Last week, INFO MOTO had the chance to trial Yamaha’s all-new MT-09SP on both road and track, and found that a number of electronic and chassis enhancements have made it a much sharper naked bike offering, in more ways than one.

See our first ride video here:

Yamaha MT-09SP 2021 pricing and specs

Yamaha has now released its entire 2021 MT naked bike line-up, with the triple-powered MT-09 checking in from $15,249 rideaway, or $17,299 rideaway for the MT-09SP.

The high-spec SP follows the base MT-09 in adopting Yamaha’s new design language, larger engine and advanced rider-assistance suite, but also gains a number of performance parts and exterior niceties.

Exclusive to the MT-09SP is a dedicated blue/black paint scheme, a double-stitched seat, an anodised brushed aluminium swingarm, as well as peripheral upgrades like black handlebars and levers and unique brake reservoirs.

Yamaha MT-09SP 2021

On the performance front, the Yamaha MT-09SP boasts a premium, fully adjustable KYB front fork, while an Ohlins shock absorber allows for compression and damping adjustment at the rear.

For 2021, the MT-09 range is shorter in wheelbase with a new Deltabox chassis, hosting lighter wheels and a more powerful triple-cylinder engine.

Specifically, the engine has grown from 847cc to 889cc, with outputs lifted by 3kW for a total output of 87.5kW and 93Nm.

Yamaha MT-09SP 2021

Importantly, the updated engine is matched with a significantly stronger six-axis rider-assistance suite borrowed from the YZF-R1 sportsbike.

The enhanced rider aids see three-level traction control, slide control, front wheel lift control and brake control as standard.

Also new is a 3.5-inch TFT display with a bar-type tacho, while an up/down quickshifter is standard and braking is enhanced by a new radial front brake master cylinder.

For 2021, the four-cylinder MT-10SP is unchanged. See our review of the carry-over model here.

Pricing for the entire Yamaha MT range

Yamaha MT-03 (LAMS) – $7599 rideaway
Yamaha MT-07 (LAMS) – $12,399 rideaway
Yamaha MT-07 – $13,199 rideaway
Yamaha MT-09 – $15,249 rideaway
Yamaha MT-09SP – $17,299 rideaway
Yamaha Tracer 9 GT – $23,299 rideaway
Yamaha MT-10 – $21,949 rideaway
Yamaha MT-10SP – $25,199

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