Yamaha has updated its much demanded and flagship MT-10. The update adds more power to the motorcycle, along with some updated styling. MT range that comprises of five models starting with the 125cc had received regular updates. The most recent ones were the MT-09 and MT-07, updated just a year ago. But now, just ahead of the 2021 EICMA show scheduled for 25th November, Yamaha has unveiled the new MT-10. And Yamaha claims that they have updated the motorcycle in all areas, thus keeping up with the competition. Currently, customers planning to get an MT-10 might look towards the Honda CB1000R or the Triumph 1200 Speed Triple RS. Yamaha is yet to disclose the price for this updated MT-10.
Mechanicals And Powertrain
Powering the MT-10 is a 998cc motor, which is now more powerful and more efficient than before, all thanks to the new update. In addition to this, the motorcycle makes a more ear soothing rev note as well. The bike’s power output stands at 165 BHP, up from the outgoing model’s 158 BHP. The use of lightweight aluminium forged pistons, offset con rods and direct-plated cylinders help to maximise efficiency. Furthermore, these components also help in putting more twisting force between 4,000 RPM and 8,000 RPM. Interestingly, all these performance upgrades have not resulted in a decline in fuel efficiency. In fact, Yamaha claims that the new motorcycle is now more efficient and eco-friendly.
Features And Equipment
The rider gets all the necessary aids to handle this powerful machine. The key mentions are compact twin-eye mono-focus LED headlights, 4.2″ full-colour TFT, Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter, Slide Control system (SCS), LIFT control system (LIF) and more. In terms of look, the motorcycle maintains its intense character with its intimating built. The use of a cleaner box produces a different sound and adds to the character of the bike. Customers will have three colour options to choose from. This includes Cyan Storm, Icon Blue and Tech Black.