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Yamaha strips off a YZF-R1 for MT-10

2017 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10
2017 Yamaha MT-10

The latest “Masters of Torque” Yamaha is the MT-10 (FZ-10 in some markets) which is a naked street fighter based on a retuned YZF-R1.

It will arrive in Australia in late June at $17,999 plus on-road costs with a titanium muffler, ABS, cruise control and a four-setting traction control system.

The MT-10 joins the Masters of Torque series which includes the MT-09 (standard, ABS and Tracer), MT-07 in full-power and LAMS versions and the new MT-03.

The MT-10 is powered by a retuned version of the R1’s 998cc cross-plane crank four-cylinder engine with more bottom end and mid-range torque.

That should make it a tractable wheelie monster!

2017 Yamaha MT-10 FZ-10

It also comes with the R1’s Deltabox frame with fully-adjustable upside-down KYB forks and a four-way adjustable rear shock.

Rider aids will include Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle, three engine riding modes, three-stage traction control, ABS and even cruise control like the naked BMW S 1000 R.

Brakes are radial-mounted four-piston callipers on twin 320mm discs up front and a Nissin single-piston calliper with a 220mm rear disc. It will come with ABS as standard.

Other features include a steering damper, full LED lighting including the headlight, digital LCD display, and 12-volt DC connector.

It comes in grey and black or blue/black with yellow wheels, but we are not yet sure of the colour choices for Australia.

Yamaha MT-10

  • Price: $17,999 (+orc)
  • Engine: 998cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, in-line four-cylinder
  • Bore x Stroke: 79 x 50.9 mm
  • Compression: 12:1
  • Power: not given
  • Torque: 111Nm @ 9000rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed, chain drive
  • Suspension: Fully adjustable USD 43mm forks, 120mm travel; fully adjustable Monocross, 120mm travel
  • Brakes: Dual 320mm discs,radial 4-piston callipers; 220mm disc, single-piston calliper; ABS
  • Tyres: 120/70ZR17; 190/55ZR17
  • Length: 2095mm
  • Width: 800mm
  • Height: 1110mm
  • Wheelbase: 1400mm
  • Rake/Trail: 24°/102mm
  • Clearance: 130mm
  • Seat: 825mm
  • Fuel: 17 litres
  • Wet Weight: 210kg