PETALING JAYA: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd (HLYM), the official distributor of Yamaha motorcycles in Malaysia has launched its latest big bike model, the MT-09.

The model is powered by a 847cc three-cylinder 4 stroke liquid-cooled DOHC engine and was launched in Europe last year.


The new Yamaha MT-09. (pix courtesy of Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd (HLYM))

First introduced in Malaysia on 2014 as a completely built up (CBU) unit, the MT-09 has been offered as a completely knocked down (CKD) model from 2015.

The latest iteration comes with a quick shift system, assist & slipper clutch, traction control (new to the Malaysia market), Anti-lock front and rear Braking System (ABS) and fully adjustable suspension with compression damping adjustment.

The bike is equipped with LED headlight and taillights, leaner overall styling and sharper-looking components.


The new Yamaha MT-09. (pix courtesy of Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd (HLYM))

The MT-09 is offered in two colours, Night Fluo (grey) and Tech Black and will be available at all Yamaha Big Bike authorized dealers nationwide by February with a selling price of RM47,388 (GST included, on the road without insurance).

Also introduced at the event was the Yamaha XMax 250 cc scooter, which will enter the Malaysian market in March this year.

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