The 2023 Yamaha motorcycle range has been unveiled at EICMA 2022, with the XMAX 300 being the main focus. Check out all the changes to the XMAX, MT-07, Niken GT & Tracer 9 GT below...

Yamaha Australia have released the list of updated models unveiled at EICMA 2022. The 2023 Yamaha range sees a revised XMAX 300 with super aggressive styling, MT-07 with an all-new TFT dash, while the Tracer 9 GT and Niken GT received a handful of updates!

The 2023 XMAX was the focus of Yamaha's updates. The new styling looks awesome.

The 2023 XMAX was the focus of Yamaha’s updates. The new styling looks awesome.

2023 Yamaha XMAX
Yamaha has totally redesigned the XMAX 300 for MY23 with a fresh new look featuring dynamic and sporty bodywork and a distinctive X-shaped LED headlight. Riders can now keep in touch via the new high-tech 4.2-inch colour TFT connected instruments that enable smartphone connectivity – and the new display features Garmin navigation and a wide range of other functions.

The 300cc Blue Core engine delivers strong acceleration with high levels of fuel economy and Yamaha reliability – and improvements such as better ground access and revised brake lever ratio enhance the overall riding experience.

For 2023 the new XMAX 300 comes with an even more dynamic look and feel. While being careful to retain its distinctive and much-loved MAX character, Yamaha’s designers have created all new bodywork with radically new lighting that fully engages the rider. 

For 2023 the new XMAX 300 comes with an even more dynamic look and feel. Clearly, it has stolen some styling queues from Yamaha's higher-end models.

For 2023 the new XMAX 300 comes with an even more dynamic look and feel. Clearly, it has stolen some styling queues from Yamaha’s higher-end models.

Yamaha say that virtually every part of the XMAX 300’s sleek and sporty exterior has been redesigned to create an even more impressive machine that offers the very best balance of performance, style, comfort and functionality. Changes are much more than skin deep, and XMAX 300 riders can now also benefit from smartphone connectivity through the new instruments.

Changes are much more than skin deep, and XMAX 300 riders can now also benefit from smartphone connectivity through the new instruments. Check out the video above for a full look at the interface.

Changes are much more than skin deep, and XMAX 300 riders can now also benefit from smartphone connectivity through the new instruments. Check out the video above for a full look at the interface.

Yamaha say the XMAX 300’s front fairing has been redesigned to give a futuristic and tightly condensed. More angular upper panels with a straight leading edges, the new fairing is complemented by the fitment of newly styled fork covers. Its bold and sporty new looks are reinforced by the fitment of higher-mounted flashers either side of the windscreen that are clearly visible to other road users when the rider is filtering through dense traffic.

The all-new front fairing is complemented by a new side profile that features a much more condensed and athletic look. The distinctive and iconic MAX family boomerang side covers have been redesigned to create a tightly packed forward body design.

The all-new front fairing is complemented by a new side profile that features a much more condensed and athletic look.

The all-new front fairing is complemented by a new side profile that features a much more condensed and athletic look.

The XMAX 300 is equipped with motorcycle style forks. The new model also benefits from scratch resistant body panels next to the passenger footrests, and the new boomerang incorporates left and right side outlets that route heat away from the engine.

The new XMAX 300 features a radical-new face in the form of a distinctive X-shaped headlight / position light layout that is unique to this new model. The redesigned LED taillight incorporates brake lights form an X shape when lit and features integrated rear indicators.

The new XMAX 300 features a radical-new face in the form of a distinctive X-shaped headlight / position light layout that is unique to this new model.

The redesigned LED taillight incorporates brake lights form an X shape when lit and features integrated rear indicators.

The XMAX 300 is equipped with one of the most impressive dashboards to be found on the motorcycle range. This comprehensive instrumentation features an all-new high-tech 4.2-inch colour TFT infotainment display that gives the rider smartphone connectivity, and the screen can also function as an onboard navigation system. A 3.2-inch LCD speedometer is located above the new FT display and provides easy to read information that is detached from the infotainment screen for added clarity.

