Setting the floor on fire at the 2016 INTERMOT show was the new Yamaha MT-10 SP. With the MT-10 SP, Yamaha transferred the most advanced YZF-R1M supersport technology across to the Hyper Naked segment. The new MT-10 SP features Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation and dedicated colouring.
Visually, to underline its exclusivity, the MT-10 SP is finished in a Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme that has been inspired by the limited edition YZF-R1M supersport. The MT-10 SP also features blue wheels, a black front fender, gold coloured forks and silver bodywork.
The MT-10 SP’s electronic suspension is controlled by a Suspension Control Unit (SCU), which analyses data from a series of sensors that monitor the riding conditions. The SCU calculates the optimal compression and rebound damping settings for the prevailing conditions, and the system’s stepping motors instantly make adjustments to achieve the optimal suspension set up. The Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) gives the MT-10 SP rider access to the most technologically advanced electronic suspension to be featured on a Hyper Naked.
This new flagship of the Hyper Naked segment also gets high tech Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation that enables the rider to view and digest a wide of range information. This YZF-R1M type multi-function LCD meter gives a superior high definition display in full colour – and the rider can select dark or light backgrounds to suit daytime or nighttime riding.
New MT-10 SP Key Features
- Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)
- Full colour Thin Film Transistor (TFT) meter panel
- Exclusive YZF-R1M inspired colour scheme
- Quick Shift System (QSS)
- Crossplane technology inline 4-cylinder engine
- Electronic control technology including TCS and D-Mode
- Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch
- Lightweight short-wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis
- Silver Blu Carbon
- February 2017
Check out the MT-10 SP in action in the promotional video below. Do let us know your views about the motorcycle through the comments section.