Just a day before the EICMA officially kicks off, Japanese bike manufacturer Yamaha has surprised everyone by revealing the MT-10. This is perhaps the most remarkable naked bike ever produced by Yamaha and it looks brilliant.
The bike falls into the same segment as the BMW S1000R, and to compete with such a brillaint machine, the Yamaha has gotten a very impressive package of technological goodies. First off, it gets the engine from the YZF-R1, which is a 998cc CP4 crossplane engine, but its power is rated at 164bhp. Then it also gets a three-mode switchable traction control system and there are also three riding modes as well as cruise control.
The bike is based heavily on the YZF-R1S, which is a lower spec version of the R1 but it gets the same main chassis, swingarm, suspension, electronics package, wheels and basic engine architecture but retuned for more mid-range responsiveness.
As of now there is now news on price and a launch date, but we do expect to see this aggressive naked in showrooms by April 2016, and then possibly making its way to India soon after.