Hailed as an instant cult classic when first released, the MT-09 delivered a new level of performance from its triple-cylinder CP3 engine and short wheelbase chassis. Adding the SP treatment takes that performance to a whole new level with the addition of a top-shelf Öhlins rear shock and adjustable KYB forks.
Razor-sharp handling is delivered by the Öhlins rear shock that can be set via an easy-to-reach remote preload adjuster. The KYB fork legs are adjustable for rebound and compression, allowing fine-tuning of the chassis to suit the owner’s riding style, preference and road conditions.
Three selectable engine maps are available at the press of a button via Yamaha’s D-MODE system. A button press is also all it takes to adjust the two-level traction control system that can be disengaged.
The compact and powerful 847cc triple-cylinder CP3 engine delivers lashings of mid-range torque and is housed in a lightweight aluminium chassis. Yamaha’s Quick Shift system delivers lightning-fast up-shifts while the assist and slipper clutch regulates back-torque for higher stability on corner entry.
The package is wrapped in Yamaha’s Hyper Naked styling that makes it unmistakably an MT model.
*Pricing quoted is correct at time of publication on 1 July 2020.