Yamaha MT-09 SP Review (13 High-Performance Fast Facts) for 2021

Yamaha MT-09 SP Review (13 High-Performance Fast Facts) for 2021

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Yamaha MT-09 SP Review (13 High-Performance Fast Facts) for 2021 Yamaha's favorite hooligan bike, also known as the MT-09, got its biggest update yet this year. The combination of an all-new chassis, less weight, revised suspension, an 890cc CP3 engine, and IMU-supported electronics have made it not just one of the best values in class, but also one of the best overall. Until now, the Americans have been deprived of the SP variants, and we're glad to announce that the drought is over. Taking on urban jaunts, highway commutes, and canyon carving all at once, we tested the versatile 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP to see if the $10,099 MSRP is justified. The answer is an emphatic yes.Let's find out why with the Fast Facts..


1. As a result of the $1600 premium over the base MT-09, here is what you get. Among the functional upgrades, a fully adjustable KYB fork and Öhlins remote-reservoir shock bolster an impressive chassis. And let's not forget the cruise control. It comes with a tasty YZF-R1M-inspired livery, clear-smoked brake reservoirs, a black handlebar, and a black rear sprocket. Double-stitched seats add a touch of class to the proverbial box.
  1. Yamaha's new three-cylinder CP3 890cc is the best triple it has ever made. The engineers of Yamaha stretched the stroke by 3mm to increase the displacement of the engine while upgrading its air-intake system, pistons, camshafts, cylinder head, and exhaust to extract an additional six percent of torque throughout the rev range. Even though the original 847cc CP3 earned its accolades fairly and squarely, the new mill takes refinement to a whole new level. On demand, it delivers a wallop of torquey goodness. It doesn't matter how slow you go or how fast you go-this powerplant enjoys it all.
  1. You'll always be asked for an encore with the new exhaust. Any gearheads will be excited to hear about the new CP3. At full-chat, the MT-09s sing an exhilarating tune. Auditor experience is enhanced with variable-length intake funnels. In addition, the under-slung exhaust is said to be 3.7 pounds lighter, which is impressive considering we get more performance and a wonderful exhaust note.
  1. The gearbox is paired with a well-designed up/down quickshifter. In the engine's bottom end, the theme of refinement continues from the top. In addition to the new friction plates in the assist-and-slipper clutch, a new shift fork has made shifting much smoother. Furthermore, the 1st and 2nd gear ratios are longer, which makes the MT-09 SP easier to drive at lower speeds or during launches. One of the best features is the tidy up/down quickshifter, which makes shifting gears on the road a real joy.
  1. The new 3.5-inch TFT dash is a significant improvement over prior generations. Yamaha hasn't gone for a flashy UI or a huge dash like some of its direct competitors. Yamaha keeps you informed at a glance with a straightforward interface. Using the hand controls is intuitive.
  1. Four power modes let you customize the engine's output. Honda has wisely ditched the anachronistic modes of A, Standard, and B and their sometimes snatchy fueling in favor of the commonsense levels 1-4 that offer superior throttle response. The most aggressive mode is Level 1, which I might use on track days, since it is a bit sharp for me on the street. My favorite canyon mode is Level 2. It's crisp, responsive, and tight. For urban use, Level 3 calms things down a bit, but still offers full power. In the end, Level 4 is the softest and curbs peak engine output when the roads are wet.
  1. The MT-09s feature six-axis IMUs borrowed from the venerable Yamaha YZF-R1 superbike. A new safety package includes cornering ABS, traction control, slide control, and wheelie control (three levels adjustable and deactivatable). Over sand or debris, the lower levels let the leash out enough for fun riding. You can feel it reel it in, as expected, in higher modes. Yamaha knows their audience and has provided a Manual mode to turn everything off for maximum hooliganism.
  1. The improved ergonomics of the MT-09 are a welcome addition. MT-09's 3.7-gallon fuel tank was trimmed down to allow me to reach the deck easily with a saddle height of 32.5 inches. As soon as you are up and moving, the handlebars and rearsets are positioned so that all-day comfort is achieved as well as canyon-ripping.
  1. MT-09 and MT-09 SP features a stiffer frame and new geometry that provide game-changing performance. The new models feature an all-new chassis across the board, beginning with a frame that's 50 percent more rigid and 3.3 pounds lighter. By shedding around half a pound and increasing rigidity, the swingarm follows suit. All of these changes have made the MT-09 platform far more stable on the edge of the tire. However, the frame's headstock is 1.2 inches lower, allowing for more weight to be distributed over the front end and enabling greater agility. It feels like a focused and serious machine when it needs to be, without taking things too far.
  1. A fully adjustable KYB fork and Öhlins shock is the SP difference. The up-spec KYB fork boasts Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coated fork legs that reduce stiction. In the rear, the high-quality Öhlins offers a broader range of adjustment. The remote spring-preload adjuster makes it possible to change the setting on the fly, if you’re dexterous enough. Taken together, the suspension units feel downright swanky. What counts are the slightly stiffer damping rates at both ends, which creates a sharper and more focused MT-09. It is still just as playful as before, but with that extra edge when attacking the canyons.
  1. New spin-forged wheels are lighter and feature 11 percent less inertia. Lowering unsprung weight almost universally improves a motorcycle’s handling, as it reduces the negative gyroscopic forces brought on by a spinning wheel. Additionally, reducing inertia also counters those same forces. Paired with the chassis improvements and the SP’s shiny new suspension, and you’ll start to see why flip-flopping through canyon curves is a treat. Laced up to the aluminum wheels are sporty Bridgestone Battlax S22 tires, which are more than capable of a spirited canyon or track day rip.
  1. An updated Nissin radial master cylinder is coupled with the trusty ol’ Advics 4-piston calipers once again. Feel at the adjustable lever is good, but there is room for improvement yet, and I’d aim blame at sensitivity-sapping rubber brake lines. What isn’t lacking in the least bit is stopping power—drop the anchor as desired. In the rear, a single-piston caliper and 245mm disc also returns, working nicely for low-speed maneuvers.
  1. Icing meet cake: The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP is the sweetest of them all. There’s no doubt that the 3rd generation of MT-09 is the best yet. Gone are the days of a fantastic engine paired to an adequate chassis. Now, this sporty naked is the complete package, thanks to a host of refinements from the ground up. All those observations hold true on the SP, while adding that extra sharpness in handling and ride quality. Yet, it still maintains its position as a good value, coming in at a lower MSRP than many of its direct competitors.
Yamaha MT-09 SP Review (13 High-Performance Fast Facts) for 2021

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