The remarkable, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder engine is light and powerful, offering high torque at low rpm. The acoustic harmony which results from a combination of the induction sound and exhaust note gives the CP3 its recognisable roar, which heightens the feeling of acceleration. The fuel injectors give increased efficiency, while optimised gear ratios and a refined A&S (assist and slipper) clutch match the high output of the engine.
The compact CF (controlled filling) die-cast aluminium frame design is a modern take on the iconic Deltabox layout, providing a high level of chassis stiffness for excellent rider feedback and stability. Its optimised swingarm pivot structure, light and slim chassis give a more laidback feel making the MT-09 a perfect partner for both short and long rides.
Full colour 5-inch TFT instruments provide an option of four different themes to suit your individual requirements and riding situation, which you can scroll through using the all-new handlebar switches. You can also link your smartphone to the new TFT screen via the free Y-Connect app to receive message notifications, calls and listen to music*. Full map navigation is also available through the free Garmin StreetCross app to make each journey easier.
*Requires Bluetooth connected headset linked to the MT-09. Headset not included.
Developed from the R1, the compact six-axis IMU controls the MT-09’s high-tech rider aids including a three-mode Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS), front wheel Lift Control System (LIF) and Brake Control System. This best-in-class technology now features a Back Slip Regulator (BSR), which offers stabilisation when the rear wheel locks under excessive braking by controlling the level of torque produced.
The grin-inducing roar of the MT-09 is one of its most defining characteristics, evoking a sense of pure adrenaline with every twist of the throttle. The MT-09 features specifically designed air-intake ducts which accentuate the high frequency sounds, which are then emphasised, especially at higher speed, by an acoustic amplifier grille on top of the fuel tank, delivering the CP3’s vibrant note directly to you.
Embodying a pure ‘less is more’ approach, the next generation Hyper Naked styling takes the MT-09 to the next level in aggressive yet minimalist bodywork. The new bi-functional LED headlamp is now enclosed in a cover, creating a more compact and unified relationship with the newly-designed fuel tank, which commands a more engaged, slightly forward-leaning riding position, while maintaining the sharp and edgy aesthetic that is synonymous with the MT name.
Integrated new handlebar switch assemblies enable operation of the MT-09’s wider range of functions, including smartphone connectivity, navigation and riding modes as well as exploring further menu options. Intuitive new turn signal functions further enhance the riding experience. A soft click of the indicator switch will flash the turn signals three times for use when changing lanes, while a full click makes them flash continuously. The turn signals will also self-cancel once 15 seconds have passed and the bike has travelled for more than 150 meters. New Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS) will also engage the hazard lights when the system detects sudden braking.
The MT-09 is renowned for its agility and stability and this is enhanced by refined ergonomics, allowing the rider to feel at one with the machine by offering greater freedom of movement for different riding styles. In order to achieve this, the handlebar position is now lower and features two customisable positions, while the newly designed footrests are also adjustable. A new two-part seat further amplifies the feeling of freedom while riding.
Fully adjustable 41mm front forks run with optimised settings that match the character of the compact, high-rigidity frame, achieving excellent stability and offering a smoother and more controlled ride. The adjustable rear suspension features multiple settings, as well as a revised linkage to allow for a more dynamic feeling in cornering. New Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 M tyres fitted on Yamaha’s SpinForged wheels offer high grip and lighter handling, ensuring you can get the most from the torque-packed acceleration.
For ultimate acceleration the MT-09 gets a Quick Shift System (QSS) that ensures seamless and clutchless full-throttle upshifts and smooth downshifts. Together with the A&S clutch, this electronic aid transforms the riding experience and enables the rider to optimise the increased torque levels for more thrilling acceleration as well as higher levels of chassis stability and control when downshifting.
Customise your riding experience via the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) settings, which allow you to select engine power characteristics and the level of electronic intervention to suit your preferences and road conditions. Three integrated riding modes are programmed with factory settings to suit different situations: SPORT, STREET and RAIN; but you can also create two custom programmes to suit your individual preferences. The YRC settings can be customised directly in the dashboard menu or on your smartphone via the Y-Connect app.