Yamaha celebrates 40 Years of Ténéré

Yamaha is proud to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of the iconic Te´ne´re´. Since its inception in 1983 with the XT600Z, the Te´ne´re´ has captivated the hearts and minds of adventure enthusiasts around the globe and this milestone calls for a grand commemoration.

Over the past four decades, the Yamaha Te´ne´re´ has forged its legacy as a symbol of the adventure spirit, exploration and resilience. From conquering the treacherous terrains of the Paris-Dakar Rally to inspiring riders to push the boundaries of what is possible, the Te´ne´re´ has become a true legend in the motorcycle world.

In the decades since Cyril Neveu claimed a historic double victory in the rst and second Paris- Dakar rallies in 1979-80 on the XT500, Team Yamaha has accomplished some incredible rallying achievements. Te´ne´re´ icons such as Jean-Claude Olivier, Serge Bacou, and ‘Monsieur Dakar’ Ste´phane Peterhansel, whose record of six Yamaha victories that began in 1991 remains unbeaten to this day, took their machines across some of the world’s most demanding terrain. Most recently, legendary adventurer and Yamaha ambassador Nick Sanders nished his latest trip around the globe on his Te´ne´re´ 700, while factory riders Pol Tarre´s and Alessandro Botturi continue to make rally racing history on their the GYTR-kitted Te´ne´re´ 700 World Raid’s.

To celebrate this remarkable journey and these legendary riders together with the Te´ne´re´ community, Yamaha has embarked on a 40th Anniversary tour across Europe. A collection of historic Te´ne´re´ production models (1983-2010), as well as original Dakar classics will be showcased, allowing enthusiasts to witness rst-hand the evolution of this iconic adventure machine.

In addition to a full line-up of the latest Te´ne´re´ models that event participants can test ride, the 40th Anniversary tour will also see the public launch of the new Te´ne´re´ 700 World Rally. Displayed in striking factory racing colours inspired by the YZE 850 that took Peterhansel to victory in 1993, the Te´ne´re´ 700 World Rally is a fusion of Yamaha’s desert racing heritage with modern, world-class performance. A name synonymous with desert racing success and boundary-pushing technology, the latest generation Te´ne´re´ 700 represents four decades of experience and success coming together in a machine unrivalled in ability and adventurous spirit.

The Te´ne´re´ 40th Anniversary tour made a triumphant stop at the Adventure Bike Rider Festival, the largest adventure riding festival in Europe. The event was a resounding success, with a vibrant atmosphere and an overwhelming sense of excitement among attendees. Yamaha celebrated this momentous occasion alongside the passionate Te´ne´re´ community. Festival-goers had the opportunity to experience the Te´ne´re´'s prowess rsthand through thrilling o-road and on-road test rides on the latest Yamaha models. Expert demo rides showcased the Te´ne´re´'s capabilities in challenging terrain and to top it all o, Yamaha's ambassador, the legendary Nick Sanders, joined the festivities and shared his captivating adventure movie, leaving everyone inspired by his incredible journeys. The Adventure Bike Rider Festival proved to be an unforgettable celebration of Yamaha's 40-year milestone with the Te´ne´re´, solidifying its legacy as an icon in the world of adventure riding.

The Te´ne´re´ 40th Anniversary tour will visit the following upcoming events:

MaxlRIDE Motofestival | 25-27 August | Germany Alpes Aventure Motofestival | 8-10 September | France Te´ne´re´ Spirit | 24 September | Italy
Te´ne´re´ Spirit | 5 August | Latvia

Past events:
Te´ne´re´ Travel Trophy | 10 – 17 June | France-Andorra-Spain Adventure Bike Rider Festival | 23-25 June | United Kingdom Te´ne´re´ Spirit Aguilar de Campoo | 31 June – 1 July | Spain

More events might be added to the schedule throughout the year. For more information please contact your national Yamaha distributor.

