Yamaha MT-09 Tracer – It’s an “intelligent” expansion of the MT family. We can say that Yamaha is building some great MT and its derivatives available in 2 or 3 cylinders, with the retro look or crossover. Especially with the sporty 4 cylinders MT-10 derived from R1. The family MT gains market share and a successful. Especially with at a price/fun really important, without forgetting to be concrete.
The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is a pure crossover. Because it’s all over (in) same as a MT-09 standard (with which it shares the 70% of its components). However, it gains a more comfortable saddle and separated from the passenger. Superstructure designed to give aerodynamic protection and the ability to put rigid bags. Now the instrumentation is a multifunction (like the Super Ténéré) and the traction control is a real Tourer. In addition, the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer gains in autonomy with 18 liters of the new tank. The fun remains. It’s a perfect bike with too many variables and the diversity of needs. However, the Tracer is a compromise choice (crossover being this is) really right. Moreover, at a price just below 10.000 euros, which gives it a major advantage over the competition.
The front of the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer changes completely. The essential MT-09 retains only the fender, in addition to the chassis. Lighthouse and instrumentation, around which the Japanese brand could start to develop the crossover version, have been abandoned. They prefer to create a new bike. The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer has a full Led headlamp dual element, inside a cowling. Also, it has a three-position adjustable windshield. Thanks to two wheels positioned in such a way as to be easily accessible even while riding.
In this area a little surprising choice to replace the instrumentation of the MT-09 with that totally different the last Super Ténéré. This is a dual display squared, with a lot of data visible and navigable in part with rocker buttons on the left handlebar. No shortage of those on the average and instantaneous consumption, while the two buttons on the left of the hardware used for partial reset and disable the traction control.
Turning to the side and rear area of the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is more clear the link with the original MT-09. The lower part is in fact absolutely identical, swingarm included. The new frame with saddle passenger grab bars wider comfortable riding. Good idea to adopt rigid bags (optional), featuring internal waterproof pockets then. They are light, both physically and in looks, spacious enough and not clutter up beyond the outline of the handlebars.
Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer has the 3-cylinder crossplane. Here we can find the three mappings “D-mode”, with the standard and a sweeter and more aggressive. The big news, in addition to the appearance of traction control, is that though the electronics have been totally revised. The Tracer to be softer. Although it retains much of the pleasing vehemence in the delivery. However, the annoying “on-off”, which was much too abrupt in the first MT-09. Not even advised using “A”, the most aggressive of the 3.
Confirmed the great character of the 847 cc 3-cylinder crossplane, which provides 115 HP at 10 000 RPM and 87.5 NM at 8,500. It has a nice progression, traveling from low revs, becomes almost aggressively by 7 thousand revs up. With the new electronics became smoother and less rabid, in keeping with the character of tourism in the Tracer. But improving.
The Tracer 900 is a great bike and I would say even without knowing the price. A price list from 9,990 euros for a crossover from 115 horses, among the most fun one may choose, are very few.
Thanks to Motorionline and Matteo Pozzi