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Yamaha have decided we could do with a bit more bling in our lives, with a sportier, glitzier and pricier MT-09 SP being their solution.

MT-09 SP


Boothy’s spray tan leathers clashed appallingly with MT’s sleek styling…

According to Yamaha “the MT range is constantly evolving and moving ahead in its never ending quest to give every motorcyclist the opportunity to get the most out of every ride” so it should come as no surprise that only a year after the launch of the latest MT-09, we’re getting an SP version. Just as the MT-10 SP did for the MT-10, the SP (Sport Performance) version of the ‘09 is set to take an already awesome ‘hyper naked’ and turn it into a sharper handling, sharper looking 113bhp street bike.

Arguably the saviour of a struggling Yamaha during the late the naughties, the cross-plane crank triple, or ‘CP3’, motor has helped Yamaha sell more than 48,000 MT-09s since its launch in late 2013. And what you get with the SP is that same 847cc CP3 engine, with its generous 87.5Nm of torque, snugly nestled within the Öhlins shocked, ‘Silver Blu Carbon’ colour schemed ‘09 SP.

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In this month's issue of Fast Bikes ... - Free 32 page guide 2018 Fast bikes style - Top 7 used nakeds - V4 Vendetta new Ducati Panigale set to rule - Yamaha MT-09 SP: King of bling Kitted street naked for the amsses - The virtues of V4 electric bikes on track - Michelin talks motogp - Panigale models explored - Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5 buyer's guide & much more