Yamaha Unveils Next Generation MT-09 and MT-09SP

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All-New MT-09

The Purest Hyper Naked

Yamaha Motor Canada is excited to announce the all-new 2024 MT-09 to Yamaha’s Hyper Naked lineup.

The game-changing MT-09 broke cover in 2013, a decade later, Yamaha has taken the MT-09 to the next level of Darkness. Combining intelligence and style, further pursuing the sharpened purity of the Dark Side of Japan. The new MT-09 offers an even more thrilling riding experience with pure adrenaline, aggressive and edgy styling and a premium specification featuring the latest in technological advancements.

The Beginning of a Hyper Naked Revolution

Over the years, the MT-09 has evolved into one of the most significant and successful models in the Yamaha range, earning its status as one of the most iconic motorcycles in Yamaha’s history.

The Hyper Naked segment is now one of the most important and successful in Yamaha’s range, featuring a total of eight models progressing through the experience levels from the learner-friendly MT-03 to the 1000cc MT-10 SP, the halo model of the line-up.

Yamaha MT-09.

New MT-09: Sharper, Purer, More Refined
A Slimmer, Sharper New Look

Based on the concept of ‘3D Riding’, allowing the rider to move more freely on the machine, the 2024 MT-09 bodywork is inspired by Yamaha’s YZ motocross bikes, which also require a high degree of freedom in riding position.

The styling concept behind the MT-09 has always been that of ‘functional beauty’, eliminating unnecessary features and embodying a ‘less is more’ approach. Each and every detail has been re-considered to reinforce the MT-09’s pure aggressive look and maximise an engaged riding experience.

More compact LED headlamp
The bi-functional LED projector headlight has been enhanced, featuring a compact diameter lense module that is both smaller and thinner than the previous model, but which still provides a broad and powerful beam with soft edges for both low and high beam settings.

This theme is continued at the rear with a newly designed LED tail-light. The tail-light and brake lights are separated to align with the new outer lens shape.

Sharpened fuel tank design
A new fuel tank has been designed to promote a more engaged and free riding position while maintaining the sharp and edgy aesthetic that has become synonymous with the MT name.

Yamaha MT-09.

A More Engaged Riding Experience
Amplified CP3 acoustics
The new MT-09’s sound is amplified by a revised airbox featuring two newly designed air-intake ducts which accentuate the high frequency sounds while maintaining a linear throttle response.

This sound is then emphasised, especially at higher speed and revs, by the introduction of a new acoustic amplifier grille on top of the bike, delivering the CP3’s vibrant note directly to the rider.

Redefined riding position

The MT-09 is renowned for its stability and agility and this has been enhanced by refined ergonomics with modifications to the handlebar/footrest/seat relationship to improve rider comfort and offer greater freedom in movement for different riding styles while maintaining a sporty forward-lean riding position.

In order to achieve this, the overall handlebar position is now lower and the rider can now choose between two adjustable handlebar positions depending on their personal preference and physique. The steering angle is also increased as a result of the lower profile fuel tank.

The newly designed footrests are 30.6 mm back compared to the previous model and have been raised by 9.5 mm, while the footrest height can be adjusted to two different positions based on rider preference. To improve passenger comfort, the tandem footpegs have also been re-designed and are now mounted underneath the rear frame.

Brembo radial master cylinder: linear power, total control
In order to match the MT-09’s high torque and acceleration, stopping power is enhanced by a new Brembo radial master cylinder, which moves in the same direction as the brake lever resulting in a linear relationship between rider input and hydraulic brake pressure to the dual front brake discs for excellent controllability.

In addition, a newly designed adjustable clutch lever offers the rider further control when engaging the clutch.

5” TFT full colour screen

An all-new, horizontally mounted 5” TFT full colour screen offers the rider an attractive new interface with the choice of four different themes to suit a range of different riding experiences.

Smartphone connectivity and navigation

For an enriched riding experience, connectivity comes as standard on the MT-09 via a built-in Communication Control Unit (CCU) meaning riders can stay connected while riding by linking their smartphone with their machine via the free Y-Connect app. As well as seeing call and message notifications on the 5” TFT display, a new dimension is added to the ride by the possibility of taking calls and listening to music via a Bluetooth headset. Once connected, riders can also make use of the free Garmin StreetCross navigation system, which will display on the 5” TFT dashboard.

Intuitive new switchgear
New integrated handlebar switch assemblies enable the rider to operate the wider range of functions of the new MT-09, including smartphone connectivity, navigation and riding modes as well as navigating the further menu options.

Customizable Riding Modes with Yamaha Ride Control settings
New for 2024, MT-09 riders can now further customize their riding experience via the Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) settings, which allow the rider to select engine power characteristics and the level of electronic intervention to suit their preferences and road conditions.

Three integrated riding modes, ‘Sport’, ‘Street’ and ‘Rain’ featuring factory settings with different intervention levels to suit various conditions are complemented by the option to pre-set two Custom modes. This allows the creation of specific YRC settings to suit certain situations (weather, location etc.) by altering the level of electronic support such as Power (PWR), Slide Control System (SCS), Traction Control System (TCS) and LIF (Lift Control)

Cruise control for effortless riding
In addition to the comprehensive electronic rider aids, the new MT-09 is also equipped with a cruise control system to enhance the overall riding experience by offering a more relaxed option for motorway riding.

Key Highlights:

• Sharper, more compact looks including re-designed bi-functional LED headlight
• New 5” full colour TFT screen with smartphone connectivity and navigation
• Customizable riding experience via Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) settings
• Handlebar and foot peg position modified for a more engaged riding experience adjustable into two positions
• Separated new seat unit
• Precise formed new fuel tank
• Acoustic amplifier grille
• Latest 890cc, three-cylinder, four-valve DOHC liquid-cooled, EU5+ CP3 engine
• Six-axis IMU with full suite of lean sensitive rider aids now including Back Slip Regulator (BSR)
• Cruise control
• New Brembo radial master cylinder
• Adjustable suspension for enhanced sports riding
• Lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame
• Yamaha’s SpinForged wheels for agile handling
• Adjustable brake and clutch levers

Colours, availability and price
The new MT-09 will be available in three colours: Midnight Cyan, Team Yamaha Blue and Performance Black.


Yamaha 2024 MT-09SP. Photo credit : Yamaha Motor Canada.


On the heels of the MT-09 launch, Yamaha Motor Canada is excited to introduce the all-new 2024 MT-09SP!  Receiving the full range of updates as the MT-09 (Press Release Attached) in 2024 in addition to the below SP specific features:

SP-specific features

  1. R1M inspired colors and premium finish
  2. Four customizable TRACK Yamaha Ride Control modes
  3. Exclusive TRACK display theme for new 5” full color TFT dashboard
  4. Premium Brembo Stylema calipers
  5. Fully adjustable, DLC coated, 41mm KYB front forks in gold
  6. Fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock
  7. Brushed aluminum swingarm

New for 2024, the MT-09SP also received a Smart Key System which operates as a main switch within a specified range and a fuel cap lock and unlock.

Source: Yamaha Motor Canada


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