The built in Communication Control Unit (CCU) enables Bluetooth connectivity between the scooter and the user’s smartphone. The 4.2-inch colour TFT display is able to receive messages, emails and notifications which can appear on the display – music can be played and various other smartphone functions can be activated.

Riders now have the option to use the TFT dash as a SatNav...

Riders now have the option to use the TFT dash as a SatNav via the Garmin StreetCross app.

After installing the Garmin StreetCross app on their smartphone and connecting to the XMAX 300’s CCU, riders can utilise the Garmin navigation on the 4.2-inch colour TFT infotainment screen. Once the route is set the rider can zoom in and out using handlebar switches. Garmin StreetCross app provides real time traffic information as well as speed limits, destination air temperature, distance remaining and estimated time of arrival – as well as information about possible hazards such.

The smartphone screen can also function as the RevsDashboard which displays data that isn’t available on the scooter’s instruments, such as engine rpm, throttle opening, rate of acceleration, eco-friendly indicator and real-time fuel consumption.

Riders can compare themselves with other Yamaha users in terms of distance ridden and how eco-friendly their riding is.

Riders can compare themselves with other Yamaha users in terms of distance ridden and how eco-friendly their riding is.

Riders can compare themselves with other Yamaha users in terms of distance ridden and how eco-friendly their riding is, and rankings can be displayed among users of XMAX compared to all Yamaha models, and by the rider’s country compared to worldwide.

For a more comfortable ride together with easier leg reach to the ground, the seat on the new XMAX 300 is redesigned. The shape of the taper at the front of the seat is revised. Riders can use the large underseat storage space for carrying up to two full-face helmets.

The new model retains the same adjustable windscreen, and for improved operation and greater comfort the screen braces that enable adjustment from low to high position are redesigned.

The new model retains the same adjustable windscreen, and for improved operation and greater comfort the screen braces that enable adjustment from low to high position are redesigned.

The new model retains the same adjustable windscreen, and for improved operation and greater comfort the screen braces that enable adjustment from low to high position are redesigned. And for slightly reduced weight and improved quality the mirror stems are manufactured from aluminium.


2023 Yamaha XMAX 300 NEW feature highlights

  • All-new styling for a more dynamic, high quality look
  • 4.2-inch TFT colour infotainment screen
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Garmin navigation system*
  • 3.2-inch LCD speedometer
  • Aluminium mirror stems
  • Distinctive new X-shape LED headlight and X-shape LED taillight
  • LED position lights and flashers
  • Reshaped seat with good fit and improved leg reach to ground
  • High-mount front flashers
  • Powerful and economical Blue Core 300cc engine
  • Motorcycle type front forks
  • Traction control system
  • Smart Key keyless ignition
  • Underseat storage for 2 full-face helmets* *dependent on helmet type
  • Two position windscreen
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • 12V outlet
  • 15-inch front wheel, 14-inch rear wheel
  • Front and rear disc brakes

XMAX300 will be available in Australia from the beginning of 2023 in two colours – Dark Petrol and Ice Fluo priced $9849 inc GST ride away.


The 2023 MT-07 features a range of upgrades that enhance the package while remaining true to the basic concept that’s loved by so many riders.

The 2023 MT-07 features a range of upgrades that enhance the package while remaining true to the basic concept that’s loved by so many riders.

2023 Yamaha MT-07HO and LA
The 2023 MT-07 features a range of upgrades that enhance the package while remaining true to the basic concept that’s loved by so many riders. The most significant upgrade is the new 5-inch full-colour TFT display that provides a choice of two different screen themes. The Street Theme is a more modern looking layout with a bar-type tachometer at the top and digital speedo and gear selection readouts – while the Touring Theme has a more conventional circular analogue-style tachometer on the right of the screen and digital speedometer on the left.

The most significant upgrade is the new 5-inch full-colour TFT display that provides a choice of two different screen themes.

The most significant upgrade is the 5-inch full-colour TFT display that provides a choice of two different screen themes.

