EYES OF DARKNESS.
2019 Yamaha MT-09:
The industry benchmark in hyper naked agile handling, triple cylinder performance, and dark side inspired design.
The motorcycle that changed everything has evolved into an even sharper and more technologically advanced Hyper Naked – and this dynamic MT-09 is built to inspire today’s generation of thrill seeking riders like no other bike in its class.
First impressions are everything – and with its intimidating LED twin-eye face, the aggressively styled MT-09 demands attention. The front winglets and radiator side fins give an ultra-sharp look – and to reinforce the bike’s uncompromising style we’ve designed a shorter tail.
With its radical looks, refined bodywork and higher specification, this unstoppable force is ready to take your Hyper Naked riding experience to the next level.
2019 Yamaha MT-09 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- Aggressive LED twin-eye headlights
- Switchable Traction Control System (TCS)
- Swingarm mounted licence plate holder
- Adjustable suspension for enhanced sports riding
- Quick Shift System (QSS) gives faster upshifting
- D-Mode adjustable engine character
- Torque-rich CP3, 847 cc, 3-cylinder crossplane engine
- Lightweight aluminium frame and swing arm
- LED position lights
- Assist and Slipper clutch for smooth corner entry
- Refined and improved power character
MT series 2019: Hack the Darkness
Can you resist the Dark Side of Japan?
It was just 5 years ago when Yamaha unveiled the original ground breaking MT-09 to the motorcycling world. With its high torque crossplane engine, naked body and agile handling, this bike introduced the European market to the Dark Side of Japan – a bold new design philosophy that drew its inspiration from the underground custom scene in Japan.
This innovative new Hyper Naked segment proved to be an instant success with riders who were looking to discover the essential spirit and fundamental enjoyment associated with two wheels. With their clear focus on linear torque, easy agility and high power to weight, Yamaha’s Hyper Naked motorcycles have brought a whole new look, energy and attitude to the streets of Europe.
Since the arrival of the first MT-09 the Hyper Naked range has grown rapidly to include a total of seven models from the flagship MT-10 SP through to the MT-125 – and each one of them has proved to be an outstanding success in its own category. In just 5 years, MT sales in Europe have exceeded 175,000 units, making this the most successful and popular range of Yamaha motorcycles – with the MT-09 and MT-07 consistently amongst the top selling models in their respective sales leagues.
New Ice Fluo colour option for 2019
Yamaha totally revolutionized the look of the Hyper Naked scene with the introduction of the radical Night Fluo colours. Bold and original, this audacious colour scheme reinforced the dynamic character of the MT range – and perfectly complemented the daring and outgoing personalities of many Hyper Naked riders.
For 2019 Yamaha takes the MT’s aggressive and streetwise image to the next level with an evolution of the Fluo concept. The forceful and uncompromising new Ice Fluo colour not only underlines the assertive character of Yamaha’s Hyper Naked bikes – it also creates an instantly recognisable look that strengthens the strong family feeling amongst MT owners. Consisting of a super cool new ice-grey body colour contrasted by fluorescent red wheels and a black engine, frame, forks and headlamp – with tuning fork logos on the tank or air ducts – the new Ice Fluo colour option is exclusive to the Yamaha MT range.
The new Ice Fluo colour option will be offered on each MT Hyper Naked model (except SP versions that feature exclusive colours), while the Yamaha Blue and Tech Black colour options will continue.
MT-125: October 2018
MT-10 and MT-07: November 2018
MT-09 and MT-03: December 2018
Yamaha Hyper Naked model overview
- Special version of the MT-10
- Öhlins electronic Racing Suspension
- Exclusive full colour TFT instruments
- Racing colours
- The ultimate Hyper Naked
MT-10 / Tourer Edition
- 998cc YZF-R1 derived engine
- Crossplane engine with uneven firing sequence
- Lightweight YZF-R1 based chassis
- Linear torque with outstanding agility
- Sophisticated electronic control technology
- Premium specification
- Exclusive race-inspired colours
- Öhlins rear shock and gold coloured adjustable forks
- Quick Shift System and A&S clutch
- Sophisticated electronic control technology
- The bike that changed everything
- Best-selling model
- Radical naked style with thrilling performance
- Aggressive LED twin-eye headlights
- High torque with sports agility
- Yamaha’s best-selling motorcycle
- Thrilling performance with outstanding economy
- Optimum riding enjoyment
- Affordable and accessible – available in full power and 35kW
- Light, compact and controllable
- Versatile, light, compact and comfortable
- Ideal for new and returning riders
- Low seat height for easy access
- Upright riding position
- MT style with great all round performance
- Full-sized naked chassis
- Aggressive streetfighter style
- Supersport engine and chassis technology
- High specification brakes, suspension and wheels
- Ultimate 125 with serious attitude
2019 Yamaha MT-09 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- The Class-Defining Naked Sportbike
Packing aggressive style and impressive performance, Yamaha’s original Hypernaked blew open the sportbike segment. Now wearing the MT-09 badge and more refined than ever, it features a potent inline-triple motor, adjustable traction control, a fully-adjustable fork, ABS, and an aggressive look unlike anything else on the road.
