MASTER THE DARKNESS.
2019 Yamaha MT-10:
The pinnacle of MT crossplane torque, distinct styling and agile handling that lets you dominate the darkness.
You’ve done a lot of riding. So you know exactly what you want. Serious power with corner-carving precision. And natural ergonomics that mean you can ride anywhere on any road. Ride the Ray of Darkness with the MT-10.
Driven by a 998cc crossplane engine tuned for extra low to mid-range torque – and rolling on a lightweight ultra-short wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis with a natural riding position – the MT-10 gives you ultimate power with class leading agility and total control.
Be the Ray of Darkness.
2019 Yamaha MT-10 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
At a glance
◾Torque-rich 4-cylinder ‘CP4’ crossplane engine
◾YZF-R1-derived engine, chassis and suspension
◾Tuned for strong, linear low to mid-range torque
◾YCC-T, D-MODE and TCS Traction Control System
◾Multi-function LCD instruments
◾Fully adjustable high specification suspension
◾Dynamic mass-forward silhouette
◾Lightweight aluminium Deltabox main frame
◾High specification ABS brakes with radial callipers
◾Short 1400mm wheelbase for class-leading agility
◾Upright riding position with forward lean
◾A&S clutch and Quick Shifter System (QSS)
MT series 2019: Hack the Darkness
Can you resist the Dark Side of Japan?
It was just 5 years ago when Yamaha unveiled the original ground breaking MT-09 to the motorcycling world. With its high torque crossplane engine, naked body and agile handling, this bike introduced the European market to the Dark Side of Japan – a bold new design philosophy that drew its inspiration from the underground custom scene in Japan.
This innovative new Hyper Naked segment proved to be an instant success with riders who were looking to discover the essential spirit and fundamental enjoyment associated with two wheels. With their clear focus on linear torque, easy agility and high power to weight, Yamaha’s Hyper Naked motorcycles have brought a whole new look, energy and attitude to the streets of Europe.
Since the arrival of the first MT-09 the Hyper Naked range has grown rapidly to include a total of seven models from the flagship MT-10 SP through to the MT-125 – and each one of them has proved to be an outstanding success in its own category. In just 5 years, MT sales in Europe have exceeded 175,000 units, making this the most successful and popular range of Yamaha motorcycles – with the MT-09 and MT-07 consistently amongst the top selling models in their respective sales leagues.
New Ice Fluo colour option for 2019
Yamaha totally revolutionized the look of the Hyper Naked scene with the introduction of the radical Night Fluo colours. Bold and original, this audacious colour scheme reinforced the dynamic character of the MT range – and perfectly complemented the daring and outgoing personalities of many Hyper Naked riders.
For 2019 Yamaha takes the MT’s aggressive and streetwise image to the next level with an evolution of the Fluo concept. The forceful and uncompromising new Ice Fluo colour not only underlines the assertive character of Yamaha’s Hyper Naked bikes – it also creates an instantly recognisable look that strengthens the strong family feeling amongst MT owners. Consisting of a super cool new ice-grey body colour contrasted by fluorescent red wheels and a black engine, frame, forks and headlamp – with tuning fork logos on the tank or air ducts – the new Ice Fluo colour option is exclusive to the Yamaha MT range.
The new Ice Fluo colour option will be offered on each MT Hyper Naked model (except SP versions that feature exclusive colours), while the Yamaha Blue and Tech Black colour options will continue.
MT-125: October 2018
MT-10 and MT-07: November 2018
MT-09 and MT-03: December 2018
Yamaha Hyper Naked model overview
- Special version of the MT-10
- Öhlins electronic Racing Suspension
- Exclusive full colour TFT instruments
- Racing colours
- The ultimate Hyper Naked
MT-10 / Tourer Edition
- 998cc YZF-R1 derived engine
- Crossplane engine with uneven firing sequence
- Lightweight YZF-R1 based chassis
- Linear torque with outstanding agility
- Sophisticated electronic control technology
- Premium specification
- Exclusive race-inspired colours
- Öhlins rear shock and gold coloured adjustable forks
- Quick Shift System and A&S clutch
- Sophisticated electronic control technology
- The bike that changed everything
- Best-selling model
- Radical naked style with thrilling performance
- Aggressive LED twin-eye headlights
- High torque with sports agility
- Yamaha’s best-selling motorcycle
- Thrilling performance with outstanding economy
- Optimum riding enjoyment
- Affordable and accessible – available in full power and 35kW
- Light, compact and controllable
- Versatile, light, compact and comfortable
- Ideal for new and returning riders
- Low seat height for easy access
- Upright riding position
- MT style with great all round performance
- Full-sized naked chassis
- Aggressive streetfighter style
- Supersport engine and chassis technology
- High specification brakes, suspension and wheels
- Ultimate 125 with serious attitude
2019 Yamaha MT-10 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- Latest Generation Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
The potent 998cc inline 4-cylinder engine features the same Crossplane Crankshaft technology developed in Yamaha’s renowned YZF-R1® superbike. Tuned specifically for the MT-10™, this engine develops awesome low- and mid-rpm torque with arm-stretching top-end power.
