New Tracer 700: It’s Your Turn

Sport Touring: Travelling Through The Roads Of LifeRoads of Life

“It is the journey and not the arrival that matters.” A famous quotation that perfectly sums up the universal attraction of sport touring motorcycles to different generations of riders. Travel can broaden the mind and enrich the soul – and it also enables each person to live in the moment and fully appreciate the world and the people around them.

More than anything, riding a sport touring motorcycle focuses the mind on the now, and stimulates the senses with new sights, sounds and smells. The rider becomes an integral part of the environment. It’s as if they’ve gone from living in monochrome to full colour HD.

This is represented in “Roads of Life” – the core concept of Yamaha’s Sport Touring segment and the philosophy around which the segment’s models are built. It is about a strong emotional experience through riding, the feeling of togetherness and the desire to share unique moments. Yamaha’s Sport Touring models are the perfect means to reach the emotional state one searches for, the perfect partner for those who wish to share a journey. It’s all about the twists and turns – be it on a winding road or in life.

Sport Touring: Travelling Through The Roads Of Life2020 Yamaha Sport Touring Range

For 2020 Yamaha offers one of the strongest and most attractive line-ups in the sport touring segment, with a wide range of unique and distinctive models like FJR, NIKEN and Tracer, from 1300cc through to 700cc.

Every Yamaha Sport Touring motorcycle has the potential to take its rider and passenger on a new journey every day. Anything is possible, the only limit is the rider’s imagination. Riding through a twisting mountain road together, heading south to the Mediterranean or taking a fast Sunday morning ride with a group of riding buddies, these are the very special memories that will never be forgotten.

The Sport Touring segment delivers a full range of riding emotions – from everyday trips to long distance travel, from easy thrills to dynamic performance, from adrenaline to comfortable touring. Yamaha is always working hard to give everybody the opportunity to begin a new journey and discover their very own Roads of Life.

New Tracer 700: It’s Your Turn

This is the bike for riders who want thrilling sports performance with all round versatility and a serious bit of attitude. Featuring completely new bodywork and an aggressive new face, the new Tracer 700 is the kind of machine that really can go almost anywhere whether near or far, in the city or on the open road.

Coming from a family of Yamaha sport touring bikes that are widely respected and admired for their outstanding sports performance and the ability to excel in every situation, the new Tracer 700 is built to exceed expectations in every respect.

Driven by the first Euro5 version of the acclaimed 689cc, 2-cylinder CP2 engine, the 2020 model takes the sport tourer concept to another level. Featuring a dynamic new look and offering the best-in-class power to weight ratio – together with enhanced ergonomics and a higher overall specification – the Tracer 700 is designed to thrill.

It’s a genuine 7-days a week bike that loves to play hard and fast at weekends. Tearing through the curves the Tracer 700 gets the heartbeat revving and the adrenaline pumping. Then when it’s time to be sensible again on Monday morning this adaptable sport tourer is equipped to handle long-distance commuting and urban riding.

Sport Touring: Travelling Through The Roads Of LifeNew half fairing with aggressive new twin headlight face

Featuring twin slant-eye LED position lights and powerful twin LED projector headlights, the Tracer 700 comes with a modern and aggressive new look that has a whole lot more attitude than any other bike in the class.

The compact and lightweight layered fairing emphasises the dynamic stance of this new sport tourer to give it a much more edgy and predatory feel. Blending seamlessly into the fuel tank cover, this compact and aerodynamic fairing offers plenty of wind and weather protection for improved long-distance comfort. The newly designed front fender follows this new design direction to reinforce the bike’s formidable new style.

Finished in a choice of bold new colour schemes, this next generation bodywork and unforgettable face gives an impression of lightness and agility that reflect the true character of the dynamic new Tracer 700.

Thrilling torque-rich 689cc, CP2 engine

The new Tracer 700 is powered by Yamaha’s formidable 689cc, 2-cylinder crossplane concept engine, one of the most successful and best-loved powerplants that the company has ever produced. What makes this engine so special is its 270º crank that gives an uneven firing sequence, enabling the engine to deliver strong linear torque that responds directly to the rider’s throttle input.

For 2020 this outstanding engine is updated with optimised fuel injection and ignition settings, revised air intake, optimised exhaust settings and a modified exhaust system that enable this ultra-reliable powerplant to exceed EU5 standards.

Delivering maximum power at 8750rpm with maximum torque at 6500rpm, the Tracer 700’s engine gives the most thrilling, sporty and emotional riding experience. The wide band of linear torque ensures strong acceleration through the rpm band, and with a revised secondary gear ratio the 2020 model is even more exciting and responsive when charging through the 6-speed transmission. It only takes one ride with this engine to see just why it’s Europe’s favourite powerplant.

This version of the CP2 engine is now fully compliant with the new Euro5 regulations without losing its unique, well known and much appreciated character.

Lightest in class, best power to weight ratio

Featuring a lightweight tubular frame and equipped with a long aluminium swingarm that gives a 1,460mm wheelbase, the Tracer 700’s compact chassis make this one of the most agile and exciting sport tourers. With the lowest wet weight in the class of just 196kg combined with its thrilling torque-rich engine and strong power output, the Tracer 700 achieves the best power to weight ratio to give a truly outstanding riding experience.

Sport Touring: Travelling Through The Roads Of LifeAdjustable front and rear suspension

To allow the Tracer 700 owner to explore the full potential of the bike’s handling performance and enjoy every ride to the full, the new model is equipped with uprated 41mm cartridge-type front forks. The spring rate has been adjusted in order to optimise the roadholding characteristics, and the 2020 model is equipped with preload and rebound damping adjusters. Together with the preload and rebound-adjustable rear shock, the bike is easy to set up to suit different rider weights and riding conditions and achieve the best balance of comfort and control.

