News – New Yamaha MT-09 2021: big updates and exposure … – Used YAMAHA

New Yamaha MT-09 2021: big updates and exposure…

News - New Yamaha MT-09 2021: big updates and exposure ... - Used YAMAHA

Yamaha unveils its first novelty in 2021, scheduled for next spring! With its more demonstrative engine, its lighter cycle part and its more advanced electronics, the new MT-09 pushes the concept of "hyper naked" motorcycle to its climax…. and the cap a little too far in terms of design? Presentation.

Yamaha is taking advantage of the transition from its CP3 (3-cylinder crossplane) to the Euro5 standard to completely renew its MT-09. And it shows at first glance. Besides, is this new look more streamlined – than that? tumors ! – will arouse enthusiasm? Within the MNC editorial staff, a response bursts forth: "Bof, as long as it raises in three …"

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"To express its exceptional handling, Yamaha has developed a fairingless design to offer a new clean, dynamic and agile look from all angles", reveals the Iwata firm, specifying that "the compact front fender and the nacelle of minimalist headlight are the only other body elements of this stripped and muscular chassis " !

In doing so, the brand with three tuning forks allows its roadster to lose weight and limit its production cost. No false joy, however: the end customer will pay the future MT-09 (arrival expected at the end of the first quarter of 2021) 300 euros more expensive than the previous model. But she offers more !

News - New Yamaha MT-09 2021: big updates and exposure ... - Used YAMAHA

Thoroughly reviewed (electronic accelerator, intake, injectors on the cylinder head, piston, connecting rod, camshafts, crankcases, exhaust, etc.), the 3-cylinder Yamaha cube now 889 cc: bigger, it is both more lighter, better filled, more powerful and more economical than the first generation of 847 cc (see the comparative technical sheet at the bottom of the article).

Along with the mechanics, the electronics are also changing a lot for 2021: the installation of a 6-axis inertial unit allows the MT-09 to control its traction (TCS) according to the inclination, its glide (SCS), its nose-up (LIFt) and its engine brake (BC) coupled to ABS. Like the R1! The MT-10 and its customers will be jealous…

News - New Yamaha MT-09 2021: big updates and exposure ... - Used YAMAHA

To configure all its assistance, the Yam roadster is equipped with controls on the handlebars and a new screen in its image: compact, light, complete and colorful! The MT-09 2021 will indeed be available in three colors: Fluo "as it should be for an MT", Blue "Corporate" and Black "Darkside of Japan".

Another breakthrough: "Yamaha’s CF technology has resulted in the thinnest wall section ever made on a Yamaha die-cast frame." With the subframe and the new swingarm, Yam estimates to have gained (lost, in short!) 2.3 kg compared to the old set.

News - New Yamaha MT-09 2021: big updates and exposure ... - Used YAMAHA

Aware of the turbulent image of its previous MT-09 – dangerous for some – Yamaha emphasizes that thanks to "a 50% increase in the lateral stiffness of its frame, the MT-09 2021 will offer" a high level of stability in straight line".

Likewise, "to adapt to the more compact frame and the shorter fork (fully adjustable and differently adjusted like damping, editor’s note), the position of the head tube is lowered by 30 mm, which offers a better feeling front axle grip when cornering, as well as better feedback for the rider ", guarantees Yamaha.

News - New Yamaha MT-09 2021: big updates and exposure ... - Used YAMAHA

In the end, the 2021 MT-09 will weigh only 189 kilograms fully loaded (including 14 liters of gasoline for a theoretical range of 280 km) and will develop 119 horsepower. Combined with its wheelbase of only 1430 mm it is certain, it will lift in three! Enough to get the Z900, the best selling segment in France. Case to follow on MNC: stay connected !

Yamaha MT-09 2021: Technical Sheet (Vs 2020)


  • New 3-cylinder in-line (-0.3 kg)
  • Cooling: liquid
  • Timing: DOHC 4-valve
  • Displacement: 889 cc (+42 cc Vs 2020)
  • Bore x stroke: 78 x 62.1 mm (Vs 78 x 59.1 mm)
  • Homologation: Euro5 (Vs Euro4)
  • Maximum power: 119 hp at 10,000 rpm (+4 hp)
  • Maximum torque: 93 Nm at 700 rpm (+5.5 Nm)
  • Torque at low speed: + 7%
  • Avg consumption: 5.0 l / 100km (-0.5 l / 100km)
  • CO2 emissions: 116 g / km (-11 g / km)
  • New exhaust (-1.4 kg)
  • 1st and 2nd gear longer
  • Optimized A&S clutch
  • D-Mode motor tuning offering several modes
  • Compact and lightweight 6-axis "IMU" inertial unit
  • Piloting aids: "TCS", "SCS" and "LIFt" with three intervention modes
  • New Quick Shift with up and down gears


  • New Deltabox die-cast aluminum chassis (-2.3 kg)
  • Crystal Graphite frame finish
  • New lightweight aluminum swingarm (-0.5 kg)
  • Fully adjustable KYB 41mm inverted fork (with modified settings)
  • Adjustable KYB rear shock (with modified settings)
  • Front / rear travel: 130/122 mm (Vs 137/130 mm)
  • Front brake: 298 mm double disc
  • New Nissin radial front brake master cylinder
  • Rear brake: single 245 mm disc
  • Front Tire: 120 / 70ZR17M / C 58W Tubeless
  • Tire Ar: 180 / 55ZR17M / C 73W Tubeless
  • ABS and engine brake control "BC"
  • New 17 "10 spoke SpinForged rims (-0.7 kg)


  • L x W x H: 2090 x 795 x 1190 mm (Vs 1075 x 815 x 1120 mm)
  • Angle / socket: 25 ° / 108 mm (Vs 25 ° / 103 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 1430 mm (-10 mm)
  • Ground clearance: 140 mm (+5 mm)
  • Seat height: 825 mm (+5 mm)
  • Tank: 14 l
  • Full weight: 189 kg (-4 kg)

Other info

  • "Stylish & without fairing" (less stylish? Lightly dressed)
  • 3.5 "color TFT instrumentation with handlebar switch
  • Full LED lighting with Y signature front and rear
  • Colors: Neon "Storm", Blue "Icon" and Black "Tech".
  • Available: end of 1st quarter 2021
  • Rate : 9,499 euros (+300 euros)

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