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Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed

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AS we predicted earlier today, Yamaha has just revealed the new MT-07-based Tracer model, first seen in spy shots last year.

Contrary to expectation, it's called the Tracer 700, not the MT-07 Tracer. 

Using the same frame and 75hp, 689cc parallel-twin engine as the naked MT-07, it does what the MT-09 Tracer did for the 07's bigger brother, bringing touring capability to one of the most affordable and fun packages on the market. 

It's been given a 50mm longer swing-arm than the MT-07, to give a wheelbase of 1,450mm. Suspension settings have been revised for long-distance according to Yamaha, to give 'smooth and responsive characteristics in a variety of conditions'. 

Tank capacity has grown from 14 to 17 litres and it's gained a manually-adjustable tall screen as well as hand-guards with incorporated indicators. 

It's got 'Tracer 900-style' dual headlights, a new one-piece stepped dual seat and pillion grab-rail.

Accessories include 20-litre soft panniers, a 39-litre top box and a taller screen. 

It's set to go on sale from July this year at £6,299 in red, blue or black. 

Check out our full gallery below.

Tracer 700 Technical Highlights

689cc, DOHC, 4-valve, twin cylinder, fuel-efficient engine

'Crossplane philosophy' design for a deep & linear torque

55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm

68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm

Tubular backbone frame with aluminium swinging arm

1450mm wheelbase

196 kg wet weight

Long-range 17 litre fuel tank

Manually adjustable screen with optional high screen

Wind deflecting integrated knuckle guards

Dual headlights with LED position lights

Stepped one-piece dual seat with grab rail

845mm seat height

Lightweight 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels

Digital instrumentation with full LED display

Dual 282mm front discs with 4-pot calipers and ABS

130mm front and rear suspension stroke

Full specs

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINE

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valves, 2-Cylinder

Displacement 689cc

Bore x stroke 80.0 mm x 68.6 mm

Compression ratio 11.5 : 1

Maximum power 55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm

Maximum torque 68.0 Nm (6.93 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm

Lubrication system Wet sump

Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc 

Fuel system Fuel Injection

Ignition system TCI

Starter system Electric

Transmission Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission Chain

Fuel consumption 4.3 l/100km

CO2 emission 100 g/km

CHASSIS

Frame Diamond 

Front suspension Telescopic forks

Rear suspension Swingarm, (link suspension)

Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm

Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm

Front tyres 120/70 R17 M/C 58W (tubeless)

Rear tyres 180/55 R17 M/C 73W (tubeless)

DIMENSIONS

Overall length 2,138 mm

Overall width 806 mm

Overall height 1,270 mm

Seat height 835 mm

Wheelbase 1,450 mm

Min. ground clearance 140 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 196 kg

Fuel capacity 17.0 L

Oil capacity 3.0 L

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