Yamaha unveils updated Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT at EICMA

They will go on sale from March

 Yamaha unveils updated Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT at EICMA

YAMAHA has strengthened its sport touring range with the introduction of a Tracer 900 GT, while also updating its Tracer 900.

More than 35,000 units of the popular 900 have sold since its launch in 2015, and the GT is the natural next step for Yamaha, offering the ultimate in touring ability.

Both models feature Yamaha's 847cc CP3 engine, which boasts strong, linear torque to give a versatile and enjoyable ride.

This power delivery is enhanced with the addition of a longer aluminium swingarm, while revised rear shock settings further enhance the bike’s touring performance.

The 2018 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT

The 2018 Tracer 900 has received a manually adjustable large windscreen, offering better weather protection than its predecessor.

Meanwhile, revised passenger footrests and newly designed grab bars promise improved pillion comfort.

Aesthetically, subtle changes have been made to body panels and covers in order to improve the appearance and quality of the updated model. These include a new air intake area on the front cowl and redesigned fuel tank sidepanels and side wings. The result is a refined, premium machine.

A newly-designed seat and narrower handlebars promise a more natural rider position, and the latter will make it easier to slip through traffic.

The Tracer 900 GT builds on the established 900 platform to offer the ultimate in touring comfort and capability.

Featuring all of the 2018 upgrades, it adds a host of comfort-orientated hardware and electronics. There’s a full-colour TFT display, which shows information including gear indicator, ambient temperature, coolant temperature, current riding mode, fuel gauge and fuel consumption.

The Tracer 900GT has received the same cruise control system as the MT-10, which is easily operated from the left handlebar and can control the riding speed in 4th 5th and 6th gear when riding between 31mph and 112mph (50 km/h - 180 km/h).

A quick shift based on that of the updated MT-09 and heated grips are also standard.

Fully adjustable front forks and a preload adjustable monoshock (with a remote adjuster) mean the bike can be set up to suit a variety of different loads and conditions, and travelling two-up is hassle-free thanks to the spacious and easily-detachable 22-litre side cases fitted as standard.

The Tracer 900 will be available in Nimbus Grey and Tech Black from March 2018 and the Tracer 900GT will follow three months later in Midnight Black, Nimbus Grey and Phantom Blue.

Yamaha’s Tracer 700 and FJR1300 models will also receive the Phantom Blue paintjob, and will be available from January and October respectively.