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Yamaha MT-09 2024 yang dikemas kini telah didedahkan dengan rasmi.

Model Yamaha MT-09 merupakan salah satu motosikal naked terlaris di seluruh dunia dengan menawarkan prestasi, keringanan, gaya (walaupun kontroversi) dalam satu pakej yang mampu milik. Yamaha tidak berpuas hati dengan kejayaan mereka, justeru mengemas kininya untuk 2024 dengan teknologi yang dipertingkatkan, komponen casis baharu dan penggayaan yang diubah. Oh, ia mempunyai beberapa ciri “audio” juga.

Kemas kini yang paling jelas ialah penggayaannya selepas yang terakhir pada 2021. Walaubagaimanapun, unit lampu depan yang masa itu tidak diterima dengan baik. Ia samada anda menyukainya atau membencinya.

Lampu depan cyclops tidak lagi digunakan untuk 2024. Kini, lampu depan projektor LED segi empat mengambil tempatnya, sambil diapit dengan dua lampu penunjuk kedudukan LED. Malah, keseluruhan unit lampu depan telah bertukar. Yamaha berkata bentuknya lebih serasi dengan bentuk tangki bahan api.

Berkenaan tangki minyak, Yamaha juga telah merombak semula gayanya agar lebih tajam dengan sisi yang lebih jelas untuk kedudukan tunggangan yang lebih baik. Bagi lubang pembesar suara tersebut, ya, ia mengeluarkan bunyi. Walau bagaimanapun, ia bukanlah lagu kegemaran anda, sebaliknya ia membenarkan lebih banyak bunyi kemasukan udara daripada saluran masuk udara. Kotak udara itu sendiri menampilkan trompet kemasukan udara yang disemak semula untuk mengurangkan bunyi frekuensi tinggi sambil mengekalkan tindak balas pendikit (throttle) yang lebih lancar.

Semakan lain termasuk pam brek hadapan Brembo yang dipasang secara jejari, kedudukan tunggangan yang disemak semula, brek belakang dan tuil gear baharu, pelana duduk yang dibahagi kepada penunggang dan pembonceng (akhirnya), larasan fork yang disemak semula, dan pautan monoshok belakang baharu untuk memberikan rasa yang lebih baik apabila membelok.

Yamaha MT-09 (2024) dijual pada harga £10,100 (RM61,184.49) di UK.

The updated 2024 Yamaha MT-09 has been revealed.

The MT-09 is one of the best-selling naked motorcycle the world over by offering performance, low weight, styling (albeit controversial) in an affordable package. Yamaha is not resting on their laurels, hence updating it for 2024 with improved technology, new chassis components, and styling tweaks. Oh, it has some aural features too.

 

The most obvious update is its styling after the last exercise in 2021. However, the last updated headlamp unit was not warmly received. It was either you loved it or hated it.

Gone is the bug-eyed cyclops headlamp for 2024. Now, a rectangular LED projector headlight takes its position, while flanked with two LED positioning lamps. In fact, the entire headlamp unit has changed to which Yamaha says is more harmonious with the fuel tank.

Speaking of the tank, Yamaha has also reworked its styling to be sharper with more defined edges for a better riding position. As for those speaker vents, yes, they do emit sounds. Not your favourite songs, however, instead they allow more induction howl to come through from the air intakes. The airbox itself features revised intake trumpets to cut back on high frequency sounds while maintain a linear throttle response.

Other revisions include a new radially-mounted Brembo front brake master cylinder, revised riding position, new rear brake and gear levers, split seats (finally), revised fork settings, and new rear shock linkage to provide a better feel when cornering.

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 sells for £10,100 in the UK.

Yamaha telah mengambil langkah-langkah untuk mengoptimalkan pengalaman pendengaran bagi penunggang model MT-09 terbaru.

Selaras dengan peraturan Euro 5, yang memantau dan mengawal pelepasan bunyi ekzos, reka bentuk ekzos, saluran udara, dan penutup enjin telah dipengaruhi untuk meredakan bunyi yang tidak diingini.

