2023 Yamaha MT-10 Guide

2023 Yamaha MT-10
Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications
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Contents: ReviewKey FeaturesFeatures & BenefitsSpecifications

2023 Yamaha MT-10: THE DARKEST ENERGY.

Introducing the new 2023 Yamaha MT-10…

The pinnacle of MT crossplane torque, distinct styling and agile handling lets you dominate the Darkness.

The MT-10 is already the undisputed King of Yamaha’s Hyper Naked range. Since it arrived on the scene this blockbuster of a motorcycle has gained the utmost respect from everyone who has ridden it – as well as anyone who has seen it in action. It’s refined R1-derived high-torque CP4 engine is the most remarkable powerplant that Yamaha has ever fitted to a naked bike. Ultra-aggressive naked styling gives the MT-10 the most distinctive and intimidating looks.

Tuned to produce an even more sensational feeling of torque for the most thrilling experience, the MT-10 is the most advanced Hyper Naked ever built by Yamaha. Manufactured using cutting-edge engine and chassis technology from the R1, the latest MT-10 gives you more power, more agility and more feel.

The King of the MT lineup demands total respect, and the first thing that’s going to grab your attention is the compact headlight assembly and restyled tank that highlight the MT-10’s outstanding mechanical beauty. And the moment you hear the 998cc CP4 engine’s deep intake roar coming out of the air intakes, you’ll know that this bike is the one for you.

Hidden deep in the lightweight Deltabox chassis is the most sophisticated package of electronic rider aids, designed to give you the highest degree of controllability. With adjustable high-tech systems that control traction, slides, wheelies, engine braking and braking, you can make your MT-10 behave exactly the way you desire.




2023 Yamaha MT-10 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


Nothing can match the thrill of the MT-10’s 998cc EU5 CP3 engine. Its crossplane technology design gives an uneven firing sequence that delivers sensational torque for remarkable acceleration- featuring a tuned intake system with large intake ducts and tank- mounted acoustic amplifier grilles that emit a deep roar for a spine-tingling experience as you open the throttle.


To maximize rider comfort, the MT-10’s ‘rider triangle’ – the bar/footrest/seat relationship – has been precisely engineered to allow riders to grip the tank with their knees when braking or accelerating to offer the ultimate connection with the bike.


With its R1 derived system featuring dual floating 320mm discs and 4-piston radial mounted calipers, the MT-10 is equipped with the most sophisticated braking package fitted to any production Yamaha. Benefiting from a Brembo radial front brake master cylinder for even more accurate feel and controllability, giving you the ultimate stopping performance.

  • Powerful EU5 998cc engine
  • Tuned intake sound
  • Compact and functional new exterior styling
  • Brembo radial master cylinder
  • Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL)
  • Quick Shift System (QSS)
  • A&S clutch
  • 2” full-colour TFT display
  • APSG ride-by-wire throttle with four power delivery modes (PWR)
  • 6-axis IMU
  • Lean sensitive Traction Control System
  • Slide Control system (SCS)
  • Lift control system (LIF)
  • Engine Brake Management (EBM)
  • Brake Control (BC)
  • Yamaha Ride Control (YRC)
  • R1-derived aluminum Deltabox chassis
  • Long aluminum swingarm
  • Compact 1,405mm wheelbase
  • 43mm fully adjustable KYB front forks
  • Fully adjustable KYB rear shock
  • Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tires
  • 4.2’’ TFT Meter with Ride Mode selection
  • Brembo Radial Master cylinder
  • Cruise Control
  • Speed Limiter
  • Latest MT evolution design including full LED lighting
  • APSG Throttle with selectable PWR-modes
  • Titanium exhaust system
  • Up and Down Quick Shift System
  • 6-Axis IMU with full rider aids suite
  • Bridgestone S22 Tyre
  • 90° wheel air-valve
  • 998cc EU5 CP4 engine




