Yamaha Motor Australia press release:
YMA has released two new models that add further Street Cred to the MT range – The MT-07 and MT-09SP.
MT-07 is available in an LA version that has power maximised for the AUS LAMs market. And there is also a full power 689cc version which will be in dealers from next week (MT-07HO).
The new MT-07’s more mature body design retains the fundamental character of the previous model, and blends it with new elements that have been inspired by the MT-09 – such as the bolder headlight that gives a more imposing face.
For 2018 the MT-07 is equipped with a completely new seat design that gives an improved riding position for riders of all sizes. The front of the new seat now extends to the sides of the rear of the fuel tank, giving increased comfort – and the new shape also gives the 2018 model a more integrated profile.
With 130mm travel at both the front and rear, the MT-07’s suspension system is designed to give comfortable, progressive and predictable performance, making it ideal for a wide range of riding conditions.
For 2018 the front forks are equipped with revised settings that give a sportier character, while the rear suspension is fitted with a new rebound damping adjuster that enables riders to set their bike up to suit their riding style and usage.
One of the key features of the MT-07 is its CP2 crossplane engine that produces strong, linear torque, making it a joy to ride in a wide range of conditions. The 2-cylinder engine’s 270-degree crank gives the MT-07 a pulsating driving force that sets this value for money middleweight apart from other models, and this unique facet of the bike’s character has helped to make the MT-07 the top selling motorcycle in its class.
A newly designed fuel tank and MT-09 style ‘air intakes’ give a sharper image and reinforce the MT family look, while a new seat and separate black side panels accentuate the mass-forward design.
Featuring a high standard specification that includes Öhlins equipment as well as dedicated colouring and unique finishing, the radical new MT-09SP builds on the significant strengths of the MT brand, and takes the Street Cred riding experience to a new extreme.
To complement its premium specification, the MT-09SP is finished in an exclusive Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme that matches the design featured on the MT-10 SP. The fuel tank features silver sides with blue upper sections, and has a stylish MT-09SP water transfer graphic on each side, as well as a 3D Yamaha tuning fork logo.
The headlight cowl and seat cowl are painted silver, while the front fender has a blue/black finish with SP graphics. To complete the exclusive SP look the lightweight 10-spoke wheels are finished in blue – just like the MT-10 SP – and the wheels feature MT-09SP graphics. The SP theme is continued in the seat, which features distinctive blue stitching that complements the tank and wheels.
The high quality feel and exclusive looks of the MT-09SP are complemented by the use of black handlebars, black control levers and a black handlebar crown. Unlike most other bikes in the class, the MT-09SP’s special LCD instrument panel displays white information against a black background, giving higher levels of clarity during daytime riding. As well as its practical advantages, this high quality panel refines this class-leading motorcycle’s impressive appearance.