Walaupun komitmen terhadap tanggungjawab alam sekitar jelas, kepentingan bunyi enjin sentiasa menjadi sebahagian daripada keseronokan pemanduan motosikal, terutamanya dengan enjin CP3 890cc dalam rangkaian MT-09 terbaru untuk tahun 2024.

Menyedari bahawa bunyi intake udara seringkali memikat sekali dengan bunyi ekzos, Yamaha telah memperkenalkan penambah intake udara yang dilindungi oleh paten.

Alat inovatif ini mengalihkan bunyi intake udara secara khusus ke arah penunggang tanpa meningkatkan keseluruhan tahap bunyi pada MT-09.

Berkenaan model 2024, Yamaha baru-baru ini menyatakan, “Mengikuti falsafah Jin-Ki Kanno untuk merangsang deria penunggang dan membuat mereka berasa bersatu dengan motosikal, bunyi adalah pertimbangan penting dalam enjin CP3 EU5+ terkini”.

Pengalaman bunyi MT-09 yang baru ditingkatkan oleh kotak udara yang diubahsuai dengan dua saluran intake udara yang direka semula, menonjolkan bunyi frekuensi tinggi sambil mengekalkan tindak balas throttle yang lancar.

Bagi menekankan bunyi ini, terutamanya pada kelajuan dan putaran enjin yang lebih tinggi, Yamaha telah memperkenalkan palang penguat akustik yang baru di atas motosikal.

Komponen ini, yang menjadi subjek permohonan paten, berperanan sebagai elemen kunci dalam sistem tersebut. Secara visual, ia disatukan ke dalam reka bentuk motosikal, dengan penutup plastik yang melingkungi tempat isian bahan api dan meluas ke kunci ignition, menampilkan dua palang logam yang menyerupai penutup pembesar suara.

Palang-palang ini tidak menempatkan pembesar suara. Sebaliknya, mereka mewakili laluan yang kompleks yang mengarah langsung ke satu bukaan di bahagian atas kotak udara. Reka bentuk ini membolehkan bunyi dari intake udara dialirkan ke atas melalui palang-palang menuju penunggang tanpa meningkatkan bunyi dengan keseluruhan.

Aspek penting dalam reka bentuk ini melibatkan mencegah air daripada mencapai kotak udara melalui palang-palang. Yamaha mencapai ini dengan memanjangkan bahagian nipis tangki bahan api ke hadapan, di hadapan tempat isian bahan api, dan membuat halangan antara palang-palang dan hisap udara kotak.

Ini membolehkan bunyi bergerak ke hadapan dan mengelilingi bahagian pelindung ini, mencapai palang-palang, sementara air yang masuk melalui palang-palang diarahkan ke hadapan melalui tangki dan kemudian ke bawah melalui satu bukaan di bahagian hadapan, mengelakkan ia dari mensentuh kotak udara.

Ketebalan pelindung ini diselaraskan untuk menyerap beberapa frekuensi, meningkatkan keseluruhan kualiti bunyi yang dikeluarkan melalui palang-palang.

Perhatian Yamaha terhadap butiran dalam penambah penghisap udara MT-09 menekankan komitmen mereka untuk menyediakan pengalaman pendengaran yang diperkaya kepada penunggang sambil mematuhi standard peraturan.

Yamaha has implemented measures to optimize the auditory experience for riders on their new MT-09 naked models.

In adherence to Euro 5 regulations, which closely monitor and restrict noise emissions, the design of exhausts, intakes, and engine covers has been influenced to dampen undesirable (and desirable) sounds.

While the commitment to environmental responsibility is evident, the importance of the engine’s sound as a source of riding pleasure has always been part of the joy of riding, especially when dealing with a distinctive motor like the 890cc CP3 engine featured in Yamaha’s 2024 MT-09 naked range.

