Featuring a high standard specification that includes Öhlins equipment as well as dedicated colouring and unique finishing, the new MT-09SP builds on the strengths of the MT brand, and is available for $13,499 + ORC.

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2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP

2018 Yamaha MT-09SP exclusive features

  • New Öhlins remotely adjustable rear shock
  • Fully adjustable front forks with rebound and compression damping
  • Exclusive MT-10SP inspired Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme
  • Blue stitched seams on seat
  • Blue wheels with SP graphics
  • Class-leading handling performance
  • Black handlebar controls and instruments

Öhlins and Yamaha have been working closely together on a range of projects for many years, and the two brands have much in common. Each company shares a commitment to performance, and both brands are recognised as being the leading innovators in their own respective fields.

2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP

The MT-09 SP includes an Ohlins rear shock

In order to give riders even greater possibilities to explore the outstanding performance of the triple cylinder torque-rich crossplane engine, Yamaha’s designers have specified an Öhlins rear shock absorber for the new MT-09SP. 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 controllability.

MT-09SP owners also have the possibility to fine-tune their suspension set up with a range of optional Öhlins rear springs that are available in a range of different rates from the Genuine Yamaha accessories line-up. By fitting an optional rear spring that matches their riding style and weight, every owner can create their ultimate suspension system.

2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP

Front forks are Kayaba units, with higher spec items on the SP

Both the MT-09 and MT-09SP 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-09SP 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 suspension settings.

To complement its premium specification, the MT-09SP is finished in an exclusive Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme that matches the design featured on the MT-10SP.

Styling and livery is MT-10SP inspired, which in turn came from the R1M

Styling and livery is MT-10SP inspired, which in turn came from the R1M

The fuel tank features silver sides with blue upper sections, and has a stylish MT-09SP 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-09SP graphics. The SP theme is continued in the seat, which features distinctive blue stitching that complements the tank and wheels.

10-spoke wheels look the business and keep weight down

10-spoke wheels look the business and keep weight down

The high quality feel and exclusive looks of the MT-09SP are complemented by the use of black handlebars, black control levers and a black handlebar crown.

Unlike most other bikes in the class, the MT-09SP’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.

2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP

The white on black LCD display boosts visibility

2018 Yamaha MT-09SP technical highlights

  • 847cc, 115hp, 193kg wet
  • CP3, 847cc, 3-cylinder crossplane engine
  • 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
  • LED position lights
2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP

The CP3, 847cc, 3-cylinder crossplane engine remains, along with the standard fitment quickshifter

2018 Yamaha MT-09SP Specifications 

Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-stroke, four-valves, three-cylinder, 847cc, 78 x 59.1mm bore x stroke, 11.5:1 compression ratio, EFI, TCI, D-MODE,
Clutch type: Wet, multiple disc, Slip & Assist
Transmission: Constant mesh, 6-speed

Frame: Diamond
Front suspension system – Kayaba telescopic forks, 137mm travel
Caster angle: 24º
Trail: N/A
Rear suspension system: Ohlins Coil spring/Gas-hydraulic damper, 142mm travel
Front brake: Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm, ABS
Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm, ABS
Tyres: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

Overall length: 2075 mm
Overall width: 815 mm
Overall height: 1120 mm
Seat height: 820 mm
Wheel base: 1440 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank):193 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 14 L

Warranty: 24 months, unlimited kms, parts and labour
Colours: Silver Blu Carbon
RRP (inc GST): $13,499 + ORC

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