Move Smart with NEO’s and NEO's Dual Battery Electric Scooters

Now available in new Aqua colour

The NEO’s is Yamaha’s first “50cc equivalent” mass-produced electric scooter to be released in the European market, and it marks the beginning of an exciting new era of zero-emission models from the Japanese manufacturer. Featuring simple and compact styling together with a relaxed riding position and connected instruments, the silent running NEO’s is the smart way to move in the city.

Equipped with a removable lithium-ion battery giving a range of approximately 37km*, the NEO’s is perfect for local urban trips – and with its extended range of up to 68km* the NEO’s Dual Battery is an ideal choice for longer journeys. In May 2023 both the NEO’s and the NEO’s Dual Battery will be offered in a vibrant new Aqua colour alongside the existing Milky White and Midnight Black versions, giving scooter riders an even greater selection of zero emission zero noise urban transport.

*Tested in WMTC Class 1 in STD mode, fully charged battery at a temperature of 25°C

Darkness Refined: The new MT-09 SP

A deeper level of Darkness with a premium specification and exclusive features

A Decade of the MT Revolution

Ten years ago, Yamaha changed the game with the introduction of a radical new machine which kick-started the Hyper Naked revolution and changed everything in the world of motorcycling.

The three-cylinder MT-09 was a bike like no other; deviating from the norms of Japanese motorcycle design, this new model sought its inspiration from the edgy and dynamic motorcycle urban sub-culture found on the streets of Japan’s largest cities – the Dark Side of Japan.

The result was a bold and exciting machine that stimulated the senses with every twist of the throttle, introducing another dimension to riding and the start of a new era for Yamaha.

Over 385,000 MT models have been sold across Europe since, each and every one of them inspiring motorcycle riders from young to old with their exhilarating torque-rich performance and aggressive, edgy styling.

The New MT-09: Sharper, Purer, More Refined

The MT-09 marks its 10th anniversary with a comprehensive new bodywork intended to amplify the feeling of the CP3’s iconic torquey acceleration.

The styling concept behind the MT-09 has always been that of ‘functional beauty’, eliminating unnecessary features and embodying a ‘less is more’ approach. Each detail has been re-considered to reinforce the MT-09’s pure aggression and maximise an engaged riding experience.

And for those seeking a refined, ultimate Dark Side of Japan experience, the new MT-09 SP takes the already exceptional MT-09 platform even further with a higher specification including upgraded suspension and brakes, an exclusive look and finish plus track-focused technology and electronics.

Superior Darkness: 2024 MT-09 SP

Additional track focused YRC settings

For 2024, the MT-09 features new Yamaha Ride Control (YRC) modes which allows riders to maximise the performance of the 890cc CP3 engine by selectingengine power characteristics and altering the degree of assistance from the various electronic aids (Traction Control System, Slide Control System etc.).

Riders can choose from SPORT, STREET and RAIN modes with the option to fine tune two further CUSTOM settings.

The MT-09 SP exclusively features the addition of TRACK modes to the YRC settings, enabling the rider to customise four extra patterns to suit certain track scenarios for example a specific circuit or track conditions.

The individual TRACK modes allow for more refined, specialised settings, including the option of choosing between two Engine Brake Management (EBM) settings and the ability to alter the level of Brake Control (BC). Additionally, riders also have the option of turning the rear ABS off to further enhance on track performance.

Each mode can be altered and set directly in the dashboard menu or using the free MyRide app on a smartphone before being sent to the MT-09 SP, where riders can switch between each mode effortlessly using the newly designed switchgear.

The on-track riding experience is further enhanced by a dedicated SP-exclusive TRACK theme for the MT-09 SP’s new 5” full colour TFT display, offering information such as a lap timer and other track-focused details.

Brembo Stylema Calipers

The superior specification of the MT-09 SP is designed to further amplify the exhilarating performance both on the road and on the track.

The introduction of new Brembo monoblock ‘Stylema’ calipers refines braking performance with the very latest technology from the famous Italian firm.

