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Motorcycles 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP First Look Preview

15:05  14 november  2020
15:05  14 november  2020 Source:   motorcyclistonline.com

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The 2021 Yamaha MT - 09 SP comes equipped with 41mm KYB with a diamond-like coating applied to the inner tubes, promising smoother, more responsive action. The Raven/Liquid Metal color scheme is styled after the 2021 R 1 ’s livery, which along with the yellow-colored rear shock and gold-colored fork does give the SP a more premium look than the regular MT - 09 . The SP ’s look is completed with a double-stiched seat, black anodized handlebars and levers, clear-smoked front and rear brake fluid reservoirs, a black drive sprocket, and an anodized brushed aluminum swingarm.

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It’s no secret that the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is coming in January with updated styling, a new chassis, and an all-new, 890cc version of its burly crossplane three-cylinder. This week, Yamaha added to the hype for 2021, dropping the wraps off the 2021 MT-09 SP, a more exclusive, more expensive, more capable version of the lithe hyper naked.

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Yamaha Unveils 2021 MT - 09 SP With Up-spec Components. The SP gets suspension from Öhlins and KYB, cruise control, and graphics. By Seth Richards. November 10, 2020. The 2021 Yamaha MT - 09 SP . After unveiling the redesigned 2021 MT - 09 , Yamaha is adding an up-spec SP model to the lineup. SP : two little letters rife with meaning to motorcycle enthusiasts. In the case of the MT - 09 SP , they mean higher-spec suspension components, cruise control, and a dedicated styling package.

Related : 2021 Yamaha MT - 09 review. But the Japanese company have cured its ills for 2021 with a new engine, electronics and crucially, a more road-friendly chassis. The new MT - 09 SP takes those improvements a step further with higher-spec suspension, as well as fancy paint, a more luxurious seat and Over the last six months our Yamaha MT - 09 SP test bike has been subjected to everything from 900-mile days, to commuting to fast-group trackdays. We wanted to leave you with our final thought on the SP and so here is we’ve found out… Best ride The A9 out of Inverness, fast, flowing and magical.

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a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Yamaha revealed the 2021 MT-09 SP this week, complete with fully adjustable suspension from KYB and Öhlins and cruise control. © Provided by Motorcyclist Yamaha revealed the 2021 MT-09 SP this week, complete with fully adjustable suspension from KYB and Öhlins and cruise control.

The SP comes in an exclusive colorway, but the brass tacks of the changes take a sharp eye to detect. The biggest alterations are a fully adjustable KYB fork and an Öhlins shock that can be adjusted for rebound and compression damping and has a remote preload adjuster. And, of course, you get Öhlins' trademark gold remote reservoir peeking out beneath the rider’s right thigh.

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a man riding on the back of a motorcycle: The telltale gold reservoir behind the rider’s left knee can only mean one thing: The ’21 Yamaha MT-09 SP came ready to play. © Provided by Motorcyclist The telltale gold reservoir behind the rider’s left knee can only mean one thing: The ’21 Yamaha MT-09 SP came ready to play.

Visually, Yamaha added some pop to its Dark Side of Japan theme, coating the SP in a two-tone Raven and Liquid Metal colorway with Yamaha Blue accents. The look is set off with a polished swingarm, which ties right in with the Liquid Metal stripes on the tank. It might be darker shades, but we wouldn’t call it understated.

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Yamaha has updated its massively popular MT - 09 triple with modern electronic aids, a refined throttle, and an aggressive new look . So the 2021 MT - 09 is much more than an update, even if it’s just slightly less than an absolutely complete redesign. Its three-cylinder engine is obviously based on the original 847cc powerplant, but has more new parts than old. Yamaha , as all other manufacturers, has to meet stringent Euro 5 emission rules with the new bike, even though they want to increase performance.

The 2021 Yamaha MT - 09 has been announced with updated styling and the same Euro5, 889cc engine as the bike that was unveiled last week. That means just under 118bhp, and more peak torque at a handier 1 ,500rpm lower than before. The new model obviously gains the same styling update as the base model MT - 09 , and as with the previous SP , it also gets its very own R 1 M-alike paint job to For 2021 , Yamaha has stepped up the game, giving the SP a host of superbike-derived tech that’s related to the electronics of the R 1 M. 2021 Yamaha MT - 09 SP video specs, features, and details.

The last major piece of the Yamaha MT-09 SP puzzle is a cruise control system that can be activated in fourth, fifth, or sixth gears at speeds above 31 mph. The feature isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of hyper nakeds, but it promises to make the sportiest MT-09 that much more useful as a daily mount. Canceling the cruise function is as easy as tapping the brake, pulling in the clutch, or using the throttle. To sweeten the deal even further for longer cruises, Yamaha threw a new triple-stitched saddle at the SP.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a building: The polished and clear-coated aluminum swingarm on the MT-09 SP is a big visual clue that this isn’t the standard bike. © Provided by Motorcyclist The polished and clear-coated aluminum swingarm on the MT-09 SP is a big visual clue that this isn’t the standard bike.

In case you missed it our coverage of the redesigned 2021 Yamaha MT-09 in detail last month, suffice to say the folks in Hamamatsu left no stone unturned. Not only did the engine get another 47cc of displacement, it got lighter thanks to redesigned crankcases, pistons, and cams. The fuel-injection system and transmission also got updates.

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We get into the details of the new 2021 Yamaha MT - 09 SP .

Editor’s note: Have a look at the 2021 Yamaha MT - 09 First Look Preview to get up to speed on the technical improvements. The MT - 09 competes with the following models, which we have recently tested: 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS MC Commute Review , 2020 Suzuki GSX-S750 MC Commute Perched at the controls, the MT - 09 has a slim seating position with a well-proportioned cockpit. The seat height is neither too low, nor too high, and the handlebar bend is neutral and modern feeling. Our only gripe is that it could be a tad wider. Adjustable footpegs allow for added cornering clearance for

Yamaha tossed the outgoing bike’s Dunlop Sportmax rubber for a set of Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22s. © Provided by Motorcyclist Yamaha tossed the outgoing bike’s Dunlop Sportmax rubber for a set of Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22s.

The die-cast aluminum Deltabox frame is also a complete redesign from the earlier bikes, and helps make the whole package tighter and lighter. Weight savings over the outgoing bike are a claimed 8 pounds.

a person riding a motorcycle on display: Up front, the KYB fork wears a DLC coating on its lowers, helping fight stiction and keep the fork as smooth and responsive as possible. © Provided by Motorcyclist Up front, the KYB fork wears a DLC coating on its lowers, helping fight stiction and keep the fork as smooth and responsive as possible.

With all those new parts and a binful of slick upgrades, the SP is the pick of the litter if you’re looking for an MT-09. Yamaha says the bikes will sticker at $10,999 when they go on sale in January.

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