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MT-09 SP

Key Features

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    Dedicated SP colours

    The SP’s dedicated colours link it directly to the R1M’s exclusive Icon Performance finish, while the levers, handlebars, drive sprocket, front fork and more have a black DLC coating. Moreover, the swingarm has an anodised brushed aluminium finish to elevate the premium, high-quality look and feel of the model.

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    Cruise control system

    The SP’s best-in-class electronic rider aids include cruise control, enabling you to relax when cruising along the motorway. It can be set when riding at least 50 km/h and in 4th gear or higher. Cruise control settings are automatically removed upon applying the brakes or pulling the clutch or twisting the throttle. The 'resume' function reengages the system and returns the bike to its previous set speed.

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    Premium, fully adjustable suspension

    The fully adjustable KYB front forks feature separate high and low speed compression damping that allows you to choose more detailed settings, and the 41mm tubes are given a DLC coating for excellent sliding characteristics and a high-quality appearance. The rear features an Öhlins shock absorber to give the MT-09 SP a class-leading suspension package.

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    Double-stitched seat

    Stylish contrasting stitching enhances the bike’s quality looks and feel, in addition to giving an instant feeling of fit once seated. The shapes of parts like the fuel tank and seat have been refined through repeated Kanno Hyoka – evaluating motorcycle performance based on test rider perceptions and feedback – to give you the feeling of being at one with the machine.

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    Swingarm with anodised brushed aluminium finish

    The swingarm has an anodised brushed aluminium finish to elevate the quality look and feel. Alongside the crystal graphite finish on the frame, it brings out the pure mechanical beauty of the MT-09 SP’s compact aluminium chassis, to create intense pride of ownership.

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    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 SP gives you ultimate control in varying weather and surface conditions.

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    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.

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    Compact, bifunctional LED headlight

    A compact and handsome bifunctional single LED headlight produces a powerful high and low beam, with an excellent beam spread that has soft, easy-on-the-eye edges. This single projector headlight gives the all-new MT-09 SP a truly distinctive next-generation face, while the lateral LED position lights project a signature Y-shaped face, matched by the LED taillight.

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    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 gear changes, which maintains chassis stability even when cornering, to give a more controlled feel when decelerating.

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    Lightweight Spin Forged wheels

    Weighing 700g less than the previous model, the new Spin Forged wheels are the lightest design ever fitted to a production Yamaha, plus they give 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.

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    EU5 890cc CP3 engine

    The newly developed 890cc liquid-cooled 3-cylinder engine is lighter, quicker and more powerful, with more torque at lower rpm. A new intake and twin-tail exhaust produce a beautiful sound that enhances the feeling of acceleration. New fuel injectors increase efficiency, while optimised gear ratios and a refined A&S clutch match the higher output of the EU5-compliant engine.

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    Radial front brake master cylinder

    The new MT-09 SP’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 callipers, which 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.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valves, 3-cylinder, DOHC
    Bore x stroke
    78.0 × 62.1 mm
    Compression ratio
    11.5 : 1
    Maximum power
    87.5kW (119.0PS) at 10,000 rpm
    Maximum torque
    93.0Nm (9.5kg-m) at 7,000 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    Starter system
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission
    Fuel consumption
    5.0 L/100km
    CO2 emission
    116 g/km
    Fuel system
    Fuel Injection
  • Chassis
    Caster angle
    108 mm
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic fork
    Rear suspension system
    Swingarm, link suspension
    Front travel
    130 mm
    Rear travel
    122 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245mm
    Front tyre
    120/70 ZR17M/C (58W) Tubeless
    Rear tyre
    180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) Tubeless
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2,090 mm
    Overall width
    795 mm
    Overall height
    1,190 mm
    Seat height
    825 mm
    Wheel base
    1,430 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    140 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    190 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    14 L
    Oil tank capacity
    3.50 L