September 28, 2023

Yamaha MT-10 SP Revealed

Hey Technic fans, here’s some exciting news for ya. The LEGO®️ Group has announced their latest motorcycle model coming on August 1st with the Yamaha MT-10 SP (42159). This 18+ model features many authentic details that will surely impress motorbike enthusiasts. According to the official summary this type of bike fits into the ‘hyper naked’ category. I’m not sure what that means but it has something to do with ‘stripped-back styling’. In any case, this is a fun looking model and follows in an already impressive collection of similar sets. Less impressive though is that price point – yowza. Let’s take a look at the stats to see what you get.

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  • SET #: 42159
  • THEME: Technic
  • COST: $319.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1478
  • RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2023
  • COST/BRICK: $0.22 (expensive)
  • DIMENSIONS: 25 cm tall x 44 cm wide x 15 cm deep
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Great Design – at a cost

The official write-up lists authentic mechanical details including a ‘4-cylinder engine, 3-speed transmission and a chain final drive with functional front and rear suspension. Gearbox elements include a shift drum, a shift fork, a gear shift ring and a ratchet drum. The model also includes functional steering via inputs to the handlebar, a side stand and a display stand.’ I quite like the display stand with plaque, a newer detail not found on the BWW. After building the Ferrari Daytona SP3 and Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar, I really see the appeal of these technic vehicles. There are some wildly advanced techniques in these sets. They offer unique building experiences not found in most system sets. So if you’re a motorbike fan and don’t mind the cost, this will probably make it onto you wish list.

The Yamaha MT-10 is a fine looking model. It’s following in the tire tracks of sets like the BMW M 1000 RR (42130) and Ducati Panigale V4 R (42107). Value wise, it’s a much more expensive cost/brick. If we look at the BMW, it’s only $10 CAD cheaper, but comes with over 400 more pieces. This also equates to a cost/brick of $0.16 – easily closer to average for the theme. The Ducati is obviously a smaller scale and age level, but the similar design elements are there. At $100 CAD and 646 pieces, that’s still on par with the BMW at $0.16 per brick. So why the sudden jump in cost? Aside from inflation, I would guess there’s licensing to contend with. And perhaps we’re getting new molds or pieces. I mean, I sure hope so.

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Burn Rubber Baby

What are your thoughts on this last Technic motorcycle? As a growing collection, it’s definitely catching my eye. If there’s a sale, I might be pretty tempted to add this guy to the shelf. Are you a fan of the Technic vehicles? Have you picked up any of the prior motorcycles? What’s your dream Technic bike? Comment below and in all the usual places. Thanks as always for reading and until next time, keep on brickin’.

– Frank

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