Video Review: 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT
We test the 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT and find out if the extra cost and higher spec is worthwhile over the stock Tracer... Video Review: Kris Hodgson
Yamaha’s popular Tracer 900 arrives in GT form once again in 2019, having seen massive success that saw them sell out in 2018. As a result the price has crept up, with 2018 pricing being a bit of a steal, and 2019 pricing more of a reflection of the extras on offer.
The full written review is on the way, meanwhile here is our Video Review…
Having spent a month over Christmas with the regular Tracer 900 I’d come away impressed – you can check out my full review here: 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 Review. The Tracer 900 isn’t perfect, but it’s a damn good machine and exceptional value in my eyes.
On the Tracer 900 GT the sports-touring aspect is taken to a new level with the inclusion of standard fitment 20L hard panniers in matt black, cruise control, heated grips, a quick shifter, fully adjustable forks, an higher spec rear shock with external preload adjuster and a TFT display. Oh and the ‘Midnight Black’ colour scheme which pays a bit of homage to the various SP model colour-schemes in its own way, with blue highlights and silver feature panels on the Midnight Black.
On paper it’s a well spec’d machine ready to take it to the standard Tracer 900, but the price is also $18,199 RRP + ORC, which adds a further $1200 premium on to the 2018 GT premium of $1500 for a total of $2700. Of course the panniers, mounts, heated grips, etc all quickly add up to that figure, but it does move the Tracer 900 GT into a different stratosphere.
2019 YAMAHA TRACER 900 GT SPECIFICATIONS
PRICE: $18,199 RRP plus on road costs.
Warranty: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Midnight Black
Claimed power: 85.8 kW [115bhp]@11000rpm
Claimed torque: 87.5 Nm [64.5ft-lbs]@8500rpm
Wet weight: 227kg
Fuel capacity: 18L
Engine: Liquid-cooled, crossplane triple, 12-valve four stroke, 78 x 59.1mm bore x stroke, 847cc, 11.5:1 compression, fuel injected with selectable three engine modes, traction control three levels
Gearbox: Six speed, constant mesh.
Clutch: wet plate, multiple disc, assist & slipper
Chassis: “Control filled” diecast aluminium diamond frame
Suspension: 41mm KYB upside down fork, fully adjustable, KYB shock with remote preload adjuster, full adjustable
Brakes: ABS : Front dual 298mm rotors with four pot radially mounted calipers, rear single 245mm rear rotor with a single pot caliper.
Wheels: Cast multispoke, 3.50 x 17in, 5.50 x 17in, Dunlop Sportmax D222, 120/70ZR17, 180/55ZR17
Overall length: 2160mm
Seat height: Adjustable – 850 to 865mm
Ground clearance: 135mm
Instruments: TFT display
GT Extras: Quick Shift System (QSS), Cruise Control, Midnight Black special GT colour scheme, 20-litre matt black hard-shell panniers, heated grips, (fully adjustable forks, remote preload adjuster on rear, as already mentioned)