MT-10 SP

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MT-10 SP

2018 Motorcycles

Speed of Darkness

A new burst of darkness is coming – and once you experience the MT-10 SP’s total performance, you will instantly know that you have truly entered the Dark Side of Japan.

This special version of the MT-10 is equipped with Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension for the highest degree of control – as well as an exclusive full colour TFT meter panel and special racing colours.

The Traction Control System, Assist & Slipper clutch and Quick Shifter System give you the technology to harness the 998cc engine’s brutal power – while the hefty linear torque combined with outstanding chassis agility make this bike the definitive Hyper Naked. Yamaha MT-10 SP: Speed of Darkness.


•  Fully adjustable Öhlins electronic suspension
•  Exclusive blue/silver colour scheme
•  Exclusive full colour TFT meter panel
•  Torque-rich 4-cylinder ‘CP4’ crossplane engine
•  YZF-R1-derived engine and chassis technology
•  Strong and linear low to mid range torque
•  YCC-T, D-MODE and Traction Control System (TCS)
•  A&S clutch and Quick Shifter System (QSS)
•  Ultra-short wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis
•  Dynamic mass-forward silhouette
•  Upright riding position with forward lean
•  High specification brakes with radial front calipe

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Fully adjustable Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)

The MT-10 SP's short wheelbase chassis is equipped with fully adjustable Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension. By automatically adapting to the changing road and riding conditions, this adaptive suspension enables you to achieve the highest levels of controllability during acceleration, braking and cornering.

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'CP4' 4-cylinder crossplane engine

The 998cc in-line 'CP4' 4-cylinder engine features specially developed intake, exhaust and fuelling systems that contribute towards the MT-10 SP's 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.

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Electronic control technology

For the highest degree of rider control, the MT-10 SP is equipped with a Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) as well as a Cruise Control system that operates above 50km/h. To suit different conditions the Yamaha D-MODE system offers three different engine running power modes to suit easy, standard or aggressive riding.

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Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD display

To underline its position as the ultimate Hyper Naked, the MT-10 SP comes fully equipped with the very latest Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD meter panel. This highly advanced design is the most technologically advanced meter in the class, and features a full colour multi function display with a comprehensive range of information.

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

The MT-10 SP'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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Lightweight aluminium Deltabox main frame

The top of the range Hyper Naked 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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Upright riding position with 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, this ultimate Hyper Naked features compact side cowls with duct shaped covers as well as a shouldered fuel tank cover.

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Short 1,400mm wheelbase for ultimate agility

The MT-10 SP's compact and lightweight chassis is developed from the award winning YZF-R1. For outstanding agility together with light and neutral handling this new class leader features fine-tuned geometry settings and an ultra-short wheelbase of just 1,400mm - making it one of the most compact in the 1,000cc class.

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Exclusive blue/silver colour scheme

The MT-10 SP is the most advanced Hyper Naked to emerge from the Dark Side of Japan, and features key YZF-R1M developed technologies. To highlight its thoroughbred racing DNA this ultimate naked bike is supplied with an exclusive blue/silver colour scheme inspired by the YZF-R1M.

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Radial brakes with ABS as standard

The MT-10 SP 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.

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Aggressive twin LED headlights

The lightweight front mask emphasizes the bike’s aggressive mass forward silhouette, and features a compact twin LED headlight assembly that gives the MT-10 SP a forceful appearance. With their high light output and low energy requirements, the LED lighting contributes towards the motorcycle's performance and efficiency.

Technical specifications


Engine type
liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 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


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