Wednesday, April 01, 2009
2009 Yamaha MT-01 SP launched
The MT-01 has always been a bit… dull? So Yamaha are trying to remedy that now, with a limited-edition SP version. Yes, the company has launched the 2009 MT-01 SP, which gets a few extra bits and pieces to spice things up a bit. The engine is still the same 1,670cc v-twin, which produces 90 horsepower at 4,750rpm and 150Nm of torque at 3,750 revs. Wet weight is 265 kilos.
On to the new bits – the MT-01 SP gets a 43mm USD Öhlins fork and adjustable Öhlins rear shock. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels, which now wear 120/70 (front) and 190/50 (rear) Pirelli Diablo Rosso rubber. According to Yamaha, all these changes provide ‘a more intense experience of ‘Kodo,’ a Japanese expression for soul beat, pulsation or the external expression of latent power.’ Er… yeah, well, whatever. We’d still take the 2009 R1.
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