2009 Yamaha MT-01 SP Special Edition

yamaha-mt01-sp-sYamaha introduce a Special Edition MT-01



Yamaha MT-01 Special Edition

MT-01 SP Features

* Sports bike handling qualities
* New Öhlins front and rear suspension
* New Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres
* New exclusive red and white colour scheme
* New two-tone seat
* New gold coloured wheels
* New nano-film coating on the bare-metal finish exhausts
* New additional chrome-plated components

Yamaha have announced a Special Edition of the 1670cc v-twin monster, the MT-01 SP.

In September 2004 Yamaha created a whole new ‘Torque Sports’ category with the launch of the MT- 01,  powered by a  1670cc Vtwin engine and featuring an aluminium sports chassis. For 2009 Yamaha introduces the MT-01 SP, a special limited-edition version featuring a range of significant chassis and stylistic changes.


One of the most significant new features to be seen on the new MT-01 SP is the use of Ohlins front and rear suspension. New 43mm Ohlins front forks have been designed to offer high levels of feedback from the road surface. These high specification forks have been developed in association with Ohlins specifically for the new MT-01 SP, they feature optimal spring and damping settings which, after intensive testing, have been set to match the unique characteristics of the MT-01 SP’s high-torque engine and aluminium chassis.

The Ohlins rear shock absorber features a separate reservoir which ensures consistent damping performance. This new rear suspension offers high levels of comfort combined with  handling, stability and road holding.  The new MT-01 SP’s front and rear wheels are equipped with Pirelli Diablo Rosso (‘Red Devil’) tyres as original equipment, with a 120/70-17 front and a 190/50-17 rear. These well respected tyres offer good levels of grip combined with strong turning qualities and enhanced wet weather performance.

The new MT-01 SP model is equipped with fatter 28.6mm diameter tapered handlebars which are used in place of the standard model’s 25.4mm diameter design. In addition, the SP is also fitted with a machined aluminium handlebar crown, and the combination of the new fatter handlebars and the high quality crown accentuates the bike’s muscular image, and ensures a comfortable and sporty riding position.

The new MT-01 SP also sports a special new colour scheme. The focal point is the red and white fuel tank which is complemented by a red front fender and red chrome MT logo on the tank. A new two-tone seat and gold wheels underline the exclusivity of the new SP model.

Other special features include a protective nano-film coating on the baremetal finish exhaust, and the use of additional chrome plating on selected engine and chassis components.

The MT-01 SP is available in  limited numbers in Australia priced ataround $25,999 RRP inc GST.

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