I had the fortune of owning one of these bad boys! Let me tell you, it took all off eight seconds for me to discover that this was no ordinary toy. The MT-09 is best described as a 2 year old baby lighting up with energy after a 10 minute coke sniffing session.
It appeals to the more basic human in me. No fancy thrills. Just a throttle that's connected to a cannon. The torque is something out of the jumbo jet catalog. That translates into...yes...you guessed it! Mad wheelies! It takes a bit of time getting used to the snatchy throttle, specially when you want those 12 o'clockers.
Up! Up! Up!
Most days the torque is good enough. Other days you really need to work hard on the MT-09 to get through the twisty bits without it all ending in tears. The stock suspension left me wanting more. I am by no stretch of the imagination a pro racer, but I could notice the "cost effective" side of the MT. Mainly the reason I eventually traded her in.
All and all, if you are looking for that one bike that will put a smile on your face, day after day, then the MT-09 is THE ONE!
The darker one...