Yamaha's MT family grows with MT-09 Street Tracker

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of BikeSocial. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Hot on the heels of the MT-125 press launch last week comes the 5th Yamaha MT model in under a year since it was first unveiled; please welcome the MT-09 Street Tracker, available in the UK from late August.

MT-09 Street Tracker, from Yamaha

Based on the awesome triple cylinder MT-09, Yamaha and their marketing focus on the ‘Dark Side of Japan’ have given the original model a dirt tracker/scrambler makeover.

 A matt finish to the frame and bodywork, carbon front fairing and aluminium number plates offer a dirt-bike image with the aluminium handlebar tensioners offering a touch of ‘track’.

MT-09 Street Tracker with standard exhaust

 Meanwhile, a two-tone brown and black seat, matt grey a fuel tank with knee grips as well as wider foot rests are all new features. Dark bronze wheels, gold-coloured  upside down forks, matt balck engine casing with a bronze-coloured cylinder head all fit into the dynamic new look of Yamaha’s latest MT.

As an accessory, Akrapovic offer a high-level muffler while Yamaha says the bike has “sporty and sophisticated looks with a touch of vintage style”.

Optional Akrapovic pipes on the MT-09 Street Tracker

 The MT-09 is priced sensibly at around £6,800, weighs 188kg (wet) and provides 115bhp from its 847cc three-cylinder motor.  Expect much of the same from its grungier mate, the Street Tracker.

MT-09 Street Tracker's two-tone seat

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