Recognizing that intake noise often holds equal allure to exhaust sound, Yamaha has introduced a patent-applied intake amplifier.

This innovative device directs the intake sound specifically towards the rider without escalating overall noise levels on the MT-09.

In reference to the 2024 model, Yamaha recently stated, “Following the Jin-Ki Kanno philosophy to stimulate the rider’s senses and make them feel at one with the bike, sound was an important consideration in the latest EU5+ CP3 engine”.

The new MT-09’s sound experience is enhanced by a modified airbox with two redesigned air-intake ducts, accentuating high-frequency sounds while maintaining a smooth throttle response.

To further emphasize this sound, especially at higher speeds and revs, Yamaha has introduced a novel acoustic amplifier grille atop the bike. This component, subject to a patent application, serves as the key element in the system. Visually, it’s discreetly integrated into the bike’s design, with a plastic cover surrounding the fuel filler and extending to the ignition key, featuring two metal grilles resembling speaker covers.

Contrary to expectations, these grilles are not housing speakers. Instead, they represent visible exits for a complex passage that leads directly to an opening in the airbox’s top side. This design enables the noise from the intake to be channeled upward through the grilles toward the rider without increasing the overall volume.

A critical aspect of this design involves preventing water from reaching the airbox through the grilles. Yamaha achieves this by extending a thin section of the fuel tank forward, in front of the fuel filler, creating a barrier between the grilles and the airbox intake.

This allows sound to travel forward and around this shielding section, reaching the grilles, while water entering through the grilles is directed forward over the tank and then downward through an opening at the front, avoiding contact with the airbox.

The thickness of the shielding is finely tuned to absorb certain frequencies, enhancing the overall quality of the noise emitted through the grilles. Yamaha’s attention to detail in the MT-09’s air intake amplifier underscores their commitment to providing riders with an enriched auditory experience while maintaining compliance with regulatory standards.

Fresh off the debut of the 2024 standard MT-09 on October 31st, Yamaha has now unveiled the MT-09 SP, a higher-performance variant that elevates the bar with enhancements to its suspension, braking system, electronics, and more.

Mere days after the initial unveiling of the standard naked bike, the MT-09 SP takes the foundation of the newly redesigned MT-09 and builds upon it. The MT-09, boasting its fresh bodywork and stylish LED lighting, now combines sportier ergonomics, upgraded braking components, a state-of-the-art TFT display, and advanced control mechanisms.

The core of the new MT-09 SP remains the distinctive ‘CP3’ three-cylinder engine, which received a significant update in 2021, along with the trusty cast aluminum Deltabox frame, first introduced in the same year.

Let’s delve into the specifics of the 2024 MT-09 SP. It takes the base model of the new MT-09 and takes it to new heights. This includes a set of fully adjustable suspension components, top-tier Brembo Stylema brake calipers, a customizable Track riding mode, and a visually striking R1M superbike-inspired color scheme in black, blue, and silver, complete with a brushed aluminum swing arm. The MT-09 SP also introduces a novel feature for Yamaha – a ‘Smart Key’ keyless ignition system.

While some similarities with the standard MT-09 are inevitable due to the 2024 model year updates, there are noteworthy distinctions. The MT-09 SP exhibits a ‘sleeker, more aggressive appearance’ with a redesigned fuel tank, an updated LED front light cluster concealed by a new cover, a fresh rear LED light unit with separate tail and brake lights, and a new two-piece seat that complements the overall design.

The riding position has also seen substantial enhancements, with lower handlebars and higher, rear-set foot pegs, both of which offer adjustable settings. In line with the standard MT-09, the MT-09 SP incorporates a cutting-edge five-inch TFT dashboard and corresponding switchgear, inspired by the latest Tracer 9 GT+ and Niken GT models. Nevertheless, the MT-09 SP brings its distinctive elements to the table.

