New Motorcycles Hyper Naked REVOLUTION OF THE ICON The industry benchmark in hyper naked performance and razor sharp handling with its new 890cc triple-cylinder engine and radical next-generation design. Features CHASSIS / SUSPENSION EIGHT POUNDS LIGHTER: Weighing in at only 417 pounds, the MT-09's engine, chassis and bodywork extensively incorporate weight-reducing technologies, to weigh in eight pounds lighter than the former MT-09. LIGHTWEIGHT ALUMINUM FRAME: The MT-09 features developed lightweight aluminum frame which has been further refined to showcase the MT's signature “agility.” To ensure both straight-line stability and handling performance, the balance of longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity has also been improved. Most notably, the lateral rigidity has been increased by approximately 50% for even more straight-line stability. The frame is manufactured using the latest in Yamaha’s controlled filling (CF) die casting technology which contributes to the MT-09's reduced weight. ALUMINUM DIE CAST SUBFRAME: Replacing the steel subframe from the previous model, the MT-09 employs a controlled filling aluminum die-cast subframe that reduces weight, contributing to the model’s signature feeling of agility. LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-RIGIDITY SWINGARM: The MT-09 features developed swingarm that uses a welded box shape of aluminum plate to achieve both high rigidity and is 250g lighter than former models. The MT-09's swingarm pivot structure connects to the frame from the outside, compared to the previous model that hosts the reversed arrangement. Together, with the changes to the chassis' rigidity and thorough engineering of the shapes of parts and components around the seat, the design retains the MT-09’s slim feel while still delivering outstanding straight-line stability at high speeds with greater cornering stability. LIGHTWEIGHT SPIN FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS: The MT-09 employs lightweight wheels. Manufactured using Yamaha-exclusive spinforging technology, these wheels contribute to outstanding handling. With a notable 11% decrease in the momentum of inertia at the rear, these wheels make for a big contribution to the MT-09’s agile handling character. BRAKING FOR SPORTY RIDING: To support more spirited, sporty riding, the MT-09's state-of-the-art brake features a radial Nissin master cylinder for the front brake. The piston in the master cylinder moves in a direction parallel to brake lever travel, contributing to a more linear supply of hydraulic pressure for excellent controllability. Following the YZF-R1, the MT-09 is only the second Yamaha model to use this technology that can be controlled with just a fingertip. ADJUSTABLE RIDING POSITION: The riding position was designed to accommodate riders of varying physiques. The handlebars and footpegs can be adjusted to two different positions, allowing riders to set a position that gives them a secure feeling the moment they get on the bike. The handlebar clamps can be rotated 10mm forward, and the footpeg mounts can be raised 14mm higher as well as 4mm rearward. KYB® FRONT FORK & KYB® REAR SHOCK: The MT-09 features an 41mm KYB® inverted front fork with optimized settings to match the character of the compact frame for a smoother, more controlled ride. These settings slightly reduce movement in the pitch direction but make it easier for the rider to feel the suspension working while riding. Both the front and rear suspension are adjustable for preload and rebound damping while the front fork is also adjustable for compression. ELECTRONICS SIX-AXIS IMU: The MT-09 features 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).