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2021 Yamaha MT-09 ABS gets a thorough makeover

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Yamaha has unveiled the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 ABS in the Japanese market. The Yamaha MT-09 ABS comes with a price tag of JPY 1,100,000 MSRP. The brand also retails the MT-09 SP ABS, which comes with a price tag of JPY 1,265,000 MSRP. The MT-09 ABS continues with the new-generation design following “The Rodeo Master”, the philosophy that debuted with the first MT-09 that appeared in 2014. However, the motorcycle is now evolved with the new “face of the MT series”. 

Yamaha MT-09 ABS – Engine Specifications

Powering the Yamaha MT-09 ABS is a CP3 series 888cc three-cylinder engine with a 4-valve DOHC valve distribution. The inline water-cooled engine produces 120 PS of power and 93 Nm of torque. The fuel-injected engine comes with a constant-mesh return type 6-speed gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch. The Yamaha MT-09 measures 2,090mm in height, 795mm in width and 1,190mm in height. The motorcycle gets 1,430mm of wheelbase and 140mm of ground clearance. The MT-09 ABS weighs 189 kg at the kerb, while the MT-09 ABS SP tips the scales at 190 kg. 

Yamaha MT-09 ABS – Features

The Yamaha MT-09 ABS and MT-09 SP ABS come with a newly developed IMU (Inertial Measuring Unit). The motorcycle features a Traction control system, LIF (Lift control system), SCS (Slide control system) and BC (Brake control). In addition, the motorcycle gets a new throttle-by-wire type YCC-T and a bidirectional quick-shifter and ABS technology.

The motorcycle also loses 4kgs of weight thanks to the frame made from 1.7mm CF Aluminium die-casting technology. The bike also features Yamaha Spin Forged alloy wheels. The brand also employs a 1.5-stage expansion chamber silencer with right and left symmetric pipes and a new air cleaner box. The Yamaha MT-09 ABS also comes with a new 3.5-inch TFT instruments cluster with easy to understand information display. 

Yamaha MT-09 ABS – Colours

The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 ABS will be available in Pastel Dark Gray, Deep Purplish Blue Metallic, Matt Dark Gray Metallic. The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP ABS will come with a Black Metallic X paint theme. The SP model also comes with SP specific front suspension, Ohlins rear suspension, DLC coated fork inner tubes cruise control, and many more. 

Yamaha MT-09 ABS – Availability 

In the Japanese market, the 2021 MT-09 ABS will be available in August 2021, while the MT-09 SP ABS will be available in July 2021. Currently, Yamaha does not plan to launch the MT-09 ABS in the Indian market anytime soon. 

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