Since 2013 when the first
MT-09 was launched, Yamaha's great looking Hyper Naked models have captivated
riders all over the world. Yamaha launched a newer version of the MT-09 and the
MT-07 at the EICMA Milan show. Today's Yamaha Hyper Naked range includes MT
models from 125cc through to 1000cc. While the MT-09 has sold more than 48,000
units between 2013 and 2017, the MT-07 has sold more than 80,000 units since
its launch in 2014.
NEW YAMAHA MT-09 SP
Coming just one year after the
launch of the new MT-09, the hyper naked segment is expected to be strengthened
by the launch of the new MT-09 SP. The SP suffix is reserved for a small number
of exclusive Yamaha models including the MT-10 SP that offer a premium
specification with an emphasis on sport performance. It features a high
standard specification that includes Öhlins equipment as well as dedicated
colouring and unique finishing.
New Öhlins remotely adjustable rear shock
Öhlins and Yamaha have been working
closely together on a range of projects for many years, and the two brands have
much in common. In order to give Hyper Naked riders even greater possibilities
to explore the outstanding performance of the 3-cylinder torque-rich crossplane
engine, Yamaha's designers have specified an Öhlins rear shock absorber for the
new MT-09 SP. This premium rear suspension system offers higher levels of
adjustability via an easily accessible remote adjuster, allowing riders to fine
tune their settings and achieve class-leading handling performance and enhanced
MT-09 SP owners also have the
possibility to fine-tune their suspension set up with a range of optional
Öhlins rear springs that are available with Yamaha and by fitting an optional
rear spring that matches their riding style and weight, every owner can create
their ultimate suspension system.
New adjustable front forks
Both the MT-09 and MT-09 SP
are fitted with Kayaba front forks. The standard MT-09 has adjustable front
forks where one leg is for rebound and the other is for compression. The MT-09
SP has adjustable front forks where both legs can be adjusted for rebound and
compression damping, and this difference allows more fine-tuning of the front
Special MT-10 SP style colour scheme
To complement its premium
specification, the MT-09 SP is finished in an exclusive Silver Blu Carbon
colour scheme that matches the design featured on the MT-10 SP. The fuel tank
features silver sides with blue upper sections, and has a stylish MT-09 SP
water transfer graphic on each side, as well as a 3D Yamaha tuning fork logo.
The headlight cowl and seat cowl are painted silver, while the front fender has
a blue/black finish with SP graphics.
To complete the exclusive SP
look the lightweight 10-spoke wheels are finished in blue - just like the MT-10
SP - and the wheels feature MT- 09 SP graphics. The SP theme is continued in
the seat, which features distinctive blue stitching that complements the tank
The MT-09 SP comes with black
handlebars, black control levers and a black handlebar crown. The MT-09 SP's
special LCD instrument panel displays white information against a black
background, giving higher levels of clarity during daytime riding. As well as
its practical advantages, this high quality panel refines this class-leading
motorcycle's impressive appearance.
MT-09 SP Technical Highlights
The MT-09 SP torque-rich CP3,
847cc, 3-cylinder crossplane engine produces 115hp. It comes with with Quick
Shift System for clutchless upshifts (QSS),
Assist and Slipper clutch (A&S). D-MODE adjustable engine character,
Lightweight aluminium frame and swing arm, Aggressive LED twin-eye headlights, Switchable
Traction Control System (TCS), Swingarm mounted licence plate holder and LED position
NEW YAMAHA MT-07
With its characterful and
torquey crossplane engine, compact chassis, low weight and agile handling, the
Yamaha MT-07 is one of the few motorcycles that appeals to all kinds of riders.
The model gets an all-new body design for 2018. The new MT-07's more mature
body design retains the fundamental character of the previous model, and blends
it with new elements that have been inspired by the MT-09 - such as the bolder
headlight that gives a more imposing face.
A newly designed fuel tank and
MT-09 style 'air intakes' give a sharper image and reinforce the MT family
look, while a new seat and separate black sidepanels accentuate the
Improved riding position
For 2018 the MT-07 is equipped
with a completely new seat design that gives an improved riding position for
riders of all sizes. The front of the new seat now extends to the sides of the
rear of the fuel tank, giving increased comfort - and the new shape also gives
the 2018 model a more integrated profile.
Refined front and rear suspension
With 130mm travel at both the
front and rear, the MT-07's suspension system is designed to give comfortable,
progressive and predictable performance, making it ideal for a wide range of
riding conditions. The front forks are equipped with revised settings that give
a sportier character, while the rear suspension is fitted with a new rebound
damping adjuster that enables riders to set their bike up to suit their riding
style and usage.
CP2 crossplane engine with linear torque
One of the key features of the
MT-07 is its CP2 crossplane engine that produces strong, linear torque, making
it a joy to ride in a wide range of conditions. The liquid-cooled 689cc inline
2-cylinder 4-stroke produces 74.8hp and has a crossplane philosophy design with
270-degree crank. Other features include low dry weight of only 164kg, Slim and
compact tubular backbone frame, lightweight 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels, Digital
instrumentation with full LED display and dual 282mm front discs with 4-pot
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