2021 Yamaha MT-09 Unveiled
Yamaha has introduced the 2021 MT-09, an all-new street naked motorcycle that’s smaller, more powerful, and packs more tech than its predecessor.
Yamaha has revamped the concept of the MT-09 absolutely while maintaining its hostile stance. The key distinction between the old Yamaha MT-09 and the current MT-09 is the headlight. The new LED headlight, flanking with LED strips, seems noticeably different from the twin-projector system on the old motorcycle, which undoubtedly had an angrier face. The fuel tank is also new and looks stylish. Instead of the swingarm fixed on the old MT-09, you can also note the traditional number plate holder.
The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is the swingarm that is brand new and 250 g lighter. The mainframe and subframe are also newly created. Yamaha’s new MT-09 Deltabox Frame, which is lightweight and 50% more stable on the side to enhance the stability of the MT-09 when riding straight lines, is employed. The new frame and the lighter engine dropped 3 kg and the new MT-09 dropped to 189 kg in weight.
The suspension components consist of a 41 mm Kayaba USD fork and a preload plus Kayaba monoshock rebound adjusted on the rear. The wheelbase is at 1430 mm marginally shorter, while the ground clearance was increased to 140 mm than the outgoing model.
The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is fitted with a Nissin radial master cylinder, and new brakes (298 mm disc at the front and 245 mm disc at the rear). The 2021 MT-09 is the second Yamaha motorcycle to have such a braking set-up, except the YZF-R1.
The motorcycle has traditional street fighter ergonomics, a height of 825 mm, and an obverse location. However, the highlight is the ability to change the riding position. The control clamps can be removed and rotated 10 mm forward. This can be accomplished. Similarly, depending on the rider’s choice, the footpeg mounters can rise 14 mm higher and rearward 4 mm.
The inline triple engine crossplane was significantly improved by Yamaha. First, from 847cc to 890cc, the cubic capacity is bumped with the same boor (78 mm), but 62.1 mm with a longer stroke. The engine will also be fitted with new forged pistons, fracture-split camshaft, and crankshaft. The latest engine makes 117 hp at 10,000 rpm and 93 Nm as a result of all these revisions.
The motor is coupled with a six-speed gearbox, a quick shifter up / down and regular assistance and slip clutch.
The new MT-09 is designed for a new six-axis, Yamaha YZF-R1 IMU configuration. It controls ABS systems for sleek-sensitive traction control and slide control. Yamaha offers 3 riding modes – Mode 1 Mode 2 and Mode, the latter being an individual mode that lets the rider change the configuration by choice. A new 3.5-inch TFT monitor is available to view all this.
Yamaha also updated the ride-by-wire system of the MT-07 with a revamped version of the APSG technology used on the YZF series of superbikes. Yamaha also updated the MT-09. A sensor and a magnet detect the degree of throttle opening and mirror signals to the valve engine in the APSG.
Finally, Yamaha MT-09 takes her teeth to tackle the ever-changing rivalry. New electronics and features the most powerful engine would raise prices equally.
The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 will soon be on sale globally. The fact that Yamaha will be in 2021 MT-09 is uncertain but it will be priced well above Rs 12 lakh ( ex-showroom) on BS4 model next year.
The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is going to battle the KTM 790 and the Triumph Street Triple R in terms of rivalry.