The Yamaha MT-09 SP can be a futuristic superbike thanks to Puig

Puig's Diablo is developed from a Yamaha MT-09 SP, but if you could tell that just from looking at it, you are a magician or a liar.

Puig Diablo. - Puig Hi-Tech Parts

HOW do you take a Yamaha MT-09 and turn it into a futuristic-looking superbike? Well, ask Puig. 

No, not Alberto Puig, the Repsol Honda Team team boss, but Puig Hi-Tech Parts, the components’ manufacturer out of Spain. 

Their latest project has seen them take a Yamaha MT-09 SP as a base, and completely revolutionise its aesthetics to create a partially-faired, futuristic sports bike look. 

Finished in red and with totally redesigned bodywork, Puig’s Diablo even incorporates half-covers on the front wheel, like we have seen in recent years on some MotoGP bikes. 

Puig describes the Diablo project as “an exercise in creativity without limits,” and, well, the images, in this case, really do speak for themselves. 

“Developed from a Yamaha MT-09 SP, Puig has modified the riding position after an ergonomic study to improve aerodynamics and rider protection,” Puig says. Additionally, the aerodynamic package of the Diablo also incorporates “innovative mobile wings,” according to Puig, which they say “shape a dream naked motorcycle that offers an improved riding experience and performance.”

“This is the first time that we have faced such a free design project, it has been a very interesting challenge and learning for the whole team that has allowed us to see what we are capable of doing and new lines of design and many ideas for the future have emerged from it,” said Berta Perarnau, Puig’s head of design.

The Diablo’s lead designer, Miquel Vallribera, said, “We wanted to open the debate on what the motorcycle and accessories of the future can be like, showing how we imagine it at Puig and the result, the Diablo, I think is the perfect exponent, with active aerodynamics, protection, functionality, and aesthetics as designing principles”.