Yamaha Brings on the Power With New 2021 Tracer 9 GT

Nov 20, 2020 View Comments by

Yamaha has introduced the latest addition to its sport touring model line, the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT, targeting riders looking for more power and versatility in their bike.

The Tracer 9 GT will be available in March 2021 at an MSRP of  $14,899. Yamaha says the bike’s improved technology and equipment provide “an even more luxurious” sport touring experience.

The machine is powered by a completely redesigned 890cc CP3 crossplane engine, with a new inline three-cylinder configuration and a 3mm longer piston stroke. The engine is supported by a more compact CF die-cast Deltabox chassis that changes the engine mounting angle for an overall sleek design.

A new, 60mm longer aluminum swingarm features a boxed construction that is similar in look to that found on MT-09. The bike also sports new ultra-light SpinForged 17-inch 10-spoke wheels.

Contributing to the more compact design of the bike is the new R1 six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU). The R1 IMU has been further developed for the Tracer 9 GT, reducing its size by a claimed 50%.

The bike features an electronically controlled semi-active suspension system, developed by Yamaha and KYB, that works in tandem with the new IMU. The suspension system has two different modes for varying road surfaces.

The brake control system on the Tracer 9 GT also comes with two different modes. The BC1 mode is the standard ABS-active mode, while BC2 is intended for situations where the bike may suddenly become unstable, such as when braking mid-corner.

Available ride modes have increased from three to four, and the bike uses the YCC-T chip-controlled throttle system instead of traditional throttle cables. These electronics, together with the quickshifter and an intelligent LED cornering light system, are controlled through two 3.5-inch TFT touchscreens.

New to the 2021 Tracer 9 GT are individually adjustable footpegs and handlebars. Together with 10-setting grip warmers and an adjustable seat, they provide increased comfort during riding.

The bike is available in two different colors and has an exclusive Yamaha Liquid Metal finish. As an additional bonus, new hard side cases come as standard equipment.

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