Yamaha announced minor updates to its FZ-10, as well as a new SP variant with electronic suspension and Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation from the YZF-R1M.

The 2017 MT-10 (the European name for the FZ-10) receives the YZF-R1’s quick shift system which momentarily negates drive torque during upshifts to improve acceleration. The engine mapping has also been revised to smoothen throttle characteristics across the rev range.

The MT-10 SP swaps in the R1M’s Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension. The system’s Suspension Control Unit analyzes sensor data to calculate the optimal compression and rebound damping settings. The SCU then sends instructions to stepping motors which make adjustments on the fly.

Yamaha also swapped out the MT-10’s monochrome LCD display for the R1M’s full-color TFT screen.

The MT-10 SP will be offered in an exclusive Silver Blu Carbon color inspired by the R1M.

Follow the rest of our 2016 Intermot Show coverage for more information on new motorcycle announcements.

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  • RVieira

    As it been announced for the US (as FZ10 SP, I’d assume), or was it only for Europe?

    • denchung

      As with most news out of Intermot (and EICMA next month), most of the announcements are primarily for Europe unless we’ve received information from the US division. We’ll likely see most of them in the States but we’ll have to wait for confirmation for each case.

  • spiff

    The sp is what I would consider buying. The other two are the Tuono and Superduke. I need to sit on an FZ10, right now the SD is my choice because of comfort.

    • Born to Ride

      Have you taken one for a spin yet? I found the vibes on the highway to be quite irritating, and that’s coming from someone who rides 2-valve Ducatis.

      • spiff

        How tall are you? Every time I sit on a Tuono I feel like a 300 mile day (a good day trip) will hurt. You think taller bars alone (cr high etc.) could make enough difference, or does it need risers?

        • Born to Ride

          I’m 5’9″ barefoot. If it was my only bike and I was gonna commute on it, take trips on it, and track days, then I would look into adjustable height helibars and adjustable rear sets. I didn’t feel like the seat to peg was overly cramped, But my hands would definitely be sore after a full day of riding. Honestly though, I think just getting a taller bar and a custom made saddle would get me 90% where I’d want the comfort.