As was expected, Yamaha has launched its first MT-Series bike in India, the MT-09 at a price of INR10.20 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi and was launched by none other than John Abraham at the Auto Expo 2016 today.
Powered by a 847cc liquid cooled Inline three cyclinder motor with SOHC and 4 valves, the MT-09 produces a power output of a staggering 115Ps@10000rpm and a peak torque is equally good at 89Nm@8500rpm. Add all this to a street naked that weighs only 188kg (191kg for ABS) and you get one seriously explosive bike at your disposal. Also, the all new MT Series is proving to be a huge success for Yamaha all over the globe and we reckon, the MT-09 would also fair well in India.
To be brought as a CBU the MT-09 will be available in only two colours in India, Race Blue and Matte Gray. While the braking is provided by 298mm twin discs up front and a single 245mm disc at the rear. The MT-09 comes shod with 17inch tyres at both end where the front gets 127/70 and the rear gets 180/55 spec tubeless tyre. The MT-09 has a fuel capacity of 14 litres and a oil tank capacity of 3.4 litres.
As per Yamaha, The MT-09 targets the youth who are looking for excitement, power and style. Fo rthe saem, the MT-09 includes features such as being strong yet light, a compact engine helping in mass centralization, Long suspension stroke for excellent road holding in all road conditions, Equipped with ABS technology and a claimed Fuel Efficiency (19 km/l). With minimalistic design frills this bike is aimed at providing an exciting riding experience accompanied with high performance and great economy. It aims to achieve an excellent balance of both high performance and fuel efficiency.
The Yamaha MT-09 competes with the Triumph Street Triple, Benelli TNT899 and the Kawasaki Z800.
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