Yamaha MT-09 SP For Sale

Yamaha MT-09 SP
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What Is It?

The Yamaha MT-09 SP is a naked bike at the sportier end of the spectrum and is powered by a Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled 889 cc triple engine, producing 117.3 bhp at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque at 7,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 298 mm discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 245 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Cornering ABS
  • Adjustable 41 mm KYB upside down fork with 130 mm travel
  • Adjustable Ohlins rear shock with 122 mm travel
  • Ride modes: Standard, A (sport), B (rain)
  • Lean angle aware 3-level traction control
  • 3-level slide control
  • 3-level anti-wheelie
  • Engine brake control
  • Slipper clutch
  • Up / down quickshifter
  • 3->1->2 low slung exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

The MT-09 SP builds on the standard MT-09 with cruise control, a premium KYB fork, Ohlins rear shock, premium stitched seat, black handlebar / levers, brushed swingarm and a SPecial colour scheme.

Compared to the 2018-2020 model there's a new 3.5" TFT dash, funky single LED headlight, unusual 1.4 kg lighter exhaust system, cornering ABS, faster quickshifter, new 2.3 kg lighter frame / swingarm, new 0.7 kg lighter spin forged wheels, LED indicators and the plate holder is back to being mounted off the seat.

The new 42 cc larger engine delivers just under 4 bhp more power, with a 7% boosted maximum torque appearing 1,500 rpm lower down the range and weighs 1.7 kg less. Suspension travel is slightly lower, seat height is 5 mm higher and it's an impressive 4 kg lighter.

The 10-spoke 17" wheels take a Bridgestone Battlax S20 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/70 at the rear.

Accessories include the pro levers, 39 / 50 litre top box, heated grips, TPMS and a range of billet parts.

  • 2021: Blue/silver

It should hit the dealers in March 2021.

Did You Know?

MT stands for Masters of Torque.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Loads of usable torque
  • Very light
  • Comfort
  • Dash

Any Downsides?

  • New headlight design divides opinion
  • Levers


Capacity: 889 cc (average)

Power: 117 bhp / 87 kW (high)

Red Line: 10,800 rpm (high)

Top Speed: 140 mph / 225 km/h (high)

Economy: 50 mpg / 5.6 L/100km (average)

Range: 150 miles / 241 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 14.0 litres / 3.1 gallons (average)

Seat Height: 825 mm / 32.5 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 189 kg / 417 pounds (average)

Power to Weight: 0.619 bhp/kg / 0.462 kW/kg


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