As we inch closer to the end of the year, Yamaha, the Japanese bike giant, globally revealed the redesigned MT-09. While the model from the previous generation included Bluetooth connectivity, the revisions for 2024 include more significant modifications. The improvement highlights comprise a press-molded lower gas tank, tweaked intakes with an acoustic amplifier grille for easy access to the CP3's "vibrant note," a lower saddle, a higher-positioned separate passenger seat, altered headlight placement, a six-axis IMU with a new Back Slip Regulator (derived from the R1), and an extended handlebar range. With its better ergonomics that allow for an even more aggressive stance than before, the new MT-09 sits a bit more forward this time around. However, the forward tilt can be slightly customised with the dual-level adjustable footpegs and handlebars. Here are all the crucial details on the newly unveiled model.
2024 Yamaha MT-09: Engine Details
The engine specifications are the same as before. At its core is an 890cc, CP3, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which churns out 117bhp of maximum power at 10,000rpm and 93Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm.
2024 Yamaha MT-09: Styling
Yamaha changed the look of the bike by adding a new LED headlight unit with a slimmer light cluster and slimmer, sharper bodywork that was reportedly influenced by the manufacturer's motocross bikes. This includes a modified fuel tank that was created by the press moulding manufacturing method. The bike has a new LED taillight with a smoked bottom lens mounted separately from the brake lights at the back. The seating configuration has also been updated, with a separate perch for the rider and pillion to enhance riding posture and facilitate mounting and dismounting.
When it comes to the riding position, the bikemaker adjusted the handlebars and moved the new pegs 30mm further back and upward by almost 10mm. The redesigned tank's shape additionally gives you more steering angle as compared to the earlier one. There are three available paint jobs for the bike - Midnight Cyan, Icon Blue, and Tech Black.
2024 Yamaha MT-09: Features Onboard
On the feature front, a 5-inch TFT-LCD instrument display that connects to the rider's smartphone via Bluetooth and the Yamaha MyRide app is a new addition to the MT-09. Using the Garmin StreetCross app and a helmet headset, the screen also offers full map navigation. Furthermore, the new handlebar buttons on the MT-09 and the MyRide app can also be used to regulate the ride modes. In addition to two customisable settings, there are three preset ride modes: Sport, Street, and Rain. The bike comes equipped with features like standard cruise control, under seat USB-C socket, and self-cancelling turn indicators as well.
2024 Yamaha MT-09: Hardware Components
The 2024 MT-09's other modifications are all hardware-related. While the rear monoshock is adjustable and includes a review linkage for a smoother ride, the front forks are fully adjustable with 41mm diameter upside-down fork legs. The 17-inch spin-forged aluminum wheels have been wrapped in Bridgestone Battleax Hypersport S23M tyres. A single 245mm disc halts the rear wheel, while dual 298mm discs with four-piston brake callipers stop the front wheel thanks to a radial master cylinder supplied by Brembo. With a fuel capacity of 14 litres, the seat height and the kerb weight of the bike stand at 825mm and 193 kilograms, respectively.
2024 Yamaha MT-09: Expected India Launch Timeline
Regarding the likelihood of the all-new MT-09 arriving in India, the bike major has already stated that they are planning to roll out the premium bike in the domestic market. The official timeline for the same, however, has not yet been revealed to the public. It is expected that the brand will initially introduce another anticipated offering, the MT-07, followed by the launch of the MT-09 sometime in 2024. But for now, Yamaha has its sights on launching the 300cc motorcycles here by the end of this year.