HLYM announces availability of new colours for 2016 Yamaha MT-09 CKD model.
Malaysian Yamaha motorcycles assemblers and distributor Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd (HLYM) announced that the locally assembled Yamaha MT-09 CKD naked bike gets two new colour schemes this year.
Joining alongside the existing two colours are the new ‘Race Blu’ and ‘Night Fluo’ paint scheme options, raising the number of colour options for the model up to four in total. Prior to this, the locally assembled MT-09 was only offered in two colour choices – ‘Deep Armor’ and ‘Blazing Orange’.
HLYM also keenly highlighted that for 2016, the Yamaha MT-09 CKD sees no changes in its price tag. The Yamaha MT-09 CKD still retails with a basic selling price of RM44,653.24 after GST (without road tax, registration and insurance). The 2016 Yamaha MT-09 CKD and its new colour choices will hit authorised dealer floors starting next week according to HLYM.
To refresh your memory, the Yamaha MT-09 naked bike (also known as the Yamaha FZ-09 in other markets) was introduced in 2013. The middleweight naked bike is powered by Yamaha’s acclaimed and rev-happy 847cc in-line three-cylinder engine that offers 115hp @ 10,000rpm and peak torque of 88Nm @ 8,500rpm.
Presently, HLYM only offers the basic MT-09 naked model. Last year, the firm did preview the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer version during the 2015 Shell Malaysian MotoGP race weekend. The firm will reportedly introduce the half-faired dual-sport version of the successful MT-09 naked bike here sometime this year.
2016 Yamaha MT-09 CKD