Ian sent a message to Hiroyuki Yanagi President and Representative Director, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. that said:
I wonder if you could please help me please?
I have a 2014 MT-09 and I have noticed that the right hand forward engine mount protrudes past the frame recess while the other three do not.
I have contacted the dealers and also Yamaha UK Tech Service with my concerns and they explained that it was normal and they are all like this and that the Yamaha factory have not commented in the technical notes they have received.
I was wondering if you could, for my own interest, give me the reason for this by passing my question on to your technical staff within your Yamaha factory.
I hope to hear from you soon with the full reasoning behind the protruding bolt.