2017 Yamaha MT-10 and MT-10 SP Preview

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

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.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • RVieira RVieira on Oct 06, 2016

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

    • Denchung Denchung on Oct 06, 2016

      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 Spiff on Oct 06, 2016

    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.

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    • Born to Ride Born to Ride on Oct 12, 2016

      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.