Yamaha recently announced its plans for its 2024 lineup. Fans of Japanese bikes will get to enjoy a whole new flagship sport tourer and an updated Ténéré 700.
The highlight of the announcement is the 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+. This brand-spanking-new sport touring machine features an impressive suite of electronics and rider aids, designed to take it to the forefront of its category.
An ever-popular adventure touring bike, the 2024 Ténéré 700 remains mostly the same engine-wise but receives some new tech goodies. Three other bikes will also return unchanged for the new model year.
2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700
The 2024 Ténéré 700 will see updates in the tech department. The most noticeable change is the new five-inch full-color TFT display.
Controllable with a new scrolling dial located on the right handlebar (no touch screens here), the display has two swappable screen themes. Tech enthusiasts can use a more modern layout, while fans of traditional bikes can opt for an analog-themed look.
Yamaha has also included its Y-Connect smartphone connectivity solutions on the bike. The Ténéré 700 can now connect to Apple and Android phones through the free Y-Connect app.
The app can display incoming call and text message notifications on the new TFT display. In addition, riders can use the app to record ride data, from covered distance to top speed, fuel consumption, and more.
Ténéré 700 also gains a new ABS mode. While the 2023 model only allowed you to switch ABS on or off, the 2024 iteration has three different ABS modes—on for both wheels, on only for the front wheel, and off for both wheels.
Other new goodies include updated front and read LED turn signals and prewiring for installing Yamaha’s optional quickshifter.
Otherwise, the bike remains the same as in 2023. The 2024 Ténéré 700 sports the same 689cc parallel-twin engine, six-speed transmission, long-travel suspension (8.3 inches in the front, 7.9 inches in the back), and spoked wheels.
The 2024 Ténéré 700 will retail for $10,799. It will be available in Team Yamaha Blue in September and Shadow Gray in October 2023.
Yamaha is bringing back three bikes as is for the next model year. The XT250, TW200, and Super Ténéré ES will return unchanged in 2024.
The XT250 retains its 249cc four-stroke engine, 11.2 inches of ground clearance, and 245mm front and 203mm rear disc brakes. With 8.9 inches of front and 7.9 inches of rear suspension travel, the bike is ready for trail action. The 2024 Yamaha XT250 will retail for $5,399.
The TW200 features a 196cc four-stroke powerplant, low seat height, and plush transmission (6.3 inches travel front, 5.9 inches rear) for a comfortable ride on pavement and gravel. The 2024 TW200 will go for an MSRP of $4,999.
Finally, we have the Super Ténéré ES, with its 1199cc parallel-twin, a nice electronics package including cruise control, ABS and UBS braking systems, and traction control. Pricing for the 2024 Super Ténéré ES has not yet been announced.
2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+
You might find it strange that I haven’t talked about the flagship Tracer 9 GT+ but there’s a reason for that. This bike is big news enough that we have a full, detailed review of it coming soon—we don’t want to spill all the beans just yet.
Suffice it to say, Yamaha has crammed the 890cc in-line three-engine-equipped bike full of tech. As a teaser, it’ll be the first Yamaha to feature adaptive cruise control and radar-linked UBS.
The 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT+ will be available in August 2023 in a stylish Storm Gray colorway for $16,499. We’ll tell you exactly what you’ll get for that money soon, so stay tuned for more Yamaha news!