2017 Yamaha MT 09 Review.

2017 Yamaha MT 09 Featured

The 2017 Yamaha MT 09 is finally here. We have previously talked about its younger family relative- 2017 Yamaha MT 07-in a separate article (click here to check it). Today, we will brief you about the new MT 09 model; it’s features, specs and why is it popular within its category.

Let’s see what we have here……

2017 Yamaha MT 09 Engine.

The 3-cylinder, 847 cc, liquid cooled and 4 stroke crossplane engine, will provide you with the desired linear torque and irresistible power. The engine generates  115 BHP with an 87.5 Nm torque (Jaws dropped?).

2017 Yamaha MT 09
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The Clutch & Transmission.

The Yamaha’s YZF R1 Quick Shift System (QSS) has been installed in this naked bike, to give you the best (and quickest) shifting performance. Also, the MT 09 has been loaded with the A&S clutch which improves the motorcycle’s stability during hard downshifting while entering a corner.

The MT 09 is loaded with a 6-speed manual transmission system (constant mesh).

The Chassis.

The 2017 Yamaha MT 09 has an improved lightweight, diamond aluminum chassis, and swingarm; this contributes to a better mass centralization and better performance(regarding the handling).

The Ignition, Fuel System & Starter.

This hyper naked motorcycle is equipped with an electric starter system, a TCI ignition and an ignition fuel system for your convenience. The fuel consumption is 5.5l/100km.

Suspension& Brakes.

Front Inverted 41mm forks are installed along with an addition of a compression damping function to provide you with a better riding experience. The suspension system is adjustable too for customized riding preferences.

The Front brakes include a hydraulic disk and diameter of 298mm while the rear one has a 245mm one.


Electronics & Technology.

The 2017 Yamaha MT 09 has a 3-position D-mode system that allows you to select your desired riding mode (aggressive to mild). Moreover, the MT 09 is geared with a Traction Control System (TCS) and ABS for better handling.

The Design.

We have to admit that the 2017 Yamaha MT 09 has become more aggressive with the latest facelift. The Front LED lights made the hyper naked motorcycle more appealing. In addition, the rear plate repositioning added a really stylish touch to this masterpiece.

2017 Yamaha MT-09 LED Lights
Courtesy of Yamaha
Yamaha MT 09
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Differences between the 2016 & 2017 Models.

Well, apart from the facelift and redesigning tweaks, the 2017 model is 2 Kgs lighter and has a lower seat height (by 5mm) if that matters. Basically, most of the differences are dimensional and appearance related ones.

2017 Yamaha MT 09 Specifications.

Engine type3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement847 cm³
Bore x stroke78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio11.5 : 1
Maximum power84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Limited power versionN/A
Maximum torque87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Clutch typeWet, Multiple Disc
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain
Fuel consumption5.5 l/100km
CO2 emission127 g/km
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel137 mm
Caster angle25º
Trail103 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm, (Link type suspension)
Rear travel130 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)
Overall length2,075 mm
Overall width815 mm
Overall height1,120 mm
Seat height820 mm
Wheel base1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)193 kg
Fuel tank capacity14 L
Oil tank capacity3.4 L

2017 Yamaha MT 09 Price.

The brand new Yamaha MT 09 is available for $9,551 (approximate). In our opinion, that’s a very good deal for a hyper naked motorcycle that is loaded with such features. The 2017 Yamaha MT 09 is definitely the naked bike that will provide you with the thrill that you are looking for.

If you are still having any second thoughts about this motorcycle. We encourage you to watch this video and see the MT 09 in action.

Video Courtesy of Yamaha