Yamaha MT-10 Is All New and All Powerful

164 horsepower and a standard quick shifter sounds good to us.

[Photos: Yamaha]

Yamaha MT-10

The new Yamaha MT-10 is the top dog in Yamaha’s popular MT motorcycle line. Though this is only the European reveal, Yamaha is giving us a close look at what the U.S. version updates will look like.

The 2022 MT-10 now has a power output of 164 horsepower and 83 lb-ft of torque. That’s nearly the same as before, though the 998cc CP4 is now EU5 compliant. The MT-10’s CP4 takes its design from the engine found in Yamaha’s R1.

The MT-10’s power plant, however, has a few tweaks like steel connecting rods in place of titanium and special tuning to be more street friendly.

MT-10 Tech and Chassis

The transmission now comes with a quick shifter as standard. The new MT’s ride-by-wire throttle runs on 4 different power modes. 1 is the most aggressive, and 4 is the least.

A new 6-axis IMU controls the MT-10’s lean-sensitive traction control, slide control, wheelie control and engine braking management. ABS settings are selectable, and all of the rider aids can be adjusted at once using Yamaha Ride Control.

Information makes its way from the bike to the rider courtesy of a 4.2″ full-color TFT. The Yamaha MT-10 still uses a familiar Deltabox style aluminum chassis. From the monoshock to the 43mm forks, all of the new MT’s KYB suspension is fully adjustable.

Brembo 320mm front discs and Bridgestone Battlax S22 tires perform the 10’s braking and cornering tasks.

Yamaha claims their new Hyper-Naked has more comfortable ergonomics than before.

The bike’s new styling and especially the headlight design stands out among all. Though three colors will be available, the Cyan Storm option pictured above is by far the best looking.

There is no word yet on when pricing and availability will be available for the U.S. The current MT-10 starts at $12,999, but we can expect a slight increase in price with the MT’s new features.