Aerodynamic screen with single-handed adjustment

The 2020 Tracer 700 is fitted with a slim new aerodynamic screen with a higher optical quality that complements the aggressive new face and lightweight fairing. Using just one hand, screen height can be adjusted by over 60mm to reduce wind buffeting for improved comfort at higher speeds – and redesigned handguards give added wind and weather protection that is sure to be appreciated on longer journeys.

Commanding riding position with comfortable ergonomics

The Tracer 700 is a well-equipped sport tourer that is built to go the full distance, and in order to give a more commanding riding position that complements the new fairing the new model features 34mm wider handlebars with an accessory bridge. Together with the new seat design, the new handlebar enhances the ergonomics to give improved long-distance comfort and controllability.

Contoured dual seat for rider and passenger comfort

Solo or two-up, the new single-piece seat offers increased comfort for the rider and passenger and offers greater freedom in choosing the right riding position. The front section blends smoothly with the tank and fairing to allow a firm knee grip, and the contoured profile gives added support to the rider during acceleration.

For 2020 the rear of the seat is slightly higher, and this gives a more comfortable riding position for the passenger. The new seat also features stitch-type detailing that adds a touch of style.

Sport Touring: Travelling Through The Roads Of LifeLong range autonomy

One of the main strengths of the Tracer 700 is its outstanding versatility that confirms its status as a genuine all-rounder that’s capable of handling everything from long-distance trips through to weekend blasts and daily rides to work. The impressive economy of the 689cc, CP2 engine means that the 17-litre fuel tank delivers a long range between stops, enabling the Tracer 700 rider to go all the way.

Negative LCD instruments

One of the many new features on the Tracer 700 is the negative LCD instrument panel that features a clearly marked multi-function display. Spot colour is used on the rev counter and large gear position indicator – and the rider can easily adjust the display using a remote switch on the left handlebar.

Compact and lightweight LED flashers

Compact and lightweight LED flashers are fitted, and at the front they are incorporated into the new handguards to give a lightweight, agile and modern look that’s perfectly in keeping with the new Tracer 700’s dynamic character.

Sport Touring: Travelling Through The Roads Of LifeTracer 700 Key Features
New half fairing with aggressive new twin headlight face
Thrilling torque-rich 689cc CP2 engine, Euro5 compliant
Lightest in class, best power to weight ratio
Adjustable front and rear suspension
Aerodynamic screen with single-handed adjustment
Commanding riding position with comfortable ergonomics
Contoured dual seat for rider and passenger comfort
17-litre fuel tank gives long range autonomy
Negative LCD instruments
Compact LED flashers, integrated in handguards

Colours and Availability

The Tracer 700 will be offered in Icon Grey; Sonic Grey; and Phantom Blue. The new model will be available at Yamaha dealers starting in March 2020.


Sport Touring Range overview

The revolutionary 3-wheel NIKEN and NIKEN GT are taking the sport touring experience into new territory. Their twin leaning front wheels deliver the most outstanding corner-carving experience, and the enhanced feelings of grip and stability make them the ultimate all-season performers.

The long-range FJR1300A/AE/AS models have established legendary status amongst experienced riders. For two decades these distinguished high-performance models have established an unrivalled reputation for their ability to cover huge distances in total comfort.

Driven by a torque-rich 3-cylinder engine and equipped with a compact and lightweight chassis, the Tracer 900 and Tracer 900 GT combine thrilling performance with outstanding versatility. With a selection of 2-cylinder, 3-cylinder or 4-cylinder engines – chain drive or shaft drive – 2 wheels or 3 wheels – only Yamaha can give every customer total freedom of choice.

Sport Touring colours

FJR1300AS Ultimate Edition

· Midnight Black

FJR1300AE Ultimate Edition

· Midnight Black

FJR1300AS

  • Phantom Blue

FJR1300AE

  • Phantom Blue

FJR1300A

  • Tech Graphite

NIKEN GT

  • Phantom Blue
  • Nimbus Grey

NIKEN

  • Graphite

TRACER 900 GT

  • Icon Black
  • Phantom Blue

TRACER 900

  • Icon Grey
  • Tech Black

TRACER 700

  • Icon Grey
  • Sonic Grey
  • Phantom Blue

Yamaha Genuine Accessories

Yamaha has developed a wide range of Genuine Accessories for the Sport Touring models, including performance, comfort and stylistic parts that enable every owner to create their very own unique motorcycle. Customers can purchase each part individually, or they can save time and money by opting for one of Yamaha’s specially created Accessory Packs that are designed to suit differing requirements.

There’s also a range of Yamaha branded apparel including urban riding jackets, T shirts, caps, hoodies and more. The Genuine Accessory and apparel range is constantly evolving, and full information can be seen at www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk

MyGarage app

MyGarage is the quick and easy way to create a personalized Yamaha, enabling customers to experiment with and compare different combinations of Genuine Accessories and see which components work best for them. Using the MyGarage app anyone can instantly create their dream sport tourer and view it in from any angle in high definition. This app takes the guesswork out of choosing the right parts, and the final list can be emailed to a Yamaha dealer who will supply and fit the selected Genuine Accessories.

MyRide

The MyRide app enables Yamaha riders to track every ride and record a variety of data including lean angle, acceleration, top speed, elevation changes and distance covered. Images can be added to the trip data and shared on social media, and information can be saved and stored under the customer’s own account. It’s the best way to add another dimension to every ride and allows riders to rediscover their favourite journeys.


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