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  1. {{if $formValue}} {$value} {{endif}} The new generation Deltabox-style frame is a perfect example of how the XSR900 blends Yamaha heritage design with the latest road sports technology like nothing else. 40 years ago Yamaha was the first manufacturer to move away from the conventional tubular frame and develop what was then a controversial Deltabox design. With many wins to its credit, the Deltabox frame design proved its superiority beyond doubt. The new XSR900 now features a radically improved Deltabox chassis. Other key features such as the muscular fuel tank and vented body panels provide a purposeful design with an absence of superfluous elements and can trace their heritage back to the original 1980s racers that changed the motorcycle world. Features & Benefits New lighter, stronger and sharper Deltabox aluminium chassis Longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity are all significantly increased, resulting in better straight line stability together without affecting agility. The head pipe is located 30mm lower than the previous model for increased feeling when cornering. This allows the handlebars to be mounted lower to give the XSR900 a more aggressive stance. Combined with other changes to the chassis there is a 14% reduction in inertia around the steering axis compared to the previous model – enabling the rider to corner quickly, accurately and confidently. Straight line stability is also enhanced by the fitment of a box-section aluminium swingarm that is 55 mm longer than the previous model – and an all-new model-specific subframe is featured. The swingarm now pivots inside the frame which is a slimmer and more rigid design. Race-inspired fuel tank and vented bodywork The XSR900’s fuel tank is inspired by Yamaha’s 80s-era Grand Prix road racers, and features air intakes at the front that not only help to enhance the engine efficiency, but also transmit the powerful sound of the intake roar to the rider at higher speeds. The relationship between the sculpted 15-litre fuel tank and humped seat gives a riding position further behind the bike’s midpoint, almost above the rear axle. Much attention was focused on the shapes of the parts that the rider comes into contact with, such as the fuel tank, seat and bar-position. Compact vented sidepanels give the XSR900 a minimalistic look, and the tank’s race style filler cap underlines the bike’s sporting heritage. High Performance Brakes and Suspension: No compromise technology High quality components are evident throughout the XSR900, and the new Brembo radial front master cylinder underlines the bike’s cutting edge specification that backs up its very impressive sporting potential. Featuring a piston that moves parallel to the adjustable brake lever, this system gives accurate feedback from the dual 298 mm front discs, and provides an unprecedented amount of stopping power with a high level of controllability. Attention to detail can be seen in the beautifully made forged brake pedal that controls the 245mm rear disc. Suspension is first class, and features fully adjustable KYB USD front forks with a gold finish that enhances the bike’s appearance, and the link-type rear suspension features a forward inclined adjustable KYB shock virtually hidden from sight to give the rear a clean and sleek appearance. Aluminium 10-spoke spinforged wheels: Yamaha’s lightest ever By manufacturing the new XSR900’s wheels using a Yamaha-exclusive spinforging technology it has been possible to make the front/rear wheel set 700g lighter than before. This is a significant reduction in unsprung weight that gives more responsive suspension action for increased agility and stability. The lighter wheels decrease the moment of inertia at the rear by 11% to make the new XSR900 feel much more responsive, particularly when cornering and braking. Round LED headlight - modern meets retro An endearing characteristic of the original XSR900, the round headlight, has been continued but takes it to the next level with full LED functionality. As well as providing a strong beam of light with a wide horizontal bean for excellent cornering vision at night, the new LED unit allows the use of a much shorter housing. Brushed aluminium headlight stays reinforce the bike’s strong and mechanical design, underlining its status as Yamaha’s premier sport heritage model. To emphasise the historic racing image, the XSR900 comes fitted with a hidden LED taillight located beneath the seat hump. LED flashers underline the elegant and sporty lines of this high performance bike. Premium details, high build quality The cockpit is enhanced with a machined top triple clamp, drilled fork caps and an aluminium XSR logo. Other features include an embossed aluminium rear underplate, forged foot controls, black brake reservoirs and bar end mirrors showing that this is a motorcycle that is ready to make an impression – and not just with the rider. New 889cc CP3 EU5 engine: More torque, more power For 2022 the XSR900 is driven by a more powerful, larger capacity 889cc CP3 engine producing stronger, linear torque for outstanding acceleration. Compared to the previous engine the new unit features a 3mm longer stroke to give an extra 43cc, and virtually all of the major internal components have been redesigned and lightened to make this one of the strongest performers in its class. Lighter pistons contribute towards the engine’s lower weight (not including the exhaust) – 300g less than previously – and these changes give a 4PS increase in power up to 119 PS at10,000 rpm. More significantly the torque produced by this engine – already famous for its strong and linear output – increases significantly to 93.0 Nm. This represents an increase of 6% in torque, and it is achieved at only 7000 rpm – a figure that is 1500 rpm lower than the previous model. The