Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 8th March 2017

Yamaha has announced a more practical version of its MT-10 hypernaked, called the MT-10 Tourer Edition.

Retailing at £11,649, £850 more than the standard bike, the MT-10 Tourer Edition has raided Yamaha’s accessories range to add a touring screen, hand guards, soft panniers and sat-nav holder to add a touch of everyday practicality to the award-winning R1-based roadster. A Tom-Tom Rider 410 is also available for an additional £169.99, half it’s usual retail price, although the sat-nav holder has been configured to work with various different devices for riders who wish to use their own.

The MT-10 has been a smash hit since its introduction last year. Utilising a 160bhp version of the 998cc ‘crossplane’ engine used in the YZF-R1, the standard MT-10 delivers superbike levels of performance and sophisticated electronics, not to mention the slipper clutch and quickshifter, to keep all that power nice and manageable.

With its more upright riding position and relaxed ergonomics, the standard MT-10 offers a reasonable degree of comfort for an unfaired bike. The small screen of the touring version will reduce wind blast, and therefore fatigue, on long journeys, while the soft cases offer just enough space for weekends away.

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While the MT-10 Tourer Edition is not quite a competitor for the likes for the Kawasaki Z1000SX and Suzuki GSX-S1000F in the sports touring stakes, the Yamaha will undoubtedly be a more fun and agile performer. The company says that it opens up the model ‘to an even wider audience’.

Other than the addition of the touring focused accessories, Yamaha has left the chassis untouched. That means that the bike retains it’s short, 1400mm, wheelbase and fully-adjustable sports suspension, making it an absolute hoot to ride when not on touring duties.

The MT-10 Tourer Edition goes on sale in March, priced at £11,649, and comes in three colour options: Tech Black, Race Blu and Night Fluo, which features grey bodywork and bright florescent yellow wheels.

An upgraded version of the MT-10, the MT-10SP is also landing in Yamaha dealerships, priced £13,999. The SP features the same base engine and chassis, but has upgraded suspension and a high-tech full-colour TFT (thin film transistor) LED instrument panel.

With its top of the range Öhlins electronic suspension, the MT-10SP promised even more precise handling than the model upon which it is based.

Yamaha MT-10 Tourer Edition specifications

ENGINE TYPE

Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, four cylinder, 16 valves

DISPLACEMENT

998cc

BORE X STROKE

79×50.9mm

MAXIMUM POWER

118kW (160bhp) @11,500rpm

MAXIMUM TORQUE

111Nm @ 9000rpm

FRONT SUSPENSION

43mm upside down telescopic forks

SEAT HEIGHT

825mm

DRY WEIGHT

210kg

FUEL TANK

17 litres

INSURANCE

£398.57*

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