2021 Yamaha MT-09 Review – First Ride

MT-07, and its spunky 689 twin-cylinder motor, has always been a crowd favorite at MO. MT-10 was an immediate hit with its crazy crossplane 999 cc R1 motor… MT-03 is fine for getting your feet wet… but MT- (nee FZ)-09 has never seemed to quite exactly hit the mark, even though it was close enough to win MO’s coveted Best Value award in 2015.

Actually, value is still a big deal with this bike, Yamaha says. The other two sacred pillars are torque and agility.

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