Yamaha have unveiled the 2022 MT-10 and MT-10 SP, with multiple improvements front to back. Check out all of the updates to their top of the line nakedbike. Press Release: Yamaha

Yamaha have updated their MT-10 model for 2022. Revised electronics, styling and of course the CP4 make it a force to be reckoned with. Still with that R1-derived high-torque CP4 engine that Yamaha says is the wildest yet they’ve fitted to a nakedbike. Check it out.

Yamaha have decked out their 2022 MT-10 with their updated powerplant used in the R1…

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.


Check out our review of the previous MT-10SP here...


Now the next evolution of the MT-10 is about to arrive. With more power, more control and more adrenalin, 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.



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 conrods 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.

Updated engine internals add even more torque to this grunty monster, the new engine also meets EU5 regulations.

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 8000rpm – and the design of the intake and exhaust systems is also modifed to give the MT10 a more thrilling and unique character. Fuel economy is improved, CO2 levels reduced, and this more powerful engine meets EU5 regulations.

The airducts on the side aren’t just there for show, they add even more of that wonderful induction noise…

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 experience.


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In particular, the tuned intake is specifically designed to produce a sensual roar between 4000rpm and 8000rpm. 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.

“A new titanium exhaust features 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.”

A new titanium exhaust features 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.



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. 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.

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.



The MT-10’s outstanding front braking system, features dual floating 320mm discs with four 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.



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. 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.

“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.”

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 is 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.

Adjustable engine maps allow the rider to set the power response based on conditions…

A new Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG) RbW 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 trackday 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.



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.

“Sensors detect the relative speeds of the front and rear wheels on the lean sensitive TCS, and when rear wheel traction loss is detected the ECU momentarily cuts drive to maintain traction and stability.”

Sensors detect the relative speeds of the front and rear wheels on the lean sensitive TCS, 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.


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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) is 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.

“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.”

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. 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.

The aluminium Deltabox chassis has clear inspiration from Yamaha’s top of the line R1 superbike…

Derived from the R1, the aluminium Deltabox chassis is one of the lightest, strongest and sharpest handling designs in any category. Developed to handle 200hp, 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.



The MT-10’s advanced suspension system uses optimised model-specific settings that are designed to provide precise handling and confident roadholding, 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.



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.



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 scheme. 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 wheels


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

The MT-10 SP adds an extra level of performance with its Ohlins Electronic suspension…

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 assists with power mode delivery, cruise control and a variable speed limiter function that add peace of mind.



MT10SP will be available in Icon Performance colour with a new three-piece belly cowl that highlights the raw and aggressive look of this top-of-the range hypernaked model.


Additional MT-10SP Features

  • Gen-2 Öhlins Electronic Suspension
  • Three-piece belly cowl
  • Braided brake hoses
  • Performance Icon colour scheme MT-10SP features


2022 Yamaha MT-10 [SP] Specifications

PRICE: TBA
COLOURS: Cyan Storm, Tech Black, Icon Blue [Icon Performance] FUEL TANK: 17L


ENGINE: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, crossplane forward-inclined parallel four-cylinder, four-valve per cylinder, DOHC, 79 x 50.9mm bore x stroke, 998cc, 12.0:1 compression, banking sensitive TCS/SCS, LIF, LCS, QSS, PWR power modes, YCC-I, YCC-T, six-axis IMU, four-into-two-into-one Titanium exhaust.
GEARBOX: Constant mesh, six-speed
CLUTCH: Assist and Slipper clutch, wet, multiple-disc


CHASSIS: Aluminium Deltabox frame, aluminium upward-truss swingarm, alloy sub-frame
SUSPENSION: 43mm KYB fully adjustable telescopic forks, KYB rear shock [Gen-2 Öhlins Electronic Suspension front and rear] BRAKES: ABS, dual 320mm front rotors, dual monobloc four-piston calipers, 220mm rear rotor, single-piston pin-slide caliper
WHEELS & TYRES: Cast alloy wheels, 120/70 – 17 (f), 190/55 – 17 (r)


DIMENSIONS:
Seat height: 835mm
Overall height: 1165mm
Overall length: 2100mm
Width: 800mm
Ground clearance: 135mm


INSTRUMENTS: TFT LCD display


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