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2017 Yamaha MT-09 Get’s Face Transplant and Other Updates To Keep It Fresh

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2017 Yamaha MT-09 is all set to hit the market with changes in every year to make more appealing and make it sell even more than before

Yamaha, after years of silence woke up and started making motorcycles in every segment. After competition from BMW, KTM and Harley-Davidson, it targeted every single segment. Right from MT-03 TO MT-10. There were MT-07 and then there is the ever popular MT-09. The MT-09 and took the American and European markets by storm. India launch happened last year and before that Asian market launch helped in sales also. For 2017, and year before that updates have been coming. 2017 has the largest amount of change visible.

The 2017 MT-09 has new MT-10-style has new headlights, which has been inspired from the MT-10. Amid, some how it looks better here and in this avatar. Both pods contain LED bulbs. Beneath those two headlamps, sits an another pair of slim daytime running lights. The instrument panel has been moved closer and there is new screen on offer. Cluster has move forward towards headlight assembly. The indicators have moved closer to the radiator to give it a refreshed look.

The 2017 MT-09 also got a new tail-piece and the tail is now 30 mm shorter and upswept sub-frame makes it look sportier. The rear mudguard and number plate holder is mounted on the swing-arm and hugs the rear wheel. There are new side fins on the radiator and larger tank-mounted air scoops for better aerodynamics and looks. The ehxuast has also been restyled, with a ‘flatter surface and has a new end cap. Colour options for the The 2017 MT-09 are ‘Race Blue’, ‘Tech Black’ or ‘Night Fluo’.

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Mechanically, the The 2017 MT-09 has gained an assist and slipper clutch to reduce back-torque on downshifts. There is also an up-shift quick-shifter. Suspension wise, there is now a compression damping adjuster that has been added to the left fork tube. The engine is now Euro 4 complaint.

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