Yamaha MT-10 SP
The Yamaha MT-10 SP is a naked bike which builds on the flagship MT-10 from 2016 with Ohlins suspension and a colour TFT dash. It's powered by the same 158bhp crossplane inline 4 engine.
- Engine, suspension, cool TFT dash
- Very thirsty, large turning circle, seat
It's powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 998cc crossplane four cylinder engine, producing 158bhp at 11,500rpm and maximum torque at 9,000rpm.
- Aluminium frame with steel sub-frame
- Dual 320mm discs up front with radial mount 2 piston calipers
- Rear 220mm disc with 2 piston caliper
- Ohlins 43mm NIX30 fork with 120mm travel
- Ohlins TTX36 rear shock with 120mm travel
- Two active suspension modes, three customisable manual modes
- Slipper clutch and quick shifter
- 3 level traction control and ABS
- 3 adjustable riding modes, changeable on the move
- LED lighting
- 6 speed gearbox
It's essentially the standard MT-10 but with some of the more expensive bits from the R1. Notably you get the Ohlins electronic racing suspension, the colour TFT dashboard with night/day modes and a special colour scheme.
The 17" cast Aluminium wheels take a 120/70 Bridgestone Battlax S20 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.
Accessories include an Akrapovic Titanium slip-on muffler (£680), billet rearsets (£573), soft ABS side cases (£320) and bag stays (£183), comfort seat (£223), 50 litre top case (£173) and rear carrier (£143), handguards (£152), sport screen (£143), heated grips (£122), billet levers (£92 each), radiator cover (£81) and chain guard (£51).
2017-2018: Silver/blue/black with gold fork
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The 1000 mile review of my MT-10 SP
Well, I have had the SP for 10 days and it is now showing over 1000 miles. The first 600-700 were great, but the last few hundred have been something else. I am really enjoying the slightly more relaxed seating position as compared to my Tuono V4.
The only issue that I have had is that I wasn't completely happy with the fit of the optional comfort seat from Yamaha. It didn't quite line up as it should at the fuel tank and I think if I had left it there may have been some rubbing on the fuel tank paint. So....email and pictures to KD Motorcycles and by return email a new one had been ordered and is on it's way to me. That's customer service for you!
Back to the bike......the suspension as said before is as sweet as and I haven't felt the need to adjust anything. I have been switching between the 2 "active" modes depending on road surface and have no complaints at all. I am still running the OE S20's, which aren't the best tyre in the world, but to date they have handled everything that I have thrown at them. I can only put this down to the suspension.
The motor 😳
What a peach of a motor the CP4 is. Torque, torque and more torque. So responsive. I have read that some people have issues with a snatchy throttle response on the standard MT-10 and some are reporting it on the SP too, but my throttle response is silky smooth. No jerkiness, just a silky smooth transition when picking the throttle up again mid-bend. Love it.
The are 4 different pwr modes: Track (1), Standard (2), Touring (3), Rain (4). Again I have only used two of them, pwr1 and pwr2. All modes are full power, but the throttle response is different (so are the traction control and electronic suspension settings). I usually use pwr2 as this has a nice progressive throttle response. All modes are customisable in terms of suspension and traction control settings. The response and surge of power from the motor is amazing and combined with the throttle response and suspension it makes for some fun riding 😊
Tyres will be getting changed to my favourite Metzeler M7 RRs as soon as the rear wears out. Front brake pads have been changed to Brembo SA compound as the OE pads feel a little wooden. The stopping power was fine, but the initial bite and feel from them was not so good.
- Steve, 2017
Check out this review from RidingWithTom:
and this 6 month update: