Yamaha has experienced considerable success with naked bikes in India. The FZ series of bikes is extremely popular in the entry level performance bikes and was undisputed for a long period of time. Yamaha has officially launched the MT-09 in India-a bike that is widely regarded as one of the best naked bikes in the world. The bike took centre stage at Yamaha’s stall during the Delhi Auto Expo.
The MT-09 looks absolutely stunning and has very impressive performance figures. The bike’s popularity is mainly due to its stunning design, technology and performance. The MT-09 will go head to head with the likes of the Kawasaki Z800, the Triumph Street Triple and the Ducati Monster 821. The MT-09 has straight forward design that follows a “function over form” philosophy and will appeal to the younger audience in the Indian two-wheeler market. Yamaha will bring the MT-09 as a CBU (Completely Built Unit).
The MT-09 is equipped with a 847 cc, liquid cooled, in-line three cylinder engine that develops a peak power of 115 bhp and has a peak torque output of 87.5 Nm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed, constant mesh gearbox.
The MT-09 is equipped with the following features:
The MT-09 is available in the following colours:
Price and First Impression
The MT-09 is priced at Rs. 10,20,000 (Ex-showroom Delhi) and will available only at select dealerships across the country. Although extremely capable, the expensive price tag may deter prospective buyers. That being said, if the MT-09 gains popularity amongst enthusiasts, Yamaha might be persuaded into launching other exciting low capacity MT series of bikes. For that sake alone, we hope that the MT-09 becomes a success story.