Recently, Yamaha revealed its top-spec version of the Yamaha MT-10 super naked with semi-active suspension and other upgrades. Within a gap of a couple of days, Yamaha is back again with a bang with its 2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP. It is the first production bike equipped with the latest semi-active system from Ohlins.
The "next-generation" version of semi-active suspension uses "spool valve damping technology," which supplies a comprehensive range of damping adjustments and a higher degree of response.
The electronic suspension now offers three selectable semi-active modes, Sport, Touring, and Sport Touring, where the system constantly adjusts rebound and compression damping. The bike even offers three standard modes, namely M1, M2, and M3. The company claims that the new Ohlins system is the highest technology ever outfitted to a production motorcycle and is way more radical than the current Yamaha R1M superbike.
The 2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP even features a three-piece belly pan to protect the oil cooler. It even features new graphics giving it fresh appeal and a race-bred, super-naked look. At the same time, the MT-10 featured a new radial brake master cylinder that is taken a notch higher in SP with braided hoses for a better braking feel.
It is assumed that the new Yamaha MT-10 SP will roll out somewhere in mid-2022, but the wait might never end for the Indian buyers. This super-naked bike, which is determined to go up against the Triumph Speed Triple and Ducati Streetfighter, is not expected to be offered on sale in India.
The 2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP also gets the tweaked 998 cc CP4 engine with lightweight aluminum forged piston and heavier offset steel con-rods that maximize efficiency and offer more significant torque. Looking at the end results from the automaker, we can say that Yamaha has done a great job at increasing the power output from 158 bhp to 164 bhp.