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Yamaha seems set to unveil the hotly anticipated YZF-R9 at EICMA 2023

The Yamaha R9 will sport the iconic CP3 engine found in the MT-09.

Yamaha YZF-R9

The MT series from Yamaha is a standout in the streetbike category. The XSR series, as well as more recently the Tenere 700 and YZF-R7, were all born from the MT naked bike lineup throughout the course of the previous years.There is now a huge gap in Yamaha's YZF-R range since the YZF-R6 supersport has been firmly consigned to the racetrack, and the YZF-R7, despite being a potent machine in and of itself, doesn't quite match the performance figures of the 600cc supersport it replaces.

The concept of a YZF-R9 entering the scene has been circulating in the media for a while now, and it is essentially a certainty. Yamaha has already registered the R9 trademark in a number of places, including Europe and Asia, despite the fact that the company has not yet made any announcements. Anything with the number "9" in its name is, of course, based on Yamaha's top middleweight performance naked bike, the MT-09.

Yamaha YZF-R9

More precisely, the YZF-R9 will almost certainly be powered by the same 890cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, inline triple engine that powers the current model MT-09. However, from an ergonomics perspective, the YZF-R9 is more than likely to sport low-slung clip-ons and high, aggressive rearsets. In this situation, the MV Agusta F3 would have to be its main adversary.

Now, what we have learned thus far may not appear to be brand-new information, and Yamaha has not yet formally verified any of it. However, according to numerous sources from Japan, Yamaha will undoubtedly introduce the new sportbike in 2024. The YZF-R9 is likely to arrive sooner rather than later given the increasing popularity of large motorcycles worldwide and the public's desire for a brand-new, powerful sportbike from Yamaha.

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