XSR900’s new exhaust features unequal length headers and dual-sided outlets, and by experimenting with muffler chamber size, the ideal sound was achieved. Together with the 3-duct design with dual air-intakes, the sound for the rider itself was also perfectly orchestrated. Lighter feeling A&S clutch: Confident chassis control To handle the XSR900’s markedly increased torque levels the A&S clutch is uprated with different friction plates, and the cam angle of the clutch is changed from 30 degrees to 33 degrees. These changes reduce the load on the clutch springs, and so although the engine is delivering more torque at lower engine speeds, the clutch actually feels lighter at the lever. By absorbing back torque the A&S clutch helps to achieve gentler and more stable chassis behaviour during downshifts, giving increased controllability when slowing down. Optimised gear ratios for an exquisitely balanced performance To match the XSR900’s increased power and torque output, the 6-speed transmission has been optimised with slightly higher gear ratios. These changes are designed to complement the new engine changes. Highly sophisticated electronic systems At the heart of XSR900’s new system is a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that uses two sensors to measure three-axis velocity and three-axis acceleration. This new unit is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the original 2015 R1 design, and it sends data to the ECU that informs the following three rider aids. Lean Sensitive Traction Control System for all weather confidence The degree of intervention of the Traction Control System is calculated by the IMU relative to the degree of lean, and the rider can select one of three intervention modes or even turn the system off completely. Slide Control System for ultimate control When a sideways rear wheel slide is predicted by the IMU the drive power is adjusted in order to maintain traction. As with TCS there are three intervention levels, as well as an off switch. LIF - MotoGP tech for the real world LIF is an anti-wheelie system that helps to smooth out machine behaviour when pulling away or accelerating hard, LIF is designed to work in harmony with the other electronic control systems. Brake Control for assurance in an emergency The XSR900’s Brake Control system independently controls and moderates the front and rear brake pressure to prevent accidental wheel lock ups. BC1 is a standard type of ABS mode that activates in upright emergency stopping situations, while BC2 is designed to maintain control if emergency braking is applied when the XSR900 is leaning in mid corner. Quick Shifter System: Full throttle all the way The XSR900’s Quick Shifter System (QSS) takes the performance to another level by allowing the rider to do clutchless full throttle upshifts for optimum acceleration, as well as performing clutchless down shifts improving stability and corner entry. D-Mode: The right power for every occasion The new XSR900 features four D-Mode engine power modes, compared to three on the previous model. Mode 1 is the most aggressive full-power mode, while modes 2, 3 and 4 deliver progressively softer degrees of response to suit riding conditions. YCC-T: Yamaha’s wireless twistgrip The new model takes fly-by-wire tech one step further with the addition of an R1-type Acceleration Position Sensor Grip (APSG). A sensor in the twist grip replicates the traditional feeling of the throttle spring, and eliminates the need for any cables. Cruise Control: It’s good to relax sometimes Another new feature seen for the first time on the XSR900 is Cruise Control, this easily programmable system makes longer journeys even more enjoyable. 3.5-inch full-colour TFT display: Modern, clear, precise The previous model’s circular LCD unit is now replaced with a much higher specification 3.5 inch full colour TFT display with a bar type tachometer that changes colour with rising rpm and also has a configurable display of secondary information. Ride mode selection is easily managed with the ergonomic handlebar switches. Colour Options To strengthen the link with the innovation and success from the 80s, the new XSR900 is presented in a modern day interpretation of the distinctive colours of GP-winner Christian Sarron. Christian helped underline the success of the Deltabox by delivering great performances throughout the 1980s. These achievements still resonate within Yamaha and inspire the brand to perform better every day. That colour scheme with a curvaceous 15-litre steel fuel tank and seat-hump seamlessly blend the roadster image with racer details. The distinctive gap between the tank and seat, quick release fasteners and hidden passenger foot pegs combine to produce the unique looks of the XSR900. A second colour of Midnight Black is also offered with red highlights and black forks. Availability and price has yet to be set for the XSR900 View full news
  2. The new generation Deltabox-style frame is a perfect example of how the XSR900 blends Yamaha heritage design with the latest road sports technology like nothing else. 40 years ago Yamaha was the first manufacturer to move away from the conventional tubular frame and develop what was then a controversial Deltabox design. With many wins to its credit, the Deltabox frame design proved its superiority beyond doubt. The new XSR900 now features a radically improved Deltabox chassis. Other key features such as the muscular fuel tank and vented body panels provide a purposeful design with an absence of superfluous elements and can trace their heritage back to the original 1980s racers that changed the motorcycle world. Features & Benefits New lighter, stronger and sharper Deltabox aluminium chassis Longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity are all significantly increased, resulting in better straight line stability together without affecting