At EICMA 2015, Yamaha have introduced a one-liter motorcycle ready to exceed expectations and appeal to those riders who are looking for a new kind of connected riding experience, the Yamaha MT-10. Its 998cc crossplane engine delivers massive levels of linear torque in the low to mid speed range for adrenaline-charged performance – and the aluminium Deltabox chassis features an ultra-short wheelbase of just 1400mm to give supremely light and agile handling performance. Aggressive mass forward styling with a natural riding position give the Yamaha MT-10 a dominant presence that attracts attention and demands respect – and with its high-tech YZF-R1 based suspension systems and class-leading specifications.
The engine has a number of significant technical changes including a newly designed intake, exhaust and fueling systems, as well as an optimized crank balance. The Yamaha chip controlled throttle offers the rider a choice of three engine running modes that designed to suit different riding situations and conditions. The key to its operation are electronics that can instantaneously alter the engine character by adjusting throttle opening, ignition time and fuel injection volume.
To enable the rider to enjoy the power and performance in different conditions, it comes equipped with a three-mode traction control system that can be deactivated if required. The system works by monitoring any traction loss in the rear tire, and when it does happen, the throttle control chip automatically restores the grip.
Featuring a dynamic new Night Fluo colour option that will also be available on many other members of the MT segment in 2016, the arrival of the new flagship expands the range and brings added excitement to the whole MT family.
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