Friday, 27 May 2016 @ 09:21 AM ICT
Contributed by: news
While this latest addition to the firm's wildly popular MT range is essentially a YZR-R1 with the fairings ripped off and clip-ons replaced by a fat handlebar, history is littered with similar transformations that have fallen well short of expectation in terms of performance. The word 'retuned' is kryptonite when manufacturers take a visceral sportsbike and birth a naked from its loins – but Yamaha appear to have listened to what buyers really want, and there was a collective sigh of relief when they revealed the Yamaha MT-10's spec, which includes an impressive horsepower of 158.2 horses @ 11,500rpm.
With a kerb weight of 210 kilograms (around 190kg dry), and most of that weight carried low in the chassis, it should feel scalped sharp and super-responsive.