Yamaha - Motorcycles - MT-10


2018 Motorcycles

Ray of Darkness

Power. Torque. Agility. The MT-10 is the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s by far the most powerful Hyper Naked ever created. And the time has come for you to enter the next level of darkness.

You’ve done a lot of riding. So you know exactly what you want. Serious power with corner-carving precision. And natural ergonomics that mean you can ride anywhere on any road. Ride the Ray of Darkness with the MT-10.

Driven by a 998cc crossplane engine tuned for extra low to mid range torque – and rolling on a lightweight ultra-short wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis with a natural riding position – the MT-10 gives you ultimate power with class leading agility and total control.


•  Torque-rich 4-cylinder ‘CP4’ crossplane engine
•  YZF-R1-derived engine, chassis and suspension
•  Tuned for strong, linear low to mid range torque
•  YCC-T, D-MODE and Traction Control System
•  A&S clutch and Quick Shifter System (QSS)
•  Lightweight aluminium Deltabox main frame
•  Short 1400mm wheelbase for class-leading agility
•  Dynamic mass-forward silhouette
•  Upright riding position with forward lean
•  High specification ABS brakes with radial calipers
•  Fully adjustable high specification suspension
•  Multi function LCD instruments


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CP4' 4-cylinder crossplane engine

The 998cc liquid-cooled in-line YZF-R1-derived 4-cylinder engine features intake, exhaust and fuelling systems that contribute towards its strong low to mid range performance. With an uneven 270° - 180° - 90° - 180° firing sequence, this exhilarating crossplane engine delivers linear torque with instant response and precise control.

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Electronic control technology

For the highest degree of rider control, the MT-10 is equipped with a Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) as well as an easily adjustable Cruise Control system that operates above 50km/h. To suit different conditions the Yamaha D-MODE system offers three engine running modes - and a 12V DC outlet can accommodate various accessories.

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Traction Control System (TCS), QSS, A&S clutch

The MT-10's switchable Traction Control System (TCS) features three intervention levels to ensure smooth roadholding in varying conditions. The Quick Shifter System (QSS) enables full throttle clutchless upshifts - and a compact Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch gives you precise control during acceleration and deceleration.

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Upright riding position and mass forward silhouette

The handlebar/seat/footrest relationship gives a slightly forward leaning riding position that enables you to make full use of the linear torque. And to emphasis its dynamic 'mass forward' looks, the MT flagship features compact side cowls with duct shaped covers as well as a shouldered fuel tank cover.

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Short 1400mm wheelbase for ultimate agility

The MT-10's compact and lightweight chassis is developed from the award winning YZF-R1 design. For outstanding agility together with light and neutral handling this class leader features fine-tuned geometry settings and an ultra-short wheelbase of just 1400mm - making it one of the most compact in the 1,000cc class.

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Lightweight aluminium Deltabox main frame and swingarm

The top of the range MT is equipped with a lightweight aluminium Deltabox main frame and extra-long upward truss type aluminium swingarm that features an optimized strength/rigidity balance. This YZF-R1 developed design delivers class-leading handling with good straight line stability and lightweight agility.

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Fully adjustable front and rear suspension

Based on the YZF-R1 suspension, the fully adjustable 43mm cartridge-type front forks and link-type Monocross rear suspension systems are some of the most advanced designs in the naked one-litre category. Featuring model-specific settings, this race-bred suspension gives excellent handling precision and riding comfort.

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Radial brake calipers with ABS equipped as standard

The MT-10 is designed to excel in every category, including braking performance. Dual 320mm floating front discs are equipped with radial 4-pot opposed piston calipers that generate immense stopping power with precise fingertip control - while a 220mm rear disc provides plenty of feel. ABS is featured as standard.

Technical specifications


Engine type
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
79.0 mm x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio
12 : 1
Maximum power
118.0 kW (160.4PS) @ 11,500 rpm
Limited power version
Maximum Torque
111.0 Nm (11.3 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission
Fuel consumption
8.0 l/100km
CO2 emission
185 g/km


Aluminium Deltabox
Front travel
120 mm
Caster Angle
102 mm
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks, Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension system
Swingarm, (link suspension)
Rear Travel
120 mm
Front brake
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 220 mm
Front tyre
120/70 ZR17 M/C (58W)
Rear tyre
190/55 ZR17 M/C (75W)


Overall length
2,095 mm
Overall width
800 mm
Overall height
1,110 mm
Seat height
825 mm
1,400 mm
Minimum ground clearance
130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
210 kg
Fuel tank capacity
17 litres
Oil tank capacity
3.9 litres