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2022 MT-10 and MT-10SP | The Next Evolution

Since it arrived on the scene this blockbuster of a motorcycle has gained the utmost respect from everyone who has ridden it It’s R1-derived high-torque CP4 engine is the most remarkable powerplant that Yamaha has ever fitted to a naked bike. Ultra-aggressive naked styling gives the MT-10 the most distinctive and intimidating looks.

And the lightweight aluminium chassis delivers class-leading levels of agility and stability that  make this one of the most exciting and rewarding motorcycles ever built. Now the next evolution of the MT-10 is about to arrive.

With more power, more control and more adrenaline, MT-10 is built to take the Hyper Naked experience to the next level, and reinforce the MT-10’s reputation as the definitive Master of Torque.

Features & Benefits

Updated EU5 998cc CP4 engine
The next evolution of the MT-10 is equipped with a refined version of the legendary liquid-cooled CP4 crossplane engine with increased power and producing a stronger feeling of torque. The updated 2022 design benefits from lightweight aluminium forged pistons, offset con rods and direct-plated cylinders in order to ensure maximum efficiency, and has a number of new model-specific features that are designed to enhance the feeling of torque.

To boost the road-focused midrange, steel conrods are used rather than the titanium components used on the R1, and the moment of inertia at the crankshaft is increased.

Fuel injection settings have been changed for an even higher level of linear torque between 4000 and 8000 rpm – and the design of the intake and exhaust systems is also modified to give the MT- 10 a more thrilling and unique character.

Fuel economy is improved, CO2 levels reduced, and this more powerful engine meets EU5 regulations.

Tuned intake sound
Yamaha’s development team has custom-made a new tuned intake sound for the 2022 model by the use of an all-new air cleaner box that is equipped with three intake ducts with different lengths and cross sections.

Each duct produces a different intake sound, and they are designed to resonate harmoniously at varying engine speeds to create a unique intake roar that enhances the overall riding experience.

In particular, the tuned intake is specifically designed to produce a sensual roar between 4000 rpm and 8000 rpm that reinforces the MT-10’s enormous torque feeling when accelerating hard or powering out of a turn.

The big-torque experience is heightened by the new Acoustic Amplifier Grilles that are positioned on the front left and front right of the 17-litre fuel tank. These amplifiers transmit the tuned induction sound directly to the rider, and the vibration of the grilles themselves also contributes to the thrill and excitement experienced when the rider opens the throttle.

Titanium exhaust
A new titanium exhaust features a newly designed titanium downpipes and muffler. Like the new tuned intake, the exhaust has been designed to emit a deep and distinctive sound that emphasises the bike’s uneven firing sequence.

At lower engine speeds the exhaust sound is dominant, while the tuned intake roar takes over from mid to high revs to create a wall of sound that heightens the thrilling acceleration and torque rich performance of the more powerful 2022 engine.

Compact and minimalist new exterior styling
The new MT-10 has a completely new look with a more integrated feel that gives a more minimalist and imposing appearance. Compact new twin-eye mono-focus LED headlights with separate high and low beam units provide excellent illumination and project a powerful and even beam with softer light at the edges. LED position lights are situated above the headlights, and the new nose assembly transforms MT-10 with a more refined yet dominant look.

Mounted on both sides of the fuel tank cover, the enlarged ducts increase intake efficiency and contribute significantly towards the increased power output of the 2022 engine.

Together with the Acoustic Amplifier Grilles located in the front of the fuel tank cover, the dual ducts emit the thrilling intake sound of the high-torque CP4 engine for the rider's enjoyment. With minimal overhang at the front end and a more compact LED taillight – combined with the compact new nose and new larger air intakes – the MT-10’s mass centralised design is taken to the extreme, giving a brutal and condensed side profile.

Improved ergonomics
For improved comfort together with greater freedom in adopting different riding styles, the 2022 model’s ‘rider triangle’ – the bar/footrest/seat relationship – has been improved.