- Powerful Inline-Triple
The MT-09’s 847cc CP3® engine combines advanced electronic systems—including YCC-T®, Yamaha D-Mode and multi-mode traction control—with a crossplane concept crankshaft to deliver an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character built around rider-centric control.
- Sporty, Agile Chassis
Thanks to the compact motor and narrow frame design, the MT-09 weighs in at only 425 pounds. Combined with optimized chassis dimensions and rider ergonomics, the MT-09 achieves a sporty, light and neutral handling character, with an upright riding position ready for just about anything.
- Adjustable Suspension
With a fully-adjustable fork and two-way adjustable laydown Monocross® shock, the MT-09 brings improved tuneability across a wide range of road conditions and riding styles, with outstanding front-end feedback and confidence.
- Cutting-Edge LED Lighting
With a brilliant quad LED headlight assembly and bright LED taillight design, the MT-09 illuminates the road ahead and provides exceptional road visibility with a high-quality appearance.
- Advanced 3-Cylinder Engine
The MT-09 is powered by an 847cc liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder, DOHC engine with downdraft intake and ride-by-wire throttle control. With a 78.0mm x 59.1mm bore x stroke and 11.5:1 compression ratio, it produces an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character, perfectly splitting the best characteristics of both 2- and 4-cylinder motors in a compact, lightweight package.
- Crossplane Concept CP3 Design
The MT-09’s “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” engine provides linear torque development in response to the rider’s throttle input, for responsive engine thrust with a strong feeling of power in the low- to mid-rpm range. To boost refinement and provide a smoother ride, the CP3 engine uses a compact counterbalancer to cancel out vibration.
- Offset Cylinder Block
The CP3 engine mounts its three cylinder bores 5mm forward, towards the exhaust side. This offset reduces piston to cylinder wall friction, for more power and improved fuel economy.
- Fracture-Split Connecting Rods
The forged connecting rods are made using the fracture-split method—where the big-end ring of the connecting rod is purposefully fractured and then reassembled—to ensure an unparalleled degree of manufacturing accuracy. This creates a pair of perfectly matching halves that produces a much more precise mating surface when they are bolted together again around the crankshaft.
- Unique Staggered Intake Funnels
To develop the MT-09’s broad torque curve and create its unique intake sound, the three intake funnels have been designed with uneven lengths. This staggered design gives the CP3 engine an excellent spread of torque across the entire rev range.
- Assist and Slipper Clutch
Yamaha’s assist and slipper clutch gives the rider smoother, more confident downshifts when entering corners aggressively, as well as a lighter pull effort at the lever in day-to-day riding, all while easily handling the torque of the MT-09’s high-output motor.
- Compact 6-Speed Transmission
The MT-09’s gearing takes full advantage of the low-to-midrange torque of the CP3 engine, while being designed to be very compact: the crankshaft, input and output shafts are “stacked” in a triangular layout to centralize mass and keep the engine shorter front-to-back, which allows optimized engine placement in the frame for outstanding handling.
- Mass-Centralized 3-into-1 Exhaust System
By placing the muffler low in the frame and as close to the center of the machine as possible, overall handling is enhanced. Featuring a short, slash-cut exhaust outlet, the MT-09 howls with a sweet 3-cylinder exhaust note, too.
- Compact, Sporty Chassis
The MT-09 is built around a strong controlled-fill cast aluminum frame. The wheelbase, seat height, fuel tank width, rake and other dimensions are all set to work with the qualities of the compact 3-cylinder engine to achieve a sporty, light and neutral handling character, an upright riding position and a narrow feeling chassis at the seat/tank junction.
