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2024 Mt-09 (yes, the new one) - $11,500 (South Side)

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type: sport bike
condition: like new
engine displacement (CC): 890
motor: gas
odometer: 85
title status: lien
transmission: manual
2024 Mt-09

BEFORE you read: I’m still waiting on the title…I want to gauge interest before it gets here.

TL;DR Best bike ever...I'm just too old for it.

This is the absolute best mid-weight naked bike you can buy…it’s just not for me, I’m afraid. I had the 3rd generation Mt-09, loved it, eventually sold it to move up to the SP version, just so I could get cruise control. Then, I heard about the 4th gen and all of its awesomeness, and decided to wait for that to come out. I ended up getting lucky and I think I got the first one in the Midwest. I ended up overpaying because 1. dealer shenanigans, and 2. I didn’t want to miss out on a whole summer of riding by not pulling the trigger. That said, I am not looking to recoup everything I paid, because I couldn’t rent this kind of bike for what I’ll end up losing, and I can live with that. Still, I am pretty firm on the price and you are going to save a lot of money in dealer fees, etc.

The awesome: everything. It has that amazing CP3 engine (which you can hear better thanks to the amplifier grilles), amazing torque, cruise control, the new-and-improved quickshifter, all the tech you could want or need and, my personal favorite touch, an adjustable clutch lever. The street triple RS is the closest competitor, with a triple engine, similar tech, etc. However, that thing is $12,795 to start, and cruise control is extra, which is just such a cheap move. That bike is great, too, but it throws a lot of heat and the tft on the Striple has the most convoluted and annoying layout, IMO. The Mt-09 tft is simple and easy to use. Also, you get Yamaha reliability and way more dealers when it’s time for service.

The not-so-awesome: nothing. I love the look of it, the sound, the throttle response, pretty much everything…but the riding position is not so much my thing anymore. Between selling my 3rd gen and getting the 4th, I messed up my shoulders a bit and can’t lean like I used to. It’s a bit sportier than the Gen 3, if you’re familiar with that, but not super sporty. It feels a lot more planted than the Gen 3. Still, I think it’s time for something a bit more relaxed for me.

I’m still gonna putz around on it when I can, so the miles will go up a bit.

Thanks for looking.

ps. I won’t respond to, “do you still have item?” or any glib or oddly-worded emails. Tell me your favorite movie when you get in touch so that I know you’re human. We can text after you email.


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