agility. The head pipe is located 30mm lower than the previous model for increased feeling when cornering. This allows the handlebars to be mounted lower to give the XSR900 a more aggressive stance. Combined with other changes to the chassis there is a 14% reduction in inertia around the steering axis compared to the previous model – enabling the rider to corner quickly, accurately and confidently. Straight line stability is also enhanced by the fitment of a box-section aluminium swingarm that is 55 mm longer than the previous model – and an all-new model-specific subframe is featured. The swingarm now pivots inside the frame which is a slimmer and more rigid design. Race-inspired fuel tank and vented bodywork The XSR900’s fuel tank is inspired by Yamaha’s 80s-era Grand Prix road racers, and features air intakes at the front that not only help to enhance the engine efficiency, but also transmit the powerful sound of the intake roar to the rider at higher speeds. The relationship between the sculpted 15-litre fuel tank and humped seat gives a riding position further behind the bike’s midpoint, almost above the rear axle. Much attention was focused on the shapes of the parts that the rider comes into contact with, such as the fuel tank, seat and bar-position. Compact vented sidepanels give the XSR900 a minimalistic look, and the tank’s race style filler cap underlines the bike’s sporting heritage. High Performance Brakes and Suspension: No compromise technology High quality components are evident throughout the XSR900, and the new Brembo radial front master cylinder underlines the bike’s cutting edge specification that backs up its very impressive sporting potential. Featuring a piston that moves parallel to the adjustable brake lever, this system gives accurate feedback from the dual 298 mm front discs, and provides an unprecedented amount of stopping power with a high level of controllability. Attention to detail can be seen in the beautifully made forged brake pedal that controls the 245mm rear disc. Suspension is first class, and features fully adjustable KYB USD front forks with a gold finish that enhances the bike’s appearance, and the link-type rear suspension features a forward inclined adjustable KYB shock virtually hidden from sight to give the rear a clean and sleek appearance. Aluminium 10-spoke spinforged wheels: Yamaha’s lightest ever By manufacturing the new XSR900’s wheels using a Yamaha-exclusive spinforging technology it has been possible to make the front/rear wheel set 700g lighter than before. This is a significant reduction in unsprung weight that gives more responsive suspension action for increased agility and stability. The lighter wheels decrease the moment of inertia at the rear by 11% to make the new XSR900 feel much more responsive, particularly when cornering and braking. Round LED headlight - modern meets retro An endearing characteristic of the original XSR900, the round headlight, has been continued but takes it to the next level with full LED functionality. As well as providing a strong beam of light with a wide horizontal bean for excellent cornering vision at night, the new LED unit allows the use of a much shorter housing. Brushed aluminium headlight stays reinforce the bike’s strong and mechanical design, underlining its status as Yamaha’s premier sport heritage model. To emphasise the historic racing image, the XSR900 comes fitted with a hidden LED taillight located beneath the seat hump. LED flashers underline the elegant and sporty lines of this high performance bike. Premium details, high build quality The cockpit is enhanced with a machined top triple clamp, drilled fork caps and an aluminium XSR logo. Other features include an embossed aluminium rear underplate, forged foot controls, black brake reservoirs and bar end mirrors showing that this is a motorcycle that is ready to make an impression – and not just with the rider. New 889cc CP3 EU5 engine: More torque, more power For 2022 the XSR900 is driven by a more powerful, larger capacity 889cc CP3 engine producing stronger, linear torque for outstanding acceleration. Compared to the previous engine the new unit features a 3mm longer stroke to give an extra 43cc, and virtually all of the major internal components have been redesigned and lightened to make this one of the strongest performers in its class. Lighter pistons contribute towards the engine’s lower weight (not including the exhaust) – 300g less than previously – and these changes give a 4PS increase in power up to 119 PS at10,000 rpm. More significantly the torque produced by this engine – already famous for its strong and linear output – increases significantly to 93.0 Nm. This represents an increase of 6% in torque, and it is achieved at only 7000 rpm – a figure that is 1500 rpm lower than the previous model. The XSR900’s new exhaust features unequal length headers and dual-sided outlets, and by experimenting with muffler chamber size, the ideal sound was achieved. Together with the 3-duct design with dual air-intakes, the sound for the rider itself was also perfectly orchestrated. Lighter feeling A&S clutch: Confident chassis control To handle the XSR900’s markedly increased torque levels the A&S clutch is uprated with different friction plates, and the cam angle of the clutch is changed from 30 degrees to 33 degrees. These changes reduce the load on the clutch springs, and so although the engine is delivering more torque at lower engine speeds, the clutch actually feels lighter at the lever. By absorbing back torque the A&S clutch helps to achieve gentler and more stable chassis behaviour during downshifts, giving increased controllability when slowing down. Optimised gear ratios for an exquisitely balanced performance To match the XSR900’s increased power and torque output, the 6-speed transmission has been optimised with slightly higher gear