Yamaha MT-09 will get a set of updates for 2021. The engine displacement will enhance from the current 847cc to most likely 890cc according to a new type approval documents found on the German Federal Transport Authority (KBA). Also, the engine’s power delivery will increase from 114 hp to 120 hp.
Yamaha will update the MT-09 engine in order to meet the new Euro 5 standard which will take effect starting from January 1st 2021. Thus, every motorcycle brand will have to update its new models. This means that the middle-weight naked bike will feature a small increase in displacement that will give the motorcycle a slight power delivery enhance.
Documents from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) preview the bike’s larger displacement from 847cc to most likely 890cc as the new code MTN890D suggests. Moreover, the current Yamaha MT-09 version goes under the code MTN850, so taking this into count, the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 could have an engine displacement pretty close to 890cc. As far as the 2021 updates go, only the MT-09 is listed in the documents, but most likely the sister models like Tracer 900, Tracer 900 GT, XSR 900 and Niken will soon follow these changes as well.
A larger engine means more power output and this means that the power delivery will go from 114 hp to 120 hp. The engine is set to become Euro5 compliant and produce less emissions – 366 mg/km of carbon monoxide (CO), 34 mg/km of unburnt hydrocarbons (HC), and 9 mg/km of oxides of nitrogen (NOx).