Yamaha MT-09 launched at INR 10.20 lakhs – Auto Expo 2016

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Imported as a Completely Built-up Unit (CBU).

India Yamaha Motor has launched the Yamaha MT-09 at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida, today, in the presence of the company’s brand ambassador, John Abraham. Marketed as a roadster motard, the MT-09 is priced at INR 10.20 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), and is available in two colours – Race Blue and Matt Grey.

Yamaha MT-09 front half at Auto Expo 2016

The Yamaha MT-09 is powered by a newly developed 847 cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection system, that produces 115 PS at 10,000 rpm and 87.5 Nm at 8,500 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed constant mesh gearbox. The claimed mileage of the MT-09 is 19 km/l. The motorcycle competes with the likes of the Triumph Street Triple, the Kawasaki Z800 and the Benelli TNT899.

Yamaha MT-09 side at Auto Expo 2016

The salient features of the MT-09 are diamond-type chassis, inverted telescopic fork with 137 mm travel and 25 degree caster angle and 103 mm trail, link type rear suspension with 130 mm travel, 14-litre fuel tank, 298 mm dual disc brake upfront, 245 mm mono disc brake at the rear, ABS, and tubeless tyres of sizes 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) and 180/55ZR17M/C (73W). Being the ABS version, the MT-09 weighs 191 kg. Its wheelbase, ground clearance and seat height are 1,440 mm, 135 mm and 815 mm respectively.

Yamaha MT-09 at the Auto Expo 2016 – Image Gallery

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