Alongside the Malaysian-market launch of the Yamaha TMax 560 scooter final month was the preview of the Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. Whereas the MT-09 bare bike has been previewed with a worth of RM54,998, pricing for the sport-tourer has but to be introduced by Malaysian distributor Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM).
Following the online-only preview of the Tracer 9, we are able to now deliver a full gallery of the sport-tourer, which is depicted right here in a variety of two color schemes – Redline, as it’s known as on the base Tracer 9 in Europe, and Yamaha Icon Efficiency, a blue, silver and black scheme that’s particular to this higher-specification Tracer 9 GT variant.
The large information within the Tracer 9 GT is the brand new Crossplane 3 inline three-cylinder engine that now displaces 890 cc over the 847 cc unit of the previous-generation Tracer 900. This new engine is Euro 5-rated and in addition serves within the 2021 MT-09, and produces 117 hp at 10,000 rpm and 93 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, in comparison with the earlier 847 cc engine’s 113 hp at 10,000 rpm and 87.5 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm.
Transmission continues to be a six-speed gearbox with a slip and help clutch, which has a revised cam angle for a light-weight lever pull, going to a sequence ultimate drive. First and second gear ratios have been revised to match the better torque output at decrease rpm, whereas a redesigned shift fork provides smoother gear modifications.
The engine within the Tracer 9 GT can also be extra upright inside its Deltabox chassis, at 52.3 levels in comparison with 47.5 levels of earlier than, with a view to enhance entrance to rear steadiness in addition to to enhance front-end really feel. The aluminium swing arm is now 60 mm longer than earlier than, although the bike’s wheelbase stays at 1,500 mm.
A richer electronics set now options within the Tracer 9 GT, together with a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) that’s now 50% smaller and 40% lighter in comparison with the sooner setup used within the R1 superbike from 2015. The IMU controls experience help electronics such because the cruise management, 4 experience modes, traction management, slide management and wheelie management (adjustable in three phases every), and handbook override for every parameter.
Braking is dealt with by 298 mm discs, and now comes with a radial grasp cylinder which is a primary for Yamaha on this section. Two-mode ABS is commonplace, with mode one stopping lockup below arduous braking whereas mode two brings better intervention for conditions similar to arduous braking in mid-corner. In the meantime, rolling inventory is comprised of 17-inch wheels entrance and rear, on tyres 120/70 in entrance and 180/55 on the rear.
Rider instrumentation is new on this Tracer 9 technology in comparison with its predecessor, with the brand new mannequin bringing a dual-screen format. The foremost readouts such velocity, engine rpm, gas gauge and equipment place are on the left display whereas the right-hand facet display is cut up into 4 components for the odometer, twin journey meters, temperature and extra. Lighting is by LED models entrance and rear.
Seat peak on the Tracer 9 GT is now 15 mm decrease than the Tracer 900 it replaces, and could be adjusted between its two positions with out instruments. Its footpegs could be adjusted 15 mm vertically, whereas the reversible handlebar clamp provides the rider two handlebar positions.
In base type, suspension on the Tracer 9 is by Kayaba, with a completely adjustable, 41 mm diameter the other way up fork in entrance and an adjustable rear shock. Stepping as much as the Tracer 9 GT brings Kayaba digital suspension with two modes. Additional tools consists of an up-and-down quickshifter, LED flip indicators and heated grips, whereas hard-case panniers are additionally accessible.