Yamaha has revealed its updated sport touring line-up. Let's take a look.
Based on the MT-07, the revised Tracer 7 models have received the same updates that we recently saw on the MT. The most notable changes include a brand-new 5.0-inch TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity and modified switchgear. In terms of mechanical changes, the Tracer 7 now comes with larger brake discs – 298mm instead of 282mm.
The brand has updated only one model of the Tracer 9 line-up. The range-topping Tracer 9 GT+ has gained special attention from the brand in the form of a new radar-assisted adaptive cruise control system. Riders can choose from four following distance options. Yamaha claims that it has adjusted the system to ensure that the bike's speed is maintained smoothly even around turns.
The system comes with a 'passing assist' feature that alerts the rider when the automobile in the front is approaching, so the rider can switch on the passing indicator, after which the bike will gradually accelerate to finish the pass – a feature we've only seen in four-wheelers so far.
Another update comes in the form of the 'Unified Braking' system. In order to actively regulate the motorcycle during the braking period, it integrates data from the radar system and the IMU. This feature's two main components are braking force distribution and collision avoidance. Yamaha has added a new TFT display, which is 7.0 inches in size, making it even bigger than the Tracer 7's.
The latest 890cc inline-triple engine, which exhibits close to a 5% increase over the older 847cc unit, is the biggest news related to the Niken three-wheeler. The size of the radiator has been enlarged to accommodate the larger motor's greater heat output, and the engine as a whole has been shifted 5 degrees forward for the best possible chassis balance.
For comparison, the 890cc engine in the Tracer 9 delivers 113bhp and 90.7Nm of torque, but the 847cc Niken GT makes 113bhp and 87.5Nm. New output figures haven't been made public by Yamaha to date. These models are unlikely to come to India anytime soon since Yamaha India is focussing on mass-market products and is also planning to bring an EV soon.