All-New 890cc Liquid-Cooled Three-Cylinder DOHC Fuel-Injected Engine
The MT-09 SP features a newly developed 890cc liquid-cooled three-cylinder, DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder fuel-injected (YCC-T) engine with a downdraft intake. The bore × stroke of 78 mm × 62.1 mm and 11.5:1 compression ratio provide outstanding torque with strong power delivery characteristics. Almost all of the fundamental parts of the engine, from the pistons and connecting rods to the crankshaft, camshafts and crankcase, have all been redesigned with a reduction in weight. The combination of improved combustion efficiency and lighter weight results in an impressive fuel efficiency of 49 MPG.
Premium KYB® & Öhlins® Suspension
The MT-09 SP’s KYB® front suspension can be individually adjusted on each side for compression and rebound damping. Adjustments for high and low speed compression damping can also be made, giving riders more detailed settings to choose from. The 41mm inner tubes’ DLC coating provides excellent sliding characteristics and also adds to the exterior’s quality appearance. The MT-09 SP’s rear shock features a premium Öhlins® shock absorber with a remote preload adjuster, completing this class-leading suspension package.
The MT-09 SP features a cruise control system for easy, relaxed riding. Cruise control can be set when going at least 31 mph (or 50 kph) and in 4th gear or higher. After the cruise speed is set, the speed can be increased or decreased in increments of 1 mph (or 2 kph) with single pushes of the switch or by continuously holding down the switch. Cancel the cruise control by braking or by using the clutch or the throttle. The “Resume” function reengages the system and returns the bike to its previous set speed.
The MT-09 SP features special colors and graphics, a distinguished seat cover with its stylish, contrasting stitching, a clear-coated silver swingarm and clear-smoked front and rear brake fluid reservoirs that bring out the bike’s pure mechanical beauty. Together, these features showcase the MT-09 SP’s high quality, exclusive look among the MT lineup while linking the bike to the colorway found only on the YZF-R1M. In addition, the levers, handlebars and drive sprocket are a sleek black to further complement the MT-09 SP’s design to give the rider the feeling of being one with the machine.
Lightweight Aluminum Frame
The MT-09 SP’s lightweight aluminum frame showcases the MT’s signature “agility.” To ensure both straight-line stability and handling performance, the balance of longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity have been improved. Most notably, the lateral rigidity has been increased by approximately 50% for even more straight-line stability. The all-new frame is manufactured using the latest in Yamaha’s controlled filling (CF) die casting technology which contributes to the MT-09 SP’s light weight
The MT-09 SP features a newly developed six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that retains the base performance of proven IMU in the YZF-R1 but is 50% smaller and 40% lighter due to a thorough review of the sensor layout. The engine control unit (ECU) that receives and reflects the data from the IMU is equipped with three rider aids: a Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS) and front-wheel LIFt control system (LIF). All three systems work together to help the rider concentrate on riding to better extract the machine’s potential. Each of the systems can also be turned on or off and have their levels of intervention adjusted to preference. With this best-in-class electronic control technology, the MT-09 SP gives you the ultimate control in varying weather and surface conditions.
3.5-inch Full-Color TFT Instrument Display
The MT-09 SP’s 3.5-inch full-color TFT display features a bar-type tachometer that changes colors as rpm rises or falls, a clock and displays for remaining fuel, average mileage, water temperature, air temperature and a gearshift indicator (color reversed for gear in use). Easily switch between displays and information with the handlebar switches.