The Yamaha MT range is constantly evolving and within one year after the launch of the new MT-09, Yamaha has launched a new version called the 2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP. The SP suffix is reserved for a small number of exclusive Yamaha models including the MT-10 SP that offer a premium specification with an emphasis on sport performance.

Yamaha’s designers have specially designed an Öhlins rear shock absorber for the new 2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP. This premium rear suspension system offers higher levels of adjust-ability via an easily accessible remote adjuster, allowing riders to fine tune their settings and achieve class-leading handling performance and enhanced controllability.

MT-09 SP owners also have the possibility to fine-tune their suspension set up with a range of optional Öhlins rear springs that are available in a range of different rates from the Genuine Yamaha accessories line-up. By fitting an optional rear spring that matches their riding style and weight, every owner can create their ultimate suspension system.

Both the MT-09 and MT-09 SP are fitted with Kayaba front forks. The standard MT-09 has adjustable front forks where one leg is for rebound and the other is for compression. The MT-09 SP has adjustable front forks where both legs can be adjusted for rebound and compression damping, and this difference allows more fine-tuning of the front suspension settings.

To complement its premium specification, the 2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP is finished in an exclusive Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme that matches the design featured on the MT-10 SP.

Also unlike most other bikes in the class, the MT-09 SP’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.

2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP features

  • New Öhlins remotely adjustable rear shock
  • Fully adjustable front forks with rebound and compression damping
  • Exclusive MT-10 SP inspired Silver Blu Carbon colour scheme
  • Blue stitched seams on seat
  • Blue wheels with SP graphics
  • Class-leading handling performance
  • Black handlebar controls and instruments

2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP key specifications

  • 115 PS @ 10,000 rpm, 87.5 Nm @ 8,500 rpm
  • 193 kg wet
  • 847 cc, 3-cylinder crossplane engine
  • Quick Shift System for clutchless upshifts (QSS)
  • Assist and Slipper clutch (A&S)
  • D-MODE adjustable engine character
  • Lightweight aluminium frame and swing arm
  • Aggressive LED twin-eye headlights
  • Switchable Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Swingarm mounted licence plate holder
  • LED position lights
  • Colour: Silver Blu Carbon

2018 Yamaha MT-09 SP image gallery

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