New 2021 Yamaha MT-09: The Naked Motard

The new 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is new in its design but the same in power and engine. With its new look, this beast brings more sportiness to the model. This upgrade from Yamaha has increased the standards. The first impression is everything and this bike does not let you down. You can not take your gaze away from it and you are sure that this motorcycle is made to dominate the road. The new 2021 Yamaha MT-09 looks like a replica of a beast ready to attack its prey.


new 2021 Yamaha MT-09
Yamaha MT-09 Image Credit: Yamaha


The LED twin-eye face further enhances its aggressive look. The radiator side fins, tank mounted air scoops and headlight winglets will surely grab your attention. The license plate mounted on swingarm is an exclusive feature which we have not seen in any motorcycle yet.

New 2021 Yamaha MT-09 Engine and Specs

This bike not only looks vibrant but has enough power in its belly to show its aggression. The new 2021 Yamaha MT-09 extracts its power from an 847 cc 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine which generates a whopping 115 horsepower and maximum torque of 87.5 Nm. This naked motard uses a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox to shift its power to the wheel. Like the Yamaha YZF-R1, MT-09 also uses Quick Shift System (QSS) which allows clutchless upshifts and downshifts.

new 2021 Yamaha MT-09
The 180 mm wide rear tyre holds ground of all terrains



The 180 mm wide radial tyre mounted on 17inch rear wheel provides enough grip on the ground. Equipped with dual-channel ABS, This beast uses 298 mm dual disc disk brakes on the front and a single 245 mm disk brake for the rear wheel.

The key specification of the bike includes

  • 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-valves engine.
  • 847 cc (actual displacement)
  • 84.6kW power@ 10000 rpm
  • Max torque 87.5 Nm @ 8500 rpm
  • final transmission – chain
  • Constant-mesh, 6-speed transmission system

The bike runs on a wheelbase of 1440 mm with an overall length of 2075 mm. The seat height is 820 mm with a minimum ground clearance of 135 mm. The wet weight of the vehicle is 193 kg when you have a full fuel tank of 14 L and oil tank of 3.4 L. The Japanese manufacturer claims a fuel efficiency of 18.8 kmpl.

new 2021 Yamaha MT-09
Yamaha MT-09 : Floating Twin Head light


The new 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is built on a diamond frame chassis and uses fully adjustable telescopic forks for the front suspension and swingarm with mono-shock absorber for the rear suspension.

The Game of Electronics

The digital speedometer console of MT-09 not only displays speed and distance travelled rather it acts as a small computer. Yamaha’s 3-position D-mode function lets you set the power mode from mild to aggressive. While the traction control along with ABS comes in effect when required. This enables the rider to attain a high level of control. The US version of MT-09 also has Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) which senses the slightest throttle input from the rider and calculates the ideal throttle valve opening. Yamaha has not made clear on its official site whether this feature is available in Indian version or not. It is also not clear if the Traction control system is manually adjustable.

new 2021 Yamaha MT-09 : 3 into 1 exhaust muffler
Yamaha MT-09 Night Fluo: The Single-sided 3 into 1 exhaust muffler enhances its leaner design 


Key Features of new 2021 Yamaha MT-09

  • 3-position D-mode function to adjust engine power
  • Traction control system
  • Dual-channel ABS
  • Fully adjustable front forks
  • Quick Shift system
  • A&S Clutch for improved chassis stability.

The new 2021 Yamaha MT-09 price and colours

new 2021 Yamaha MT-09
Yamaha MT-09 Tech Black


new 2021 Yamaha MT-09
Yamaha Blu 

How much will it cost? After knowing everything, the last and the main question remains – How much to own this beast? Yamaha offers this naked motard MT-09 at an ex-showroom price of INR 10.64 Lakh. The new 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is available in three colours Yamaha BLU, Night Fluo and Tech black.

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