MT-09 OWNERS SAY
JACK DOOLAN owns a 2016 MT-09 Miles covered: 6000 It’s a great combination of torque, light weight, wheelies, comfort and price. The traction control is very basic, though, and quite intrusive. Same with the ABS, which activates too soon. The suspension isn’t top notch but isn’t too catastrophic compared to most budget bikes.
Am I considering the new MT-09? No, I could get Öhlins suspension front and rear, plus a quickshifter and an ECU flash for less than what it would cost me to replace my current one. I’m not crazy for the new styling, either. FIÓNA TOOGOOD owns a 2016 MT-09 Miles covered: 5600 I didn’t even realise I wanted one until I test rode one at the MCN Festival in Peterborough. By June I had one and was having the best time of my life!
I like its hooligan looks, the way it’s easy to sling around corners and its awesome torque. The throttle is snatchy, but it’s brilliant value for money. I’d love a 2017 MT-09, but only if MCN buys it for me, so I’ll stick with my 2016 one. CONNOR WYLDE owns a 2014 MT-09 Miles covered: 12,500
I loved the looks of the MT from the moment it was released and knew I had to have one. It has such a strong motor and a sublime exhaust note, especially with an Akrapovic carbon system. I’m so happy with it at the moment I can’t see myself changing for anything else in the next couple of years.
The suspension is under damped, but I have one of the earlier models, and the 14-litre tank could do with being 16 litres as its tank range can as low as 100 miles if you ride it hard. Unfortunately I cannot stand the visual updates of the new MT-09. It looks like a kid’s space toy. A shame because I would have upgraded just for the QS, slipper clutch and TC!