A new power from the Darkness
Its large-capacity 889cc EU5-compliant CP3 engine pushes out higher levels of torque at lower rpm, giving you even more explosive acceleration and stronger road-focused performance. A high-tech 6-axis IMU governs the best-in-class electronic rider aids to give you ultimate control. And the QSS enables superfast upshifting and more stable downshifting.
For razor sharp handling the new model features a compact aluminium chassis along with adjustable suspension and super light wheels. Dual 298mm front brakes with radial master cylinder ensure fingertip control. And the radical next generation styling and pure coverless chassis design confirm the MT-09 as the ultimate Hyper Naked.
At a glance
The MT story began nearly a decade ago when Yamaha’s top designers set out to create one of the most important new models in the history of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. This was to be no ordinary motorcycle. The brief was to build a radical new machine with a big-torque engine and highly agile chassis that would be like no other. And the rest is history.
EU5 889cc CP3 engine
The newly developed 889cc liquid-cooled 3-cylinder engine is lighter, quicker and more powerful, with more torque at lower rpm. A new intake and exhaust produce a beautiful sound that enhances the feeling of acceleration. New fuel injectors give increased efficiency, while optimized gear ratios and a refined A&S clutch match the higher output of the EU5-compliant engine.
All-new lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame
Entirely new compact CF die-cast aluminium frame design, a modern take on the Deltabox layout. Higher level of chassis stiffness for improved rider feedback, stability and increased dynamic riding window. Optimized swingarm pivot structure, light and slim chassis, and a more laidback feel as a day-to-day partner.
Next generation design and styling
Pure, bare and beautiful, the new-generation MT design language leads the Hyper Naked line into the new decade. Minimalist ‘coverless’ styling dispenses with unnecessary bodywork and uses only the frame and structural components to express lightness and agility – while the new Crystal Graphite frame finish accentuates the functional beauty of mechanical parts.
6-Axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids
Developed from the R1, the compact new 6-axis IMU governs the MT-09’s high-tech rider aids, including a lean-sensitive 3-mode Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS) front wheel LIFt Control System (LIF) and Brake Control system (BC). With this best-in-class electronic control technology, the all-new MT-09 gives you ultimate control in varying weather and surface conditions.
Full-colour 3.5-inch TFT display
The 3.5-inch full-colour TFT display features a bar-type tachometer that changes colour as rpm rises or falls, as well as a clock and displays for fuel, average mileage, water temperature, air temperature and a gearshift indicator. Handlebar switches enable you to easily change displays and information, as well as adjust the settings on the optional Genuine Yamaha grip heaters.
Compact, bifunctional LED headlight
A compact and handsome bifunctional single LED headlight produces a powerful low and high beam with an excellent beam spread featuring soft edges that are easy on the eye. This single projector headlight gives the all-new MT-09 a truly distinctive next generation face, and lateral LED position lights project a signature Y-shape that is matched by the LED taillight.
Quick Shift System (QSS)
The new up and down Quick Shifter System enhances the sport riding experience by enabling super-fast upshifts for outstanding acceleration from the more powerful 889cc CP3 engine. The downshift function allows smoother shifting that maintains chassis stability even when cornering, to give a more controlled feel when decelerating.
Lightweight Spin Forged wheels
Weighing 700g less than the previous model, the new Spin Forged wheels give an outstanding chassis agility by decreasing the moment of inertia at the rear by 11%. This reduced unsprung weight also enhances suspension performance, and contributes towards an impressive 9% improvement in fuel efficiency.
Fully adjustable 41mm front forks run with optimized settings that match the character of the compact new high-rigidity frame and reduce the tendency to pitch, giving a smoother and more controlled ride. The adjustable rear suspension features new settings as well as a revised linkage to match the all-new high-rigidity swingarm.
Radial front brake master cylinder
The new MT-09’s state-of-the-art braking system is equipped with a radial front master cylinder that produces a linear supply of hydraulic pressure to the 4-pot calipers that are mounted to the dual 298mm front discs, giving outstanding braking performance with fingertip control. This is only the second production Yamaha to benefit from this advanced race-bred technology.
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valves, 3-cylinder, DOHC
Bore X Stroke
78.0 × 62.1 mm
11.5 : 1
Max Power Output
87.5kW (119.0PS) at 10,000 rpm
93.0Nm (9.5kg-m) at 7,000 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
2,090 mm x 795 mm x 1190 mm
Tyre Size Front
120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Tyre Size Rear
180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)
Brakes Type Front
Hydraulic dual disc, 298mm
Brakes Type Rear
Hydraulic single disc, 245mm