2022 Yamaha Mt-09 Tracer Review And Specs
2022 Yamaha Mt-09 Tracer Review And Specs. At first glance, it looks quite bulky, but the slipping of the saddle, combined with making the few adjustments available to me, the motor flows comfortably.
The upright riding position is really comfortable and the standout feature is how narrow the bike is in the tank and footrest area. These latter features contribute to being able to comfortably chew through boring stuff kilometers after kilometers, while making them hang in the wind bends.
The bike can be adapted to individual riding preferences, such as seat height, front or rear handlebars, rebound and preload for front and rear suspension and a choice of three ride modes developed specifically for the Tracer. The three modes are basically sport mode, standard mode and what I would call tame.
After testing all three modes, I set Standard for the rest of the ride, that’s what the motor defaults to every time the motor is turned off. For closed road conditions, the Sport mode is too aggressive, with a very fast throttle at low speeds and tame too relaxed, but I hope there may be conditions where this option would be wise.
Even standard mode is still quite fussy from low throttle positions, which requires extra care, especially when turning the gas on and off in corners.
My criticism of Tracer is limited to three and neither would be a deal breaker. This is a great bike for what it is, so consider the price compared to bikes of the same class. Throttle is too tight and would benefit from a few refinements and the handlebars are a bit too wide for my taste.
Finally, despite the aerodynamics, side winds, especially when tilted during strong sharp turns, seem a bit destabilizing, but nothing dramatic and certainly nothing to worry about once you know it might be.
For the travelers out there, Tracer has some really neat features. If you are switching between full or solo load, a powerful led light can be matched, without the use of tools. It also has a main stand which is a godsend when fully charged and for maintenance, such as chain lubrication and adjustment.
Again orientation-oriented, the adjustable screen is effective at high speeds and the standard hand guard is a dream in the rain to help keep hands dry and out of the wind. The bike comes with a pannier and hence a pannier mount, which we didn’t test, but didn’t look out of place when the pannier wasn’t attached.
If you are carrying a pillion, the seat position and footrest will get the highest score and when not in use, provide valuable area for fitting more gear.
Handling, excellent suspension and tire grip never fall behind on even the most bumpy roads, with traction control working quietly in the background.
The Tracer’s power and torque are impressive, especially at the bike’s relatively low weight, with the triple engine providing a good mix of V-twin and four-power torque.
The engine is also very tolerant of normally too high gears, with smooth motor acceleration, without stalling, from fairly low rpm. The gearbox is smooth and positive to use, without losing a single gear on the way.
When losing to a sport bike with a larger capacity on the straights, not far behind and in corners, especially on corner exits, the Tracer more than defended.
The bottom line is that this is a comfortable, highly torquey bike that will provide excitement during sporty moments and will make an excellent traveler, a kilometer or two, without frequent stops for fuel. I did 3000 km kilometers for several days and didn’t stand or stretch my legs at all.
Yamaha Mt-09 Tracer Engine
The engine that powers the Tracer is a liquid-cooled, four-stroke triple crossplane, with DOHC, four valves per cylinder and 78 x 59.1mm bore and stroke. The compression ratio is 11.5:1. Peak power is 115bhp at 11,000rpm and peak torque is at 87.4Nm at 8500rpm.
The engine factory is the same as the Yamaha MT-09, with the engine mode revised to suit the Tracer’s design and use. Its engine technology includes broken pen rods, forged pistons and offset cylinders, making it a compact and lightweight engine with smooth, linear torque.
Yamaha Mt-09 Tracer Chassis
The tracer has a lightweight die cast aluminum residue containing controls as used on the MT-09. The symmetrical swing arm is also filled with die cast aluminum, with almost horizontal preload, adjustable shock absorbers and rebound mounted under the seat, away from the road from dirt etc. commuting distanceh 130mm.
41mm inverted front fork, with adjustable preload and rebound. Wheel travel is 137mm. The front brakes are 298mm of dual torque. The rear is a single 245mm rotor.
2022 Yamaha Tracer 900 (Mt-09 Tracer) – Electronics & Style
Tracer has three D mode (drive mode) options. In essence, sport mode, standard mode, and “tame” power mode. D-mode selection is only possible when the throttle is fully closed and the owner’s manual warns that this should only be done while stationary. ABS is standard and cannot be disabled. Traction control is included and can be turned on or off only when stationary.
The tire profile must meet the original specifications for traction control to function properly.
Upright riding position, with adjustable seat height and two positions for the handlebars, including hand guards. The aerodynamic front cover combined with the adjustable windshield provides excellent wind protection. Due to the swing arm mounted externally to the frame and knee grooves in the tank, the footrest is narrow, providing excellent rider comfort.
The multifunction LCD instrument panel displays RPM, gears, speed, driving mode, with buttons scrolling between screens to display alternative parameters in addition, such as average fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, trip gauge and more.
The twin LED headlights provide excellent illumination, with “tool-free” adjustment according to the weight and distribution applicable to the bike. This bike is equipped with 19L panniers as standard in Australia.
Yamaha Mt-09 Tracer Specifications
Engine MT 09: Liquid-cooled, triple crossplane, 12-valve four stroke, 78 x 59.1mm bore x stroke, 847cc, 11.5:1 compression, fuel injection with three selectable engine modes.
Gearbox: Six speed, constant net.
Clutch: wet plate, several discs.
Chassis: “Control Filled” Diecast Aluminum Diamond Frame.
Suspension: 41mm adjustable reversing fork with 137mm travel, monocross type rear suspension adjustable with 130mm travel.
Brakes: ABS: 298mm front dual rotors with four radially mounted calipers, 245mm rear single rotor with single pot calipers.
Wheels: cast multispoke, Front: 17M/C x MT3.5, Rear: 17M/C x MT5.5, Tires: Front: 120/70ZR17 Rear: 180/55ZR17
Overall Length: 1260mm
Seat Height: Adjustable – 845 to 860mm
Ground clearance: 135mm
Instrument: Multifunction LCD display, speed, RPM, average fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, gear, air and engine temperature, trip and total KM, mode, time, fuel gauge and other parameters.