2013: Gen 1 - MT-09 arrives in dealers end September 2013
2016: Gen 2 - MT-09 facelift revealed
2017: Gen 2 - Revised MT-09 launched
2021: Gen 3 - MT-09 revealed
2023: Gen 4 - New MT-09/SP revealed (Oct 31/Nov 2)
2023: Gen 4 - Launch date TBC
Bodywork and Styling
Inspired by Yamaha's YZ motocross bikes, the 2024 MT-09 features bodywork that allows the rider more freedom of movement. The 'less is more' approach to styling reinforces the MT-09's aggressive look and enhances the riding experience.
A more compact LED headlamp, enclosed in a re-designed cover, complements the bike's aggressive style. It offers a broad and powerful beam with soft edges for both low and high beam settings. Twin LED position lights add to the MT-09's sharp and aggressive look. The rear features a newly designed LED tail-light with a distinctive design.
Fuel Tank Design
The new fuel tank is designed to promote a more engaged and free riding position while maintaining the MT's edgy aesthetic. Produced using a new press moulding method, the tank offers sharper character with defined edges.
Amplified CP3 Acoustics
The MT-09's signature sound is amplified by a revised airbox with newly designed air-intake ducts. An acoustic amplifier grille enhances the sound, especially at higher speeds and revs, delivering a vibrant note to the rider.
Redefined Riding Position
Refined ergonomics, lower handlebars, and two adjustable handlebar positions enhance rider comfort and offer greater freedom of movement. Footrests are repositioned, and passenger footpegs are redesigned for improved comfort.
New Brake and Gear Shift Pedals
The rear brake pedal is now made from forged aluminum, and the gear shift pedal has a flattened tip for smoother operation.
Separated Rider and Passenger Seats
The MT-09 now features separated front and rear seats, improving rider position and convenience. The step between the seats keeps the rider forward and agile. A Type-C USB socket under the rider's seat allows for electronic device charging.
Brembo Radial Master Cylinder
The new Brembo radial master cylinder enhances stopping power, offering excellent controllability. An adjustable clutch lever provides further control during clutch engagement.
Fully Adjustable Suspension and Tires
The 41mm KYB front forks are fully adjustable, and the rear suspension linkage and KYB rear shock are modified for dynamic cornering. Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 M tires offer high grip and light handling.
5in TFT Full-Color Screen
The 2024 MT-09 features a new 5-inch TFT full-color screen with four different themes. Smartphone connectivity via the free MyRide app allows for call and message notifications, music playback, and Garmin StreetCross navigation.
Intuitive New Switchgear
New integrated handlebar switch assemblies allow for easy operation of various functions, including smartphone connectivity, navigation, and riding modes.
Customizable Riding Modes
Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) settings enable riders to customize engine power characteristics and electronic intervention levels. Three integrated riding modes (Sport, Street, Rain) and two custom modes provide personalized settings.
The MT-09 is equipped with a six-axis IMU that enhances electronic rider aids, including traction control, slide control, lift control, and brake control. A Back Slip Regulator (BSR) stabilizes the rear wheel under excessive engine braking.
A cruise control system is operational in third gear and above, offering a relaxed option for motorway riding.
Soft-Click Turn Signals and Quickshifter
A soft-click of the indicator switch flashes the turn signals three times, and a full-click results in continuous flashing. The third-generation quickshifter enables clutchless shifts for a more natural feeling.
Sharp and compact design
5in full-color TFT screen with smartphone connectivity and navigation
Customizable Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) settings
Handlebar and footpeg position adjustments
Acoustic amplifier grille
Latest 890cc CP3 engine
Six-axis IMU with advanced rider aids
Brembo radial master cylinder
New Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 M tires
Lightweight CF aluminum die-cast frame
Yamaha SpinForged wheels
Adjustable brake and clutch levers
Colors, Availability, and Price
The 2024 MT-09 is available in Midnight Cyan, Icon Blue, and Tech Black. Delivery dates and prices are to be announced.
Yamaha Genuine Accessories
A range of modular Yamaha Genuine accessories allows riders to customize their MT-09 for added functionality and style.
MT Apparel and Riding Gear
The extensive range includes hoodies, t-shirts, beanies, and CE-approved riding gear.
Yamaha’s free MyRide app offers all MT riders the chance to get more out of their riding experience with route tracking and creation, riding information such as lean angle, distance covered and more. Plus, users can create their own story, add pictures and share to social media and the MyRide community. For MT-09, MyRide is also the app that enables smartphone connectivity and customisable YRC settings.