The MT-09 SP adheres to the SP tradition of premium, fully adjustable suspension, featuring gold-finished, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated 41mm KYB front forks, and an Öhlins monoshock in the rear. The new front forks offer comprehensive adjustments for preload, rebound, and compression damping, while the Öhlins rear unit provides customizable settings for compression, rebound, and comes with a remote preload adjuster.

Furthermore, the braking system on the new MT-09 SP has undergone substantial enhancements, making use of twin Brembo monoblock ‘Stylema’ calipers that provide superbike-caliber braking performance for Yamaha’s 900cc roadster.

In contrast to the standard 2024 MT-09, which offers three riding modes (Sport, Street, and Rain), the MT-09 SP introduces an additional Track mode, enabling riders to tailor four extra power, traction, and braking profiles to suit specific track conditions. The SP’s TFT display also incorporates a dedicated Track theme.

One of the standout features of the MT-09 SP is Yamaha’s groundbreaking keyless ‘Smart Key System.’ This innovative system replaces the conventional key slot with an ‘on-off’ switch located at the top of the fuel tank. It activates as long as the Smart Key is within range and provides convenient lock and unlock options for the fuel cap.

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 SP is available in a striking R1M-inspired color scheme of black, silver, and blue, complete with a brushed aluminum swing arm. As for pricing and availability, Yamaha has yet to unveil these details.

A decade after introducing the original game-changing MT-09 naked motorcycle, Yamaha has unveiled the third-generation model. This iteration presents a fresh face, refined riding ergonomics, and updated electronics while retaining the core elements from the 2021 version, including its iconic 117bhp ‘CP3’ three-cylinder engine and a cast aluminum Deltabox frame.

The 2024 MT-09 boasts a number of updates. Most striking is the revamped bodywork and styling, featuring new LED lights, a sportier riding posture, more agile steering geometry, improved brakes, a modernized dashboard, enhanced switchgear, and the addition of advanced features like cruise control.

This ‘new-look’ MT-09 represents a significant transformation. At the front, the design draws inspiration from Yamaha’s YZ motocross machines. A redesigned fuel tank, a distinctive LED front light cluster comprising a projector headlamp and twin riding lights, and a unique rear LED unit with separate tail and brake lights redefine its appearance. The two-piece seat complements the minimalist bodywork.

Riders will appreciate the lower and two-way adjustable handlebar and a slightly increased steering angle. The new footrests are positioned 30.6mm farther back and 9.5mm higher and offer two adjustment settings. Passenger comfort is improved with redesigned pillion footrests, a revised rear brake pedal, and gear levers, the latter still equipped with a quickshifter.

Practicality is enhanced with a substantial addition—a five-inch TFT display and corresponding switchgear. This technology, derived from the 2023 Tracer 9 GT+ and Niken GT, features four display themes, an intuitive design, built-in connectivity through Yamaha’s MyRide app, and compatibility with Garmin’s StreetCross satnav app system. Besides the standard riding modes, two custom modes allow riders to personalize power, traction, and slide control settings, among others.

Notable new features include cruise control, the Back Slip Regulator, which assists with rear wheel lock during engine braking, a Brembo radial master cylinder for improved front braking, Bridgestone’s latest Battlax Hypersport S23 tires, and an acoustic amplifier grille designed to enhance the exhaust note.

The 2024 MT-09 will be offered in three distinctive colors: Midnight Cyan, Icon Blue, and Tech Black. While it will make its debut at the Motorcycle Live show at the NEC from November 18 to 26, pricing and availability details are yet to be disclosed.

