Peek at the specifications of the Indonesian police motorbike that was ‘hijacked’ by Franco Morbidelli


Franco Morbidelli made a scene on Indonesian social media timelines because his actions were ‘hijacking’ Indonesian Police motorbikes. The moment occurred after the Indonesian MotoGP (Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia) (20/3), to be exact on Monday (21/3). Talking about the motorbike, what are the specifications of the police motorbike that was ‘hijacked’ by Valentino Rossi’s students?

The Mandalika MotoGP is over. But there are still many interesting stories surrounding the grand title of the highest caste motorcycle racing. One of them is the story of the Monster Energy Yamaha racer, Franco Morbidelli, who suddenly hijacked the official Yamaha MT-09 Tracer motorbike belonging to a member of the Police.

For your information, Morbidelli borrowed Patwal’s Yamaha MT-09 Tracer because he was chasing time so he could quickly reach the airport. This was confirmed by the MotoGP.

“Indonesian police officers allowed Morbidelli to borrow his motorbike, so he could come to the airport on time. Don’t worry, Franky has returned his motorbike,” wrote the MotoGP account.

The act of ‘hijacking’ Patwal’s motorbike was not without reason. Because after the MotoGP title, long traffic jams are unavoidable. Not a few spectators complained about being stuck in traffic after watching the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia.

Alluding to the Patwal motorbike that was ‘hijacked’ by Morbidelli, the type is the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer. This adventurous motorbike was launched in the country for the first time in 2016. MT-09 is an adventure version of the naked bike MT-09.

Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Photo: Agung Pambudhy

At the beginning of its launch, the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer came with a choice of Lava Red, Mistral Grey, Race Blue colors. Price IDR 325,000,000 on the road in Jakarta.

Talking about the pacemaker, it carries a CP3 engine, 3-Cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 847cm3, with bore x stroke: 78.0 mm × 59.1 mm. The engine can produce a peak power of 84.6 kW (115 PS) at 10,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) at 8,500 rpm.

By design, the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer carries the standard of ‘Agile and Versatile Sport Bike’ (agile and flexible sport bike), with the front of the touring motorcycle characteristic, and equipped with dual headlamps and a fairly large shroud.

To support comfort, this motorbike is equipped with a multilevel seat configuration (split seat) and equipped with stirrup or rear handle. The MT-09 Tracer is claimed to have easy-to-control handling, an upright and comfortable riding position for touring, and a ride that can be adjusted according to the rider’s choice according to the character of the road.

The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer has several excellent features, such as an adjustable and wider handle bar, equipped with a Traction Control System (TCS). This feature is able to control the power that is channeled to the rear wheels, making driving more comfortable and stable in all road conditions.

Another feature found on the MT-09 Tracer is the D-Mode, namely the engine setting mode, this mode is to select the engine character that is suitable for the rider and the road conditions traversed when driving, operated by the button on the right hand of the handle bar. Buttons (1) Standard (STD) Mode, with power between A Mode and B Mode, (2) A Mode is more responsive and powerful, (3) B Mode if you want to drive with power that is easier to control.

The front of the MT-09 Tracer is equipped with an efficient cowl to minimize turbulence and is supported by LED headlights. The handlebar buttons are multifunctional, the speedometer with multifunction instrument panel is equipped with 12 volt power out put to meet the needs of the driver’s gadget power supply during touring trips.