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2024 Yamaha MT-09 | Focused Performance

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 and MT-09 SP stand out in the hyper-naked segment with their striking designs, rider-focused ergonomics, and high-performance capabilities.

The Yamaha MT-09, first introduced in the U.S. as the FZ-09 in 2013, has been a prominent figure in the hypernaked middleweight sportbike segment. Celebrating a decade since its launch, the 2024 Yamaha MT-09 and its more specialized sibling, the MT-09 SP, continue to raise the bar for performance, design, and technological innovation.

2024 Yamaha MT-09Styling

Yamaha’s 2024 models, the MT-09 and MT-09 SP, showcase a bold evolution in motorcycle design. They feature a compact and unified front appearance, thanks to a new bi-functional LED headlamp that complements the redesigned fuel tank and tail section. This design gives the bikes an aggressive, forward-leaning stance. The MT-09 SP further distinguishes itself with its exclusive color scheme and a polished aluminum swingarm, enhancing its premium look and feel.

2024 Yamaha MT-09

Ergonomics and Features

The 2024 MT-09 series is designed with a focus on ergonomic comfort and rider engagement. Both models feature a lower handlebar position with two adjustable settings and redesigned footrests that are more rearward and adjustable. These changes, along with the lower fuel tank design, result in a more committed riding position and improved maneuverability. The slimmer two-part seat design enhances rider mobility and ease of ground reach. The inclusion of a new 5-inch full-color TFT display, offering multiple themes and smartphone connectivity via Yamaha’s Y-Connect app, adds to the overall user experience.

Additionally, there is a new USB Type-C socket located under the seat for powering electronic devices or heated riding gear. There’s a six-axis IMU that matches the base performance of the unit found on the R1 Superbike. This allows for rider aids such as traction, slide, front wheel lift, and a two-mode brake control. Each system can be adjusted or turned completely off. Four ride modes are available Sport, Street, Rain, and custom.

Engine, Suspension, and Performance

At the heart of the MT-09 and MT-09 SP is the 890cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline three-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, boasting a bore and stroke of 78.0mm x 62.1mm and a compression ratio of 11.5:1. The engine’s fuel delivery is handled by fuel injection with Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle. Output should be around 117 hp and 69 lb-ft of torque. Both models feature a 6-speed transmission with a multi-plate assist slipper clutch and a chain final drive.

The suspension on the MT-09 features a 41mm KYB inverted fork, adjustable for preload, high/low-speed compression, and rebound, and a KYB mono-shock at the rear, adjustable for preload and rebound damping. The MT-09 SP upgrades this setup with premium 41mm KYB inverted forks and an Öhlins single shock, both offering superior adjustability and travel.

Braking on both models is robust, with the MT-09 featuring 4-piston calipers, a Brembo radial master cylinder, and dual 298mm discs at the front, and a 1-piston caliper with a 245mm disc at the rear, all equipped with ABS. The MT-09 SP boasts Brembo Stylema monoblock calipers, providing enhanced braking performance. Both models are equipped with a new quick-shifter with up-and-down capability

2024 Yamaha MT-09 SPPricing

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 is available at an MSRP of $10,599, offering a compelling blend of features and performance. The MT-09 SP, with its advanced components and exclusive settings, is priced at $12,299 MSRP.

Conclusion

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 and MT-09 SP stand out in the hyper-naked segment with their striking designs, rider-focused ergonomics, and high-performance capabilities. These bikes represent Yamaha’s ongoing commitment to building engaging bikes in the middleweight naked sportbike segment.

2024 Yamaha MT-09

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