2021 Yamaha MT-09 Hyper Motorcycle - All You Need To Know!
by admin | October 30, 2020
2021 Yamaha MT-09 Hyper Motorcycle
Yamaha has revealed the new 2021 MT-09 Hyper Motorcycle. The MT-09 has always been an amazing looker and is one of the highly popular premium motorcycles in Yamaha’s range in its global portfolio. There have been significant changes made to the new updated version though.
The twin-pod menacing headlamps have been replaced by a new single-pod unit and has a sleeker stance that suits the stripped down look the MT-09 carries. The bike also features vertically shaped LED Daytime Running Lights on either side of the LED headlamp. The side profile of the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 has also been revised with the removal of some of the panels seen on the previous model, lending it a more meaner look.
The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is based on a new aluminium construction with the swingarm and sub-frame also developed using the same material. It has a kerb weight of just 189 kilograms. In terms of performance, it is powered by a new 890cc 3 cylinder engine producing a maximum power output of 115 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 93 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm through a six-speed transmission that comes with a new bi-directional quickshifter.
The new MT-09's suspension comprises of a fully adjustable KYB front forks and a rear monoshock with preload and rebound adjustable. Brakes include 298 mm dual front discs and 245 mm single rear disc with Nissin calipers.
The new MT-09 is available in three paint schemes namely Icon Blue, Storm Fluo, and Tech Black. Yamaha also offers a six-axis IMU tech with lean-sensitive traction control, slide control, cornering ABS and rear-wheel lift mitigation. Other features include an all-digital instrument cluster with 3.5-inch full colour display. The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 is expected to be available in India by the first half of 2021.
Ford Motor Company has launched the new Ford Puma ST. This is the third model to join Ford’s ST performance line-up, following the Fiesta and the Focus. The Fiesta ST’s chassis has only received minor tweaks from its transition to the Puma’s crossover body. The rear torsion bar is 40 per cent stiffer to compensate for the extra weight and height.
The Puma is spruced up by the ST-specific styling pack. The front gets a new grille design with ST badging, while a splitter increases front downforce by 80 percent over the standard
car. The back gets a larger rear wing and diffuser help to balance out the extra downforce at the other end. The Puma ST is also available in the new ‘Mean Green’ shade with a total of 5 color options. The roof and spoiler, front grille surrounds, side trim and door mirror caps are always painted black while the new 19 inch alloy wheels complete the look.
Inside, the Puma’s cabin also gets the ST treatment; including a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a sporty gear knob and pedals, along with Sporty Recaro front seats. However still, the ST’s boot retains the hose-down 80-litre ‘Mega Box’ from other Pumas, and the 456-litre volume is retained.
All Puma STs get a generous standard equipment list:
Front and rear parking sensors
Quick clear heated windshield
Rain sensing wipers
Automatic LED headlamps
12.3 inch digital instrument cluster
8 inch Touchscreen system
SYNC 3 connectivity
Android auto, Apple carplay
Bang & Olufsen sound system
Ford pass connectivity
While the Puma crossover received a 5 star rating at the ANCAP crash tests, the new Puma ST includes the following advanced driver assist tech:
Active braking assist
Pre Collision assist
Active park assist
Cross traffic alert with active braking
Intelligent speed limiter
Local hazard information
Geofencing & tracking
ESC with traction control
Torque vectoring control
Mechanically, the Puma ST is very closely related to the Fiesta ST. The 1.5-litre turbocharged Ecoboost engine is the same, though a revised exhaust system has been tuned to be ever so slightly more civilised. This engine produces a power output of 197bhp and 320Nm through a 6 speed manual gearbox to the front wheels. With launch control engaged, the Puma cracks the 0-62mph benchmark in 6.7 seconds – two tenths down on the Fiesta, while the 137mph top speed has dropped by 7mph.
The Puma ST also offers multiple driving modes. ‘Sport’ sharpens the throttle and adds weight to the steering compared to ‘Normal’, and it opens up valves in the exhaust to provide a sportier soundtrack. Switch into ‘Track’, and the traction control switches off and the intervention from the stability program relaxes – though this can still be turned off completely if the driver wishes. At the other end of the scale, ‘Eco’ mode makes the most of a stop/start system and cylinder deactivation to help reduce fuel consumption. Based on the official WLTP testing procedure, the Puma ST achieves 40.9mpg and emits 155g/km of CO2.
The Puma ST’s steering system is claimed to be 25 per cent quicker than the standard Puma’s, and buyers will be offered the option of a Quaife mechanical limited-slip differential to improve traction on corner exit. This also works in conjunction with a torque vectoring system which activates the brakes on the inside wheel to help the Puma hug a tighter line through corners. The Puma ST gets larger brake discs which measure 325mm at the front and 271mm at the back, and are housed within 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in specially developed Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres.
The Puma ST is expected to go on sale in Europe by early 2021 and will cost from £28,500.
Tata Motors has launched the new Tata Harrier CAMO special edition at ?16.50L (ex-showroom Delhi). The special edition brings a new CAMO green body colour along with certain other accessories as a package.
The Harrier CAMO special edition looks menacing with its military vehicle like green hue and it also features 17” Blackstone alloys The are also the CAMO badges that enhance the appeal further. The interior, however, is quite similar to the #Dark edition featuring Blackstone Matrix Dashboard and premium Benecke- Kaliko Blackstone leather seats which exclusively get contrast CAMO green stitching.
The new CAMO accessories package includes special CAMO graphics, Harrier mascot
What’s new? Well, some prominent changes are seen on the exterior. In the front, the car features a new chrome grille and and an up- swept bumper profile, LED headlamps, DRL styled indicators and LED fog lamps. On the side, you’ll notice new dual-tone alloy wheels and rear view mirror indicators on the base model. Lastly at the back- the LED tail lamps give it a more modern look. Apart from these changes, not much has been modified in terms of the Brezza’s structure. The updates also don’t include a sunroof that many cars in the same segment offer.
it comes to the interior of the 2020 Brezza, things are mostly the same. It comes with Maruti’s 7-inch infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, cruise control, a multi-info display, steering-mounted audio control, as well as keyless entry with push-button start. Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a rear view camera.
Four variants are on offer in the BS6 Brezza 2020- LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+. We personally think the LXI and VXI are most value for money variants of this car. The new Brezza comes with various colour options - red, orange, silver, white, blue and grey. Dual-tone colours are also offered that include blue/black, grey/orange and red/black.
While Maruti Suzuki’s Brezza has been a hot seller in the recent past, it could face tough competition from Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, and the Tata Nexon. Though the Brezza received quite a few updates, we feel the cabin could have been revised to give out a more premium feel as it seems quite outdated compared to the competition mentioned above. Phone connectivity is also something that is missing in the new Brezza, a feature that many other manufacturers are now offering.
The sub- 4 metre Vitara Brezza has one of its most successful models in the Indian market. With many other players in the sub 4 metre SUV segment, it would be interesting to see how the Petrol Brezza fairs with prices starting from Rs 7.34 lakh and going all the way upto Rs 11.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
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