India Yamaha Motor has showcased the 2018 Yamaha MT-10 at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The Yamaha MT-10 is the Japanese brand’s flagship offering under the Hyper Naked motorcycle range. With the catchphrase ‘Ray of Darkness’, the motorcycle sure looks the part with numerous cuts and slashes in its bodywork. The bike on display sports the ‘Matte Grey’ paint scheme on the body, with contrasting fluorescent green wheels. The riding position is upright, with a forward lean; and the instrument cluster is a multifunction LCD unit.
The Yamaha MT-10 derives its engine, chassis and suspension from the YZF-R1. The 998cc 4-cylinder crossplane DOHC engine sits inside the lightweight aluminium Deltabox frame. Working with a 6-speed gearbox, the mill makes 160.4 PS at 11,500 rpm and 111 Nm at 9,000 rpm. The gearbox features assist and slipper clutch and Quick Shifter System (QSS) as well. Electronic highlights include traction control and a three-level Yamaha D-mode system. The front end comes with a 43 mm upside-down cartridge type forks and the rear features a link-type monoshock. Both front and rear suspension are fully adjustable. Brakes include 320 mm dual discs at the front and single 220 mm rear disc.
Yamaha has also showcased the 2018 MT-09 naked motorcycle at the ongoing Auto Expo 2018. The updated Yamaha MT-09 was launched in the country at a price of ₹ 10,88 lakh (Ex-showroom) in November last year and makes its public debut at the Expo. Interestingly, the middleweight streetfighter was launched at the 2016 Auto Expo. The 2018 MT-09 gets a host of changes including the revised design with dual projector headlamps inspired from the MT-10 along with sharper styling across the bike. The bike also gets new colours for 2018 namely - Bluish Gray Solid, Deep Purplish Blue and Matte Dark Gray.
2018 Yamaha MT-09 continues to use the same 847 cc three-cylinder engine tuned to produce 113.4 bhp at 10,000 rpm and peak torque of 87.5 Nm at 8500 rpm. The moto comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The 2018 MT-09 faces tough competition from a host of rivals including the Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster 821 and the likes. Much like all premium Yamaha models, the 2018 MT-09 also comes to India via the CBU route.
In addition, Yamaha launched two motorcycles at the expo including the much awaited 2018 YZF-R15 V3 , as well as the 2018 R3 with dual-channel ABS that is priced at ₹ 3.48 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The Yamaha pavilion also has Valentino Rossi's MotoGP championship contending M1 on display, which will be a sure shot treat for motorsport fans.
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