Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM), the authorised distributor of Yamaha in Malaysia launched the New Yamaha MT-09 in the country at RM 47,388 (which includes 6% GST).
The New Yamaha MT-09 comes in two colours - Night Fluo (Grey) and Tech Black; and will be available at all Yamaha Big Bike authorised dealers by February 2018. The new bike borrows design cues from its bigger brother, the MT-10. The headlight, tail lamp are LED; and the instrument cluster is all-digital. The bike was first launched in Europe last year, and is finally making its presence felt on Malaysian shores.
Powering the motorcycle is an 847 cc in-line three-cylinder DOHC engine with liquid cooling. The Euro 4 compliant powerplant makes 115 PS at 10,000 rpm, and 87.5 Nm at 8,500 rpm. The output figures are the same as the previous generation model. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. A switchable two-mode traction control and a Quick Shift System are standard.
Coming to the cycle parts, the motorcycle employs front upside-down forks and a rear monocross unit. The suspension is fully adjustable. The front end features dual 298 mm discs with radial callipers and a single 245 mm rear disc, both with ABS as standard. A 120-section front and a 180-section rear wrap the 17-inch alloy wheels. The fuel tank capacity is 14-litres and the bike weighs 193 kg (wet). Kawasaki Z900 is the primary competitor of the motorcycle.