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 components 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.
Have a look at our MT09 upgrade package.