Unveiled at EICMA last year, the MT10 is all set to hit European showrooms in the next few months. Yamaha had earlier kept the output figures a secret and has now revealed them ahead of its launch. Essentially the naked version of R1, the MT10 has a reduced output as has been the trend.
The 998 cc crossplane engine produces 158.2 bhp of maximum power at 11,500 rpm and 111 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. In comparison the R1 produces 200 PS of power and 112.4 Nm of torque at 11,500 rpm. Yes, the engine has been tuned for higher torque early in the rev range and peaks 2500 rpm earlier.
The wheelbase is 1,400 mm long (5 mm shorter than the R1) and it has a seat height 825 mm. The naked weighs 210 kilos with a full load (oil + fuel). Mt 10 has been priced at £ 9,999 which equates to about 9.60 Lakhs in INR.
The bike will also be offered with a range of accessories like an Akrapovic muffler, quick shifter and race-inspired billet components. Tourers can also get a range of bolt-on components including a medium height sport screen, soft side cases, heated grips and a comfort seat.
Yamaha India launched the MT09 at the Auto Expo and we are not very hopeful of them bringing the liter-class MT to India anytime soon.