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.

2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Review

2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Review

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.

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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.

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2019 YAMAHA TRACER 900 GT SPECIFICATIONS

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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

DIMENSIONS:
Overall length: 2160mm
Width: 850mm
Wheelbase: 1500mm
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)

2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Gallery

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