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?).
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 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.
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.
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.
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 type||3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves|
|Bore x stroke||78.0 mm x 59.1 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Maximum power||84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm|
|Limited power version||N/A|
|Maximum torque||87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Clutch type||Wet, Multiple Disc|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Fuel consumption||5.5 l/100km|
|CO2 emission||127 g/km|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||137 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm, (Link type suspension)|
|Rear travel||130 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm|
|Front tyre||120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)|
|Rear tyre||180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)|
|Overall length||2,075 mm|
|Overall width||815 mm|
|Overall height||1,120 mm|
|Seat height||820 mm|
|Wheel base||1,440 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||135 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||193 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||14 L|
|Oil tank capacity||3.4 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