ratios. These changes are designed to complement the new engine changes. Highly sophisticated electronic systems At the heart of XSR900’s new system is a 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that uses two sensors to measure three-axis velocity and three-axis acceleration. This new unit is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the original 2015 R1 design, and it sends data to the ECU that informs the following three rider aids. Lean Sensitive Traction Control System for all weather confidence The degree of intervention of the Traction Control System is calculated by the IMU relative to the degree of lean, and the rider can select one of three intervention modes or even turn the system off completely. Slide Control System for ultimate control When a sideways rear wheel slide is predicted by the IMU the drive power is adjusted in order to maintain traction. As with TCS there are three intervention levels, as well as an off switch. LIF - MotoGP tech for the real world LIF is an anti-wheelie system that helps to smooth out machine behaviour when pulling away or accelerating hard, LIF is designed to work in harmony with the other electronic control systems. Brake Control for assurance in an emergency The XSR900’s Brake Control system independently controls and moderates the front and rear brake pressure to prevent accidental wheel lock ups. BC1 is a standard type of ABS mode that activates in upright emergency stopping situations, while BC2 is designed to maintain control if emergency braking is applied when the XSR900 is leaning in mid corner. Quick Shifter System: Full throttle all the way The XSR900’s Quick Shifter System (QSS) takes the performance to another level by allowing the rider to do clutchless full throttle upshifts for optimum acceleration, as well as performing clutchless down shifts improving stability and corner entry. D-Mode: The right power for every occasion The new XSR900 features four D-Mode engine power modes, compared to three on the previous model. Mode 1 is the most aggressive full-power mode, while modes 2, 3 and 4 deliver progressively softer degrees of response to suit riding conditions. YCC-T: Yamaha’s wireless twistgrip The new model takes fly-by-wire tech one step further with the addition of an R1-type Acceleration Position Sensor Grip (APSG). A sensor in the twist grip replicates the traditional feeling of the throttle spring, and eliminates the need for any cables. Cruise Control: It’s good to relax sometimes Another new feature seen for the first time on the XSR900 is Cruise Control, this easily programmable system makes longer journeys even more enjoyable. 3.5-inch full-colour TFT display: Modern, clear, precise The previous model’s circular LCD unit is now replaced with a much higher specification 3.5 inch full colour TFT display with a bar type tachometer that changes colour with rising rpm and also has a configurable display of secondary information. Ride mode selection is easily managed with the ergonomic handlebar switches. Colour Options To strengthen the link with the innovation and success from the 80s, the new XSR900 is presented in a modern day interpretation of the distinctive colours of GP-winner Christian Sarron. Christian helped underline the success of the Deltabox by delivering great performances throughout the 1980s. These achievements still resonate within Yamaha and inspire the brand to perform better every day. That colour scheme with a curvaceous 15-litre steel fuel tank and seat-hump seamlessly blend the roadster image with racer details. The distinctive gap between the tank and seat, quick release fasteners and hidden passenger foot pegs combine to produce the unique looks of the XSR900. A second colour of Midnight Black is also offered with red highlights and black forks. Availability and price has yet to be set for the XSR900
  3. {{if $formValue}} {$value} {{endif}} And the lightweight aluminium chassis delivers class-leading levels of agility and stability that make this one of the most exciting and rewarding motorcycles ever built. Now the next evolution of the MT-10 is about to arrive. With more power, more control and more adrenaline, MT-10 is built to take the Hyper Naked experience to the next level, and reinforce the MT-10’s reputation as the definitive Master of Torque. Features & Benefits Updated EU5 998cc CP4 engine The next evolution of the MT-10 is equipped with a refined version of the legendary liquid-cooled CP4 crossplane engine with increased power and producing a stronger feeling of torque. The updated 2022 design benefits from lightweight aluminium forged pistons, offset con rods and direct-plated cylinders in order to ensure maximum efficiency, and has a number of new model-specific features that are designed to enhance the feeling of torque. To boost the road-focused midrange, steel conrods are used rather than the titanium components used on the R1, and the moment of inertia at the crankshaft is increased. Fuel injection settings have been changed for an even higher level of linear torque between 4000 and 8000 rpm – and the design of the intake and exhaust systems is also modified to give the MT- 10 a more thrilling and unique character. Fuel economy is improved, CO2 levels reduced, and this more powerful engine meets EU5 regulations. Tuned intake sound Yamaha’s development team has custom-made a new tuned intake sound for the 2022 model by the use of an all-new air cleaner box that is equipped with three intake ducts with different lengths and cross sections. Each duct produces a different intake sound, and they are designed to resonate harmoniously at varying engine speeds to create a unique intake roar that enhances the overall riding experience. In particular, the tuned intake is specifically designed to produce a sensual roar between 4000 rpm and 8000 rpm that reinforces the MT-10’s enormous torque