2021 Yamaha MT-10 : MASTER THE DARKNESS.
Introducing the new 2021 Yamaha MT-10…
The aggressively styled MT-10 offers serious power and agility thanks to its R1-derived engine, chassis and fully adjustable suspension. Experienced riders will appreciate its comfortable upright riding position, torquey power delivery and corner-carving precision. The MT-10, guaranteed to provide an emotionally charged riding experience.
The pinnacle of MT crossplane torque, distinct styling and agile handling that lets you dominate the darkness.
Power. Torque. Agility. The MT-10 is the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s by far the most powerful Hyper Naked ever created. And the time has come for you to enter the next level of darkness.
Build your dream MT-10
Ray of 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.
We took the engine, chassis and suspension from our famous YZF-R1 and asked our engineers to create the ultimate Hyper Naked.
With its intake, exhaust and fuel system, the MT-10 delivers stronger low to mid range torque for stunning acceleration and instant response at any speed. The short wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis gives you class-leading agility – and with its sophisticated electronics, you’re in total control however far or fast you want to go.
Aggressive mass forward styling and twin LED headlights bring a dynamic force to the Dark Side of Japan – and a natural riding position gives day-today versatility with plenty of comfort.
2021 Yamaha MT-10 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- 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. The Traction Control System (TCS) assists the rider in managing rear tire traction on various road conditions while cruise control improves 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 that is built for agility with its 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.
2021 Yamaha MT-10 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- 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’s engine design creates the ultimate high-performing street sportbike. Engine reliability is ensured with strong, lightweight forged pistons and carburized fracture-split connecting rods that move 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. The 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, with optimal 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. The 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 and saves 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. The 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.
- Deltabox® Aluminum Frame
The MT-10 uses an aluminum Deltabox frame derived from the YZF-R1 superbike to create a lightweight and responsive chassis that is built for agility with its ultra-compact 55.1-inch wheelbase. The frame uses a strength-rigidity balance that was developed specifically 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 which offers 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 strategically placed for 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 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, the 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. The tapered aluminum handlebar, an ideal placement of the seat and footpegs, and a hip stopper brace 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, too.
- 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 its muscular central core that highlights the machine’s power and unmistakable 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. The exposed hardware makes it 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.
- 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, and Level 2 is 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 for 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.
2021 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting at $16299 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 12247 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine Type 998cc, liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16
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
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 Team Yamaha Blue; Matte Raven Black
2021 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves/cyl), in-line four-cylinder
BORE AND STROKE 79 x 50.9 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 12:1
MAXIMUM TORQUE 11.3 kg-m (81.8 ft-lb) @ 9,000 rpm
ENGINE MANAGEMENT YCC-T, D-Mode (3), Traction Control (3), Cruise Control
FUEL DELIVERY 45 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 12.8 kpl / 36 mpg (Imp.)
LUBRICATION Wet sump
IGNITION / STARTING TCI / Electric
FINAL DRIVE “O”-ring chain
SUSPENSION (FRONT) Fully adjustable inverted 43 mm fork / 120 mm (4.7″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Fully adjustable link Monocross / 120 mm (4.7″ wheel travel)
BRAKES (FRONT) Dual 320 mm discs / radial mount, 4-piston calipers / ABS equipped
BRAKES (REAR) 220 mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS equipped
TIRES (FRONT) 120/70ZR17
TIRES (REAR) 190/55ZR17
LENGTH 2,095 mm (82.5″)
WIDTH 800 mm (31.5″)
HEIGHT 1,110 mm (43.7″)
WHEELBASE 1,400 mm (55.1″)
RAKE / TRAIL 24° / 102 mm (4″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 130 mm (5.1″)
SEAT HEIGHT 825 mm (32.5″)
FUEL CAPACITY 17 litres (3.7 imp. gallons)
WET WEIGHT 210 kg (463 lb.)
COLOUR(S) Ice Fluo
2021 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Engine type Liquid-cooled;4-stroke;4-valves;DOHC;4-Cylinder
Bore x stroke 79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio 12 : 1
Maximum power 118.0kW (160.4PS) @ 11500 rpm
Maximum Torque 111.0Nm (11.3kg-m) @ 9000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh;6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel consumption 8.0l/100km
CO2 emission 185g/km
Frame Aluminium Deltabox
Caster Angle 24º
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø43 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm;(link suspension)
Front travel 120 mm
Rear Travel 120 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø320 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø220 mm
Front tyre 120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear tyre 190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)
Overall length 2095 mm
Overall width 800 mm
Overall height 1110 mm
Seat height 825 mm
Wheel base 1400 mm
Minimum ground clearance 130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 210 kg
Fuel tank capacity 17litres
Oil tank capacity 3.9litres
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