Yamaha launched its fresh 850cc street-focused triple with a starting price of only £6799. The new bike was especially created for the European market and features a sharp style, an upright riding position and a modern 850cc traverse three cylinder power plant.
As far as performance is concerned, Yamaha claims that its 850 cc unit delivers a maximum output of 115 hp at 10500 rpm and 62 lbft of torque at 8500 rpm which put the MT-09 in direct competition with models like the Ducati Monster, Triumph Speed Triple, and even BMW F800.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by an all new CF aluminium die-cast frame which is lightweight and stiff offering a great overall balance at high speeds.
The light frame is combined with a pair of light 10-spoke alloy wheels that are shod in newly-developed radial tyres - 120/70ZR17 at the front and 180/55ZR17 at the rear.
Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha MT-09.