KEY FEATURES
1. Sharper, more compact looks including re-designed bi-functional LED headlight
2. New 5” full-colour TFT screen with smartphone connectivity and navigation
3. Customisable riding experience via Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) settings
4. Modify YRC settings via smartphone with the MyRide app
5. Handlebar and footpeg position modified for a more engaged riding experience adjustable into two positions
6. Separated new seat unit
7. Precise formed new fuel tank
8. Acoustic amplifier grille
9. Latest 890cc, three-cylinder, four-valve DOHC liquid-cooled, EU5+ CP3 engine
10. Six-axis IMU with a full suite of lean-sensitive rider aids now including Back SlipRegulator (BSR)
11. Cruise control
12. New Brembo radial master cylinder
13. Third generation quickshifter
14. New Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 M tyres
15. Adjustable suspension for enhanced sports riding
16. Lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame
17. Yamaha’s SpinForged wheels for agile handling

New Yamaha XSR GP model reportedly in development, poised to see brand’s ‘Sport Heritage’ range grow.

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Sporty Yamaha R7 and MT-09 streetfighter recognised as winners in this year’s edition of the Red Dot Design Awards.

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Yamaha has revealed a Cybertronian-ish looking Yamaha MT-09 dubbed the Cyber Rally at the Osaka Motorcycle Show.

This is not the first time the MT-09 gets a unique treatment as Yamaha revealed a special version called the Street Rally back in 2014.

Born from Yamaha’s Y’S Gear aftermarket parts, the Cyber Rally is a continuation of the short-lived Street Rally but with a reworked styling that fits the current generation of MT-09.

Like the Street Rally, the Cyber Rally also gets a clear plastic headlight cowl that completely surrounds the front headlamp and is tall enough to provide protection to the 3.5-inch TFT screen.

The most standout feature on the Cyber Rally is the winglet-like handguards which was the star attraction on the previous Street Rally.

However, while the sharply designed handguards on the Street Rally features clear plastic, the component fitted on the Cyber Rally looks like carbon fibre.

Other key highlights include redesigned radiator covers with added gills, which nicely changes the side profile.

Meanwhile, another noticeable change is the use of aftermarket Akrapovic exhaust.

Regardless, it’s hard to tell whether the Cyber Rally is linked to Yamaha directly, considering it is not an official reveal from the Japanese giant.

Nonetheless, it’s important to note that the MT-09 Cyber Rally looks beastly with the addition of Yamaha’s Y’S Gear.

Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) akhirnya mendeahkan generasi baharu MT-09 setahun selepas model itu diperkenalkan secara global tahun lalu.

Jika dibandingkan dengan generasi kedua MT-09, generasi ketiga ini jelas tampil dengan rekaan serba baharu bagi tahun 2021.

Yamaha MT-09 2021 kini didatangkan dengan enjin (lebih besar berbanding model sebelumnya) tiga silinder 890cc yang kini menjana 117hp dan 93Nm.

Enjin serba baharu ini merupakan langkah kedepan Yamaha dalam mematuhi emisi Euro5 yang akan berkuatkuasa tahun depan.

Meskipun sesaran lebih besar, namun enjin ini lebih ringan berbanding generasi sebelumnya.

Sistem transmisi 6-kelajuan dibantu dengan klac assist/slipper yang dikelilingi kerangka Deltabox di samping subframe baharu.

Malah, swingarm juga lebih ringan dengan penggunaan bahan jenis aluminium lantas menyaksikan Yamaha MT-09 2021 ini hanya seberat 189 kilogram.

Sistem membrek hadir menerusi kaliper Nissin dan cakera brek 298mm di bahagian depan dan radial master cylinders dengan fork depan KYB dan penyerap hentakan belakang boleh laras (preload dan rebound).

Lebih menarik, Yamaha turut melengkapkan MT-09 2021 dengan unit IMU enam-axis yang menawarkan ean-angle sensitive traction control, slide control, cornering ABS, rear-lift mitigation seperti yang terdapat pada YZF-R1.

Antara ciri menarik lain ditawarkan:

  • paparan TFT 3.5 inci
  • quickshifter dengan auto-blipper
  • lampu depan LED dengan DRL

After successfully launched the 2021 Yamaha TMax 560, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) also had a special preview of the new generation MT-09 and the Tracer 9 GT with the official pricing set to be announced in November.

2021 Yamaha MT-09

The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 has finally made its debut in Malaysia and based on the global reveal just a year ago, this by a far is Yamaha’s advanced model to date.

