- Powerful engine
- High price
- Aggressive Competition
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Yamaha MT-09 Overview
Stacked against players like Triumph Street Triple and Kawasaki Z1000, the performance street bike from Yamaha, Yamaha MT-09came out of wraps at the Auto Expo 2016. Yamaha MT-09 colours palette comprises of Night Fluo, Matt Grey, Race Blue and Lava Red and the bike is built on an asymmetric CF aluminium die case diamond type chassis keeping it rigid yet light weight. The front profile is marked by a sleek headlamp, telescopic forks front suspension system, 10 spoke alloy wheels with front 120/70 ZR17 and rear 180/55 ZR17 tyres, as well as 298mm hydraulic dual disc brakes. Boasting dimensions of 2075mm in length, 815mm in width, 1135mm in height, and 1440mm in wheelbase, Yamaha MT-09 drives on an 847cc liquid cooled triple cylinder petrol drive train in consonance with a six speed transmission system. The engine is incorporated with a traction control mechanism having two drive modesthat offer minimum and maximum intervention to suit different driving conditions вЂ“ and operable through an off switch. The rear profile carries externally mounted monocrossswingarm suspension that absorbs shocks emanating from the ground, thereby providing a comfortable ride. The riding posture has been put upright helped by tapered handlebars, an elongated cushy seat, and foot pegs that are placed slightly at the back. The chiselled 14 litres fuel tank with companyвЂ™s insignia appears remarkable, and the fluo yellow hued wheel rims provide a distinctive image of the bike. Yamaha MT-09 price comes to Rs.10.2 lakhs (Ex Showroom, New Delhi) with an optional ABS function as well.
Yamaha MT-09 Engine & Transmission
Yamaha MT-09 specifications comprise of an 847cc 3 cylinder liquid cooled 4 stroke DOHC based petrol drive train garnering maximum power and torque values of 115PS at 10,000rpm and 87.5Nm at 8500rpm, respectively. The engine comes mated to a chain based six speed constant mesh manual transmission gearbox system operable through a wet multiple disc type clutch.
Yamaha MT-09 Mileage
Yamaha MT-09 mileage accrues to 19Kmpl, which is pretty good as it is a high capacity motorcycle.
Yamaha MT-09 Performance and Handling
Yamaha MT-09 garners a top speed of 225Kmph, which along with an optional ABS system comes across as a pretty fine sports bike. Besides, one can bring into force a traction control mechanism depending upon the terrain. The inverted forks and monoshockswingarm suspension systems at the front and rear are well placed to cushion riders from experiencing any shocks. The tapered handlebars are easy to hold and manoeuvre. It features upright seating posture with easy access to controls and it also has perfect ergonomics for riding in all conditions.