The ‘Stylema’ calipers feature a slimmer piston and brake pad area compared to conventional calipers, as well as being lighter, more rigid and offering enhanced control in braking input. In addition, larger-diameter pistons are adopted for increased braking forces allowing MT-09 SP riders to experience the next level in braking performance.

Upgraded Fully Adjustable Suspension

SP-exclusive premium suspension, front and rear, brings Supersport-level handling and precision to the Hyper Naked class.

The gold-finish DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coated, 41mm KYB forks and Öhlins monoshock feature a higher spring rate, offering outstanding stability during more spirited, sporty riding. In addition, the damping characteristics have been refined to enhance the comfort of the ride.

The higher specification KYB forks offer full adjustability for preload, re-bound and compression dampening allowing SP riders the option to fine-tune their set-up to suit a variety of different riding situations.

The Öhlins monoshock completes the MT-09 SP’s high-end suspension package, offering full adjustability for compression and re-bound damping as well as being equipped with a remote preload adjuster to enable quick and easy changes.

Smart Key System

Yamaha’s SP models are renowned for taking the next leap in technological advancement and the MT-09 SP becomes the first Hyper Naked to feature Yamaha’s Smart Key System.

The engine is started by pressing and turning the newly designed main switch, providing the smart key is within a specified range such as in the rider’s pocket. The all-new switch also features a lock and unlock option for the fuel tank cap, further simplifying the riding experience through the ability to turn the bike on, off and re- fuel at the twist of a switch.

Exclusive R1M-inspired Icon Performance Colours

In line with keeping one eye on the track, the MT-09 SP features the exclusive silver, black and Yamaha Racing blue Icon Performance livery on the fuel tank and air-intakes to offer an even more aggressive and exclusive look. The Supersport- inspired colourway reinforces the MT-09 SP’s sporty character and highlights the close technological links to the R1M – the most advanced high-performance production Yamaha ever built.

The high quality, premium finish is exemplified by the classy, brushed aluminium swingarm, exclusive to the MT-09 SP.

SP-specific features

  • R1M inspired colours and premium finish
  • Four customisable TRACK Yamaha Ride Control modes
  • Exclusive TRACK display theme for new 5” full colour TFT dashboard
  • Premium Brembo Stylema calipers
  • Fully adjustable, DLC coated, 41mm KYB front forks in gold
  • Fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock
  • Smart Key System
  • Brushed aluminium swingarm

2024 MT-09 – Technical Highlights

  • Sharper, more compact looks including re-designed bi-functional LED headlight
  • New 5” full colour TFT screen with smartphone connectivity and navigation
  • Customisable riding experience via Yamaha Ride Control (YRC)
  • Modify YRC settings via smartphone with MyRide app
  • Handlebar and footpeg position modified for a more engaged riding experience
  • Separated new seat unit
  • Precise formed new fuel tank
  • Acoustic amplifier grille
  • Latest 890cc, three-cylinder, four-valve DOHC liquid-cooled, EU5+ CP3 engine
  • Six-axis IMU with full suite of lean sensitive rider aids now including Back Slip Regulator (BSR); BSR is automatically turned off when in TRACK mode
  • Cruise control
  • New Brembo radial master cylinder
  • Third generation quickshifter
  • New Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 M tyres
  • Lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers

Colours

The new MT-09 SP will be available in the exclusive Icon Performance colour.

MT-09 SP

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Yamaha launches the Ténéré Spirit Experience for 2023

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Yamaha launches the Ténéré Spirit Experience for 2023

 

The ultimate Rally Raid Adventure for every Ténéré owner!

Launched in 2019, the Yamaha Ténéré 700 has opened up an exciting new world of freedom and adventure for over 40,000 European riders. With its high torque CP2 engine, agile handling and serious long range capabilities over virtually any terrain, the Ténéré 700 is the most versatile motorcycle ever produced by Yamaha.

