MT-10 Updated: Makes 5HP More!

The updated version of the MT-10 is here and to everyone’s surprise, the updated version makes more power than the previous-gen iteration

Japanese manufacturer Yamaha has revealed the updated version of their street-fighter naked motorcycle MT-10. A little late to join the party because the MT-07 and MT-09 have also received the updates last year. The MT-10 is now Euro 5/BS6 compliant, which means it is ready to dominate the streets of India. Although, the company has shared no official word on its India availability yet. Moving on to the price tag of the motorcycle, the company has not revealed the tag but in case the motorcycle is launched in India; we assume the MT-10 to flaunt a hefty price tag of around INR 14-16 lakh. 

As we are all aware, the MT series has always been an aggressive motorcycle series from the land of Japan and therefore, the updated MT-10 looks like a skilled samurai. The motorcycle looks bulky, with a chiselled fuel tank that has sharply extended shrouds and a headlight setup that looks like a face. There are two separate LED headlights that look like eyes and above them are two LED DRLs that look like eyebrows. 

The MT-10 continues to draw power from the same old 998cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline four-cylinder, 16-valves unit. However, the updated motorcycle is armed with lightweight offset con rods, direct-plated cylinders, aluminium forged pistons. Not to forget, to meet the new emission norms, Yamaha has equipped the MT-10 with a new titanium exhaust and intake. In terms of power figures, the updated MT-10 generates a peak power of 165.9hp (5hp more than the last-gen model) and 112Nm. 

There are several other changes Yamaha has made to make the MT-10 more efficient. For example, the motorcycle features a reworked fuel-injected system because of which, more torque is generated between the 4,000rpm and 8,000rpm range. The motorcycle has borrowed the TFT display from the R1 and the new radial master cylinder for the front brake has been sourced from Brembo. 

The MT-10 is packed with electronic aids such as an all-new six-axis IMU from the R1 along with ABS, traction control, slide control, cruise control, bi-directional quickshifter, ride-by-wire throttle system, wheelie control, engine brake management and riding modes. Last but not least, the motorcycle also features brand-new switchgear that can be toggled to change or activate the electronic aids when required. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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