Aggressively styled twin-eye LED headlights
Influenced by the uncompromising image of the flagship MT-10, the radically styled face of the MT-09 features an aggressive new LED twin-eye headlight design that underlines this bike’s forceful image as well as its compact and lightweight feel.
Each of the slanted twin-eye headlights is equipped with two LED bulbs, and the multi-function instruments are moved closer to the new headlight assembly to create a more unified structure. Turn signals are relocated next to the radiator.
Ultra-compact tail end
The new ultra-compact tail end design reinforces the MT-09’s athletic Street Cred stance and enhances the bike’s aggressive good looks. For 2017 the upwardly slanted subframe is shortened by 30mm, and to convey a feeling of lightness and agility, the shorter upswept tail cowl features new side grills.
A hot new look adds to the appeal of the 2017 MT-09 which also benefits from a host of additional rider features
To give this definitive Hyper Naked a distinctive and dynamic appearance, the bold tail end is equipped with a new integrated 3-dimensional LED taillight featuring a twin apex design that forms an ‘M’ shape when viewed from above.
The MT-09 is also equipped with a newly designed seat – which is flatter and 5mm higher than previously – and has been specifically shaped to enable the rider to hold their seating position during braking, cornering and acceleration.
Swingarm-mounted rear fender
To complement its shorter tail, the 2017 model is equipped with an all-new swingarm-mounted rear fender and rego plate holder featuring a single-sided lightweight forged aluminium stay. This MT-09 is the first Yamaha to benefit from this rear fender design, and when viewed from the ear or the side, the redesigned rear end gives a more compact and lightweight look that reinforces the feelings of torque and agility.
Sharper, stronger, more compact design
As well as developing a whole new expression for the new MT-09, Yamaha’s designers have also carefully reworked a number of the key stylistic features in order to underline the bike’s compact look and convey a strong impression of raw power.
New side fins are fitted to the radiator, and together with the larger tank-mounted air scoops they reinforce the MT-09’s brutal good looks and add to the feeling of compactness and mechanical beauty that
characterises the Yamaha Street Cred range.
Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch
One of the most important performance enhancing changes for the 2017 MT-09 is the adoption of a new A&S clutch that enhances the overall sport riding experience and delivers a number of real benefits to MT-09 riders.
Featuring specially designed assist and slipper cams as well as new springs with an optimised rate, the A&S clutch engages more solidly when pulling away from a standing start and during acceleration.
The most important feature of this clutch is that it helps to ensure stable chassis performance during heavy engine braking. By minimising the unsettling effects caused by high levels of back torque and excessive engine braking, this new A&S clutch gives improved control and gentler handling characteristics when downshifting aggressively – and its 20% lighter lever load reduces rider effort.
Quick Shift System (QSS)
With its strong, linear torque, compact dimensions and agile chassis, the MT-09 is built to deliver the ultimate in riding excitement. For 2017 this game
Distinctive ‘M’-shaped LED tail light focuses attention on a neat rear end
First Yamaha to feature a swingarm mounted rear fender and rego holder
changing Street Cred model is equipped with a Quick Shift System (QSS), enabling riders to enjoy faster and smoother clutchless upshifts.
This new mechanism is the same as the design featured on the multi award-winning YZF-R1, and features a sensor on the shift rod that momentarily cancels drive torque when an upshift is detected, giving more efficient and exciting acceleration through the gears.
High specification front suspension
The new MT-09 is also equipped with a high specification front suspension system. Its inverted 41mm forks now feature a new compression damping adjuster in the left fork tube, while the existing rebound damping function is located in the right tube. By locating the compression and rebound mechanisms in separate forks tubes the flow rate of hydraulic oil can be optimised, giving greater adjustability and more consistent performance.
From the twin-eye headlights through to the radiator side fins and the compact tail, the 2017 MT-09 conveys a real sense of strength, compactness and agility. To underline Yamaha’s attention to every detail, even the muffler receives a makeover for 2017, and features a flatter surface and a new end cap that contribute towards the MT-09’s impression of condensed mass and mechanical beauty.
Enhanced range of Genuine Accessories
With its leading multi role potential, the MT-09 is one of the most versatile naked bikes in its class, and Yamaha will make a number of new and existing Genuine Accessories available for the 2017 MT-09.
Existing features of the MT-09 include a compact and lightweight 850cc 3-cylinder crossplane crank engine equipped with forged pistons, and offset cylinders. Plus control technologies such as three stage traction control, switchable D-Mode power maps and ABS braking.
NEW MT-09 Key Features
Newly styled twin-eye 4-bulb LED headlights
6-bulb LED position lights with winglets
30mm shorter tail with integrated 3D light
Redesigned seat, flatter and 5mm higher
Rear fender/licence plate holder with single-sided mount
Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch
Quick Shift System (QSS)
Higher specification front suspension
Flat muffler surface with restyled end cap
Instruments integrated with headlight assembly
Radiator side fins and enlarged air intakes
Front turn signals relocated beside radiator
Attention to detail extends to neat muffler end cap
|Engine Type||3-Cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||78.0 x 59.1 mm|
|Compression Ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet Sump|
|Fuel Management||Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14 L|
|Oil Capacity||3.4 L|
|Transmission||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Seat Height||820 mm|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Dry Weight||180 kg|
|Wet Weight||193 kg with 14 litres of fuel|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 137mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm, 130mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Hydraulic dual discs, 298mm - ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Hydraulic single disc, 245mm - ABS|
|Tyres Front||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)|
|Tyres Rear||180/55ZR17M/C (73W)|
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