With the strong technological advancements, companies are constantly upgrading their “two-wheeled machines” in the naked bike segment, which has attracted a large number of customers. It is for this reason that Ducati, Kawasaki, and Yamaha continuously bring new innovations to their models.
Last November, Yamaha introduced the MT-10 2022 model with impressive changes to directly compete with heavyweight rivals such as the Honda CB1000R, KTM 890 Duke R, Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS, and Kawasaki Z1000.
Currently, the Yamaha MT-10 2022 naked bike has been officially distributed with three price levels: VND 469 million, VND 499 million, and the most expensive one is the Yamaha MT-10 SP 2022 priced at VND 569 million, which will be featured in this article.
The background of the Yamaha MT-10 series
Previously known as the FZ-10 or FZ1, to become the oldest in the Masters of Torque family, Yamaha renamed this model to MT-10 alongside its siblings MT-03, MT-07, and MT-09.
The design of the Yamaha MT-10 2022
The 2022 MT-10 has a distinctive design that separates it from other MT products. It features a muscular front end with LED position lights and a bi-LED headlight that resembles characters from the Transformers movie. It also has a front fairing and two large air intakes on the sides.
The fuel tank cover is slim and tucks closely into the rider’s thigh. The seat is covered with leather and the seat height has increased by 5mm compared to the previous version.
The rear end of the MT-10 has also been redesigned to look more compact, with a new taillight cluster that carries the MT logo similar to the MT-09 but larger in size.
The overall dimensions of the bike are 2,100 x 800 x 1,165 (mm). The seat height is 835mm and the wheelbase is 1,405mm. The ground clearance is 135mm and the wet weight is 214kg. The fuel tank capacity of the Yamaha MT-10 2022 is 17 liters.
Accessories of the Yamaha MT-10 2022
In terms of equipment, the 2022 MT-10 is still equipped with KYB front and rear suspension similar to the previous version, but the internal components have been optimized to improve shock absorption on the road, making the bike more stable at high speeds. The new TFT screen on the MT-10 2022 inherits technology from the YZF-R1 sportbike, providing riders with visual information about the bike’s operating status. The convenient 12-volt power outlet is located just below the display screen and will continue to be a reliable power source for long journeys.
The new electronic system, especially the 6-axis IMU sensor and Ride-by-wire throttle, which were previously only available on the R1, are now also available on the MT-10. The new 6-axis IMU sensor allows users to adjust the sliding of the rear wheel while the bike is leaning and control the wheelie of the bike.
The quickshift transmission system on the MT-10 2022 has been upgraded to 2-way corresponding to the new generation Ride-by-wire throttle.
On the Yamaha MT-10 SP 2022 version, the bike is equipped with a completely new 6-mode electronic steering damper system from Ohlins. In addition, the bike also has sporty fairing, steel brake lines, and decals inspired by racing models.
The engine of the Yamaha MT-10 2022
Yamaha has been manufacturing its crossplane CP4 engine for more than a decade and has a lot of experience to make this heart beat strongly when installed on the MT-10 2022. The 998cc CP4 inline-four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine is derived from Yamaha’s legendary YZF-R1 sportbike, with the valve system and connecting rod made of titanium to optimize production costs.
Thanks to this, the heart of the Yamaha MT-10 2022 can easily reach a maximum power of up to 166 horsepower, which is 6 horsepower more than the previous version. However, the engine meets Euro 5 emission standards thanks to refined intake and exhaust systems, making the bike operate smoother.
The bike is equipped with many safety features such as cruise control with speed limiter, traction control, slide control, wheelie control, and a smaller rear sprocket to minimize engine speed at high speeds. The 4 customizable riding modes optimize the engine power to suit the rider. The PWR 1 mode is the most powerful, allowing the use of maximum power and providing a powerful throttle response.
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