Published on November 11th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2021 Yamaha MT-09 Now In Malaysia – RM54,998
Yamaha’s new hyper naked has arrived, looking meaner than ever
Appearance-wise, the MT-09 now sports a cyclops-like face thanks to a single, bifunctional LED headlight flanked by light strips that act as daytime running lights. This is matched with the LED taillight, which projects a signature Y-shaped illumination.
For the new model year, the MT-09 is still powered by a liquid-cooled three-cylinder crossplane engine but with a displacement of 889 cc, the revised engine is 42 cc larger than before. Mated to a six-speed gearbox, the engine makes 119 PS at 10,000 rpm and 93 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, representing an increase of 4 PS and 5.5 Nm.
The Deltabox aluminium frame is also new and 2.3 kg lighter than that of the previous model. Up front, there’s a fully-adjustable 41 mm Kayaba forks while at the rear, you’ll find a newly designed linkage to match with the new high-rigidity swingarm. The new forged wheels are 700 grams lighter, which helps to reduce the moment of inertia at the rear by 11 percent.
Tech-wise, the MT-09 is equipped with Yamaha’s newly developed 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), which comprises three rider aids; Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS), and front-wheel Lift Control System (LIF).
There is also a 3.5-inch TFT display that features a bar-type tachometer that changes colour as rpm rises or falls, as well as multi-functional displays for fuel, average mileage, gear indicator and more. Riders can switch between displays and their preferred mode for electronic aids via a handlebar-mounted switch.
Available in Ice Blue and Storm Fluo, the new Yamaha MT-09 is priced at RM54,998 excluding insurance and registration. First 300 units of the MT-09 come with an exclusive key pouch by Royal Selangor while each new owner will receive a free safety disc lock.