890cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke
78.0mm x 62.1mm
Fuel injection with YCC-T
TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper clutch
All- New 890cc Liquid- Cooled 3- Cylinder DOHC Fuel- Injected Engine
The MT-09 SP features a newly developed 890cc liquid-cooled 3- cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder fuel-injected (YCC-T) engine with a downdraft intake. The bore × stroke of 78 mm × 62.1 mm and 11.5:1 compression ratio provide outstanding torque with strong power delivery characteristics. Almost all of the fundamental parts of the engine, from the pistons and connecting rods to the crankshaft, camshafts and crankcase, have all been redesigned with a reduction in weight. The combination of improved combustion efficiency and lighter weight results in an impressive fuel efficiency of 49 MPG.
Premium KYB and Öhlins Suspension
The MT-09 SP’s KYB front suspension can be individually adjusted on each side for compression and rebound damping. Adjustments for high and low speed compression damping can also be made, giving riders more detailed settings to choose from. The 41mm inner tubes’ DLC coating provides excellent sliding characteristics and also adds to the exterior’s quality appearance. The MT-09 SP’s rear shock features a premium Öhlins shock absorber with a remote preload adjuster, completing this class-leading suspension package.
The MT-09 SP features a cruise control system for easy, relaxed riding. Cruise control can be set when going at least 31 mph (or 50 kmh) and in 4th gear or higher. After the cruise speed is set, the speed can be increased or decreased in increments of 1 mph (or 2 kmh) with single pushes of the switch or by continuously holding down the switch. Cancel the cruise control by braking or by using the clutch or the throttle. The “Resume” function reengages the system and returns the bike to its previous set speed.
The MT-09 SP features special colours and graphics, a distinguished seat cover with its stylish, contrasting stitching, a clear-coated silver swingarm and clear-smoked front and rear brake fluid reservoirs that bring out the bike’s pure mechanical beauty. Together, these features showcase the MT-09 SP’s high quality, exclusive look among the MT line-up while linking the bike to the colourway found only on the YZF- R1M. In addition, the levers, handlebars and drive sprocket are a sleek black to further complement the MT-09 SP’s design to give the rider the feeling of being one with the machine.