Yamaha reveals MT-09 SP at EICMA

It will go on sale in January

Yamaha reveals MT-09 SP at EICMA

YAMAHA's MT-10 SP went down a storm when it launched earlier this year.

So it’s no surprise that the manufacturer has now revealed an MT-09 SP, unveiling the bike at its pre-EICMA press conference.

Just as the new MT-07 has inherited the styling of the 09, the MT-09 SP features many of the components of the MT-10 SP – components that give it a unique, sporty character and allow it to wear the ‘SP’ suffix.

The first immediate influence from the MT-10 SP is the Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme, which includes silver sides with blue upper sections, MT-09 SP water transfer graphics and a 3D Yamaha tuning fork logo on each side. Black handlebars, and control levers sit between the silver headlight and seat cowls, while the front fender has a blue/black finish with SP graphics.

Lightweight blue 10-spoke wheels featuring MT-09 SP graphics and blue stitching on the seat complete the look.

Other aesthetic features include aggressive LED twin-eye headlights, LED position lights, a swingarm mounted licence plate holder and a special LCD instrument panel displaying white information against a black background.

Complementing Yamaha’s 847cc three-cylinder torque-rich crossplane engine, which makes 115hp, is an extensive electronics package. Again mimicking the MT-10 SP, this includes a quick shift, assist and slipper clutch, switchable traction control and D-MODE adjustable engine character.

Suspension on the lightweight aluminium frame and swing arm is accounted for by newly designed rebound and compression damping front forks and an Öhlins rear shock, offering high levels of adjustability via an easily accessible remote adjuster.

Yamaha said of the new model: ‘Featuring a high standard specification that includes Öhlins equipment as well as dedicated colouring and unique finishing, the radical new MT-09 SP builds on the significant strengths of the MT brand, and takes the Hyper Naked riding experience to a new extreme.’

 It will be available from January.