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Yamaha Tracer 900 Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

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  • Feb 16, 2018
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The Tracer 900 is a more touring friendly version of the Yamaha MT-09. But, is Yamaha planning to get it to India?

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Yamaha Tracer 900 Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Amongst other showcases and launches at its pavilion, Yamaha also gave us a glimpse of the Tracer 900 at the Auto Expo 2018. Based on the MT-09, the motorcycle gets touring-friendly dynamics and features to make its case as an adventure tourer.

 

Yamaha Tracer 900 Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

In terms of design, the Tracer 900 looks like a typical tourer (version of the naked MT-09), courtesy a semi-faired front, a large windscreen, raised handlebars and broader seats. Speaking of the seat, it sits fairly high at 850mm.

 
Yamaha Tracer 900 Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Starting from the front, it features adjustable split LED headlamps. On top of which sits a windscreen, with three different levels of adjustment. The instrument cluster is fully digital with a customisable display. For added protection, the wide handlebars also get knuckle guards.
The Tracer also gets an 18-litre fuel tank which is 4 litres more than that of the MT-09. An LED tail light, with split grab rails on top round off the rear look of the motorcycle.

Yamaha Tracer 900 Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

 

The Yamaha Tracer 900 packs the same engine that powers the MT-09. This 847cc, in-line triple, liquid-cooled engine makes 115PS of power at 10,000rpm and 87.5Nm of torque at 8500rpm mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle also gets a slip and assist clutch for lighter engagement and aggressive downshifting. Also on offer are three different riding modes - Standard, A mode (for sharper response) and B mode (for a relaxed ride).

 

Yamaha Tracer 900 Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Yamaha has equipped the Tracer 900 with a diamond type frame which is suspended on upside down front forks and a rear monoshock unit. Braking duties are handled by dual 298mm discs up front and a single 245mm disc at the back. In addition to this, it features a two-level switchable traction control system and ABS. Its 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in 120/70 section front and 180/55 section rear tyres and the bike tips the scale at 214kg (wet).

 

Yamaha Tracer 900 Showcased At Auto Expo 2018

Although Yamaha hasn't revealed any details regarding its launch in India, we hope that Yamaha does bring the Tracer 900 to our shores, given the recent popularity of the adventure-tourer segment. And if it does, expect it to be priced around Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom) and rival the Triumph Tiger 800, the BMW F 850 GS and the Honda Africa Twin.

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