The Yamaha MT-09 is a very potent motorcycle in its class and it is also one of the only bikes of Yamaha with 3-cylinder engine. The mighty MT-09 is featured with 847cc inline 3-cylinder, liquid cooled engine, it is mated to a 6-speed transmission and is capable to produce class leading 115 Ps of Power and 87.5 Nm of Torque. The bike is also equipped with Upside down front suspension and loaded with Yamaha patent electronic gadgetry.
The Yamaha MT09 has direct competition with Kawasaki Z800 and Triumph Street Triple. However, initially Yamaha might bring the bike through CBU route, which later on will turn into CKD as Yamaha can only make the product viable and cost effective by pitching the MT-09 against its competition through CKD route. The Yamaha MT-09 also has capacity advantage as being more than 800cc bike and there by it will get benefit and will be exempted from the Homologation process.
It is expected that Yamaha might unveil the MT-09 by the third quarter of this year according to their feasibility and it is also expected to be priced very competitive.
By: Farhan Kashif