2023 Yamaha MT-10 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


  • Ultra-lightweight, compact, 998 cc, DOHC, 16-valve (4-valves / cyl.), liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine with “crossplane” style crankshaft.
    • Fuel economy is improved, CO2 levels reduced, and this more powerful engine meets EU5regulations.
  • Tuned Intake Sound
  • 4-valve cylinder head design.
    • compact pent roof combustion chambers with 12:1 compression ratio
    • combustion chamber shape is optimized for low to mid-range power delivery
    • lightweight 31 mm steel intake valves & 26.5 mm steel exhaust valves
    • 4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency & enhances “real world” ride-ability
  • Special intake port shape provides maximum filling efficiency & excellent torque.
    • revised intake port shape (Vs. R1) enhances low to mid-range torque & power
  • “Finger follower rocker arms”.
    • reduces friction, allows greater valve lift & provides super accurate control of valve opening & closing at high rpms
    • sliding area of the rocker arms feature a DLC (diamond like coating) to reduce friction & wear
  • Valve adjustment intervals are every 42,000 kms.
  • Unique intake & exhaust cams.
    • intake & exhaust cam profiles & timing have been revised (Vs R1) for increased low to mid-range torque & power
  • Closed deck aluminum cylinder with “liner-less” ceramic composite plated cylinder bores.
    • ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block, eliminating the liner & reducing weight
    • excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
    • coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
    • closed deck design allows cylinders to be spaced more closely together, reducing engine width
    • cylinder is a stand-alone design (not integrated into the upper crank case)
  • Offset cylinder design.
    • offsets cylinder block relative to the crankshaft (to the exhaust side) to reduce frictional losses between the piston & cylinder wall during the power stroke for improved power output
  • Short skirt, forged aluminum pistons.
    • lightweight design means fast throttle response
    • piston top / crown has been revised (Vs. R1) to optimize the new combustion chamber shape & revised compression ratio
    • special Defric coating on piston skirts & piston pins reduce friction
    • piston oil coolers spray oil at the underside of pistons & rods to reduce temperature
  • Crossplane crankshaft design.
    • revised crank webs (heavier … for optimized inertial mass vs R1) for excellent “ride-ability / street-ability”
    • increased inertial mass (weight) improves starts (moving away from a stop) & low speed engine control
  • Fracture split, steel connecting rods feature a “nut less” design.
    • lower end “cap” of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion; the 2 pieces are “split” apart using a special process known as fracture splitting & then machined
    • fracture splitting ensures true big end roundness & greater precision in con rod dimensions for excellent durability despite the high horsepower loads
  • Single axis balancer shaft.
    • reduces engine vibration to a minimum for excellent rider comfort
  • Crankcases feature a “Tri-Axis” layout for the crank, main & drive axles.
    • creates a more compact & shorter engine front to back
    • shorter engine allows for optimum engine placement in the “sweet spot” of frame for desired weight distribution & great handling
  • Closed loop, Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system.
    • MT-10 uses a single set of 4 injectors
    • 12-hole injectors with optimized spray pattern for excellent “ride-ability” & throttle control
    • “closed loop system” uses dual oxygen sensors to sniff spent exhaust gases & automatically adjusts the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
    • fuel injection benefits include instant throttle response, choke-free starting, steady idle during warm up & reduced emissions
  • Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T)
    • YCC-T electronically controls throttle valves for outstanding throttle response & controllability
    • system features Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and D.C. motor driven throttle valves
    • YCC-T system provides precise control of intake air volume for a smoother torque curve
    • ECU that controls YCC-T is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second
  • Compact 6-speed transmission.
    • features optimized gear ratios matched to engine output (same ratios as R1)
    • secondary (final) reduction ratio has been revised (Vs. R1)… 43/16
  • Compact, lightweight slipper (back limiter) clutch assembly with assist.
    • reduces rear wheel hop/chatter during aggressive down shifts & under hard braking
    • smoother corner entries
    • assist function reduces clutch lever effort by up to 20% (Vs. a non-assist clutch)
  • Standard Quick Shift System (QSS)
    • works with standard shift pattern
    • reduces wear & tear on the clutch & transmission
  • Large capacity 12 litre air box
    • viscous type, high flow air filter is used
    • large capacity design helps smooth transition from on throttle to off throttle & vice versa
  • Mid ship design 4 into 2 into 1 exhaust system
    • features stainless steel header pipes & stainless steel under engine exhaust chamber
    • lightweight titanium silencer / muffler
    • design maximizes power, centralizes mass & lowers the centre of gravity for fast, light, agile handling
    • dual 3-way honeycomb catalyzers reduce harmful exhaust emissions
  • Yamaha’s EXUP System (Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve).
    • part of the mid ship exhaust system
    • utilizes butterfly valve that prevents the “blow back” phenomenon caused by “valve overlap”
    • EXUP system eliminates “flat spots” in the power band & reduces emissions too
  • High-efficiency, high capacity curved radiator.
    • curved rad provides more cooling surface area than a conventional flat rad
    • dual “ring-type” fans provides increased airflow (& cooling) versus a standard cooling fan
    • external water pump (located outside of crankcases) reduces engine width & simplifies maintenance
  • Air-cooled oil cooler with protective screen
    • located below main rad
    • maintains consistent lubricant temperatures for extended engine life
  • Wet sump lubrication system with deep design aluminum oil pan.
    • easy access drain plug & spin-on type oil filter for fast, easy oil changes
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
    • produces a strong spark for fast starts
    • provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • Direct ignition coils
    • ignition coils are integrated into the plug caps, significantly reducing weight & complexity




