Yamaha has revamped its FZ lineup, and one of the changes sees the FJ-09 sport tourer morphing into the Tracer 900.
What’s new? The updated bike gets new bodywork, larger windscreen (that Yamaha claims is easier to adjust), longer swingarm, and new seat. There’s a new handlebar setup, integrated side-case mounts for easier luggage attachment, new rear subframe, new passenger handles, and the passenger footpegs have been moved as well.
Although we haven’t seen an official horsepower number, torque seems to be the same as the outgoing FJ-09 model, so we’d guess the engine hasn’t been adjusted.
Wet weight is up to 214 kg; the previous model had a 210 kg curb weight. ABS is standard, as is traction control and riding modes. For us Canadians, pricing is up $700, to $11,999; the machine is already up on Yamaha’s Canadian website, so we’d expect to see it available well ahead of next riding season.
As is often the case, Yamaha also developed a high-spec version of this bike, the Tracer GT—and as is also often the case, there’s no sign that it’s coming to Canada. The GT has quickshifter as standard, along with heated grips, fully adjustable forks, and preload-adjustable monoshock. The GT also gets 22-litre sidecases fitted as standard.
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