Your everyday big bike ride 2017 YAMAHA MT-09

Is there a lightweight compact "Big bike" that you can ride everyday in the city? Every biker has asked that question at some point in their life. 

The 2017 Yamaha MT 09 is finally here. We reported last October that the 2017 MT09 was launched in the Intermot bike show. It's all new, sleeker, more agressive and more high tech. 

Yamaha Y-Zone called me up and asked me if i could to a test of all their MT series and of course the MT-09 was my first priority! Picked it up the next day and was briefed by the technician about the new features of the 2017 model. 
The 3-cylinder, 847 cc, liquid cooled and 4 stroke crossplane engine, will provide you with the desired linear torque and irresistible power. The engine delivers 118 horsepower!

The Yamaha’s YZF R1 Quick Shift System (QSS) has been installed in this naked! Clutchless shifting and power launching is now my favourite! Also, the MT 09 has been loaded with the A&S clutch and slipper clutch which improves the motorcycle’s stability during hard downshifting while entering a corner.
The MT 09 is loaded with a 6-speed manual transmission. One down, five up. The usual. 

The 2017 Yamaha MT 09 has an improved lightweight, diamond aluminum chassis, and swingarm; and 30mm shorter subframe.
This hyper naked motorcycle is equipped with an electric starter system, a TCI ignition and an ignition fuel system for your convenience. The fuel consumption is 19km/l in Manila. 

Front Inverted 41mm forks are installed along with the new compression damping function. The suspension system is adjustable too for different riding styles.

The 2017 Yamaha MT 09 has a 3-step D-mode system that allows you to select your desired riding mode 
D-Mode selector is at the left handlebar toggle switch. 
A - 100% power
STD - 90% power
B - 80% power

Also equipped with Traction Control System (TCS) which comes in 3 steps
and ABS for safer braking. These modes were tested and worked really really well! You will never want to ride a big bike again without TCS and ABS!

The Front LED Projector lights are new with LED daytime running lights and winglets under it. The rear fender is gone, and replaced by a swingarm mounted plate holder. The new layout is an acquired. 
Along with Gucci, our superbike road tester, we took the MT-09 for a tough beating of riding in EDSA rush hour  and twisty roads of Marilaque. We did both wet and dry. Oh boy the implementation of the TCS is very effective, it literally saved us from crashes! I was once cockblocked by a 4 lane swerving bus in edsa at 80km/h and the ABS again saved me! With stylish looks, enough wheelie power, super compact chassis, EDSA traffic is a non-issue! Yes you can ride this everyday.

At P549,000; between a Toyota Wigo and MT-09, this is not a difficult decision!

2017 Yamaha MT 09 Specifications.

3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 
4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves.
Cross plane crankshaft 

847 cc
118bhp at 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
TCI, TCS, D-Mode and ABS
Starter system

Front brake
Dual 4 piston Ø 298 mm
Rear brake
single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre
Rear tyre

Seat height
820 mm
Wheel base
1,440 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
193 kg
Fuel tank capacity
14 L
Oil tank capacity
3.4 L

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