MT-09 SP

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MT-09 SP

2018 Motorcycles

Challenge the Darkness

The forces at work in the Dark Side of Japan can never stand still. Our exclusive MT-09 SP is the latest Hyper Naked to join Yamaha’s best selling range. And with its premium specification and racer inspired colours, this is the ultimate 3-cylinder MT.

Equipped with a fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock, the MT-09 SP takes the Hyper Naked handling experience into another world. Its special equipment includes adjustable forks and black instruments with black handlebar controls, as well as blue wheels and a blue-stitched seat.

Finished in an MT-10 SP inspired Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme, this high-performance naked bike is the real deal. MT-09 SP: Challenge the Darkness.


•  Remotely adjustable Öhlins rear suspension
•  Exclusive Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme
•  Quick Shift System (QSS) gives faster upshifting
•  Agile handling performance
•  Dynamic styling, aggressive twin LED headlights
•  Torque-rich CP3 847cc 3-cylinder crossplane engine
•  Fully adjustable front forks
•  Assist and Slipper clutch for smooth corner entry
•  Traction Control System (TCS) and D-MODE
•  Swingarm mounted licence plate holder
•  Lightweight aluminium frame and swingarm
•  LED position lights


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Öhlins rear shock and adjustable forks

For precise handling performance the MT-09 SP uses a premium quality fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock that features a remote adjuster for quick and easy chassis set up. And the adjustable gold coloured forks enable you to fine-tune the rebound and compression damping characteristics for enhanced controllability.

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Exclusive colour scheme

To underline its premium specification, the MT-09 SP is finished in an exclusive Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme that's been inspired by our class-leading MT-10 SP. Other special features include blue 10-spoke wheels with SP graphics, as well as black instruments and black handlebar controls, and a unique seat with blue stitching.

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Aggressive LED double headlights

The MT-09 SP features an aggressively styled twin-eye headlight assembly that gives this best-selling Hyper Naked a more menacing look. Inspired by the flagship MT-10 SP, the slanting dual headlights are equipped with four LED bulbs, accompanied by dual LED position lights.

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Quick Shift System / A&S clutch

The Quick Shift System (QSS) gives smoother and quicker upshifts and enables you to make best use of the MT-09 SP's raw and linear torque. This dynamic Hyper Naked is also fitted with an A&S clutch that give improved chassis stability when you're downshifting rapidly before entering a bend.

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Torque-rich 3-cylinder 847cc CP3 engine

Once you've experienced the MT-09 SP's 'CP3' 847cc 3-cylinder crossplane engine you'll be hooked on its instant supply of raw and linear torque that makes it the most exciting bike in the category. The engine comes with a refined and improved power character, and is fully EU4 compliant.

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Electronic control technology

The MT-09 SP's advanced electronic control technology is ready to adapt to different riding situations and varying road surfaces. The 3-position D-MODE function lets you adjust engine power character from mild to aggressive, while the Traction Control System (TCS) and ABS intervene when required to enable you to achieve high levels of control.

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Special LCD instrument panel

Unlike most other bikes in the class, 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.

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Agile handling

The key to the MT-09 SP's outstanding handling performance agility is the use of a compact aluminium frame and swingarm that use the CP3 engine as a stressed member. With its lightweight chassis and centralized mass, this multi-role Hyper Naked is one of the most agile bikes in its class.

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Adjustable forks

Adjustable forks
The MT-09 SP is equipped with adjustable front forks where both legs can be adjusted for rebound and compression damping. This design allows more fine-tuning of the front suspension settings, meaning that you can set the bike up for different rider weights and road conditions.

Technical specifications


Engine type
3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
847 cm³
Bore x stroke
78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio
11.5 : 1
Maximum power
84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Limited power version
Maximum Torque
87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission
Fuel consumption
5.5 l/100km
CO2 emission
127 g/km


Front travel
137 mm
Caster Angle
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system
Coil spring/Gas-hydraulic damper
Rear Travel
142 mm
Front brake
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre
120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre
180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)


Overall length
2,160 mm
Overall width
850 mm
Overall height
1,375 mm 1430 mm
Seat height
820 mm 865 mm
1,500 mm
Minimum ground clearance
135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
193 kg
Fuel tank capacity
14 litres
Oil tank capacity
3.4 litres


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