Built with the same rugged DNA as the original Yamaha XT bikes that won the very first Dakar Rally – and went on to challenge for the podium in the world’s toughest event for over 40 years – the Ténéré unleashes a rider’s spirit of adventure and enables everyone to discover what is beyond the next horizon.

As well as being the definitive adventure bike for riders looking for a lightweight round the world machine, the Ténéré has proved its outstanding Rally performance in 2022 with Ténéré World Raid Team’s legendary rider Alessandro Botturi winning the Tunisia Desert Challenge. Teammate Pol Tarrès made off-road history by taking his Yamaha Ténéré 700 further than any other 2-cylinder machine at the Erzberg Rodeo.

By bringing together the worlds of Touring, Rally and Enduro like no other machine, the Ténéré is undoubtedly the most outstanding Adventure model ever built by Yamaha.  Now we stand before a new horizon, bringing customers closer to the true meaning of the word Ténéré and coming within a very short reach of actual Rally Racing. Yamaha has created a whole new immersive Ténéré Spirit Experience that opens up even more possibilities for Ténéré Riders with the same hunger for more adventure and our dedication to Riders for Health.

 

New Ténéré Spirit Experience for 2023

Yamaha is totally committed to ensuring that every rider is given the chance to enjoy their Ténéré to the full in a diverse range of riding situations. For 2023 Yamaha is introducing the exclusive new Ténéré Spirit Experience in which Ténéré owners can join some of the world’s most famous Rally Raid events, with the official Yamaha World Raid Team.

A total of 20 Yamaha customers and their motorcycles will be transported to their chosen Rally Raid where they will follow both the actual route and a parallel route to the race competitors and live alongside the race team in the bivouac each evening. For many riders this will be a once in a lifetime experience that will live in their memories forever, and for others it may ignite a desire to compete in Rally Raid in the future.

 

Run by former Enduro champion and Dakar Racing Team manager Marc Bourgeois through his company MBSM on behalf of Yamaha, the Ténéré Spirit Experience is open to Yamaha Ténéré owners who want to take their adventure riding to another level and get a real taste of Rally Raid but without the intense pressure of competition while also being able to experience the beauty the landscapes provide. 

 

Total package from start to finish

Ténéré Spirit Experience is a total 360 degrees package that is designed to cover every aspect of the preparation, flights, bike transportation and every aspect of participation in the customer’s chosen Rally Raid. Before the event each rider can choose to attend a Ténéré Experience Centre* if they want to get tuition on their riding or navigation skills, and MBSM will take care of everything else from start to finish – including daily pre-event briefings, logistics, technical assistance, GPS tracker fitment, breakfast, dinner and camping.

 

Suitable for standard Ténéré models

Customers will be riding their own machine at the Ténéré Spirit Experience events, but they don’t need to worry about making too many modifications. MBSM technicians will equip every bike with special wheels and tyres as well as navigation equipment prior to the ride – and in some cases the participant’s Ténéré will also be required to be fitted with an extra fuel tank for specific events.

 

Join the Ténéré World Raid Team at four legendary events for 2023

The team of Marc Bourgois (MBSM) will take charge of both the Racing organisation and the Customer program under the umbrella of the Ténéré World Raid Team. Allowing for seamless integration of true racing spirit and customer experience.

The 2023 Ténéré Spirit Experience includes four of the most famous Rally Raid events, starting with the Morocco Desert Challenge in April, followed by the Hellas Rally in May. After the summer break the TSE and TWRT continue with Transanatolia in September and conclude with the Tunisia Desert Challenge in October.

Ténéré Spirit Experience riders will be sharing the bivouac with Ténéré World Raid Team riders Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarrès who will be competing at selected events – and there will also be extra top level guest riders joining various races.

