- The 2024 Yamaha MT-10 is a powerful and technical flagship naked roadster that continues the legacy of the MT series since 2005.
- The new model sports a menacing design with LED projectors, air intakes and three color options with contrasting color alloy wheels.
- The MT-10 retains its R1 chassis, improved suspension and brake setup, and features Yamaha’s six-axis IMU for ride assistance and four riding modes.
In 2016 Yamaha has opened a new chapter in the creation of naked roadsters by introducing the MT-10 motorcycle world – a completely new flagship roadster based on the R1 with new generation technology and performance. One of the most powerful flagship naked roadsters, the Yamaha MT-10 has become the flagship of the MT series of motorcycles, the lineage of which dates back to 2005 with the first motorcycle in the series, the MT-01. Yamaha MT-10 became the spiritual successor of MT-01. In its 2024 version, it’s nothing short of one of the meanest, most technical, and most powerful Yamaha bikes ever.
The new 2024 Yamaha MT-10 has arrived on the scene with minor changes compared to the previous version, most of which are limited to the internals of the engine and the introduced new color options. With these small changes, the new Yamaha MT-10 continues the complete design update introduced in 2022. In this update, the bike gets a completely new fascia and minor changes to the rest of the design, which remains unchanged for the new 2024 model. , as well as a list of standard equipment.
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Details in this article, including mechanical specifications and equipment offered, refer to the US-spec MT-10 model that Yamaha has listed on its US-spec website.
2024 Yamaha MT-10: Design
For the 2024 model year, the Yamaha MT-10 continues the updated design introduced in the 2022 model year. In the current iteration, the Yamaha MT-10 looks menacing with twin-eye LED projectors that are accompanied by LED marker lights positioned above them. The futuristic look of the panel is well complemented by the muscular design of the fuel tank, which has large and functional air intakes located on both sides as part of the tank extension. The entire set of headlights is accompanied by a small tinted visor above them.
If you ignore the bulky fuel tank and engine, the 2024 MT-10 has a sleek tail section that ends with a tiny LED tail light. The 2024 Yamaha MT-10 sold in three colors: Tech Black, Icon Blue and Midnight Cyan. Among these three colors, the Icon Blue and Midnight Cyan color schemes are equipped with contrasting colored alloy wheels, making the new MT-10 an even more serious attention magnet.
Design features of the 2024 Yamaha MT-10
- Three color options – Tech Black, Icon Blue and Midnight Cyan
- Dual LED projector headlights with LED side lights
- Fully LED lighting
- Air intake ducts on the sides of the fuel tank
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2024 Yamaha MT-10: Chassis
For the new 2024 model year, Yamaha hasn’t made any changes to the MT-10’s mechanical setup. Yamaha’s flagship naked roadster continues to be based on the Deltabox aluminum frame derived from the R1, with an improved balance of strength and stiffness that uses the engine as a loaded member of the frame.
The new MT-10 also shares suspension and brake setups with the YZF-R1, one of the most famous bikes with the letter ‘R’. Featuring a fully adjustable KYB-based suspension that offers 4.7 inches of travel for both front and rear configurations, the 2024 MT-10 also shares brake setup with the R1 and is equipped with Yamaha’s advanced brake management system and dual-channel ABS.
The 2024 iteration of the Yamaha MT-10 rides on 17-inch Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tires on five-spoke alloy wheels. This wheel and tire combination differs from what Yamaha offers for the R1 – Bridgestone RS11 tires rather than 10-spoke magnesium alloy wheels.
Technical characteristics of the chassis
Fully adjustable 43mm KYB inverted front fork
KYB monoshock, adjustable in four directions
Double discs 320 mm
One disk with a diameter of 220 mm
(All characteristics are taken from Yamaha USA)
2024 Yamaha MT-10: Specs and Electronics
With the MT-10, Yamaha introduced its six-axis inertial measurement device for the naked roadster class of motorcycles. The new Yamaha MT-10’s six-axis IMU is derived from the YZF-R1 and is now a more compact and lighter unit with two sensors that measure speed and acceleration data while driving. This new unit controls various driving aids such as traction control, cornering traction control, cornering ABS, front wheel lift control, engine brake control and engine brake control.
In addition to the six-axis IMU-controlled ride aids, the new MT-10 also features a two-way quick shifter, ride-by-wire, cruise control, Yamaha Ride Control with four ride modes, and Yamaha’s variable speed limiter for locking. maximum speed limit. The four driving modes on offer – Mode A, Mode B, Mode C and Mode D – may seem overly functional, but they all serve their individual purpose.
While A mode is for sporty and energetic driving, B mode serves as a normal setting for a variety of driving conditions. The C mode is more of an ‘eco’ riding mode for relaxed urban riding, while the D mode is designed for optimal wet grip and works similar to the Rain riding mode on other bikes. The 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster introduced in the 2022 iteration of the bike is also unchanged and continues to offer Bluetooth connectivity and navigation.
Key features of the 2024 Yamaha MT-10
- Four driving modes (Mode A, Mode B, Mode C and Mode D)
- Slide management system
- Traction control on turns and ABS
- Front wheel lift control
- Cruise control
- 4.2-inch TFT instrument console
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2024 Yamaha MT-10: Engine and Performance
The Yamaha MT-10’s main trump card over other liter-class roadsters has always been its R-derived transverse crankshaft engine, making the current-generation R1 a legendary bike. Dubbed the CP4, this engine is the same inline-four found in the YZF-R1, although Yamaha has tuned it significantly for the MT-10. With the ability to maintain almost direct contact between the throttle and the rear wheel for minimal inertia loss and improved traction and linear torque delivery, this engine has been tuned for the 2024 model year.
Changes include optimized fuel injection settings and revised intake and exhaust system designs. For a distinctive exhaust note, the new Yamaha MT-10 engine also features three different length intake ducts in the air box and sound amplifier grills on the sides of the fuel tank. At the same time, the 6-speed gearbox remains unchanged for the new 2024 Yamaha MT-10.
Technical characteristics of the engine
Years of production
With liquid cooling, four-row
998 cc (60.9 cu-in)
A turning point
Programs worth paying attention to
Yamaha MT-10, Yamaha YZF-R1
(All specifications are referenced from Characteristics of the motorcycle)
2024 Yamaha MT-10: Price
Base MSRP: $14,499
The new 2024 MT-10, while maintaining its position as Yamaha’s flagship and most expensive barebones roadster, now starts at $14,499 – nearly $300 more than the 2023 version of the bike.
The starting price remains unchanged for all three colors and the Yamaha MT-10 continues to be a direct competitor to flagship roadsters such as the Suzuki GSX-S1000, Honda CB1000R, BMW S 1000 R and Aprilia Tuono V4. 1100.