Yamaha announce MT-10 price and power

With almost 160bhp and a vast amount of torque, £9999 looks like a good deal to us

Yamaha announce MT-10 price and power

The largest capacity and most powerful member of Yamaha’s MT family, the MT-10, was unveiled at the annual Milan motorcycle show last November but we had to wait until last night for the headline figures.

An attractive price tag of £9999 and power of 158.2bhp lines the super-naked up directly against the BMW S1000R (£10,350, 160bhp) while Suzuki ’s GSX-S1000 (£9499, 144bhp) and Kawasaki’s 1000 (£9899, 140bhp) just loose out on the bhp figures.

The 4-cylinder, cross plane engine is based on that used in the 2015 YZF-R1. Its character has been changed to offer max brake horsepower at a lower maximum rpm while looking for a more linear torque delivery especially in the lower-mid rpm range.

Cruise, traction, D-mode, ride-by-wire and more

The new MT-10 was predicted to be a snarling brute of a ‘naked R1’ and seems to be a closer representative of the USA-only and affordable R1-S model with its lower-spec components. Rider aids and mod-cons on the MT-10 include Traction Control, Fly-By-Wire throttle, Cruise Control and Yamaha’s D-Mode engine mapping.

The very short wheelbase (1,400mm), low (825mm) seat height and wide handlebars are certain to offer excellent agility for the newest 1,000cc street bike on the block. 320mm dual front brake discs have radial mounted 4-pot calipers and ABS while the fuel tank will hold 17 litres. Genuine accessories include a quick shifter (why wouldnt you?!), an Akrapovic exhaust, heated grips and even luggage.

Yamaha’s MT-10 is expected to be in dealerships in May and we cannot wait to bring you the first review towards to end of April.

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MT-10: Key Technical Specifications

Maximum power:


158.2 bhp / 118.0 kW @ 11,500 rpm

Maximum torque:


81.9 ft-lbs / 111.0 Nm @ 9000 rpm

Seat height:



Wet weight: