Yamaha Canada will be bringing the MT-10 over but as a 2017 model it will be renamed FZ-10. There’s no word yet on when the new model will be available in the U.S. but we can expect and official announcement from them shortly.
Derived from the R1S superbike, the FZ-10 is sporting a detuned, liquid cooled 998cc Inline-Four engine. It’s good for 160.4 hp instead of the R1S’ 200 hp and to make up for the power reduction, you’ll be able to hit peak power a lot earlier at 11,500 rpm and peak torque (81.8 lbs-ft) at 9,000 rpm. A lot more street friendly considering the rpm needed to hit the R1S’ peak power and torque which is 13,500 rpm and 11,500 rpm respectively.
The engine may have been detuned but with a respectable 160.4 hp, the FZ-10 is still ahead of its Japanese competition. Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 and the Kawasaki Z1000 are both within the 140-145 hp range. It’s even comparable to the BMW S1000R and Ducati Monster 1200 R, both models coming in at 160hp.
Besides power, the FZ-10 comes with a bevy of features including adjustable traction control, three riding modes, slipper clutch, and cruise control. If you’re hoping to see features like powerslide control and wheelie control, you will be hoping in vain. The Inertial Measurement Unit was left out in an effort to keep the MSRP low.
Set to hit dealers starting July, you could pick one up for CN$15,499 (US$12,055) in either Bluish Gray or Matte Dark Metallic Gray with Black.