Don't get caught out by the name change, Yamaha's MT-09 is the same ol' FZ-09 that we've known and loved since its debut in 2014. And what a debut! Cycle World Editor-in-Chief Mark Hoyer called the torquey triple a game changer, and the bike has only improved since. Updates in 2017 yielded a new fork and improved throttle response, addressing our biggest gripes with what was otherwise one of the best bargains on the market. Other past upgrades—ABS, a slipper-type clutch, traction control, and an optional quickshifter—keep the '19 MT-09 in the hunt against its accomplished peers, including the Kawasaki Z900 and Triumph Street Triple.