- Advanced Digital Control
The MT-10 features a range of systems powered by YCC-T®—a ride-by-wire throttle system that provides exceptionally precise engine control. D-Mode allows the rider to select a preferred engine response at the flick of a switch. A Traction Control System (TCS) assists the rider in managing rear tire traction on various road conditions The MT-10 also includes cruise control for improved highway cruising comfort.
- Cutting Edge Chassis
Like the YZF-R1 superbike, the MT-10 uses an aluminum Deltabox® frame to create a lightweight and responsive chassis built for agility, featuring an ultra-compact 55.1-inch wheelbase. The MT-10 mounts fully-adjustable KYB® suspension front and rear for excellent road holding with a tuning range ready for a wide range of street conditions.
- Powerful, Controllable Brakes with ABS
An advanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is mated to high-specification braking components for strong braking power with excellent feedback and control.
- Aggressive Ergonomics and Styling
The MT-10 displays raw aggression from every angle, with upright ergonomics that perfectly balance sport riding feedback and relaxed comfort. High-tech LED lighting and an all-LCD instrument panel boost both style and function.
- R1-Derived Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
The potent 998cc inline 4-cylinder engine features the same Crossplane Crankshaft technology developed in Yamaha’s renowned YZF-R1 superbike. The crossplane design nearly eliminates inertial engine torque to provide a direct connection between the throttle and rear wheel, for maximum traction and linear torque feeling. Tuned specifically for the needs of the high-performance street rider, the MT- 10 engine develops awesome low- and mid-rpm torque with arm-stretching top-end power.
- Ultra-Modern Engine Design
The MT-10 motor features the very latest in engine design to create the ultimate high-performance street sportbike. Engine reliability is ensured with strong, lightweight forged pistons and carburized fracture-split connecting rods moving through an extremely rigid, closed-deck cylinder block. The engine’s cylinders are slightly offset to reduce friction losses, with plated bores for excellent heat dissipation and cylinder sealing. And rocker-arm valve actuation utilizes the lever ratio of each rocker arm to allow for larger valve lifts while using lower camshaft lobes and reduced spring pressure, further boosting power and efficiency.
- Compact Stacked Transmission
The 6-speed transmission “stacks” the crankshaft, input and output shafts in a triangular layout to centralize mass and keep the engine shorter front-to-back, which allows optimized engine placement in the frame for outstanding handling.
- Oversized Intake System
A large 12-liter airbox improves rideability, especially when transferring from acceleration to deceleration or vice versa, while 12-hole fuel injectors are angled to optimize combustion chamber filling for improved power and torque characteristics.
- High-Capacity Cooling System
A large curved radiator keeps engine heat in check, while a compact air-cooled oil cooler ensures stable oil temperatures in any condition. Simplified pipe and hose routing minimizes the need for additional parts, saving weight.
- Lightweight Exhaust System
The MT-10‘s stainless steel and titanium exhaust system features a compact midship exhaust chamber for mass centralization and excellent handling. Exhaust flow is regulated by Yamaha’s Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®) system to provide optimal exhaust back-pressure across the entire rpm range, further improving efficiency.
- Advanced Clutch
Yamaha’s assist and slipper clutch is used to give the rider smoother, more confident downshifts when entering corners aggressively, as well as a lighter pull effort at the lever, all while easily handling the torque of the MT-10’s high-output, inline-four motor.
- Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle
The ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system senses the slightest throttle input by the rider and instantaneously calculates the ideal throttle valve opening and fuel input. This technology contributes to the rider’s feeling of torque and controllability from the potent 4-cylinder engine.
- Refined D-Mode Mapping
Thanks to YCC-T, the MT-10 also offers D-Mode, which allows the rider to select a preferred engine response at the flick of a switch. Mode 1 provides the sharpest throttle response, Mode 2 offers a good all-around character, and Mode 3 offers the smoothest, most progressive throttle response.
- Adjustable Traction Control System
An advanced Traction Control System (TCS) assists the rider in managing traction on various road conditions by quickly modulating throttle opening, ignition timing, fuel volume and other parameters. TCS Level 1 is intended for sporty riding on clean roads, with Level 2 configured for normal street riding. Level 3 is tuned for wet roads and other low-traction situations. The TCS can also be disabled by the rider if they so choose.
