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The New 2024 Yamaha MT-09 SP: Unleashing the Dark Side of Japan


As the iconic MT-09 celebrates its 10th anniversary, Yamaha doesn’t just release a new model; it introduces a beast that transcends expectations.

The 2024 Yamaha MT-09 SP emerges with a revamped design and premium specifications, marking a new era for hyper-naked motorcycles.

Design Redefined:

The MT-09 has always embraced ‘functional beauty,’ and this anniversary edition takes it a step further. Every detail has been meticulously reconsidered, amplifying the bike’s pure aggression and ensuring an engaged riding experience. The result is a sharper, purer, and more refined MT-09, a visual feast for motorcycle enthusiasts.

2024 yamaha mt-09 sp

Track-Focused Technology:

For those seeking the pinnacle of the Dark Side of Japan experience, the MT-09 SP stands tall. It goes beyond the ordinary with upgraded suspension, Brembo Stylema calipers, and track-focused Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) settings.

The YRC now introduces TRACK modes, allowing riders to customize settings for specific track scenarios, providing an unparalleled level of control.

Enhanced Riding Dynamics:

The MT-09 SP doesn’t just look the part; it performs with superiority. The introduction of Brembo ‘Stylema’ calipers elevates braking performance to a new level, offering enhanced control and increased braking forces.

2024 yamaha mt-09 sp

The fully adjustable suspension, featuring gold-finish DLC-coated KYB forks and an Öhlins monoshock, delivers Supersport-level handling, ensuring stability during spirited rides.

Smart Key System:

In a leap of technological advancement, the MT-09 SP becomes the first Hyper Naked to feature Yamaha’s Smart Key System. Starting the engine is as simple as pressing and turning the newly designed main switch, provided the smart key is within range. This system exemplifies Yamaha’s commitment to simplifying the riding experience.

Iconic Performance Colors:

Inspired by the R1M, the exclusive silver, black, and Yamaha Racing blue Icon Performance livery on the MT-09 SP enhances its aggressive look. The sporty colorway reinforces the close technological ties to the R1M, underlining its position as a high-performance machine.

2024 yamaha mt-09 sp

Technical Marvel:

Under the sleek exterior lies a powerhouse. The 2024 MT-09 boasts a redesigned LED headlight, a new 5” full-color TFT screen with smartphone connectivity, and a customizable riding experience through Yamaha Ride Control.

The six-axis IMU, cruise control, Brembo radial master cylinder, third-generation quickshifter, and Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 M tires ensure a ride that’s not just thrilling but technologically advanced.

Colors, Availability, and Price:

The MT-09 SP is available in the exclusive Icon Performance color, reinforcing its status as a limited-edition masterpiece. Delivery dates to European dealers and prices vary per region, adding an element of exclusivity to this remarkable machine.

In summary, the 2024 Yamaha MT-09 SP is not just a motorcycle; it’s a celebration of a decade of excellence, a fusion of cutting-edge technology, and a statement of Yamaha’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of performance and design.

photos: Yamaha


Marcelo Souza

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