The fuel tank cover is now smoother, giving a better feel when the rider grips the tank with their knees when braking or accelerating – and also allows greater mobility when shifting weight for corners. In addition the seat’s firmness has been modified for greater comfort.

Brembo radial master cylinder
The MT-10’s outstanding front braking system, features dual floating 320mm discs with 4 piston radial-mounted calipers – the same system as used on the R1.

For 2022 a new Brembo radial brake master cylinder is featured, giving improved braking feel at the lever for increased controllability.

Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter
A key feature on the new MT-10 is the Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL) that gives the rider the ability to set a top speed limit to suit various situations. This ensures that public road speed limits are not accidentally exceeded.

Quick Shift System
Previously available as an optional extra, the Quick Shift System (QSS) is now fitted as original equipment on the 2022 MT-10. By enabling smooth, clutchless shifting, this system makes full-on acceleration even more exciting – downshifting is also smoother and faster.

New 4.2in full-colour TFT display
The next evolution of the MT-10 comes fully equipped with an R1 derived 4.2in full-colour TFT display that features a clear and easy to read screen with all the key information on view. A menu switch on the right handlebar enables the rider to select which information displayed, while the ‘Mode/Select’ switch on the left side of the handlebar can be used to change
the intervention levels of the electronic rider aids, or where applicable, to turn them on or off.

APSG ride-by-wire throttle with four power delivery modes (PWR)
A new Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG) ride by wire twistgrip unit works with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) to give the MT-10 rider increased controllability when accelerating. This advanced system provides the optimum intake air volume to the combustion chamber, ensuring that the rider experiences smooth torque characteristics over the MT-10’s wide rpm range.

The rider can also adjust the throttle response characteristics using the PWR (Power delivery mode) switch. PWR-1 is suited to aggressive track day riding; PWR-2 and PWR-3 deliver a smoother throttle response that enable the rider to experience the bike’s linear torque, and PWR-4 is a softer response that is best used when surface conditions are wet or slippery.

6-axis IMU with rider aids
The new 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has now evolved into a smaller and lighter unit. The IMU features two sensors that measure 3-axis angular velocity: pitch, roll and yaw – and three-axis acceleration: forward/backward, up/down and left/right. This data is transmitted to the ECU which activates the bike’s electronic rider aids to give unprecedented levels of machine controllability.

Lean sensitive Traction Control System
Sensors detect the relative speeds of the front and rear wheels, and when rear wheel traction loss is detected the ECU momentarily cuts drive to maintain traction and stability.

Using data from the 6-axis IMU, this new lean sensitive traction control system is able to adjust the degree of intervention to correspond with the bike’s lean angle, with intervention increasing as lean angle increases. A total of five intervention levels are available.

Slide Control system (SCS)
For increased cornering controllability and confidence the MT-10 is equipped with the latest Slide Control System (SCS). When the sensors predict that the rear wheel is about to slide sideways, the ECU intervenes and reduces drive to the rear wheel until the chassis is stable. The system uses pre-set intervention levels, but the rider can adjust the levels or turn the system off.

LIFT control system (LIF)
When sensor data tells the IMU that front wheel lift is imminent the ECU cuts power to the rear wheel until the machine is stable again. The intervention levels are pre-set, but the rider can adjust them or turn them off.

Brake Control (BC)
Brake Control (BC) is designed to give increased controllability during mid corner riding, and independently modulates and controls the pressure being applied to the front brake and rear brake.

The rider can select one of two modes: BC1 mode is a standard ABS-active mode, while BC2 is designed to operate in mid corner emergency braking situations.

Yamaha Ride Control (YRC)
While all of the electronic rider aids can be adjusted independently, Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) gives the MT-10 owner the ability to create an all-inclusive system that can switch the settings for the traction control, SCS, QSS, LIF, EBM and BC systems all at once.

YRC is available in four different modes. Mode A is for sporty riding; Mode B is for a wide range of conditions; Mode C is tailored for urban usage; Mode D is for rainy or adverse conditions. Values are pre-set, but the MT-10 rider can choose to reset the various different mode settings to match their own preferences.