Its firepower has been increased to 117hp and 93Nm of torque thanks to the newer and bigger 890cc inline-three engine. New upgrades to its pistons, conrods, camshafts, and crankcase also mean that this engine is lighter than its smaller predecessor.

In other words, the new 890cc unit is lighter but more powerful, even though it is now Euro5-compliant.

All this power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed manual transmission, which is now upgraded with the presence of a slip/assist clutch. All of this is now housed within a new diecast aluminium Deltabox frame matted to a new subframe and swingarm (which are also made out of aluminium).

In total, the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 weighs only 189kg (kerb).

Also new to the 2021 model is its braking package which consists of dual 298mm discs up front paired with Nissin callipers and radial master cylinders. The suspension comes in the form of a fully adjustable KYB front fork and a rear shock unit with preload and rebound adjustability.

the biggest upgrade for the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 has to be its electronic riding aids, which is inspired by the brand’s top-of-the-line superbike, the Yamaha YZF-R1. The MT-09 now features a six-axis IMU unit that works together with its lean-angle sensitive traction control, slide control, cornering ABS, and rear-lift mitigation features.

Other features include:

  • 3.5″ TFT display
  • quickshifter
  • auto-blipper
  • projector LED headlight with DRL

2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 & Tracer 9 GT

HLYM also unveiled the latest sport-touring machine, the Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT.

Like the new 2021 MT-09, these Tracer 9s feature a new engine, electronics, and exterior design. In other words, it’s a completely new sports-tourer.

Starting with the engine, the 2021 Tracer 9 and 9 GT come with the same 890cc CP3 inline-three engine that was introduced earlier for the new MT-09. Compared to the previous Tracer 900, this new engine features a longer stroke by 3mm, which upgrades its power output from 114hp to 117hp.

This new engine, although bigger in capacity, is actually more compact and lighter than the previous model. Housed within a new CF die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis, the new Tracer 9 is said to be lighter and more agile than its predecessor. It’s also further refined with a new slipper/assist clutch and longer swingarm.

Also similar to the new MT-09 is the addition of a six-axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids developed from the brand’s top-of-the-range superbike, the R1M. We’re talking three-mode Traction Control System, Slide Control System, Front Wheel Lift, Brake Control, and more.

For the styling department, the Yamaha Tracer 9 is now more aerodynamic which offers one hell of a sexy look plus wind-cutting performance that allows for longer distance riding when paired with its 19-litre fuel tank. Fully fuelled, this baby can travel over 350km without having to stop to refuel.

 

As a sport-tourer, this bike is expected to be able to carry a lot of cargo. With that being said, it comes with a full three-bag luggage capability. Other features include all-LED lights, twin 3.5-inch TFT screens, lightweight SpinForged wheels, fully-adjustable 41mm USD forks, and an adjustable seat.

If you opt for the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT, you’ll get all of the above and also:

  • KYB semi-active suspension
  • Hard side cases
  • Up and down Quick Shift System
  • LED cornering lights
  • Dedicated colours and graphics
  • Grip heaters

Akrapovic has put a smile on Yamaha MT-09 owners ever since the motorcycle introduction in 2016.

However, the recent engine upgrades to 890cc compared to the previous 847cc calls for a new product from the Slovenian company.

Introducing the Akrapovic Racing Line full-exhaust system, the latest offering for the all-new 2021 MT-09 that includes:

  • Stainless steel header.
  • Catalytic converter.
  • Pre-muffler.
  • A side-mounted silencer with high-grade titanium outer sleeve.

The company claimed the new exhaust system puts up an additional 2hp and 1.3Nm compared to the stock exhaust, with the notable difference comes at the higher end of the rev range.

For those seeking that extra power, Akrapovic also offers the carbon fibre version, with the company claimed able to gained 4hp and 1.7Nm. However, it is not street legal due to it did not meet the emission standard.

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