2021 Yamaha MT09 is a bigger, lighter and comprehensively changed hyper naked. It is expected to reach dealerships within next few months…

Yamaha has updated its hyper-naked MT-09 to a new generation model. The streetfighter gets all-new with comprehensive changes to almost everything.

The styling, specially the headlamp, does not boast a pleasing-all persona but the concept of minimum bodywork remains.

It now comes with a slightly bigger, three cylinder, 889 cc engine (resultant of a bigger bore) mostly because of the Euro 5 compliance. As a result, peak power has risen to 119 PS – a 4 PS jump along with a maximum torque of 93 Nm which is 5.5 Nm higher. The torque also peaks 1500 rpm earlier in the range.

2021 Yamaha MT09

It also gets new camshafts, crankcase, pistons, rods, fuel injection, etc. And then there is an all new Deltabox chassis as well. Yamaha’s focus has been on weight shaving and at 189 kg kerb, the 2021 MT-09 is full 4 kilos lighter than the older model. This is despite the bigger engine and other improvements.

2021 Yamaha MT09

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Prominent features include quickshifter, assist and slipper clutch, 41 mm upside down KYB front forks, three ride modes, etc. It also gets a new six-axis inertial measurement unit along with traction control, slide control, wheelie control and cornering ABS.

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The 2021 Yamaha MT09 will start shipping out early next year and it is also expected to come to India sometime later, considering that Yamaha already sells the existing model here.

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