution of the naked are in its frontal design, in its engine and as we said before, in technology, which now includes the sophisticated next generation Inertial Measurement System (IMU).
Yamaha MT-10: more technology and power with a Euro5 approved engine
The MT-10 is the undisputed queen of Yamaha's hyper-naked range. Since this successful motorcycle burst onto the scene back in 2007 (under the name MT-01), European motorcyclists have fallen in love with a sporty naked, endowed with a very special personality, which has provided them with torque, agility and the design they were looking for.
And it is that with the crossplane concept engine, an aggressive design and a minimalist body, the MT Hyper Naked family has grown to become the most successful range of Yamaha with more than 290,000 units sold in Europe. That is why when it comes to evolving the MT-10 they have taken special care.
Starting with its careful aesthetics, we must say that it keeps intact that transgressive style so characteristic of the model. To do this, the front presents a completely renewed design with a more imposing and minimalist integral look in which it uses a new double mono-focus LED optics with separate high and low beams. The LED daytime running lights are located above the headlights, giving you a facial expression worthy of the Bumblebee himself.
Continuing with their exterior, they have installed new and larger intake intakes on both sides dand the fuel tank cover that increase its efficiency and aid in the delivery of engine power. Another novelty that it includes are the acoustic amplifier grilles, placed in the front part of the fuel tank cover, whose sole purpose is to generate an even more satisfactory piloting experience.
Mechanically, it features a refined evolution of the famous liquid-cooled CP4 crossplane engine, inherited directly from the legendary Yamaha R1. On this occasion, he has benefited from the use of Forged lightweight aluminum pistons, offset connecting rods and chrome cylinders to ensure maximum efficiency and improve torque. In fact, the connecting rods are made of steel instead of the titanium of the R1, and the moment of inertia of the crankshaft has been increased in order to improve the performance at mid-range.
As a result, the new engine update, which now complies with the demanding Euro5 regulations, has increased its power up to 166 hp at 11,500 rpm (6 hp than in the previous version), while its torque now rises to 112 Nm at 9,000 rpm. In addition, the fuel injection system settings have been modified to achieve a more linear boost between 4,000 and 8,000 rpm, as well as the design of the intake and exhaust systems to achieve greater acceleration.
Nor does it go unnoticed new exhaust tail made of titanium with a newly designed silencer and manifolds with which, according to Yamaha, it achieves a "deep and exclusive sound that enhances the motorcycle's irregular ignition sequence".
As for your cycle part, you will continue to use the Deltabox chassis in its latest evolution, using the CP4 motor as a self-supporting component in order to reduce your weight as much as possible. In addition, it is equipped with a long aluminum swingarm that is combined with a short 1,405 mm wheelbase, which facilitates a stable, agile and light behavior at any speed and in any condition.
In terms of suspensions, Yamaha has opted for a KYB 43mm fully adjustable front fork offering 120mm travel, while at the rear it uses an adjustable KYB rear monoshock. Braking is inherited from the R1, using a dual 320mm floating disc and four-piston radial-mount calipers. The novelty at this point comes with the new Brembo radial master cylinder that improves the feel at the lever for greater control. For their part, the rims are 17 inches with a five "stick" design to which Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tires have been applied in sizes 120/70-ZR17 and 190/55-ZR17.
Electronically this new Yamaha MT-10 has been equipped with the Latest evolution of the six-axis Inertial Measurement System (IMU) originally developed for the R1 and that now has a more compact and lightweight design. The IMU has two sensors that measure angular velocity on three axes: pitch, roll, and yaw; and acceleration in three axes: forward / backward, up / down, and left / right.
These data are transmitted to the engine control unit (ECU) that activates electronic aids to achieve a higher level of machine control, avoiding wheel locks (lean sensitive traction control), loss of traction (skid control) or unintentional wheeling (antiwheele). These electronic aids are added to the double-action quickshifter, the engine brake control (EBM) or an optimized brake control with included ABS cornering system.
In addition to this, the MT-10 has a new electronic throttle with four power delivery modes divided into PWR 1, PWR 2, PWR 3 and PWR 4. Depending on the chosen one, the throttle power will be more moderate, the first being the sportier approach. Together with the accelerator and electronic aids, we also find Yamaha's Ride Control (YRC), which brings them all together in four different modes (A, B, C or D) to adapt to different riding conditions, whether in the rain (mode D) or on the track (mode A).
In order to apply all these changes, the Yamaha MT-10 Debuts a new 4.2-inch color TFT screen, already seen on the R1, which easily and clearly displays all important information. A menu switch on the right handgrip allows the rider to select the information displayed on the screen, while the mode / selection switch on the left handgrip allows to change the settings of the electronic aids or, depending on the case, to activate or deactivate them.
The new Yamaha MT-10 will be available at three different colors: Cyan Storm, Icon Blue and Tech Black. Deliveries to dealers will begin in February 2022, although we will have to wait a few months to find out the price.
Yamaha MT-10 2022 - Technical sheet
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