Yamaha MT-09 has once again captured the attention of enthusiasts and critics alike, clinching the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for 2024. This victory marks a significant achievement for the Japanese manufacturer, reaffirming its commitment to innovative design and engineering excellence.


In its fourth-generation iteration, the 2024 Yamaha MT-09 underwent a meticulous redesign, focusing on refining key aesthetic elements such as the front screen, fuel tank, and tail section. This redesign, reminiscent of the beloved 2020 model, was a departure from the controversial cyclops styling of its 2021 predecessor, resonating well with riders and critics alike.


One of the standout features of the new Yamaha MT-09 is the redesigned fuel tank, which not only enhances the bike’s aesthetics but also incorporates acoustic ducting to improve its signature sound. Despite retaining the potent 890cc CP3 engine, the new tank’s ergonomic design promotes a more comfortable riding position, ensuring an exhilarating yet comfortable experience on the road.

2024-yamaha-mt-09-front quarter

Yamaha’s success didn’t end with the MT-09, as the 2023 XMAX 300 maxi-scooter also clinched a Red Dot Design Award. While the MT-09 prioritized style and performance, the XMAX 300 focused on practicality, with Yamaha highlighting its sleek silhouette that visualizes both the functionality of the front fork and engine, exuding a sense of exuberance and functionality.

2023-Yamaha-XMAX 300 front quarter

This latest win adds to Yamaha’s impressive track record, with Red Dot Design Awards gracing their vehicles for the past 13 years, cementing their reputation as a leader in automotive design and innovation.