2024 Yamaha MT-09 set for £10,000 price point

Pricing for the 2024 Yamaha MT-09 and MT-09 SP has been revealed by the Iwata marque, with both bikes updated for the new year

2024 Yamaha MT-09 SP

Pricing has been announced for the 2024 Yamaha MT-09 and MT-09 SP, with Yamaha confirming the OTR prices of both models.

It has been a few weeks now since the MT-09 and MT-09 SP were revealed for 2024, with their refreshed technical specifications and darkened aesthetics, and finally Yamaha has been able to reveal the price of each bike.

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 comes in at £10,100, while the higher-spec MT-09 SP is priced a little higher at £10,800.

2024 Yamaha MT-09

Yamaha’s popular MT-09 looks to be better than ever thanks to a comprehensive refresh covering styling, technology and - best of all - noise. 

Once again, power comes from the 890cc, 117bhp version of the ‘CP3’ triple introduced in 2021, but it should sound a lot fruitier behind the bars. As similarly found on the MT-10, there’s a two-piece “acoustic amplifier grille” atop the tank which fires glorious intake noise right at your face. The airbox also features two new air ducts “which accentuate the high frequency sounds while maintaining a linear throttle response,” Yamaha says. Lovely. 

To tweak the styling, Yamaha has added a new LED headlight unit featuring a thinner light cluster, and “slimmer, sharper” bodywork said to be inspired by the company’s motocross bikes. This involves a reshaped fuel tank made using a “press moulding manufacturing method”.

At the rear of the bike, there’s a new LED taillight which is separate from the brake lights and features a smoked bottom lens. Also new is the seating arrangement, which now involves a separate perch for rider and pillion to both improve the riding position and make mounting and dismounting easier.

On the subject of the riding position, Yamaha has pushed the redesigned pegs 30mm further back while raising them by nearly 10mm, while the handlebars are lower than before. You also get more steering angle than previously thanks to the shape of that new tank.

Sticking with the cockpit, we should point out that there’s a new five-inch full-colour TFT featuring Garmin StreetCross navigation via the free Yamaha MyRide app, message notifications and the possibility of taking calls and listening to tunes via a (not included) Bluetooth headset. The new display is controlled via new switchgear, and for charging your devices on the move, there’s an under-seat USB-C socket.

Also on the tech front, Yamaha has added two custom riding modes that let you combine your favoured settings for power, traction control and lift control. These complement the pre-set Sport, Street and Rain modes. 

The six-axis IMU has been upgraded, now coming with a ‘back slip regulator’ for added stability when the rear wheel locks under heavy engine braking. The 2024 MT-09 also has cruise control fitted as standard, a quickshifter and soft-click, auto-cancelling indicators. 

The bike is available in Midnight Cyan, Icon Blue and Tech Black for an as-yet undisclosed price. Expect a slight rise compared to the £9,810 charged for the outgoing model. 

2024 Yamaha MT-09 SP

Just a couple of days after the launch of the 2024 Yamaha MT-09, the new Yamaha MT-09 SP has been launched, with the kind of higher specs you might expect.

For a start, the electronics are beefed up with the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) gaining additional track-based settings allowing for tunability of the engine’s characteristics as well as of the intervention level of the different electronic assists, such as traction control, and the Slide Control System.

As with the MT-09, the MT-09 SP will come with three standard riding modes in 2024 - Sport, Street, and Rain - and will have space for two custom settings to be set up by the rider, but in addition to that, the SP will gain four Track modes, all of which will also be customisable by the rider. The customisable Track modes allow for tuning of the Engine Brake Management (EBM) through two settings, and Brake Control (BC), and allows for the disengagement of ABS at the rear brake. Either the bike’s five-inch TFT dashboard - which gains the ‘Track’ theme for the MT-09 SP - or the Yamaha MyRide app can be used to tune the electronic settings.

The SP also gains mechanically compared to the standard bike, with Brembo Stylema callipers and adjustable suspension at both ends - a Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coated 41mm KYB front fork (rebound, compression, preload adjustment), and Ohlins monoshock (rebound and compression adjustment). Both front and rear suspension also feature a higher spring rate compared to standard, while the swingarm on the SP is constructed using brushed aluminium.

Yamaha’s Smart Key System is also present on the 2024 MT-09 SP, becoming the first high-performance naked from Yamaha to utilise the system. 

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 SP will be available in one colour option - ‘Icon Performance’ - which Yamaha says is inspired by its R1M supersports motorcycle.