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Yamaha Introduces the All-New 2021 MT-09 SP: The Most Exclusive Yamaha Hyper Naked
With Premium Specifications and Exclusive Finishes, Yamaha Completes its 2021 MT Lineup

MARIETTA, Ga. – November 10, 2020 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today introduces the 2021 MT-09 SP as the newest model in the company’s Hyper Naked motorcycle segment. With an all-new engine and radical design, as well as premium finishes and features, the all-new MT-09 SP is sharper, smarter and even more exclusive. The MT-10 and MT-03 also make their return, wrapping up the Master of Torque lineup for 2021.

The Dark Side of Japan
Since 2014, the Dark Side of Japan has been the inspiration behind the development of Yamaha’s MT models, bringing a whole new level of excitement and dynamism to thrill-seeking riders. Designed and built by people who eat, breathe and sleep motorcycles, Yamaha’s MT models have created their own dynamic Hyper Naked category and have introduced riders to a new kind of two-wheel experience.

With their torque-rich engine performance, agile handling and naked good looks, each and every MT is designed to deliver a sporty, thrilling and rewarding ride that reinforces every motorcyclist’s passion for two wheels. With over a quarter of a million MT models sold worldwide since the first model arrived seven years ago, the Yamaha Hyper Naked series makes motorcycling an even more exciting, accessible and attractive lifestyle choice.

All-New MT-09 SP
With its all-new engine and chassis, and a radical, new body design that exposes its fierce and muscular good looks, the 2021 MT-09 SP is for riders who demand the highest specifications and an even sharper, smarter and more exclusive motorcycle that features an aggressive supersport-influenced finish with a premium suspension package.

Dedicated SP colors and graphics
The MT-09 SP’s exclusive new YZF-R1M-influenced Raven/Liquid Metal color features a blue/black multi-toned paint scheme on the fuel tank and air ducts that give an even more aggressive and exclusive look to this top-of-the-range Hyper Naked. The premium finish is enhanced with seamless water-transfer graphics, and the supersport-style colors reinforce the bike’s pure character and highlight the close technological links with the YZF-R1M – the most advanced high-performance production Yamaha ever built.

Cruise Control system
In addition to the comprehensive electronic rider aides featured on the standard MT-09, the MT-09 SP is equipped with a Cruise Control system that enhances the overall riding experience. For a more relaxed ride on the highway, SP riders can choose to activate the Cruise Control system at speeds of at least 31 mph and in fourth gear and above. After the speed has been set, it can be increased in 1 mph increments with single pushes of the switch, or speed can be steadily increased by continuously holding down the switch. The system can be cancelled whenever the brakes, clutch or throttle are used.

Premium KYB® front suspension package
Featuring 41mm tubes with a tough DLC (Diamond Like Coating) that ensures ultra-smooth and responsive suspension action, the premium specification KYB® front forks feature full adjustability for preload, rebound and compression damping – enabling the SP rider to achieve the ultimate set-up to suit different riding situations. In addition, these premium front forks are also equipped with low and high-speed compression damping adjusters for accurate tuning of the suspension.

Öhlins rear shock absorber
To match the high-grade front suspension, the rear suspension system features a premium Öhlins rear shock absorber. Offering the rider full adjustability for compression and rebound damping – and equipped with a remote preload adjuster that enables quick and easy setting – this SP-exclusive rear suspension brings supersport handling precision to the Hyper Naked class.

Double-stitched seat & rider ergonomics
The MT-09 SP’s exclusive double-stitched seat with its contrasting stitching provides a premium finish. The shape of the seat and fuel tank – as well as the overall ergonomics – have been developed with feedback received during motorcycle performance-based evaluations and test rider perceptions and feedback.

Polished and clear coated aluminum swingarm
The MT-09 SP is equipped with a beautifully finished swingarm that features a special brushed and clear coated surface which perfectly complements the new Crystal Graphite frame color. Together with other unique details – such as the yellow spring on the Öhlins rear shock absorber and black drive sprocket, the SP’s swingarm reinforces the premium feel and pure sport looks of this class-leading Hyper Naked.

SP-specific chassis components
SP-specific features such as the anodized black handlebars and levers, as well as clear-smoked front and rear brake fluid reservoirs and a black drive sprocket reaffirm the MT-09 SP’s status as the most exclusive Hyper Naked in the class.

2021 MT-09 SP Key Features

  • Dedicated SP colors
  • Cruise Control System
  • Premium fully adjustable suspension
  • Double-stitched seat
  • Polished and clear coated aluminum swingarm

The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP will arrive at authorized Yamaha dealers beginning in January and will be available in the exclusive Raven/Liquid Metal color scheme for $10,999 MSRP. To learn more about the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 SP visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/hyper-naked/models/mt-09-sp.

2021 MT-10 and MT-03
Bookending the Hyper Naked series, the MT-10 and MT-03 offer street presence with their aggressive looks, distinct styling and agile handling. The MT-10 provides an incredible feeling of acceleration with its potent 4-cylinder engine while the MT-03 delivers strong yet smooth and easy-to-ride power. 

The 2021 MT-03 will be available in Storm Fluo or Matte Stealth Black for an MSRP of $4,599, and the 2021 MT-10 will be available in Team Yamaha Blue or Matte Raven Black for an MSRP of $12,999. Both models will begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealers in January 2021.

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About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company's ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.

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Gerrad Capley – Street Motorcycle Communications Specialist
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
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