This post was originally published on September 29, 2022.
The Indian auto industry is gradually embracing the superbike lifestyle. Our market is poised for a significant flood of 500cc+ motorbikes as more and more brands expand their product lines to include heavier and more potent bikes. As usual, Yamaha is also eager to seize India’s relatively modest superbike market. Yamaha has also registered the Yamaha YZF R9 in India. This trademark could indicate that India would be receiving the largest of the YZF series. Read the article till the end to know about the upcoming Yamaha YZF R9.
Yamaha YZF R9
Yamaha had officially announced the development of the new middleweight sports bike by submitting new trademark applications for the Yamaha R9 in a number of locations in 2021. Yamaha submitted trademark applications for the name “R9” in the Philippines, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The Yamaha MT-09 chassis, which has been entirely upgraded with a new engine and die-cast aluminium beam frame, will serve as the foundation for the Yamaha YZF R9. The new R9 will now take the place of the same platform.
YZF R9 Features
Features that should be present in Yamaha YZF R9 include
- Upside down front suspension
- Quick Shifter system for both raising and lowering gears
- Slipper clutch to prevent abrupt gear changes
- A new TFT display
- 3 driving modes
- 6-axis IMU
- Free wheel protection
- Traction Control
- Slide Control
- Anti-lift Wheelie Control
- ABS control system in curves
YZF R9 Design
The YZF-R9 moniker has been trademarked by Yamaha in India. Despite this, there is a good chance that the manufacturer is attempting to import a super sport based on the MT-09 here. But since the Yamaha YZF-R9 hasn’t yet been made public worldwide, we may anticipate its global debut to come first, followed by the India launch. The R9 moniker doesn’t strike as very surprising.
Because Yamaha did something similar with the MT-07 and the R7, there have been online rumors about a larger super sport that is based on the MT-09. For its ‘R’ models, Yamaha will likely continue to its new design language in terms of aesthetics. This is evident on the YZF-R7 and YZF-R15 motorcycles unveiled this year. However, none of this is certain until Yamaha provides further details.
Yamaha YZF R9 Performance
A 3-cylinder cross-plane crankshaft engine will power the All New Yamaha YZF-R9, a full-fledged sports automobile. The new MT-09’s displacement has been increased from 847cc to 889cc, and its peak horsepower has been raised from 115 PS to 119 PS. increased torque from 87.5 NM at 8,500 rpm to 93 NM at 7,000 rpm, a considerably stronger torque. Even though the engine capacity has increased, it is reported to be around 1.6 kg lighter than the previous generation, allowing for maximum acceleration.
Yamaha YZF R9 Price
The Yamaha MT-09, which is available in Asia with CBU status or imported directly from Japan, is priced at $ 20,422 and may be significantly more expensive in European nations. While the pricing of the R9 has not yet been made public, we anticipate that R9 will cost about the same.
Yamaha hasn’t made any formal announcements, but the registration procedure suggests that there will be a revelation soon. Furthermore, there is a good chance that Yamaha YZF R9 will reach the Indian market because our nation has already completed the trademark process for it.
But there is something else that we must also remember. There have been instances where businesses trademarked names, but those names were never utilised on the real, finished products. The Yamaha R2 is the most recent instance. Having said that, if the Yamaha YZF R9 materialises, we will have to wait. Keep checking back for updates on the Yamaha Yamaha YZF R9 as more information is anticipated to be released in the coming days. Keep checking back for further updates.