Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorcycle Live -

THE FACTS O 113bhp O 196kg (est) Seat height 830mm (est)

HIGH­LIGHTS 847cc in­line triple Of­fi­cial Abarth lim­ited edi­tion Car­bon body­work

Last year’s XSR900 took the MT-09 to a whole new level of at­trac­tive­ness, but this half-faired car­bon-rich ver­sion may have just trumped it. The drop bars are key to much of the aes­thetic, and re­sul­tant change in rid­ing po­si­tion, but it’s the car­bon-fibre nose cowl, seat unit and mud­guard that de­fine it. Blend­ing new tech with old-school styling, there’s a suede seat, bat­tle­ship grey paintjob high­lighted with red speed­block and Abarth lo­gos, and a full ti­ta­nium Akrapovic sys­tem. Only 695 will be built, so get your wal­let out fast.

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