New Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT join the Yamaha Sport Touring Range

Creating tomorrow’s memories on the roads of life

The industry’s most diverse Sport Touring range
Yamaha go into 2018 with a stronger Sport Touring line up than ever, offering a total of six models that represent a truly diverse choice – and designed to appeal to a wide range of riders who are looking to enjoy the many new experiences, places and people that they’ll discover by travelling on the Roads of Life.

Since the introduction of the Tracer 900 for the 2015 model year, Europe’s Sport Touring segment has enjoyed significant growth. Attracted by the outstanding performance and all-round versatility of models like the Tracer 900, many riders have migrated from other categories to the Sport Touring segment.

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The more recent introduction of the affordable Tracer 700 has given the class another major boost by attracting a whole new generation of younger riders, and today the Sport Touring segment has become one of the most dynamic and important parts of the marketplace for Yamaha.

The FJR1300A/AE/AS models continue to satisfy the demands of those experienced Sport Touring riders who appreciate their solid reputation combined with unrivalled Yamaha reliability.

2018 sees the introduction of major upgrades for the best-selling Tracer 900 that are designed to build on its strengths as one of today’s most versatile and exciting all-rounders, and which is now available in 2 variations.

2018 Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT

Turn up your emotions
Launched three years ago, the Tracer 900 has quickly become established as the definitive Sport Tourer in the fast growing sub-1000cc class. With its thrilling sports performance, agile handling and the ability to handle long distances with ease, the stylish Tracer 900 has become one of Yamaha’s best-selling models with over 35,000 units sold.

If there’s one key element that accounts for its widespread success, it’s the fact that this beautifully styled motorcycle is one of those rare models that has the ability to excel in almost any role, from long distance touring through to sport riding and day-to-day commuting. Powered by Yamaha’s much loved 847cc, CP3 engine whose strong linear torque makes the Tracer 900 so enjoyable to ride, this truly versatile model represents the true spirit of motorcycling.

2018 Tracer 900. Taken to a higher level
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 – and the reduced width also helps to improve the bike’s lane filtering abilities – where it’s permitted.

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

Tracer 900 Colours 

  • Nimbus Grey
  • Tech Black

Availability

  • March 2018

 

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. It’s the same system that’s used on the MT-10, and can be set to control the riding speed in 4th 5th and 6thgear when riding between 50 km/h and 180 km/h. This system is operated by a switch on the left handlebar cluster, and can be used to increase or decrease cruising speed in 2 km/h increments.

Advantages include reduced right arm and hand fatigue on long journeys, and also being able to maintain a constant speed when riding on hilly or uneven roads – as well as being able to set a speed that complies with speed limits that are 40 km/h or above.

The system is automatically cancelled by the application of brakes, clutch or throttle, and features a resume button that allows the rider to reset to the previous setting. Cruise Control makes longer journeys more enjoyable, and also can help to avoid exceeding speed limits.

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
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Tracer 900GT 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

Tracer 900GT Colours

  • Midnight Black
  • Nimbus Grey
  • Phantom Blue

Availability

  • June 2018

2018 Tracer 700

Turn Your Story
Tracer 700 is an accessible and affordable motorcycle that opens up the Sport Tourer class to a wider range of riders. Whether heading out for a weekend away or embarking on a long distance tour, this attractive and versatile all rounder is ready to help write a new chapter in your life and make new memories that will last forever.

Yamaha’s Tracer models can take much of the credit for the huge growth in the Sport Touring market in recent years. Just like its bigger brother, the Tracer 700 has brought a fresh and exciting new look to the Sport Touring class.

Previously seen as a rather conservative category by many riders, the growing Sport Touring segment has now become one of the most dynamic and exciting parts of the motorcycle market.

Offering thrilling sports performance with agile handling, the Tracer 700 has attracted many new and experienced riders who appreciate the versatility of this affordable and stylish Yamaha Sport Touring model.

