The Yamaha MT-09 was first made its stance in the 2016 Auto Expo. This is a true performer because of its engine configurations. I mean to be saying this because it gets an inline-3 engine that makes the bike to sprint like anything. With all the amenities finally, it made it’s debut worldwide by challenging all the on-going segment commuters. So now it’s time to brief out this sprinter. Get set started…
DESIGN & STYLING
Yamaha MT-09 comes with a new design language that never seen before in India. The front profile of the bike comes with a headlamp unit and DRLs that looks more upmarket and trendy too.
The Yamaha MT-09 comes with an extendable tank with 09 font as a rather enhancement. The design of the bike is too flamboyant and plusher, so, it mostly suits a particular niche.
The front forks receive bright color shade like blue. While the alloy wheels get colored pinstripes so as to make suitable for contrasted blue forks.
The three-cylinder unit gets the de rigueur black finish to fulfill the lavish desire. As said, the 3-cylinders also adds the muscular look to the bike too.
The tail profile draws the attention because of its plush appearance. The seat of the bike is very comfier with the short tailpiece.
Yamaha employed a digital instrument unit to the MT-09 that housed right to the handlebar. While it also displays significant info like speed, revolutions, odometer, clock, temperature readings, and the gear shifts as well.
The bike comes with two level choosable actions like traction control and switch it off. The 3-riding modes now add all the premium experience to the rider. As of the modes, The A mode offers full-blown mode, a standard mode offers full power again with smooth driving while the B mode comes in power output reduction for smooth and better performance.
Yamaha MT-09 a draws all the power from an 847 cc, liquid-cooled 3-engine that produces 115 PS of power and a peak torque of 87 Nm. The transmission duties are carried by a 6-speed gearbox. The power that drawn from the engine gives all energetic vibes to the rider. Yamaha MT-09 easily sprints 0-100 km mark in just 4-seconds. Amazing figure right!
With the three engine setup, the bike feels quite heavier, but we should ignore and recognize the artistic elements that in the bike.
The driving experience with the bike is simply awesome for this thanks to Yamaha for comprising quality fittings and upmarket elements too.
The suspension duties are carried by an adjustable upside down forks in front and the rear gets a horizontally mounted monoshock swingarm
It provides the best grip on the surface, for this MT-09 comes with a Bridgestone Battlax tyres with a 120-section front and a 180-section at the rear for stability and control at the corners.
As of the Braking, the front gets a 298 mm dual discs with the usage of 4-pot calipers, while the rear gets a 245 mm disc. This braking setup enables the quality rides by performing a braking action is required situations.
WHAT ABOUT PRICING?
Yamaha priced the MT-09 very competitively and aggressively with a start range of INR 11.36 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi, and hence making the most costly bike in the segment. This tourer is outrageous priced because Yamaha importing the MT-09 to India through CBU route, that is the reason behind it.
IS IT BEST?
Being a costly and speedy bike in the segment, the MT-09 going to face a tough competition from the existing brands like Kawasaki Z800, Ducati Monster 821 and Triumph Street Triple. Undoubtedly, it’s a costly tourer offering an impeccable performance with an oomph design.
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