Here are the details on the Yamaha FZ-10 (UPDATED)

Yamaha MT-10

Yamaha has just released the specs for the FZ-10 (as it will be named in Canada), its latest naked bike, a market segment they seem intent on exploring fully (see also: FZ-07, FZ-09, XSR-900, FJ-09, MT-03, all built in recent years). Unlike their other nakeds, which were all based off new engines or tame learner platforms, the FZ-10 is derived from their R1S superbike, although as usual, the engine tuning has been changed to allow for easier street use (other components such as suspension and brakes are the same).

That means peak horsepower is down to 160.4 hp, from the R1S’s 200 hp. However, the R1 also makes peak power by revving to 13,500 rpm; the FZ-10 reaches its max at a more street-friendly 11,500 rpm. Peak torque for the FZ-10 is 81.8 lbs-ft at 9,000 rpm, while peak torque for the R1 is 82.9 lbs-ft. The R1 reaches that number at 11,500 rpm.

In a nutshell, the FZ-10 should produce much more usable power for the street. It also compares very favourably to its competition. Japanese counterparts (Suzuki GSX-S1000, Kawasaki Z1000) are in the 140-145 hp range, while the Euro competition ranges from 138 hp for the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 to 175 hp for the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR. The BMW S1000R (160 hp), Ducati Monster 1200 R (160 hp) and KTM Super Duke 1290 (170 hp) have very similar power output.

2016 Yamaha MT-10 4But enough about power output – what about the rest of the package? The FZ-10 shares a lot of tech with the R1; we’re talking adjustable traction control, assist/slipper clutch, riding modes, and cruising control. It does not have the Inertial Measurement Unit like the R1 and R1M, which means the electronic trickery is somewhat limited. That decision will keep prices down, but will disappoint naked bike fans who had hoped for features like powerslide control and wheelie control. Perhaps that technology will be included on a future high-spec version of the bike?

The big question: Will this bike be available in Canada? Yes it is! If you went to any of the shows you’d have seen it as a prominent part of the Yamaha display, with the official unveil in April (including MSRP), arriving in dealers starting July 2016.


998 cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves/cyl), in-line four-cylinder
79 x 50.9 mm
11.3 kg-m (81.8 lb-ft) @ 9,000 rpm
YCC-T, D-Mode (3), Traction Control (3), Cruise Control
45mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection
12.5 kpl / 35 mpg (Imp.)
Wet sump
TCI / Electric
“O”-ring chain
Fully adjustable inverted 43mm fork / 120 mm (4.7”) wheel travel
Fully adjustable link Monocross / / 120 mm (4.7”) wheel travel
Dual 320mm discs / radial mount 4-piston calipers / ABS
225mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS
2,095 mm (82.5″)
800 mm (31.5″)
1,110 mm (43.7″)
1,400 mm (55.1″)
24° / 102 mm (4″)
825 mm (32.5″)
17 litres (3.7 imp. gallons)
210 kg (463 lb.) – approximate


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  1. Took it for a ride at Oakville Yamaha demo ride today,one word,WOW,please take my money,powerful,great handling and very comfortable. Great Job Yamaha

  2. […] Introduced in February, Yamaha’s new R1-based streetfighter is the company’s latest power play in the naked bike segment, following on the heels of their popular FZ-09 and FZ-07. The engine tuning is slightly different from the R1S it was derived from, for better street usability, but brakes and suspension are the same. […]

  3. F.Y.I. You guys, of all people, should know that torque is not measured in ft.-lbs, but rather lb.-ft. They’re NOT one and the same.

  4. […] Let's Ride Squidpocalypse is offline   Quote Quick Reply post #43 of 43 (permalink) Old Today, 12:07 AM slowgeek my r1 caresses me   Join Date: Oct 2014 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 28 Quote: Originally Posted by Goatse View Post According to the Motorcycle Show when it was here, this bike WILL be available in North America in July of THIS year as a 2017 FZ10… I can't believe I forgot to get a pic of the spec/info sheet that said all that though…. I'm totally getting one. Goatse: I approve! Canada Motoguide says the unveil and prices will happen in April. And like you stated, available this July! Yay! Here are the details on the Yamaha FZ-10 (UPDATED) – Canada Moto Guide […]

  5. I don’t mind the styling as far as the tank, headlight fairing, headlights, etc, go.
    What I don’t like is the lower half of the bike which, much like the FZ- and FJ-09, is very busy with exposed hoses, wires, tubes, piping, etc. As opposed to my Fazer 8, itself derived from and closely related to the last-generation FZ-1, which was much cleaner in the lower area, almost as if it was actually designed to be a semi-naked bike. Compare the pics of the new FZ-10 to pics like this:

      • I agree, but you’ll have to stop for gas A WHOLE LOT! 3.7gal tank with 30-35mpg (depending on how hard you twist the fun gauge). But yeah, I hope to trade up from my FZ-09 to this….I just know I’ll have to stop for gas almost twice as often.

  6. FJ-10 next year to go against the BMW XR and Ducati Multistrada (and upcoming KTM Super Duke GT)?

    C’mon Yamaha we’re almost there 🙂

    I do own a first gen FZ1, it’s been (and still is) a fantastic bike, agile, fast and comfortable, I can’t wait for the next generation!

    • At the show I’ve heard that that bike’s headlight is mounted on main chassis, not on front fork, so easy to put on longer windscreen which will not affect handling at higher speed.
      Also it has cruise control or sidebag mount,, I suppose this could be turned into FJ-10 easily by aftermarket parts.

  7. Really the Bandit and FZ-01 were the great compromise; enough coverage to tour in some degree of comfort, enough sport to zing it when asked. Is this an improvement? They could make an FZ-01 fairing convertible and have it all.

  8. naked bikes are very popular in Europe but as we are all painfully aware of, we do not have the great roads they do. You can’t ride 15minutes to amazing roads, you have to ride 4 hours to ok roads and that’s where naked bikes aren’t so great.

    • AND then be careful not to exceed the speed limit by 10 kph while passing a motor home. No wonder most guys have cruisers that remain parked while getting shi tfaced at the wet T contest.

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