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Tue, 07 Nov 2017

New for 2018: Yamaha Tracer 900 & Tracer 900 GT

2018 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT

Tracer 900

For 2018 Yamaha's team of designers have concentrated on reinforcing the much loved strengths and values of the Tracer 900, while also introducing a range of updates and changes that are aimed at enhancing the bike's touring potential - as well as delivering an even more refined, high quality product.

Improved wind protection and refined body style
There's a larger windscreen that offers better upper body weather protection for a more relaxing and enjoyable ride on longer journeys - and with its manual height adjustment facility, it can be quickly set to the desired position. For enhanced passenger comfort the 2018 model also features a revised passenger footrest assembly together with the newly designed grab bars.

Yamaha's designers have also made subtle but efficient revisions to all of the body panels and covers in order to improve the overall look, feel and quality of the 2018 model. A new air intake area on the front cowl gives a more refined appearance, and the design of the fuel tank's side panels and side wings are also revised to enhance the overall style.

Revised rear geometry for improved touring characteristics
For 2018 the Tracer 900 is equipped with a newly designed aluminium swingarm as well as revised rear shock settings to further enhance the bike's touring performance, allowing the installation of Genuine hard side cases.

Increased rider and passenger comfort
Both the rider and passenger seats are new for 2018, and as well as giving higher levels of comfort, they also enhance the premium look and feel of the new Tracer 900. The rider's seat can be adapted for height in 2 positions, high and low, to accommodate your personal riding style. Plus, there's a soft pad on the tank for added rider comfort on longer journeys.

The Tracer 900 also benefits from narrower handlebars together with slimmer and lighter hand guards. The new layout gives a more natural riding position for added comfort, and the new handlebars help to keep the rider's arms out of the airflow at higher speeds.

2018 Tracer 900 New Features

·         More refined, high quality body panel design

·         Narrower handlebars with lighter and slimmer hand guards

·         Newly designed seating for increased rider/passenger comfort

·         New 1-hand adjustable windscreen for better weather protection

·         Longer aluminium swingarm for more powerful feeling of drive force

·         New passenger footrest assembly gives greater comfort

·         New passenger grab bars

·         New rear fender

Tracer 900 Technical Highlights

·         847cc, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine

·         Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch

·         3-mode Traction Control System (TCS)

·         Tracer-specific D-MODE selectable running modes

·         Slim and lightweight CF die-cast aluminium frame

·         Large capacity long-range 18-litre fuel tank

·         Main stand and ABS fitted as standard equipment

 

 2018 Tracer 900GT

Premium specification comes as standard
Joining Yamaha's Sport Touring range for 2018 is the Tracer 900GT, a new model that comes with a premium specification as standard. Developed from the Tracer 900 and sharing the same 2018 specification upgrades, the Tracer 900GT is designed to offer sport touring riders the ultimate package at a competitive price.

Genuine hard side cases fitted as standard
The Tracer 900GT comes fitted with quickly detachable 22-litre colour matched Genuine hard side cases as standard, allowing its rider to get up and go from day one.

Full colour TFT instrument panel
Tracer 900GT riders get a unique view from the cockpit, with the latest TFT (Thin Film Transistor) instrument panel. Featuring a full colour display, this high specification instrument panel provides a comprehensive range of information, including gear position indicator, ambient temperature, coolant temperature, current riding mode, fuel gauge and fuel consumption.

Premium suspension
The Tracer 900GT is equipped with a premium suspension package that features fully adjustable front forks offering the rider the ability to set their bike up to suit different loads and conditions. These fully adjustable forks come with a beautiful gold finish.

For easy and convenient suspension set up when carrying a passenger or luggage, the Tracer 900GT features a remote preload adjuster for the rear shock. It's the quick and effective way to set the bike up.

Quick Shift System (QSS)
The Tracer 900GT's Quick Shift System transforms acceleration performance of the bike by allowing the rider to make seamless clutchless upshifts. Based on the system used on the latest MT-09, the QSS gives this premium Sport Tourer an even more exciting character that's sure to be appreciated by performance minded riders.

Cruise Control
The Tracer 900GT also benefits from the fitment of a cruise control system as standard equipment.

Heated grips
The Tracer 900GT is an all-weather, all season motorcycle that's built to get across continents, and the provision of heated grips is a real bonus for the serious Sport Touring rider.

2018 Tracer 900GT Exclusive Features

·         Colour matched hard side cases fitted as standard

·         Full colour TFT instrument panel (Thin Film Transistor)

·         Fully adjustable gold coloured upside down front forks

·         Rear shock with remote preload adjuster

·         Quick Shift System (QSS) for seamless upshifting

·         Cruise Control

·         Heated grips