Yamaha MT-09 Lands In India Looking For A Street Fight With Triumph

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Yamaha has launched the MT-09 Streetfighter in india wth the help of Bollywood actor and Yamaha brand ambassador John Abraham. The MT-09 is priced at Rs. 10.20 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).

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Engine & Gearbox Specifications

  • Engine Capacity and Type - Liquid-cooled 847cc in-line triple with Dual Overhead Camshafts
  • Power - 113.4bhp@10,000rpm 
  • Torque - 87.5Nm@8,500rpm
  • 0–100km/h - 3.4 seconds
  • Top Speed - 225km/h
  • Mileage (Claimed) - 19.1km/l
The Engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission that sends the power to the rear wheel through a chain drive. The bike weighs 188 kilograms and has a 14-litre fuel tank.

Suspension & Brakes

The MT-09 features telescopic forks up front with 137mm travel and the rear is a link-type monoshock suspension with 130mm travel.

The front wheel is stopped using a 298mm twin hydraulic discs while the rear makes do with a 245mm hydraulic disc brake. Both wheels are 17 inches in diameter.

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Top Features Of the MT-09

  • Diamond Type Chassis
  • Die-Cast Aluminium Frame
  • Asymmetric Swingarm
  • Ride By Wire System Allows For 3 Riding modes 
  • Traction Control And ABS
  • Linear Torque Output

Design

The MT-09 features a naked design typical of streetfighters but its 3 into 1 sculpted exhaust and its angular body and muscular fuel tank ensure that anyone seeing or hearing this bike pass by treats it with a healthy dose of respect. 

Availability & Rivals

The Yamaha MT-09 is available to order at Yamaha's showrooms across the country and it will go up against the Triumph Street Triple and the Kawasaki Z800. 

Story first published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 17:55 [IST]
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