The ongoing 2016 Intermot show in Germany has brought delight to a number of automobile enthusiasts around the world. With motorcycles launches ranging from a simple paint job upgrade to all new models, the Intermot has seen almost everything. This time, the model in question is the new Yamaha MT-09.
A first look into its eyes and you are likely to call it menacing, to say the least, as those twin eye LED headlamps display the motorcycle’s aggressive side. A few other features are the new side fins that are fitted to the radiator and aerodynamic winglets on either side, a multi function instrument cluster that is nearer ti the head light assembly, a restyled muffler with a flatter surface that is finished with a new exhaust canister. At the rear, the 2017 MT-09 comes equipped with a compact tail-end design with a new integrated ‘M’ shaped LED tail light.
Ergonomically, the 2017 model receives a flatter and 5 mm higher seat, which according to the company, will offer better comfort to the rider. Another change is the upwardly slanted subframe which is now shortened by 30mm. Complimenting the shorter tail is a new swingarm mounted rear fender that also houses the license plate with the help of a single sided forged aluminium stay.
An Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch is a new feature on the upcoming MT-09 that is said to reduce the load of the clutch lever by 30%, thus reducing rider effort. The Quick Shift System (QSS), a mechanism borrowed from the R1 that helps the rider with smoother clutchless up-shifts. Up-front, the model also receives the 41mm inverted forks that come fitted with a new compression damping adjuster in the left fork tube, while the existing rebound damping function is situated in the right tube.
Yamaha Motor has remained tight lipped regarding the engine specifications although it is learnt that the 850cc 3 cylinder engine is now fully Euro 4 compliant. Stay tuned as we get you the engine updates soon!
Here is the official video of the 2017 Yamaha MT-09:
Following is an image gallery of the 2017 Yamaha MT-09: