Yamaha MT-09 is a radical concept in sport bike design. With a compact chassis and high-torque 3-cylinder engine, this performance machine is designed for riders who appreciate character and soul.
The beating heart of this animal is a lightweight 847cc 3-cylinder engine that kicks out a wide band of raw, linear torque giving outstanding acceleration that gets your adrenaline flowing.
And for agile handling this dynamic naked motard-style bike is equipped with a compact aluminium chassis, Traction Control System (TCS) and upright riding position that make light work of everything - from weekday urban riding through to Sunday morning blasts.
|Engine type||3-Cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves|
|Bore & Stroke||78.0 mm x 59.1 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Maximum power||84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Clutch Type||Wet, Multiple Disc|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Overall length x width x height||2,075 mm x 815 mm x 1,135 mm|
|Seat height||815 mm|
|Wheel base||1,440 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||135 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||188 kg / ABS 191 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||14 L|
|Oil tank capacity||3.4 L|
|Suspension (Front/Rear)||Telescopic forks / Swingarm, (Link type suspension)|
|Front travel||137 mm|
|Rear Travel||130 mm|
|Brake Type (Front/Rear)||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm / Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm|
|Tyre size (Front/Rear)||120/70ZR17M/C(58W)(Tubeless) /180/55ZR17M/C(73W)(Tubeless)|
To keep the MT-09 as light, slim and compact as possible, our designers have developed an CF aluminium die-cast frame. Its low weight and excellent rigidity balance contribute towards the bike's agile handling performance, and help to keep the overall wet weight down to just 188kg.
The rear end features a lightweight asymmetric CF die-cast swingarm that gives a low unsprung weight for responsive suspension action and a comfortable ride. An almost horizontal rear shock is situated beneath the seat, and the externally mounted swingarm pivots keep the chassis slim for a compact riding position.
Equipped with connecting pipes for a good pulse effect, the compact 3-into-1 exhaust system contributes towards mass-centralisation for agile handling. Featuring a corrosion-proof Nanofilm coating, the three stainless steel downpipes run into a short and compact EU3-compliant muffler which emits a throaty note.
For reduced rear tyre slippage and higher levels of controllability, the MT-09 is equipped with a Traction Control System featuring two different modes as well as an off switch. Mode 1 gives minimum intervention and mode 2 offers maximum intervention, allowing you to adjust or turn off the TCS to suit different conditions and riding styles.
There’s a bold colour option for the MT range that brings out its dynamic looks and underlines the unique and aggressive mass forward design. A radiant shade of fluo yellow is used for the lightweight wheels, while the angular bodywork is finished off in an understated grey colour that reinforces the bike’s distinctive and forceful looks.
Other distinctive design features include the fuel tank with its top cover, which dramatizes the concentration of power and the unique design of the tail assembly.
The MT-09 is designed to handle a variety of roles, from sport riding through to weekend trips and the daily ride to work. Wide, tapered handlebars and a long, flat seat give stress-free ergonomics - and the sculpted 14-litre fuel tank with knee recesses ensures a comfortable 'slim-fit' riding position.
Lightweight designs are used throughout, and to achieve a low unsprung weight the MT-09 is fitted with 10-spoke alloy wheels. The lightweight wheels are fitted with radial tyres - 120/70ZR17 at the front and 180/55ZR17 at the rear - giving stable and responsive handling.