2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT Revealed With More Brains & Brawn
Yamaha really has taken the sport touring segment seriously now and Kawasaki has to watchout.
Yamaha has revealed the 2021 Tracer 9 GT with the latest suite of electronic aids and enough muscle to make its sport touring bike a lot of fun.
Essentially an upgraded version of the Tracer GT sold overseas, the bike now comes with a bigger engine which displaces 890cc (43cc more) now. Power and torque figures of the in-line 3-cylinder motor are 115 BHP and 93 Nm, plenty enough, really.
The intake and fuel delivery have been optimised and even the transmission ratios have been revised. And yes, there is an assist and slipper clutch on offer as well and there are four ride modes too.
However, it is not just the engine, which also meets Euro 5 regulations, that has been upgraded. Yamaha says the lightweight aluminium frame is new and has also redesigned the swingarm.
Adding more brains to the bike has also been Yamaha’s agenda this time around since the bike has a 6-axis IMU to control the electronic rider aids. It sends data to the traction control, lift control and braking systems to keep the rider safe.
It also works with the KYB electronically controlled suspension and adjusts, based on speed and conditions, rebound and compression damping in the front forks and rebound damping in the rear monoshock.
There is more. Like the 2-step adjustable riding position, the rider can also choose between Sport (A-1) and Comfort (A-2) suspension modes. Likewise, there are two settings for the ABS too.
Looks-wise, the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT has an aerodynamic front fairing and looks taut and purposeful. In terms of features, there is full-LED lighting including cornering lights, twin 3.5-inch TFT displays, heated grips, cruise control and adjustable handlebar, footpegs and windscreen.
Priced at $14,899 (Rs. 11.06 lakhs), the Tracer 9 GT is $1900 (Rs. 1.41 lakhs) more than the Tracer 900 GT. There are no plans to bring it to India at the moment.