  • 6-Axis IMU with full rider aids suite
    • Hidden inside a little black box is a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that senses pitch, roll and yaw, as well as forward/backward, up/down and left/right acceleration.
    • The ECU uses this data to activate the high-tech rider aids, including traction control, Slide Control (SCS) wheelie control (LIF) engine braking (EBM) and brake control (BC) that ensure the ultimate control on every ride.
  • APSG throttle with selectable PWR-modes
    • The latest ride-by-wire system that gives you the most efficient and natural feeling throttle for the highest degree of control.
    • Throttle response can be adjusted with the PWR system which gives you a selection of four power delivery modes, from a soft response for wet surfaces, through to aggressive track day riding.
  • Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T)
    • YCC-T electronically controls throttle valves for outstanding throttle response & controllability
    • system features Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and D.C. motor driven throttle valves
    • YCC-T system provides precise control of intake air volume for a smoother torque curve
    • ECU that controls YCC-T is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second
  • Traction control system… 3 modes available.
    • works in conjunction with the YCC-T system (utilizes same front & rear wheel sensors as ABS system)
    • system senses when the rear wheel begins to spin & modifies the YCC-T function, ignition timing & fuel injection duration to reduce power & eliminate wheel spin
    • 3 modes: mode 1 for sporty riding — minimal intervention; mode 2 for normal street riding — medium intervention & mode 3 for slippery or wet conditions — maximum intervention
    • system is automatically engaged when ignition is on … can be turned off if desired
    • status indicator / warning light in meter assembly
  • Electronic cruise control system.
    • works in conjunction with the YCC-T system
    • “settable range” is from 50 to 160 km/hr & transmission must be in 4th gear or higher
    • cruise control can be cancelled by activating front or rear brakes, pulling in the clutch, completely closing the throttle grip or using the activation button
    • control buttons are located on the L.H.S. handlebar switch gear



  • ‘Rider triangle’ – the bar/footrest/seat relationship 
    • Optimized to provide the rider a better feel when gripping the tank with their knees when braking or accelerating – and allows greater mobility when shifting weight for corners.
  • Brembo Radial master cylinder
    • Dual floating 320mm discs and 4-piston radial mounted calipers
  • Gravity cast, aluminum R1 based Deltabox frame
    • designed to offer an optimized strength — rigidity balance (balance of strength, rigidity & tuned flex) to maximize handling & suspension performance
    • engine is stressed member with rigid mounts
    • benefits include reduced weight, excellent high-speed stability & cornering characteristics, excellent traction / drive characteristics exiting a corner and greater freedom in choosing or changing a line through a turn
  • Detachable steel rear subframe
    • steel is used for additional strength (optional sport luggage)
    • reduces costs in the event of damage & allows easier rear shock access
  • Lightweight aluminum “upward truss-type” swingarm
    • provides great torsional rigidity for excellent rear wheel traction & control
    • swingarm length is 570 mm to optimize traction, suspension performance & reduce effects of “chain tensioning”
    • swingarm features threaded holes for accessory spools for superbike style stand
  • Short 1400 mm (55.1″) wheelbase for super agile handling.
  • Fully adjustable KYB 43 mm inverted fork with 120 mm (4.7″) of wheel travel.
    • R1 based fork with setting revisions
    • adjustments include: spring preload, rebound & compression damping
    • incredible suspension performance with excellent “feedback”
    • inverted design reduces unsprung weight & increases the rigidity of the fork since the larger diameter tubes are gripped in the triple clamps
    • adjustable design allows the rider to tune suspension to match riding style, rider weight & road or track conditions
  • Lightweight aluminum upper & lower triple clamps.
  • Fully adjustable Monocross link rear suspension utilizes a piggyback-style KYB shock providing 120 mm (4.7″) of wheel travel.
    • shock adjustments include: threaded spring preload, rebound damping, slow speed compression damping & high speed compression damping
    • overall shock length can be adjusted by 5 mm for ride height adjustability
    • piggyback design helps to keep the shock oil cool for more consistent damping
  • Electric steering damper.
  • ABS equipped, radial mount, 4-piston, mono-block calipers squeeze fully floating 320 mm dual front discs.
    • great braking performance with excellent control & lever feedback.
    • radial mount design helps to reduce caliper distortion for improved braking performance
    • 5-position adjustable front brake lever
  • Compact, single piston, slide-type Nissin rear caliper squeezes a lightweight 220 mm disc.
  • Front & rear brakes feature Yamaha’s latest anti-lock brake (ABS) technology.
    • ABS offers excellent control under hard braking or braking on wet or slippery surfaces
    • when ABS system senses impending wheel lock-up (via active type wheel sensors) it regulates the hydraulic brake pressure to the point just before the wheel(s) lock-up
  • Lightweight, 5-spoke, cast aluminum mag wheels.
    • lightweight contributes to excellent handling & suspension (reduced unsprung weight)performance
    • front rim size is MT3.50 x 17, rear rim is MT6.00 x 17
  • 17 litre steel fuel tank.
    • tank provides excellent knee grip
    • 4 litre reserve capacity (fuel trip meter activates)
    • steel design allows use of magnetic tank bags
    • in-tank electric fuel pump
  • Tapered aluminum handlebar.
    • lightweight design with excellent strength
    • offers a comfortable, upright riding position for all day riding comfort
    • traditional “handlebar” design allows easy replacement to a different “bend” if desired
  • Minimal “naked” roadster styling with extreme design highlights.
    • unique & stylish “face” highlights the lean, muscular look of the MT-10
  • Full LED lighting (headlights, brake & tail lights, turn signals, license plate light).
    • excellent illumination & visibility
    • headlights can be aimed both vertically & horizontally
    • LEDs reduce power consumption (LED bulbs use less power than conventional bulbs)
  • Single piece rider & passenger seat with rider “hip stopper”.
    • seat design allows good side to side movements & helps hold the rider in place during acceleration
  • Fully digital LCD meter assembly.
    • displays include; speedo, bar style tach, odometer, dual trip meters, gear position, clock, intake air temp, coolant temp, instant & average fuel efficiency, fuel gauge, low fuel trip meter (counts kilometers since fuel switched to reserve), ECO light (illuminates when bike is being ridden in a fuel conserving manner), D-Mode display, plus a full range of warning & indicator lights including cruise control & traction control status
    • background illumination is adjustable
  • Immobilizer ignition system is designed to reduce the possibility of “ride away” theft.
    • system must recognize the “coded ignition key” in order for the unit to start
    • if the immobilizer ignition does not recognize the key, the ignition system & starter will not function, even if the ignition is forced into the on position



