Sharing its 847cc DOHC triple with the retro-themed XSR900, the MT-09 vectors in a different direction as a naked bike. So what’s that mean for us? Attitude, for one. With its pronounced proboscis, ear-like mirrors, and stubby tail, the MT-09 looks like it rolled straight out of a space-alien movie. The naked formula is also great for riders who like to maintain their own bikes; essential bits are in plain view and accessible. And finally, naked bikes can be cheaper to insure than sportbikes of the same power class, thanks in part to the absence of expensive plastic bodywork.