Newly crowned MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo rode the 2016 Yamaha MT-10 on stage at the EICMA 2015 in Milan, Italy. The Spaniard was accompanied by 9 time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi who rolled in on the new XSR900.
Based on the new Yamaha R1, the mean looking super naked motorcycle will lock horns with the likes of new Triumph Speed Triple (also in attendance at EICMA), Honda CBR1000R, etc. The mass forward design with twin projector headlamps, four exhaust downtubes and a muscular fuel tank render a menacing appeal to the bike. A minimal tailpiece, simple exhaust canister and meaty rear tyre round off the design.
The MT-10 is powered by the same 998 cc in-line four-cylinder cross plane engine which also propels the new R1. Yamaha says that the engine is tuned to offer stronger low and medium range torque but exact figures are yet to be revealed. Price tag too is kept under wraps as of now.
The new MT-10 retains the R1’s aluminium Deltabox frame and suspension system but settles for an upright riding position. At 1,400 mm, the new supernaked Yamaha is claimed to have the shortest wheelbase in its class.
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Yamaha has equipped the 2016 MT-10 with 320 mm front discs with four-pod radially mounted calipers with ABS, switchable traction control with three stages, fully digital LCD instrument panel, 17-litre fuel tank and so on.