- Fully Adjustable Inverted Fork
The 41mm inverted fork is fully adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload. Not only does this allow riders greater flexibility in tuning their MT-09, the fork separates compression and rebound damping into separate fork legs, making it easier to fine-tune for the perfect setup across all 5.4 inches of fork travel.
- Adjustable Horizontal Monocross® Shock
The rear suspension features a linkage-type Monocross shock, adjustable for rebound damping and spring preload. The shock features an almost horizontal alignment—this unusual position creates excellent mass centralization and a slimmer body design.
- Lightweight Wheels
Lightweight 10-spoke aluminum wheels are used, fitted with a 120/70ZR17 front tire and 180/55ZR17 rear tire. The tires are built to Yamaha’s specification that provide excellent all-around handling and grip.
- Powerful Brakes with ABS
The MT-09’s front brakes consist of paired floating 298mm discs with radial-mount, 4-piston calipers, backed up by a 245mm rear rotor, creating an ideal combination of power and feel. An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) comes standard, for additional confidence when slowing in less than ideal conditions.
- Comfortable, Upright Ergonomics
Enjoy every ride thanks to upright ergonomics that balance front-end feedback with do-it-all practicality. The tapered aluminum handlebar, ideal placement of the seat and footpegs, and ultra-narrow frame and fuel tank create an excellent sense of feel between rider and machine. The long, flat seat improves rider comfort, and is roomier for a passenger, too.
- LED Lighting
The MT-09 features LED headlights for brilliant illumination. The quad headlight unit produces a crisp spread of light for confidence in low-light conditions, and is matched to a 3D taillight design for head-turning style.
- Aggressive Styling
The MT-09 features an aggressive style with a high quality modern look, centered on the floating-style headlight unit with quad LED headlights. Slim radiator shrouds and air scoops give a unified, mass-forward appearance, accentuated by the short tail section and swingarm-mounted fender.
- Ready to Accessorize
The MT-09 is ready for a range of Genuine Yamaha accessories, including windscreens, luggage and more. Performance-minded riders can also install a Quick Shift System to allow for clutchless full- throttle upshifts for maximum acceleration.
- Advanced Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle
The ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®) system senses the slightest throttle input by the rider and instantaneously calculates the ideal throttle valve opening, and then actuates the throttle valves to actively control intake volume. This technology contributes to the rider’s feeling of torque and controllability from the 3-cylinder engine.
- Adjustable Traction Control System
A Traction Control System (TCS) assists the rider in managing traction on various road conditions by quickly modulating throttle opening, ignition timing and fuel volume. The MT-09’s TCS includes two modes to suit various road conditions, and can also be disabled by the rider if they so choose.
- Selectable D-Mode Throttle Mapping
The MT-09 features Yamaha’s D-Mode system to allow the rider to choose the optimum engine character for their riding situation and preferences. The rider can choose from three throttle valve control maps (Standard Mode, “A” Mode, and “B” Mode) for different throttle response characteristics at the push of a button.
- Advanced LCD Instrumentation
The lightweight, compact all-LCD meter is mounted to the floating-style headlight assembly for a technical appearance and features a digital bar-type display with prominent speedometer and gear position indicator, as well as readouts for TCS and D-Mode settings, a fuel gauge, and multiple trip computer functions such as average and current fuel economy.
2019 Yamaha MT-09 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AU
$8,999 – Matte Raven Black – Available from November 2018
$8,999 – Ice Fluo – Available from November 2018
$8,999 – Team Yamaha Blue – Available from November 2018
847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves
Bore x Stroke
78.0mm x 59.1mm
Fuel injection with YCC-T
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper clutch
Suspension / Front
41mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 5.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear
Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front
Dual 298mm hydraulic disc; ABS
Brakes / Rear
245mm hydraulic disc; ABS
Tires / Front
Tires / Rear
L x W x H
81.7 in x 32.1 in x 44.1 in
Rake (Caster Angle)
Maximum Ground Clerance
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2019 Yamaha MT-09 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
2019 Yamaha MT-09 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
3-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
11.5 : 1
84.6kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
87.5Nm (8.9kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Wet, Multiple Disc
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Front suspension system
Rear suspension system
Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø298 mm
Hydraulic single disc, Ø245 mm
120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)
Minimum ground clearance
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
Fuel tank capacity
Oil tank capacity
2019 Yamaha MT-09 – Totalmotorcycle.com Australian Specifications/Technical Details
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