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Yamaha updates 2017 MT models

Yamaha MT-10

Yamaha has updated the 2017 MT-09 and MT-10 and added an SP version of the MT-10 with technology from the R1.

The bikes were unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne overnight and pricing and availability in Australia has not yet been released, but the new models will be on show at the Moto Expo in Melbourne in late November.

Current prices are $11,999 for the MT-09 and $17,999 for the MT-10.

The MT-10 SP version is expected to cost more with its added semi-active Öhlins electronic racing suspension, TFT colour instrument panel from the R1.2017 Yamaha MT 10

The MT-10 could also cost a little more now that it come with a quickshifter, revised engine mapping to smooth out the rather snatchy throttle. See our review.

It will be available in Silver Blue Carbon with blue wheels, gold forks and silver body.

The MT-09 now looks more like the MT-10 with twin LED headlights, daytime running lights and gets the upshift quickshifter and a slipper clutch.

It’s also a bit neater with the instruments closer to the headlight, indicators tucked in more, new M-shaped LED taillights, a 30mm shorter upswept sub-frame and mudguard and number plate holder mounted on the swing-arm.

It sucks more, too, with new side radiator fins and larger tank-mounted air scoops.

The muffler is now flatter surface with a new end cap and the bike comes in Race Blue, Tech Black or Night Fluo.