For next year, Yamaha has given the MT-09 an extensive model update, which is also reflected in a once again sharper look. The LED headlight with a more compact lens in a redesigned cover creates a link to the tank, which has also been redrawn. At the rear, there is a new taillight with separate brake light.
The revised airbox with redesigned air intake ducts emphasizes the high sound frequencies of the three-cylinder engine while ensuring linear throttle response. The sound, which is primarily perceptible to the rider, is emphasized at higher speeds and rpm by a new component on the top of the motorcycle.
In addition, the Yamaha MT-09 receives refined ergonomics. For example, the height-adjustable footpegs move three centimeters back and almost one centimeter in height. The pillion footpegs have also been arranged differently. There are separate seats. The adjustable handlebars are positioned lower, and the steering angle is greater thanks to the new tank. The handbrake, clutch and shift levers have been changed, as has the front brake line. The rear suspension has been modified for better cornering.
Also new on board is the five-inch TFT color display with four different display options and Communication Control Unit (CCU) for smartphone connectivity. There is also a USB Type-C socket under the seat. The three standard driving modes are joined by two individually programmable ones.
Other features of the model update include cruise control, comfort turn signals, and the third-generation quickshifter. The assistance package is expanded to include a Back Slip Regulator (BSR), which controls torque when the rear wheel threatens to lock under excessive
engine braking threatens to lock up.
Available for delivery is the new MT-09 from February. Yamaha wants to announce the prices shortly. (aum)
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