 

*MBSM Ténéré Centres in France and Morocco, plus the YORE Ténéré Experience in Wales

With a number of MBSM Ténéré Centre locations in France and Morocco, plus the YORE Ténéré Experience in Wales, riders can take additional off-road training as well as develop their navigation skills. MBSM will have two Ténéré Centres located in France and Morocco. Other countries in Europe also have similar structures, contact your local distributors for more info.

For more information about the Ténéré Spirit Experience and the Ténéré Experience Centres, please visit the MBSM website or the YORE website :
or https://www.yamaha-offroad-experience.co.uk/tenere-experience-course/

Yamaha’s bLU cRU Program Wins 2022 FIM Award for the Future

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Yamaha’s bLU cRU Program Wins 2022 FIM Award for the Future

 

Yamaha Motor Europe’s bLU cRU program was recognised for its contribution to encouraging youngsters into the world of motorcycling during the recent Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Awards Ceremony in Rimini, Italy, where the program won the prestigious Award for the Future.

The FIM Award for the Future is aimed at rewarding those who have contributed to improving and developing the presence of youngsters in all motorcycling related activities through opportunities at national or international level, promoting role models and developing mentoring programmes, creating new competitions and classes or innovations dedicated specifically to youngsters.

The bLU cRU program was shortlisted for the award alongside several other initiatives, which have all contributed to providing opportunities to youngsters both nationally and internationally.

The FIM recognised Yamaha Motor Europe for their contribution in 2022, a year in which more than 400 young riders were part of the bLU cRU program across both road and off-road disciplines, all benefiting from coaching, technical support, and an opportunity to further their racing careers.

Set-up in 2016, the bLU cRU program was created to provide young riders an opportunity to take the next step in their racing careers with support from Yamaha. Starting with the YZ bLU cRU Cup, in 2017 riders could enter three classes around various national championships in Europe: YZ65, YZ85 and YZ125. The top 120 performers would then be selected to take part in the YZ SuperFinale, where they would battle for a spot in the prestigious Masterclass. There, riders would be judged on their performances, with the winners of each class earning support for the following season.

In 2019, Yamaha expanded into road racing, supporting riders within the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship class. Those that impressed would earn promotion to the FIM Supersport World Championship with support from Yamaha. In 2021, Yamaha Motor Europe then introduced the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, which supports rounds of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The overall winner then receives full support for their WorldSSP300 campaign the following season, kickstarting their journey to the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing.

Yamaha Motor Europe would like to thank the FIM for this award, as well as all the other nominees for their fantastic work in creating opportunities for young and aspiring riders.

Eric de Seynes, President and CEO, Yamaha Motor Europe:

“Firstly, I would like to thank Mr. Jorge Viegas and the FIM for recognising our bLU cRU program with the prestigious Award for the Future. To accept the trophy on behalf of Yamaha Motor Europe at the FIM Awards, an event that honours the elite of motorcycle sport, was a proud moment. Yamaha races across many disciplines and many classes, and we obviously race to win, but that isn’t our only goal.
As a manufacturer we also have a responsibility to safeguard the future of our sport by making it accessible to the next generation of racers and to ensure, by supporting the riders and their families, that real talent can be identified and nurtured. This is the philosophy of the bLU cRU, and it is this approach that has allowed World Champions like Maxime Renaux and Alvaro Diaz to realise their full potential within the Yamaha Racing family.
However, the bLU cRU isn’t limited to youngsters with World Championship aspirations, it’s also aimed at those that race purely for fun. Events like the YZ bLU cRU SuperFinale see our youngsters racing alongside their heroes, making memories that will last them a lifetime. I am immensely proud of our bLU cRU program, and I would encourage other manufacturers to consider something similar in the future. We can compete on track, but when it comes to securing the future of the sport, we need to work together.”

Young riders can now sign up for the 2023 bLU cRU Program on the links below.

YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup – Register here

R3 bLU cRU European Championship – Register here

 

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New name and new colours Yamaha’s middleweight Sport Heritage

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Yamaha XSR700 Legacy: Pure riding fun

Offering up to the minute engine and chassis performance combined with timeless good looks, the XSR700 Legacy captures the true essence of the Yamaha Sport Heritage concept. Its classic scrambler inspired design features black fork gaiters and a braced handlebar with off-road grips, while the traditional bench seat and round headlight, now featuring an integrated headlight guard, provide a timeless image. The gold coloured 10-spoke cast wheels with chunky block pattern dual purpose tyres add to the bike’s rugged style.

Driven by the torque-rich 690cc crossplane engine that has established itself as one of the most popular and characterful powerplants ever made by the company, this middleweight is all about pure honest riding fun. XSR700 Legacy will be offered in a dedicated new colour that underlines it’s rich Yamaha heritage and timeless classic scrambler style.

Technical highlights

  • Torque-rich 690cc crossplane technology EU5 engine
  • Light and slim tubular backbone frame
  • Classic scrambler & Speedblock design
  • Braced scrambler handlebars, grips and chunky footrests
  • High-tech XSR family round LED headlight & taillight
  • Block-pattern Pirelli MT 60 RS dual-purpose tyres
  • New dedicated retro inspired colours and graphics

Price and availability

Please contact your national Yamaha press officer for more detailed information on the local price and availability.

Colours

XSR700 Legacy is available in Speedblock Silver.

 

XSR125

Featuring the special Sport Heritage formula that sees handsome retro looks blended with modern technology, the XSR125 gives newer riders the chance to join Yamaha’s Faster Sons movement.

Its best-in-class EU5 11kW engine provides strong performance. The sophisticated R-125 derived chassis features 37mm USD front forks, lightweight 17-inch wheels and classically styled round LED headlight and taillight.

XSR125 will be available in new colours for 2023.

Price and availability

Please contact your national Yamaha press officer for more detailed information on the local price and availability.

Colours

XSR125 is available in Heritage White, Yamaha Blue and Impact Yellow.

 

MyRide app

Once the XSR rider has downloaded Yamaha’s free MyRide app to their smartphone they can access a whole range of information that adds another dimension to every ride. Riders can view the routes they have taken and recording distance covered, as well as see figures relating to acceleration, top speed, elevation changes and much more.

 

Genuine Accessories

Yamaha’s Genuine Accessories line includes a range of high quality parts for the XSR owner enabling owners to personalize their machine to match their lifestyle and individual priorities. With everything from soft side bags and stays through to Akrapovic performance exhausts and high-specification suspension systems, it’s easy to create a unique machine.

Yamaha also offer a range of CE-approved riding gear and casual leisure wear for male and female customers.

New TRACER 9 GT+ Sport Touring model from Yamaha

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New TRACER 9 GT+ Sport Touring model from Yamaha

Ride at the cutting edge

Yamaha Sport Touring models give riders across the globe the chance to live their dreams and explore the roads of life whenever they feel the need to escape from the everyday realities. Whether it’s a weekend break or an ambitious long distance tour, the TRACER 9 range has the performance, comfort and versatility to satisfy every rider’s lust for travel.

The very special formula of a high-torque 890cc CP3 engine, lightweight aluminium chassis, natural ergonomics and a luggage-ready design makes sure that these bikes are ready to get up and go whenever required. 

Now Yamaha are ready to take the TRACER concept into an exciting new dimension with the most sophisticated Sport Tourer ever manufactured by the company. Building on the strengths of the existing models, the new TRACER 9 GT+ comes with a range of best-in-class technology that is designed to transform every ride by providing a previously unimaginable degree of versatility and control.

Featuring fully integrated cutting edge electronics including a millimetre wave radar, Adaptive Cruise Control, radar-linked Unified Brake System, electronic suspension and intelligent riding modes – as well as connected TFT instruments and fully integrated for Garmin navigation – the new TRACER 9 GT+ is ready to introduce a new era of control that will take the Sport Touring experience to the next level.