- Quick Shift System (QSS)
The QSS utilizes a shift lever sensor that momentarily cuts engine output when upshifting, allowing riders to select the next gear without using the clutch or closing the throttle. The result is a smooth, lightning fast shift and a more exciting riding experience.
- Cruise Control System
The MT-10 includes a cruise control system powered by the YCC-T. Using the left handlebar switchgear, the rider can easily select or adjust a set speed to ease long-distance touring on the highway, improving rider comfort.
- All-LCD Instrument Panel
A highly-legible instrument display provides crystal clear information for the rider at a glance. The all-LCD design is lightweight and compact, with a large speedometer display and bar-type tachometer. The panel also includes a fuel gauge and fuel economy readouts, a gear position indicator, clock, odometers and warning indicators. An upshift timing light is also programmable to the rider’s preferences.
- Deltabox® Aluminum Frame
The MT-10 uses an aluminum Deltabox frame derived from the YZF-R1 superbike to create a lightweight and responsive chassis built for agility, featuring an ultra-compact 55.1-inch wheelbase. The frame uses a strength-rigidity balance developed especially for the MT-10, and uses the engine as a stressed member of the frame for optimal cornering performance.
- Fully-Adjustable KYB® Fork
The MT-10 features an inverted 43mm KYB® front fork offering full adjustability and 4.7 inches of travel, for excellent front-end feel and road holding along with a tuning range ready for a wide range of street conditions.
- Linkage-Type KYB® Shock
The four-way-adjustable KYB® piggyback-style shock uses a rear bottom link pivot position that is optimally placed to provide optimal handling and excellent transmission of engine torque to the asphalt. Like the front fork, the MT-10’s rear suspension offers a wide range of adjustment and a smooth, well-controlled 4.7 inches of wheel travel.
- Powerful, Controllable Brakes with ABS
An advanced Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) is mated to high-specification braking components for the excellent braking power and control. Radial-mount, 4-piston front calipers use sintered brake pads to grip a pair of large 320mm discs for exceptional braking power, with a 220mm rear disc brake in support. A compact ABS module provides rapid and accurate brake force modulation to prevent wheel lock-ups.
- Lightweight Wheels and High-Performance Tires
The MT-10 rolls on lightweight 5-spoke aluminum wheels for nimble steering and suspension feel. Bridgestone® Hypersport™ S20 tires—a 120/70ZR17 front and a huge 190/55ZR17 at the rear—are engineered specifically for the MT-10 for chassis-matched handling and grip.
- Comfortable, Upright Ergonomics
MT-10 riders look forward to every ride thanks to upright ergonomics that perfectly balance sporty riding feedback and relaxed comfort, with a tapered aluminum handlebar and ideal placement of the seat and footpegs, plus a hip stopper that braces the rider under maximum acceleration. The sculpted 4.5-gallon fuel tank design allows for a solid feeling of knee grip and lower body control.
- High-Performance LED Lighting
In addition to LED turn signals, running lights and taillights, the MT- 10 features compact LED headlights for stunning illumination and state-of-the-art style. The mono-focus headlight elements draw very little power but produce a crisp, brilliant beam of light for confidence and visibility in low-light conditions.
- Aggressive Styling
The MT-10 displays raw aggression from every angle, with a muscular central core that highlights the machine’s power and unmistakably futuristic styling. With its belligerent design and unique elements—including the compact frame-mounted front mask and dynamically shouldered fuel tank—the MT-10 stands out as the king of the MT series.
- Ready to Accessorize
The MT-10 arrives ready for personalization, with exposed hardware ideal for mounting a range of Genuine Yamaha accessories, including windscreens, chassis protection and other items. A standard 12V DC power outlet is ready to recharge your personal mobile devices or various electronic accessories.
2019 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AU
Engine Type 998cc, liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 valves
Bore x Stroke 79.0mm x 50.9mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection with YCC-T
Transmission 6-speed; wet multiplate assist and slipper clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 43mm KYB® inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear KYB® piggyback shock, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm hydraulic disc; ABS
Brakes / Rear 220mm hydraulic disc; ABS
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 190/55ZR17
L x W x H 82.5 in x 31.5 in x 43.7 in
Seat Height 32.5 in
Wheelbase 55.1 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 4.0 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy 30 mpg
Wet Weight 463 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Matte Raven Black; Ice Fluo
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2019 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
2019 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
12 : 1
118.0kW (160.4PS) @ 11500 rpm
111.0Nm (11.3kg-m) @ 9000 rpm
Wet, Multiple Disc
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks, Ø43 mm
Rear suspension system
Swingarm, (link suspension)
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø320 mm
Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm
120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)
Minimum ground clearance
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
Fuel tank capacity
Oil tank capacity
2019 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com Australian Specifications/Technical Details
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