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Yamaha Unleash 2024 MT-09SP

Yamaha have announced fresh updates for their 2024 MT-09SP model. Featuring all the updates that the standard model has received, with some key upgrades that will be unique to the SP model.
The SP version features a change to the main switch and fuel cap design, a new fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock with remote preload adjustment and compression damping, new Brembo Stylema calipers and unique Yamaha Ride Control settings.

New Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) modes allow riders to maximise the performance of the 890cc CP3 engine by selecting engine power characteristics and altering the degree of assistance from the various electronic aids such as Traction Control System, Slide Control System and more.

Riders can choose from SPORT, STREET and RAIN modes with the option to fine tune two further CUSTOM settings. The MT-09SP exclusively features the addition of TRACK modes to the YRC settings, enabling the rider to customise four extra patterns to suit certain track scenarios for example a specific circuit or track conditions.

The individual TRACK modes allow for more refined, specialised settings, including the option of choosing between two Engine Brake Management (EBM) settings and the ability to alter the level of Brake Control (BC). Additionally, riders also have the option of turning the rear ABS off to further enhance on track performance.

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Each mode can be altered and set directly in the dashboard menu or using the free MyRide app on a smartphone before being sent to the MT-09SP, where riders can switch between each mode effortlessly using the newly designed switchgear.

The on-track riding experience is further enhanced by a dedicated SP-exclusive TRACK theme for the MT-09SP’s new 5in full colour TFT display, offering information such as a lap timer and other track focused details.

The superior specification of the MT-09SP is designed to further amplify the exhilarating performance both on the road and on the track. The introduction of new Brembo monoblock ‘Stylema’ calipers refines braking performance with the very latest technology from the famous Italian firm.

The ‘Stylema’ calipers are slimmer compared to conventional calipers, as well as being lighter, more rigid and offering enhanced control in braking input. In addition, larger diameter pistons are adopted for increased braking forces allowing MT-09 SP riders to experience the next level in braking performance.

SP-exclusive premium suspension, front and rear, brings Supersport-level handling and precision to the Hyper Naked class. The gold-finish DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated, 41mm KYB forks and Öhlins monoshock feature a higher spring rate, offering outstanding stability during more spirited, sporty riding.

The higher specification KYB forks offer full adjustability for preload, re-bound and compression dampening allowing SP riders the option to fine tune their set-up to suit a variety of different riding situations.

The Öhlins monoshock completes the MT-09 SP’s high-end suspension package, offering full adjustability for compression and re-bound damping as well as being equipped with a remote preload adjuster to enable quick and easy changes.

Yamaha’s SP models are renowned for taking the next leap in technological advancement and the MT-09SP becomes the first Hyper Naked to feature Yamaha’s Smart Key System.

The engine is started by pressing and turning the newly designed main switch, providing the smart key is within a specified range such as in the rider’s pocket. The all-new switch also features a lock and unlock option for the fuel tank cap, further simplifying the riding experience through the ability to turn the bike on, off and re-fuel at the twist of a switch.

In line with keeping one eye on the track, the MT-09SP features the exclusive silver, black and Yamaha Racing blue Icon Performance livery on the fuel tank and air-intakes to offer an even more aggressive and exclusive look.

The Supersport-inspired colourway reinforces the MT-09SP’s sporty character and highlights the close technological links to the R1M – the most advanced high-performance production Yamaha ever built.

The high quality, premium finish is exemplified by the classy, brushed aluminium swingarm, exclusive to the MT-09SP. Delivery dates to Australian dealers and prices are yet to be announced.

2024 Yamaha MT-09SP
2024 Yamaha MT-09SP
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, a contributor to BikeReview and Drivetribe as well as being a panel judge of Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.


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