Yamaha updates MT-09, MT-09SP and provides XSR900 GP

Yamaha’s super-popular vary of middleweight triples has expanded and been up to date for 2024.


The brand new bike is the XSR900 GP, a sporty retro model which pays homage to the 500cc racers of the Nineteen Nineties. t contains a half fairing and GP-style tailpiece… and for these of a sure age it pulls on the heartstrings just like the sound of a wailing two-stroke… nicely, at the very least till you hear it, for the inline fours-stroke triple definitely received’t sound like several type of two-stroke. However’s that’s OK, at the very least as a result of we will’t purchase two-stroke highway bikes anymore.
Below the brand new garments and sporty using place is a motorbike similar to the XSR900, which in flip is predicated on the MT-09, which will get an replace for 2024…

2024 MT-09


Sportier, extra aggressive and edgier is how Yamaha describe the brand new MT-09, the bike shifting away from its roots as a brilliant financial versatile bare.
Higher suspension, extra tech and higher ergonomics for extra aggressive using are a part of the package deal.
Adjustments embrace a brand new, extra compact LED headlight and taillight, a brand new tank form to encourage a ‘extra engaged and free using place’, revised airbox and consumption ducts to supply higher acoustics whereas sustaining a linear throttle response and a ‘acoustic amplifier grille’ has been added.

The using place has modified – the handlebars are decrease, adjustable between two positions. The footrests are 30.6mm additional again and 9.5mm increased. The adjustments, mixed with steeper steering rake because of the brand new tank form, ought to make steering sharper and the bike have a sportier really feel.

To enhance passenger consolation, the rear footpegs at the moment are mounted beneath the rear body, whereas the rider and passenger seats at the moment are separate.
Pedals and levers have been redesigned and there’s now a Brembo radial grasp cylinder for the entrance brakes.

The entrance forks are totally adjustable whereas the one rear shock has a brand new linkage and can also be adjustable.

There’s a USB-C outlet beneath the seat for charging your units, and a brand new 5-inch TFT display can show 4 completely different themes, helps bluetooth cellphone connectivity and navigation by way of the Yamaha MyRide App and integration with the free Garmin StreetCross Navigation system.

The 2024 MT-09 additionally options customisable using modes and three customary modes (Sport, Avenue, Rain).
Customized settings can management Energy (PWR), the Slide Management System (SCS), Traction Management System (TCS) and LIF (Raise Management) – all of which may be set straight by way of the MT-09’s dashboard or utilizing a smartphone by way of the MyRide app.

The six-axis IMU’s performance is additional enhanced for the 2024 MT-09 with the addition of a Again Slip Regulator (BSR), which provides stabilisation when the rear wheel locks beneath extreme engine braking by controlling the extent of torque produced – that is particularly helpful in conditions when it’s troublesome to activate the slipper clutch for instance when grip is low. A 3rd-generation quickshifter is customary.
The electronics suite expands with the addition of cruise management, self-cancelling indicators with ‘soft-click’: a delicate faucet will make the indications flash 3 times, excellent for lane adjustments. The self-cancelling function sees the indictors off after 15 seconds or 150m. There’s emergency flashing hazard lights, engaged if the bike is stopping at velocity.
The brand new MT-09 can be out there in three colors: Midnight Cyan, Icon Blue and Tech Black. Costs and availability hasn’t been introduced but.



The brand new 2024 MT-09SP options all of the updates that the usual mannequin receives – with some key upgrades distinctive to this mannequin… together with dumping the important thing.
Yep, the 2024 MT-09SP now has keyless operation along with the brand new Öhlins totally adjustable rear shock, Brembo Stylema calipers and Yamaha Trip Management Settings – extra track-focussed modes and settings for higher closed circuit efficiency.

The person TRACK modes permit for extra refined, specialised settings, together with the choice of selecting between two Engine Brake Administration (EBM) settings and the power to change the extent of Brake Management (BC). Moreover, riders even have the choice of turning the rear ABS off to additional improve on observe efficiency.
Every mode may be altered and set straight within the dashboard menu or utilizing the free MyRide app on a smartphone earlier than being despatched to the MT-09SP, the place riders can swap between every mode effortlessly utilizing the newly designed switchgear. The on-track using expertise is additional enhanced by a devoted SP-exclusive TRACK theme for the MT-09SP’s new 5in full color TFT show, providing data corresponding to a lap timer and different observe targeted particulars.

The upper specification KYB forks supply full adjustability for preload, re-bound and compression dampening permitting SP riders the choice to nice tune their set-up to go well with a wide range of completely different using conditions.

The Öhlins monoshock completes the MT-09 SP’s high-end suspension package deal, providing full adjustability for compression and re-bound damping in addition to being outfitted with a distant preload adjuster to allow fast and straightforward adjustments.


XSR900 GP Studio images

Celebrating a golden period of Yamaha success in Grand Prix racing – six titles between 1984 and 1992 – ‘This new mannequin pays homage to a number of the most celebrated race machines from Yamaha’s illustrious previous in a method by no means seen earlier than within the Sports activities Heritage vary.’

Its design has additionally been influenced by the FZR and TZR machines of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties.
The bodywork just isn’t solely an emblem of the previous in seems to be alone, however the methodology during which it’s mounted in place can also be impressed by the Nineteen Eighties, with a tubed construction connecting the cowling to the body and straight brackets supporting the sprint making a rider’s view with a real golden period really feel.

To stress the traditional cockpit feeling, the higher fairing keep is supported by a nut construction equivalent to that used for the unique TZ250. In true racing type, this construction is fixed with a beta pin, marking the primary time Yamaha has used such a fastening on a mass-produced manufacturing mannequin for public highway use.

The tailpiece features a single-seat cowl with a passenger seat beneath.
Clip-on handlebars are stated to be sporty however not extreme. The footpegs are adjustable throughout two positions.

The forks are adjustable KYB models, the shock a KYB on a linkage, with distant preload adjustment.
The electronics are much like that of the MT-09.
Pricing and availability coming quickly.