The Yamaha MT09 / Tracer / XSR900 are a great engine at a great price! How did Yamaha make a bike so good so cheap? They left the suspension out of the "great" and went budget.
We have put all the MT09 derivatives together here because although they have different bodies, different displays, different details, and even LOOK like they have different suspension setups, they are all exactly the same as far as suspension components. The suspension is all the same length, all the same part numbers.
Stock forks and shock are KYB. It's pretty bottom end componetry but it's still KYB so it's not a disaster. We suspect part of the problem with the MT09 in all of it's forms, is the confusion over what the bike is. Sportsbike/Sports Tourer/Naked/Streetfighter. This seems to have caused the R&D Dept at Yamaha some confusion as we ended up with suspension so soft on the MT09. After some long nights dyno testing the fork and shock we have answers.
Our stage 1 kit for $950 represents great performance and value.
Ride In & Ride out $1050
New Fork Springs Approx $189
Stock Fork and Shock revalved, rebuilt and dyno tested. Includes suspension removal and refitting. Stock springs fine for up to 80kg. Stiffer fork springs for heavier riders extra (19-082 Fork Springs)
Ride In & Ride out $2350
Andreani Fork Upgrade Kit and Ohlins YA335 Shock
Ride In & Ride out $2995
FGK Fork Upgrade Kit and Ohlins YA335 Shock
Ride In & Ride out $3949
FGK Fork Upgrade Kit and Ohlins YA535 Sport Shock
As much as you read forums saying the stock fork and shock is junk, its not really true. It's still KYB, so it's not junk. The fork only has one cartridge doing all the work so while it's a little odd, we have got some good dyno and road testing results. Please note that this price does not include removing and refitting.
Price Approx $1850 (Sept 2016)
Yamaha MT09 2014-2015, Tracer 2015, XSR900 2016. Ohlins Adjustable FGK237 30mm Fork Cartridge Kit, does not include new Fork Springs.View Product
Price Approx $950 (Sept 2016)
Yamaha MT09 2013-2015 Andreani Adjustable 105/Y07 Fork Cartridge Kit, including new Fork Springs.
We make the stock KYB Shock rebuild-able by putting a service port in and it works well. Then we Revalve and Rebuild it for how you intend to use your bike and dyno test it to make sure it is spot on. We don't change shock springs for riders in the 75 - 100 kg range, as the stock items are OK, what the shock is lacking is damping. If you are heavier than this and need springs we'd suggest moving to an aftermarket shock. Please note that this price does not include removing and refitting.
Price Approx $950
S46DR1, includes rebound adjuster, no hydraulic preload adjuster. Fits MT09, Tracer, FZ09, FJ09, XSR900.View Product
Price Approx $1700
A premium quality adjustable shock, complete with remote mounted reservoir, complete rebound and compression adjustment and hydraulic preload adjuster. S46HR1C1S.View Product