Feb 18, 2017
It’s Hyper, it’s Naked and it’s coming to a Show near you – RDS 3rd – 5th of March 2017
Yamaha will introduce its new 2017 models to the Irish public for the first time at the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show at the RDS in Dublin, which runs from March 3rd – 5th. Amongst these will be the New Hyper Naked MT-10 SP.
‘Naked’ motorbikes are a class of bike that are versatile, general-purpose street motorcycles without all the bells and whistles like heated handgrips, saddlebags, electronically adjustable windscreens, and maybe some flashy fairings.
Yamaha has set the bar very high in 2017 when it comes to delivering ‘naked’ bikes or roadsters to the market. The Japanese manufacturer has taken its popular MT-10 model and married the most advanced YZF-R1M Supersport technology to create its ultimate Hyper Naked motorcycle.
Ruth Lemass, organiser of the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show, said: “A naked bike is a term that first became popular in the 1990s when used to describe motorbikes that were admired for their simplicity, quality, and versatility. The new MT-10 SP embodies these characteristics yet the bike is also so packed full of the latest technology that it will no doubt become a favourite among enthusiasts who want the ultimate riding experience.”
The MT-10 SP is the most sophisticated model in the 2017 Hyper Naked range. It is equipped with an in-line 4-cylinder six-speed 998cc engine and a specially developed intake, exhaust and fuelling systems that produces 118.0 kW (160.4PS) @ 11,500 rpm and torque of 111.0 Nm (11.3 kg-m) @ 9,000 rpm. The bike also incorporates a switchable Traction Control System with three mode settings, easy, standard and aggressive. A Quick Shifter System (QSS) alongside a compact Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch gives the rider a smoother transition through the gearbox with more precise control during acceleration and deceleration ensuring smooth road holding in varying conditions.
To handle this incredible power, the new model incorporates its big sports brothers Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) which enables riders to experience the ultimate in chassis performance. This is all controlled by a Suspension Control Unit (SCU), which analyses data from a series of sensors that constantly monitor the riding conditions while the bike is moving and instantly adjusts suspension to achieve the highest levels of control during acceleration, braking and cornering.
The MT-10 SP is also equipped with high tech Thin Film Transistor (TFT) instrumentation that enables the rider to view a wide of range information on a high definition display in full colour. The rider can select dark or light backgrounds to suit daytime or night-time riding.
To underline its exclusivity, this flagship of the Hyper Naked range is finished in a Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme that has been inspired by the limited edition YZF-R1M Supersport. Featuring blue wheels, a black front fender, gold coloured forks and silver bodywork, the MT-10 SP leaves no doubt that this is the ultimate Yamaha Hyper Naked.
As well as the MT-10 SP, Yamaha will be displaying, amongst others, the MT-09A street fighter motorcycle and the Scrambler 950. These bikes boast improvements to their engines, suspension components, and styling. Seeing these bikes in the flesh for the first time is an additional incentive for the visitor to come along and visit the Yamaha stand at the show.
For stunning displays of truly amazing motorbikes and spectacular live action entertainment for all the family, visit The Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show at the RDS in Dublin, March 3rd–5th.
Key features summary for MT-10 SP
Fully adjustable Öhlins electronic suspension
Exclusive blue/silver colour scheme
Exclusive full colour TFT meter panel
Torque-rich 4-cylinder ‘CP4’ crossplane engine
YZF-R1-derived engine and chassis technology
Strong and linear low to mid-range torque
YCC-T, D-MODE and Traction Control System (TCS)
A&S clutch and Quick Shifter System (QSS)
Ultra-short wheelbase aluminium Deltabox chassis
Dynamic mass-forward silhouette
Upright riding position with forward lean
High specification brakes with radial front callipers
Naked bikes defined
Naked bikes, also known as roadsters, are versatile, general-purpose street motorcycles. They are recognised primarily by their upright riding position, partway between the reclining rider posture of the cruisers and the forward leaning sport bikes.
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