MCN first ride of Yamaha’s updated Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT incoming
MCN will be riding Yamaha’s new Tracer 900 and Tracer 900GT models tomorrow in Spain. And, rather predictably for this year, it’s probably going to be raining…
Both Tracer models feature an updated chassis with a longer swingarm and increased wheelbase. But that’s not all, Yamaha have listened to owners’ comments and given both Tracers a bigger seat for added comfort, improved the riding position through narrower bars and added even larger pillion grab handles for that special someone in your life. And not only that, the screen promises to be far less fiddly to adjust than before! Yamaha even claim it’s now a one-hand affair…
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But the big news for fans of the Tracer 900, which first appeared three years ago in 2015, is the arrival of the Tracer 900GT. This Grand Tourer costs £10,792 compared to the stock model’s £9392, but you get colour-matched hard panniers, fully-adjustable suspension (with a remote preload knob on the shock), heated grips, a full-colour dash, cruise control and a quickshifter as standard equipment.
So far Yamaha have sold over 35,000 Tracer 900s, making it one of their most popular models. Will the updates for 2018 make this fantastic sports popular even better? Keep an eye on MCN’s social media channels for our first thoughts and if you have any burning Tracer 900 related questions, just post them on our Facebook page and we will try and answer them.