feeling when accelerating hard or powering out of a turn. The big-torque experience is heightened by the new Acoustic Amplifier Grilles that are positioned on the front left and front right of the 17-litre fuel tank. These amplifiers transmit the tuned induction sound directly to the rider, and the vibration of the grilles themselves also contributes to the thrill and excitement experienced when the rider opens the throttle. Titanium exhaust A new titanium exhaust features a newly designed titanium downpipes and muffler. Like the new tuned intake, the exhaust has been designed to emit a deep and distinctive sound that emphasises the bike’s uneven firing sequence. At lower engine speeds the exhaust sound is dominant, while the tuned intake roar takes over from mid to high revs to create a wall of sound that heightens the thrilling acceleration and torque rich performance of the more powerful 2022 engine. Compact and minimalist new exterior styling The new MT-10 has a completely new look with a more integrated feel that gives a more minimalist and imposing appearance. Compact new twin-eye mono-focus LED headlights with separate high and low beam units provide excellent illumination and project a powerful and even beam with softer light at the edges. LED position lights are situated above the headlights, and the new nose assembly transforms MT-10 with a more refined yet dominant look. Mounted on both sides of the fuel tank cover, the enlarged ducts increase intake efficiency and contribute significantly towards the increased power output of the 2022 engine. Together with the Acoustic Amplifier Grilles located in the front of the fuel tank cover, the dual ducts emit the thrilling intake sound of the high-torque CP4 engine for the rider's enjoyment. With minimal overhang at the front end and a more compact LED taillight – combined with the compact new nose and new larger air intakes – the MT-10’s mass centralised design is taken to the extreme, giving a brutal and condensed side profile. Improved ergonomics For improved comfort together with greater freedom in adopting different riding styles, the 2022 model’s ‘rider triangle’ – the bar/footrest/seat relationship – has been improved. The fuel tank cover is now smoother, giving a better feel when the rider grips the tank with their knees when braking or accelerating – and also allows greater mobility when shifting weight for corners. In addition the seat’s firmness has been modified for greater comfort. Brembo radial master cylinder The MT-10’s outstanding front braking system, features dual floating 320mm discs with 4 piston radial-mounted calipers – the same system as used on the R1. For 2022 a new Brembo radial brake master cylinder is featured, giving improved braking feel at the lever for increased controllability. Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter A key feature on the new MT-10 is the Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL) that gives the rider the ability to set a top speed limit to suit various situations. This ensures that public road speed limits are not accidentally exceeded. Quick Shift System Previously available as an optional extra, the Quick Shift System (QSS) is now fitted as original equipment on the 2022 MT-10. By enabling smooth, clutchless shifting, this system makes full-on acceleration even more exciting – downshifting is also smoother and faster. New 4.2in full-colour TFT display The next evolution of the MT-10 comes fully equipped with an R1 derived 4.2in full-colour TFT display that features a clear and easy to read screen with all the key information on view. A menu switch on the right handlebar enables the rider to select which information displayed, while the ‘Mode/Select’ switch on the left side of the handlebar can be used to change the intervention levels of the electronic rider aids, or where applicable, to turn them on or off. APSG ride-by-wire throttle with four power delivery modes (PWR) A new Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG) ride by wire twistgrip unit works with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) to give the MT-10 rider increased controllability when accelerating. This advanced system provides the optimum intake air volume to the combustion chamber, ensuring that the rider experiences smooth torque characteristics over the MT-10’s wide rpm range. The rider can also adjust the throttle response characteristics using the PWR (Power delivery mode) switch. PWR-1 is suited to aggressive track day riding; PWR-2 and PWR-3 deliver a smoother throttle response that enable the rider to experience the bike’s linear torque, and PWR-4 is a softer response that is best used when surface conditions are wet or slippery. 6-axis IMU with rider aids The new 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has now evolved into a smaller and lighter unit. The IMU features two sensors that measure 3-axis angular velocity: pitch, roll and yaw – and three-axis acceleration: forward/backward, up/down and left/right. This data is transmitted to the ECU which activates the bike’s electronic rider aids to give unprecedented levels of machine controllability. Lean sensitive Traction Control System Sensors detect the relative speeds of the front and rear wheels, and when rear wheel traction loss is detected the ECU momentarily cuts drive to maintain traction and stability. Using data from the 6-axis IMU, this new lean sensitive traction control system is able to adjust the degree of intervention to correspond with the bike’s lean angle, with intervention increasing as lean angle increases. A total of five intervention levels are available. Slide Control system (SCS) For increased cornering controllability and confidence the MT-10 is equipped with the latest Slide Control System (SCS). When the sensors predict that the rear wheel is about to slide sideways, the ECU intervenes and reduces drive to the rear wheel until the chassis is stable. The system uses pre-set intervention levels, but the rider can adjust the levels or turn the system off. LIFT control system (LIF) When sensor data tells the IMU that front wheel lift is imminent the ECU cuts power to the rear wheel until the machine is stable again. The intervention levels are pre-set, but the rider can adjust them or turn them off. Brake Control (BC) Brake Control (BC) is designed to give increased controllability during mid corner riding, and independently modulates and controls the pressure being applied to the front brake and rear brake. The rider can select one of two modes: BC1 mode is a standard ABS-active mode, while BC2 is designed to operate in mid corner emergency braking situations. Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) While all of the electronic rider aids can be adjusted independently, Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) gives the MT-10 owner the ability to create an all-inclusive system that can switch the settings for the traction control, SCS, QSS, LIF, EBM and BC systems all at once. YRC is available in four different modes. Mode A is for sporty riding; Mode B is for a wide range of conditions; Mode C is tailored for urban usage; Mode D is for rainy or adverse conditions. Values are pre-set, but the MT-10 rider can choose to reset the various different mode settings to match their own preferences. Lightweight Deltabox chassis Derived from the class-leading R1, the aluminium Deltabox chassis is one of the lightest, strongest and sharpest handling designs in any category. Developed to handle 200bhp, this high-tech frame uses the CP4 engine as a fully stressed member to keep weight to an absolute minimum. Equipped with a long aluminium swingarm but with a compact wheelbase of 1405mm, the Deltabox chassis delivers stable, light and agile handling in a wide variety of low and high speed conditions. Optimised front and rear suspension The MT-10’s advanced suspension system uses optimised model-specific settings that are designed to provide precise handling and confident road holding, whether in busy urban streets or powering hard through a set of bends in the mountains. The 43mm fully adjustable KYB front forks offer 120mm travel and can be set up to match personal riding preferences. These high specification forks are complemented by a fully adjustable KYB rear shock that can be easily dialled to handle varying loads and riding styles. Bridgestone Battlax S22 tyres The MT-10’s lightweight 5-spoke aluminium 17-inch wheels are fitted with the latest Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres. A 120/70-ZR17 front tyre and a 190/55-ZR17 rear tyre provide outstanding levels of traction, and together with the sophisticated electronic rider aids, this package offers outstanding handling together with a remarkable degree of controllability in many different types of riding conditions. Colour Options Yamaha will offer the new MT-10 in three colour options. Cyan Storm evolves the DSOJ story in an exciting new direction offering a fresh take on the technical and trend focused colour way. Icon Blue is a dynamic new colour inspired by the factory’s race bikes, and features blue body panels and blue wheel rims. Tech Black projects an understated and moody look, and features an all-black body with black wheel rims. Availability and pricing will be announced at a later stage. View full news
  4. And the lightweight aluminium chassis delivers class-leading levels of agility and stability that make this one of the most exciting and rewarding motorcycles ever built. Now the next evolution of the MT-10 is about to arrive. With more power, more control and more adrenaline, MT-10 is built to take the Hyper Naked experience to the next level, and reinforce the MT-10’s reputation as the definitive Master of Torque. Features & Benefits Updated EU5 998cc CP4 engine The next evolution of the MT-10 is equipped with a refined version of the legendary liquid-cooled CP4 crossplane engine with increased power and producing a stronger feeling of torque. The updated 2022 design benefits from lightweight aluminium forged pistons, offset con rods and direct-plated cylinders in order to ensure maximum efficiency, and has a number of new model-specific features that are designed to enhance the feeling of torque. To boost the road-focused midrange, steel conrods are used rather than the titanium components used on the R1, and the moment of inertia at the crankshaft is increased. Fuel injection settings have been changed for an even higher level of linear torque between 4000 and 8000 rpm – and the design of the intake and exhaust systems is also modified to give the MT- 10 a more thrilling and unique character. Fuel economy is improved, CO2 levels reduced, and this more powerful engine meets EU5 regulations. Tuned intake sound Yamaha’s development team has custom-made a new tuned intake sound for the 2022 model by the use of an all-new air cleaner box that is equipped with three intake ducts with different lengths and cross sections. Each duct produces a different intake sound, and they are designed to resonate harmoniously at varying engine speeds to create a unique intake roar that enhances the overall riding experience. In particular, the tuned intake is specifically designed to produce a sensual roar between 4000 rpm and 8000 rpm that reinforces the MT-10’s enormous torque feeling when accelerating hard or powering out of a turn. The big-torque experience is heightened by the new Acoustic Amplifier Grilles that are positioned on the front left and front right of the 17-litre fuel tank. These amplifiers transmit the tuned induction sound directly to the rider, and the vibration of the grilles themselves also contributes to the thrill and excitement experienced when the rider opens the throttle. Titanium