By downloading Yamaha’s free MyRide app to their smartphone, riders can connect with the communication control unit via Bluetooth and view incoming call, email and message notifications on the new TFT meter. The system can also notify the rider of any technical issues that may be detected on the MT-07 and can transmit a notification via email to a motorcycle dealer or any other contact that has been designated by the rider.

The MyRide app also offers many other useful functions including monitoring all key parameters of the bike, tracking the route taken, as well as recording the distance covered, acceleration, top speed, lean angle and much more. Data can be shared on social media, compared and discussed with other Yamaha Hyper Naked riders on some of the many internet forums and social media groups.



To facilitate the fitment of a quickshifter, the latest MT-07 is prewired with the necessary electronics, making it quick and easy to benefit from quick and seamless gear changes offered by this new Yamaha Genuine Accessory.

Other detail changes for 2023 include a painted ABS front fender as well as revised right-side handlebar switches to accommodate the new TFT meter.



MT-07LA will be available in three colours – Cyan Storm, Icon Blue and Tech Black from mid-2023. MT-07HO will come in Icon Blue around the same time, pricing is TBA.


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2023 Yamaha Niken GT
A wide range of significant refinements provide Niken GT riders with even more comfort – including a new adjustable screen and comfort seat as well as revised rear suspension.

A wide range of significant refinements provide Niken GT riders with even more comfort – including a new adjustable screen and comfort seat as well as revised rear suspension.

A wide range of significant refinements provide Niken GT riders with even more comfort – including a new adjustable screen and comfort seat as well as revised rear suspension.

The larger capacity 890cc CP3 engine delivers even stronger and smoother torque. Despite being a similar capacity to Tracer GT and MT-09, the Niken engine features increased crankshaft mass for stronger low down power delivery and more effective engine braking.



A new 7-inch full colour TFT meter offers three display styles with smartphone connectivity and full-screen Garmin navigation. 30-litre lockable hard side cases are fitted as standard – ideal for long distance touring.

Niken GT will be available in Yamaha Black from the second quarter of 2023, no price is set yet.

Niken GT will be available in Yamaha Black from the second quarter of 2023, no price is set yet.

Niken GT will be available in Yamaha Black from the second quarter of 2023, no price is set yet.


The 2023 Niken GT offers:

  • Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) technology
  • 7-inch TFT meter
  • Connectivity and navigation
  • Specifically developed 890cc CP3 engine
  • Easy, one-handed windscreen adjustment
  • Redesigned comfort seat
  • Full size hard side cases
  • Premium fit and finish
  • Enhanced electronic control technology
  • Up and down quickshifter, A&S clutch
  • Refined main frame design
  • Revised rear suspension

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2023 Tracer 9 GT
Yamaha say that the Tracer 9 GT continues with the specification that offers the highest level of touring comfort for 2023.

Yamaha say that the Tracer 9 GT continues with the specification that offers the highest level of touring comfort for 2023.

Yamaha say that the Tracer 9 GT continues with the specification that offers the highest level of touring comfort for 2023.

For confident night-time riding the Tracer 9 GT is fitted with LED cornering lights that get brighter as you lean further – while 10-stage adjustable grip heaters keep your hands warm whatever the weather. And for ultimate sports versatility this high-tech performance bike comes with up and down QSS for smoother and faster gear shifting.

For confident night-time riding the Tracer 9 GT is fitted with LED cornering lights that get brighter as you lean further.

For confident night-time riding the Tracer 9 GT is fitted with LED cornering lights that get brighter as you lean further.

Aerodynamic hard side cases can carry a full-face helmet and feature colour coordinated panels as standard. You can also fit an optional top case if you need extra space – and the fully-floating luggage carrier system gives a natural riding feeling even when fully loaded.



2023 Tracer will be available in Midnight Black and Pure White from the first quarter of 2023


2023 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT Features

  • KYB semi-active suspension
  • Hard side cases
  • Up and down QSS
  • LED cornering lights
  • Grip heater
  • Dedicated colours and graphics
  • EU5 890cc CP3 engine
  • Lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame
  • 6-Axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids
  • Modern design and styling
  • Full LED lighting
  • Twin 3.5in TFT meters

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