Yamaha has revealed an overhauled version of its MT-09 Tracer, or Tracer 9 as its now known, boasting significant tech and performance enhancements over the outgoing model.

The Yamaha Tracer 9 will launch locally in April, available exclusively in touring-ready GT guise, while pricing has yet to be confirmed.

For reference, the current Tracer 9 GT is priced from $20,499 rideaway. See our review of that here.

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT 2021

At the heart of the new Tracer 9 is an increased-capacity triple-cylinder engine, now measuring 890cc, with torque boosted by seven per cent to 93Nm, and peak power now at 87kW (+3kW).

That’s backed up by a new Deltabox chassis that positions the engine at a more upright angle, among other dimensional changes, while redesigned KYB adaptive suspension makes adjustments in real time to improve handling and comfort.

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT 2021

While it looks like the new swingarm is borrowed from the 2021 MT-09 naked bike, Yamaha has confirmed that the Tracer 9 GT uses a unique swingarm that extends its wheelbase to 1500mm.

Thanks to the new chassis and a redesigned luggage system that allows three hard cases, the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT can handle a payload of 193 kilograms, a seven per cent improvement compared to its predecessor.

Like its sports-focussed siblings, the Tracer 9 gains a six-axis rider-assistance suite with advanced traction control, slide control, wheelie control, brake control, cruise control and four riding modes to suit varying road conditions.

An up/down quickshifter is standard with a newly developed gearbox that sees higher gear ratios and a new clutch for a lighter lever pull and “gentler behaviour during downshifts”.

Also new is a revised fueling system for improved economy, allowing the 18-litre tank to stretch over 350 kilometres of riding range.

Other notable updates over the outgoing model include lighter wheels, a larger windscreen, lower seat height, revised intake and exhaust systems, a retuned ride-by-wire throttle, new front brake master cylinder for more linear control and model-specific engine mounts for increased stability with a full load.

Yamaha Tracer dash TFT

Tech features extend to full LED lighting with cornering lights, twin 3.5-inch TFT instruments and grip warmers as standard.

The Yamaha Tracer 9 GT 2021 comes with Bridgestone Battlax T32 sport touring tyres.

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Tony James
Tony James
3 years ago

I’d really like one. It’s annoying though that my Vstrom gives me 480kms form a tank and this wold get only 350kms.