Yamaha to bring radar cruise control to future Tracer 9 GT

A new version of Yamaha's Tracer 9 GT looks set to feature radar-guided cruise control, after a test version was spotted with front-facing radar.

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT 2021. - Yamaha

The Yamaha Tracer 9 GT will come with radar for the 2023 model year.

Overall, the 2023 Tracer 9 GT will be mostly the same as the previous edition, with few cosmetic or technical changes. 

However, it seems that the 2023 model will include radar, according to Motorrad

Ordinarily, cruise control that is controlled via radar - as well as proximity radar - is reserved for the models which sit at the pinnacle of a manufacturer’s roster. 

On this occasion, though, the Tracer 9 GT sits at a more mid-range price point, with a retail of £12,700. In comparison, the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S, which comes with radar-guided cruise control, begins its pricing at £15,599. 

The degree to which the radar-operated cruise control will impact the price of the 2023 Tracer is of course currently unclear, but it would be reasonable to expect a increase of some kind.

The radar system of Yamaha’s 2023 Tracer 9 GT was picked up by Motorrad, and sits between the front forks. This has resulted in a new, larger display in the dashboard, which is required in order to operate the system. 

At the rear, though, there is no radar. A slightly changed rear tail unit would suggest, perhaps, that in fact there is a rear radar, too. However,

Motorrad notes that the position of the panniers could inhibit the function of a rear radar device, and, in addition to that, there are no warning lights in the mirrors. 

In this case, it seems that if radar is equipped on the 2023 Tracer 9 GT, it will be functional only for the cruise control, but seemingly not for proximity warnings.

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