  • Lightweight aluminum side stand, gear shifter, rear brake pedal, footpegs & footpeg mounts
  • 12-volt auxiliary DC connector
  • easy access, YDT (Yamaha Diagnostic Tool) connector
  • lean angle sensor will shut down the engine if the bike is lying on its side
  • oil level sight glass window
  • heavy duty “O” ring chain
  • low maintenance, sealed 10 amp hour battery (higher capacity battery than R1 & R1S). Battery should be charged during winter storage.
    NOTE: The MT-10 offers a significant level of power & performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders. All information is subject to change without notice.





2023 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $17799 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £14200 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 Bridgestone® Battlax Hypersport S22
Tires / Rear 190/55ZR17 Bridgestone® Battlax Hypersport S22
L x W x H 82.7 in x 31.5 in x 45.9 in
Seat Height 32.9 in
Wheelbase 55.3 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 4.0 in
Maximum Ground
5.3 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy** 36 mpg
Wet Weight*** 467 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Cyan Storm; Matte Raven Black




2023 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
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.)
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 2,100 mm (82.7″)
WIDTH 800 mm (31.5″)
HEIGHT 1,165 mm (45.9″)
WHEELBASE 1,405 mm (55.3″)
RAKE / TRAIL 24° / 102 mm (4″)
GROUND CLEARANCE 135 mm (5.3″)
SEAT HEIGHT 835 mm (32.9″)
FUEL CAPACITY 17 litres (3.7 imp. gallons)
WET WEIGHT 213 kg (470 lb.)
COLOUR(S) Matte Raven Black
Cyan Storm



2023 Yamaha MT-10 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type EURO5;4-stroke;Liquid-cooled;4-cylinder;DOHC
Displacement 998 cc
Bore x stroke 79.0 × 50.9 mm
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Maximum power 122.0kW(165.9PS) @ 11500 rpm
Maximum torque 112.0Nm (11.4kg-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 6.83 l/100 km
CO2 emission 159 g / km
Frame Diamond
Caster angle 24º
Trail 102 mm
Front suspension system Telescopic fork
Rear suspension system link suspension;Swingarm
Front travel 120 mm
Rear travel 120 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc brake Ø 320mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc brake Ø 220mm
Front tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless
Rear tyre 190/55ZR17M/C (75W) Tubeless
Overall length 2,100 mm
Overall width 800 mm
Overall height 1,165 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Wheel base 1,405 mm
Minimum ground clearance 135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 212 kg
Fuel tank capacity 17 L
Oil tank capacity 4.90 L



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