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
Courtesy of Yamaha

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
Courtesy of Yamaha

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
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
Chassis
FrameDiamond
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)
Dimensions
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

Cheers,

 

 

2017 Yamaha MT 07 Review.

2017 Yamaha MT 07

Hello, Fellas! Since last time we reviewed the 2016 Yamaha YZF R6 within the super sports category, we decided to go for the naked bikes this time by reviewing the 2017 Yamaha MT 07 (yes we love Yamaha that much).
As any other naked motorcycle, the MT 07 is well-known for its lightweight, high versatility and unique maneuvering options. However, the 2017 Yamaha MT 07 motorcycle has some unique features that we are going to discuss in details later on that make it stands out from the crowd.

The Yamaha MT 07 Engine.

Our beloved manufacturers decided to load their new motorcycle with a liquid-cooled 689cc inline 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine. This engine may not provide you with the ultimate top speed, but it will give you the required dose of adrenaline shot with its insane acceleration due to the remarkable torque.
The Yamaha MT 07 engine gives a maximum power of 55.0 kW @ 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 55.0 Nm @ 6,500 rpm. Those numbers are expected due to the 2-cylinder engine which is common within naked motorcycles.

yamaha mt 07

The Transmission & Drivetrain.

The 2017 Yamaha MT 07 has a Constant Mesh, 6 –speed transmission gearbox with a wet and multiple disk clutch type. Moreover, it has a chain final transmission system to provide you with smooth shifting and efficient acceleration. What else can you need?


Fuel, Ignition & Starter.

This monster runs on a fuel injection system to give you the best performance at the lowest price; this is shown at its 4.3l/100 km fuel consumption rate. Also, the MT 07 is equipped with a TCI Ignition system for your convenience and an electric starter system.

2017 Yamaha MT 07 Cares About the Environment.

yamaha mt 07 gauge
You don’t need to be an environmentalist to care about our lovely planet. No harm in enjoying your rides while keeping the planet clean. The MT 07 achieves this through its low CO2 emissions which are 100g/km. The fuel tank capacity is 14 L, so with the previously mentioned consumption level, this motorcycle has a relatively fair range.

The Chassis, Suspension & Brakes.

The 2017 Yamaha MT 07 is loaded with a diamond aluminum chassis the combines both strength and lightweight. You can enjoy a smooth ride with its Front Telescopic forks and rear Swingarm suspension system.
As for the breaks; the front has a hydraulic dual disc with a diameter of 282 mm, whereas the rear is a single one with a 245 mm one. This will provide you with the breaking power needed for a safe ride to such insane acceleration and powerful torque.

Dimensions & Weight.

Naked bikes are known for their lightweight and high maneuvering ability. They have a decent reputation as the best solution for urban rides. The Yamaha MT 07 has an overall length of 2,085 mm, a width of 745 mm and a seat height of 805 mm.
Those dimensions clearly demonstrate the fact that this motorcycle is compact. Add to this its 164 kg dry weight and you will be riding a very versatile, lightweight and powerful naked motorcycle.
The MT 07 has a ground clearance of 140 mm and a wheel base of 1,400 mm. The tire sizes are 120/70 ZR 17M (front) and 180/55 ZR 17M (Rear) which will support you with the stability and grip needed while riding (especially at turns).

Design & Other Options.

The MT 07 has a very sharp and bada** tough look compared to other naked bikes (within the same category). We admire the sharp lines within the fairings (upper tank part) and the exquisite front headlight and mirrors design too.
Last but not least, the clear LED gauge will inform you with all the information you need while riding; such as your speed, the fuel level and the transmission gear.

2017 Yamaha MT 07 Specifications In Numbers.

Engine type2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement689 cm³
Bore x stroke80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression ratio11.5 : 1
Maximum power55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Limited power version35.0 kW
Maximum torque68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Clutch typeWet, Multiple Disc
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain
Fuel consumption4.3 l/100km
CO2 emission100 g/km
FrameDiamond
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel130 mm
Caster angle24º 50
Trail90 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm, (Link type suspension)
Rear travel130 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre120/70 ZR 17M/C(58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre180/55 ZR 17M/C(73W) (Tubeless)
Overall length2,085 mm
Overall width745 mm
Overall height1,090 mm
Seat height805 mm
Wheel base1,400 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)179 kg / ABS 182 kg
Fuel tank capacity14 L
Oil tank capacity3.0 L
Our Final Thoughts.

We are really impressed with the latest release from Yamaha Motorcycles when it comes to the 0.7L naked category. The 2017 Yamaha MT 07 has nearly everything that naked motorcyclist fanatic would need. It fits both, new and intermediate motorcycle riders due to its simple and practical design.