Lightweight Deltabox chassis
Derived from the class-leading R1, the aluminium Deltabox chassis is one of the lightest, strongest and sharpest handling designs in any category. Developed to handle 200bhp, this high-tech frame uses the CP4 engine as a fully stressed member to keep weight to an absolute minimum.

Equipped with a long aluminium swingarm but with a compact wheelbase of 1405mm, the Deltabox chassis delivers stable, light and agile handling in a wide variety of low and high speed conditions.

Optimised front and rear suspension
The MT-10’s advanced suspension system uses optimised model-specific settings that are designed to provide precise handling and confident road holding, whether in busy urban streets or powering hard through a set of bends in the mountains.

The 43mm fully adjustable KYB front forks offer 120mm travel and can be set up to match personal riding preferences. These high specification forks are complemented by a fully adjustable KYB rear shock that can be easily dialled to handle varying loads and riding styles.

Bridgestone Battlax S22 tyres
The MT-10’s lightweight 5-spoke aluminium 17-inch wheels are fitted with the latest Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres. A 120/70-ZR17 front tyre and a 190/55-ZR17 rear tyre provide outstanding levels of traction, and together with the sophisticated electronic rider aids, this package offers outstanding handling together with a remarkable degree of controllability in many different types of riding conditions.

Colour Options

Yamaha will offer the new MT-10 in three colour options. Cyan Storm evolves the DSOJ story in an exciting new direction offering a fresh take on the technical and trend focused colour way. Icon Blue is a dynamic new colour inspired by the factory’s race bikes, and features blue body panels and blue wheel rims. Tech Black projects an understated and moody look, and features an all-black body with black wheel rims. Availability and pricing will be announced at a later stage.

  • MY22 MT-10 Specifications


    Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, crossplane crank four-cylinder
    Displacement 998cc
    Bore x stroke 78.0 x 50.9mm
    Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
    Fuel delivery  Fuel Injection
    Starter system Electric
    Lubrication system Wet sump
    Transmission system Constant mesh, six-speed with A & S clutch
     Final Transmission Chain
    Frame Aluminium control filled Deltabox
    Front suspension
    Telescopic fork adjustable for preload, rebound and compression, 120mm travel
    Rear suspension Linked monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound, 120mm travel
    Front brake Twin discs, Ø 320 mm
    Rear brake Single disc, Ø 220 mm
    Front wheel/tyre Five-spoke cast aluminium 120/70 ZR17
    Rear wheel/tyre Five-spoke cast aluminium 190/55 ZR17
    Overall length 2100 mm
    Overall width 800 mm
    Overall height 1165 mm
    Seat height 800 mm
     Minimum ground clearance 135 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 212 kg
    Fuel tank capacity 17.0L
     Colour Cyan Storm, Icon Blue, Tech Black
    Availability  TBA
    Ride Away Pricing* TBA

2022 MT-10SP

MT-10SP features all the changes bestowed on the standard model for 2022 plus some more of its own to further elevate its status as king of the nakeds.

A new Öhlins Electronic Suspension package is specified with improved response and comfort for the many varied road conditions.

The new Brembo radial master cylinder is now connected with braided brake hoses for an improved feel at the lever.

Like the standard model, the fitment of the six-axis IMU makes the full suite of rider controls available and the new wireless throttle allows power mode selection. Plus cruise control and a variable speed limiter function are useful for keeping within speed limits.

MT10SP will be available in Icon Performance colour and a new three-piece belly cowl highlights the raw and aggressive look of this top-of-the range hyper naked model. No availability or pricing has been set yet.

MT-10SP features
• Gen-2 Öhlins Electronic Suspension
• Three-piece belly cowl
• Braided brake hoses
• Dedicated Icon Performance colour
• Brembo radial master cylinder
• 998cc EU5 CP4 engine
• APSG throttle with selectable PWR modes
• Titanium exhaust system
• Up and down Quick Shift System
• Six-axis IMU with full rider aids suite
• 4.2in TFT meter with Ride Mode selection
• Cruise Control and Speed Limiter