exhaust A new titanium exhaust features a newly designed titanium downpipes and muffler. Like the new tuned intake, the exhaust has been designed to emit a deep and distinctive sound that emphasises the bike’s uneven firing sequence. At lower engine speeds the exhaust sound is dominant, while the tuned intake roar takes over from mid to high revs to create a wall of sound that heightens the thrilling acceleration and torque rich performance of the more powerful 2022 engine. Compact and minimalist new exterior styling The new MT-10 has a completely new look with a more integrated feel that gives a more minimalist and imposing appearance. Compact new twin-eye mono-focus LED headlights with separate high and low beam units provide excellent illumination and project a powerful and even beam with softer light at the edges. LED position lights are situated above the headlights, and the new nose assembly transforms MT-10 with a more refined yet dominant look. Mounted on both sides of the fuel tank cover, the enlarged ducts increase intake efficiency and contribute significantly towards the increased power output of the 2022 engine. Together with the Acoustic Amplifier Grilles located in the front of the fuel tank cover, the dual ducts emit the thrilling intake sound of the high-torque CP4 engine for the rider's enjoyment. With minimal overhang at the front end and a more compact LED taillight – combined with the compact new nose and new larger air intakes – the MT-10’s mass centralised design is taken to the extreme, giving a brutal and condensed side profile. Improved ergonomics For improved comfort together with greater freedom in adopting different riding styles, the 2022 model’s ‘rider triangle’ – the bar/footrest/seat relationship – has been improved. The fuel tank cover is now smoother, giving a better feel when the rider grips the tank with their knees when braking or accelerating – and also allows greater mobility when shifting weight for corners. In addition the seat’s firmness has been modified for greater comfort. Brembo radial master cylinder The MT-10’s outstanding front braking system, features dual floating 320mm discs with 4 piston radial-mounted calipers – the same system as used on the R1. For 2022 a new Brembo radial brake master cylinder is featured, giving improved braking feel at the lever for increased controllability. Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter A key feature on the new MT-10 is the Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL) that gives the rider the ability to set a top speed limit to suit various situations. This ensures that public road speed limits are not accidentally exceeded. Quick Shift System Previously available as an optional extra, the Quick Shift System (QSS) is now fitted as original equipment on the 2022 MT-10. By enabling smooth, clutchless shifting, this system makes full-on acceleration even more exciting – downshifting is also smoother and faster. New 4.2in full-colour TFT display The next evolution of the MT-10 comes fully equipped with an R1 derived 4.2in full-colour TFT display that features a clear and easy to read screen with all the key information on view. A menu switch on the right handlebar enables the rider to select which information displayed, while the ‘Mode/Select’ switch on the left side of the handlebar can be used to change the intervention levels of the electronic rider aids, or where applicable, to turn them on or off. APSG ride-by-wire throttle with four power delivery modes (PWR) A new Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG) ride by wire twistgrip unit works with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) to give the MT-10 rider increased controllability when accelerating. This advanced system provides the optimum intake air volume to the combustion chamber, ensuring that the rider experiences smooth torque characteristics over the MT-10’s wide rpm range. The rider can also adjust the throttle response characteristics using the PWR (Power delivery mode) switch. PWR-1 is suited to aggressive track day riding; PWR-2 and PWR-3 deliver a smoother throttle response that enable the rider to experience the bike’s linear torque, and PWR-4 is a softer response that is best used when surface conditions are wet or slippery. 6-axis IMU with rider aids The new 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has now evolved into a smaller and lighter unit. The IMU features two sensors that measure 3-axis angular velocity: pitch, roll and yaw – and three-axis acceleration: forward/backward, up/down and left/right. This data is transmitted to the ECU which activates the bike’s electronic rider aids to give unprecedented levels of machine controllability. Lean sensitive Traction Control System Sensors detect the relative speeds of the front and rear wheels, and when rear wheel traction loss is detected the ECU momentarily cuts drive to maintain traction and stability. Using data from the 6-axis IMU, this new lean sensitive traction control system is able to adjust the degree of intervention to correspond with the bike’s lean angle, with intervention increasing as lean angle increases. A total of five intervention levels are available. Slide Control system (SCS) For increased cornering controllability and confidence the MT-10 is equipped with the latest Slide Control System (SCS). When the sensors predict that the rear wheel is about to slide sideways, the ECU intervenes and reduces drive to the rear wheel until the chassis is stable. The system uses pre-set intervention levels, but the rider can adjust the levels or turn the system off. LIFT control system (LIF) When sensor data tells the IMU that front wheel lift is imminent the ECU cuts power to the rear wheel until the machine is stable again. The intervention levels are pre-set, but the rider can adjust them or turn them off. Brake Control (BC) Brake Control (BC) is designed to give increased controllability during mid corner riding, and independently modulates and controls the pressure being applied to the front brake and rear brake. The rider can select one of two modes: BC1 mode is a standard ABS-active mode, while BC2 is designed to operate in mid corner emergency braking situations. Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) While all of the electronic rider aids can be adjusted independently, Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) gives the MT-10 owner the ability to create an all-inclusive system that can switch the settings for the traction control, SCS, QSS, LIF, EBM and BC systems all at once. YRC is available in four different modes. Mode A is for sporty riding; Mode B is for a wide range of conditions; Mode C is tailored for urban usage; Mode D is for rainy or adverse conditions. Values are pre-set, but the MT-10 rider can choose to reset the various different mode settings to match their own preferences. Lightweight Deltabox chassis Derived from the class-leading R1, the aluminium Deltabox chassis is one of the lightest, strongest and sharpest handling designs in any category. Developed to handle 200bhp, this high-tech frame uses the CP4 engine as a fully stressed member to keep weight to an absolute minimum. Equipped with a long aluminium swingarm but with a compact wheelbase of 1405mm, the Deltabox chassis delivers stable, light and agile handling in a wide variety of low and high speed conditions. Optimised front and rear suspension The MT-10’s advanced suspension system uses optimised model-specific settings that are designed to provide precise handling and confident road holding, whether in busy urban streets or powering hard through a set of bends in the mountains. The 43mm fully adjustable KYB front forks offer 120mm travel and can be set up to match personal riding preferences. These high specification forks are complemented by a fully adjustable KYB rear shock that can be easily dialled to handle varying loads and riding styles. Bridgestone Battlax S22 tyres The MT-10’s lightweight 5-spoke aluminium 17-inch wheels are fitted with the latest Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres. A 120/70-ZR17 front tyre and a 190/55-ZR17 rear tyre provide outstanding levels of traction, and together with the sophisticated electronic rider aids, this package offers outstanding handling together with a remarkable degree of controllability in many different types of riding conditions. Colour Options Yamaha will offer the new MT-10 in three colour options. Cyan Storm evolves the DSOJ story in an exciting new direction offering a fresh take on the technical and trend focused colour way. Icon Blue is a dynamic new colour inspired by the factory’s race bikes, and features blue body panels and blue wheel rims. Tech Black projects an understated and moody look, and features an all-black body with black wheel rims. Availability and pricing will be announced at a later stage.
  5. That's some investigative work @neo thank you very much. I still haven't got around to fixing it, it's still running fine with a twisting stud... I'll have to take the nut off and take it down to a shop and see what matches.
  6. I'm not sure if i'd be able to fit a theaded insert, I don't have a pillar drill and not confident I could drill accurately enough by hand. Looks like I'll be off to the shop with one of the nuts and see what it fits on :)
  7. Well it obviously had to happen, tightening down the last nut the stud started turning in the alloy cush drive. It felt wrong tightening to the specified torque settings, but I stupidly continued. Anyone know what helicoils I need to refit a stud?
  8. Alex

    2021 MT-09 Thoughts?

    Well Yamaha have put up 360 photos now https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/products/motorcycles/hyper-naked/mt-09/ Now I've seen it properly I don't like the light, much prefer the more aggressive look of the existing model. Love the dash though, wonder if I can make it fit my one...
  9. Alex

    2021 MT-09 Thoughts?

    I'm really 50/50 on it, I'm not sure if it'll grow on me. Looks like they've fixed the annoying issue with the quick shifter light being perm on, rather than only lighting up if there's an issue. Wonder if they've finally fixed the suspension...
  10. Well it's certainly an odd ad, but what do you think of the new MT?
  11. Sorry haven't commented on this earlier. I've been looking at trying to get a good way of automating posts from here to Facebook, currently I haven't really found a nice way of doing it without spamming everyone. There's a new version launching int he next few weeks which should make this possible. You're right it's Facebook, our traffic significantly dropped once shortly after they launched their groups functionality. Compared to a forum it's pretty useless in regards to searching and usability etc. However it's there immediately in your hand where most people are checking all the time. We'll have an app coming out soon with alerting functionality, hopefully it's going to help!
  12. Have been looking at buying a Shoei GT Air 2 but have read poor reviews about the integrated Senna SRL2 speakers. I was wondering if anyone has cut the originals off and upgraded them?
  13. I've just purchased a windjammer but stupidly didn't think about the fact that I have an intercom and a video camera glued on the side so can't use it. Does anyone know of one which can be fitted internally somehow?
  14. Well went with the K-Tech as it had length adjustment, it feels like the backend needs to be slightly higher so will have a play.
  15. You can always fit an easy pull clutch device, obviously there are nicer ones than this one https://www.thirdgear.com.au/easy-pull-clutch-system take a look on ebay
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