Following on from the reveal of the all-new Yamaha MT-09 Hyper Naked earlier this month, Yamaha has now released details of the all-new 2021 MT-09SP. Just like the 2021 MT-09 it is based on, the all-new SP model is lighter, more powerful, and more technologically advanced than previous models.

The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 features a host of upgrades from the previous model.

Featuring 41mm tubes with a tough DLC (Diamond Like Carbon Coating) that Yamaha say ensures ultra-smooth and responsive suspension action, the premium specification KYB front forks feature adjustability for preload, rebound, and compression damping enabling the rider to set-up to suit different riding situations. These front forks are also equipped with low and high-speed compression damping adjusters for accurate tuning of the suspension.To match the new front suspension, the rear suspension system features a premium specification Öhlins rear shock absorber, offering the rider adjustability for compression and rebound damping. Equipped with a remote preload adjuster that enables quick and easy setting.

The MT-09SP’s exclusive new YZF-R1M-influenced Icon Performance colour scheme features a blue/black multi-toned paint scheme on the fuel tank and air ducts to give a more aggressive and exclusive look to stand out among the standard model. Yamaha say that the supersport-style colours reinforce the bike’s puresports character and highlight the close technological links with the R1M. The MT-09SP has an exclusive double-stitched seat, the shape of the seat and fuel tank as well as the overall ergonomics have been developed through Kanno Hyoka.

Fully adjustable suspension tops the long list of upgrades.

In addition to the electronic rider aids featured on the standard 2021 MT-09, the premium MT-09SP is also equipped with a cruise control system that enhances the overall riding experience. Riders can choose to activate cruise control at speeds of 50km/h or above, and in fourth gear or higher. Once the speed has been set, it can be increased in 2km/h increments by single pushes of the switch, or steadily increased by holding down the same switch. The system is cancelled whenever the brakes, clutch, or throttle are used.

Another feature that is exclusive to the MT-09SP is the metal finished swingarm that features a special buffed with clear coat surface that complements the new Crystal Graphite frame. The  other SP-specific features include anodised black handlebars and levers, as well as clear-smoked front and rear brake fluid reservoirs.


No set availability date has been announced but Yamaha have said that it will be in the first quarter of the year.


Shared MT-09 & MT-09SP new features

  • New larger-capacity 889cc EU5 engine
  • All-new die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis
  • Six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • Lean-sensitive rider aids: TCS, SCS and LIFt with three intervention modes ABS and Brake Control system (BC)
  • D-MODE switchable engine running modes
  • Quick Shift System (QSS)
  • Full-colour 3.5-inch TFT instruments
  • Compact, bifunctional LED headlight
  • Lightweight SpinForged wheels
  • Next-generation design and styling
  • Shorter wheelbase
  • Radial front master cylinder
  • 298mm dual front discs
  • Refined A&S clutch

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