Thursday, 6 October 2016

2017 Yamaha MT-10 updated with quickshifter, MT-10 SP gets YZF-R1M tech, Ohlins electronic suspension

Revised and updated for the new year is the Yamaha MT-10 naked sportsbike, and it is joined in 2017 by the MT-10 SP. Improvements have been made to Yamaha’s litre-class naked bike for the next riding season, and the SP model gets technology transferred from the YZF-R1M superbike.

For the base model MT-10, the Yamaha 998 cc Crossplane 4 engine continues on, putting out 158 hp at 11,500 rpm and 111 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. What is new – like the 2017 Yamaha MT-09 – is the inclusion of a Quick Shift System (QSS).

Allowing for faster footwork through the six-speed gearbox, the QSS is combined with revised engine mapping to smoothen out throttle response. ABS, traction and ride modes remain, and an Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch is now standard, eliminating rear wheel lock-up during down-shifts.

- paultan

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