For 2018 the Tracer 700 will be available also with the new Phantom Blue colour, to reinforce the family feeling with Tracer 900 and FJR1300.

2018 Tracer 700 Technical Highlights

  • Versatile and exciting Sport Tourer
  • Exciting sports performance with agile handling
  • Accessible and affordable middleweight
  • Adjustable screen and integrated knuckle guards
  • Long-range 17-litre fuel tank
  • Outstanding power to weight ratio
  • Torque-rich, 689cc, twin cylinder, crossplane engine
  • Compact tubular chassis
  • Lightweight 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels
  • Digital instrumentation with full LED display
  • Dual 282mm front discs with 4-pot calipers
  • Wide range of Genuine Yamaha accessories

Tracer 700 Colours   

  • Phantom Blue
  • Tech Black
  • Radical Red

Availability

  • January 2018

2018 FJR1300A/AE/AS

Endless Turns
The Yamaha FJR1300A, AE and AS variants are supremely capable sport touring motorcycles that are built to go any distance through endless turns in total comfort at high speeds. Featuring a high performance 1300cc engine housed in a lightweight aluminium chassis, the proven FJR1300 series models are designed to get the job done with minimum fuss.

Chosen by many police forces and favoured by experienced riders for their outstanding performance combined with Yamaha’s legendary reliability, the FJR1300 is available in three variants.

The FJR1300A model comes with a high standard specification that includes a 25-litre long-range tank, fully adjustable screen and ergonomics and the latest electronic control technology.  The FJR1300AS offers an even higher level of standard equipment with its clutchless shifting, and the flagship FJR1300AE model features the ultimate specification with its electronically adjustable suspension.

For 2018 the FJR1300 models are available in the new Phantom Blue, which represents the Yamaha Sport Touring ‘family’ colour.

2018 FJR1300A Technical Highlights

  • Smooth 1,298cc inline 4-cylinder engine with YCC-T
  • Sports bike-type aluminium frame for agile handling
  • Dynamic acceleration from 6-speed transmission
  • Assist and slipper clutch (A&S) for smooth downshifting
  • LED headlights, position lights and taillights
  • Fully adjustable screen, cowl, seat and handlebars
  • Yamaha D-MODE for softer or hard-core power
  • Easy-to-operate cruise control system
  • Switchable Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Large 25-litre fuel tank for extended riding range
  • Heated grips and 12v socket as standard
  • Clean and quiet-running shaft drive system

2018 FJR1300AE Technical Highlights (additional to A version)

  • Electronically adjustable suspension and upside down forks
  • Front LED lights with adaptive cornering lights
  • Fully adjustable screen, cowl, seat and handlebars
  • Sidecases as standard

2018 FJR1300AS Technical Highlights (additional to AE version)

  • YCC-S clutchless gear shifting and 6-speed gearbox

FJR1300A/AE/AS Colours

  • Phantom Blue
  • Tech Graphite
  • Matt Silver

Availability

  • October 2017

Yamaha Genuine Accessories
Yamaha has developed a range of high quality Genuine Accessories for the Tracer and FJR1300 models, enabling every customer to build their very own unique Sport Touring motorcycle.

The line up includes Akrapovič slip on mufflers, as well as hard and soft luggage, plus a choice of seats and screens – and a range of stylistic bolt on accessories, protectors and billet levers are also available.

My Garage: Building bikes to believe in
Yamaha owners or potential customers can now create their dream bike by either using the online model configurator on the Yamaha Sport Touring product pages – or, even cooler, with a mobile App showing the chosen Genuine accessories directly on the motorcycle in stunning 360 3D views.

The Yamaha My Garage App can be easily downloaded with a mobile device from the Apple App store or the Android Google play store.

Yamaha Genuine Apparel
The Genuine Apparel line-up includes riding gear designed for Yamaha owners, including a Touring Jacket and gloves, plus a selection of casual wear including T-shirts, caps, sweaters, and jackets.

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