 

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

TRACER 9 GT+ is the first Yamaha to be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and this advanced new system offers all the advantages of cruise control together with the ability to automatically maintain a fixed distance from the vehicle ahead.

With a conventional cruise control system if the rider is getting closer to a vehicle in front, they need to deselect the system or apply their brakes – which automatically disengages the system. However, with the new ACC system an inbuilt millimetre wave radar constantly measures the distance from the vehicle immediately ahead of the TRACER 9 GT+. The ACC automatically controls cruising speed, deceleration and acceleration to suit the road situation as it evolves.

The ACC is adjustable, and when the machine is in motion its rider can select one of four different following distance options to suit their individual preferences, displayed as one bar for shortest following distance, and four bars for the longest following distance. ACC offers a number of advantages, including reducing rider fatigue by requiring fewer rider inputs, as well as ensuring improved ride quality by maintaining a constant following distance, and also promoting smooth traffic flow.

When the ACC system is active the new 7-inch TFT meter displays a green icon (with grey for standby) and shows between 1 and 4 white bars beneath a car icon to confirm the selected following distance. When the ACC determines that the rider is too close to the vehicle in front or if it senses that the machine’s current acceleration/deceleration status will soon lead to the rider getting too close, rider intervention request icon appears on the meter to notify the rider that appropriate action is required to avoid following too close.

ACC operates between 30 km/h and 160 km/h – in 1st & 2nd gears from 30 km/h, in 3rd & 4th gears from 40 km/h, and in 5th & 6th gears from 50 km/h. Speed can be increased and decreased in either 1 km/h or 10 km/h increments by pushing once or holding down the adjustment switch. ACC is deactivated by braking or gripping the clutch lever for more than 1 second, or rolling forward the throttle twist grip, beyond the throttle stop.

This easy to understand ACC status is shown in all screen modes including navigation mode and provides an additional rider aid that is designed to enhance the riding experience, particularly on busy highways.

 

Additional ACC functions

As well as maintaining a pre-selected following distance, ACC also features ‘cornering assist’ whereby it inhibits speed increases when the system detects that the machine is cornering, and if the radar detects a vehicle ahead it will also limit the level of acceleration when following.

The ACC’s ‘passing assist’ accelerates the TRACER 9 GT+ more smoothly than normal when it senses that the bike’s flasher is turned on and the motorcycle is performing an overtaking manoeuvre.

ACC is also integrated with the engine, and electronic suspension, and in order to maintain the pre-selected distance to the vehicle ahead, the engine braking and brakes are activated – in that order – to slow the bike. At the same time the electronic suspension’s damping force is adjusted to reduce excess pitching when brakes are applied to maintain chassis stability.

With its ability to intervene automatically and adjust levels of speed, throttle opening, engine braking, braking and suspension when following a vehicle – as well as when cornering and overtaking – the sophisticated ACC provides a natural and seamless riding experience. Used for the very first time on a Yamaha, this best-in-class electronic technology takes highway comfort to a whole new level.

The easy to operate ACC reduces the rider’s mental and physical inputs and gives enhanced comfort and convenience for an unrivalled ride quality, making the TRACER 9 GT+ Yamaha’s ultimate Sport Tourer.

 

Radar-linked front/rear assisted Unified Brake System

As the flagship model in Yamaha’s Sport Touring line, the TRACER 9 GT+ has been chosen to debut a range of innovative new best-in-class technology – including the motorcycling world’s first ever radar-linked Unified Brake System (UBS).

The new system is an active design that offers increased controllability by using data from the millimetre wave radar and the 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to assist and regulate front and rear braking forces, via the Bosch hydraulic unit that optimises control and bias of the braking system.

There are three main elements to the radar-linked Unified Brake System that operate only when the BC (Brake Control) is turned ON. Firstly, brake assist intervenes when the system detects that a collision is imminent. Secondly, front/rear brake assistance adjusts braking forces to both wheels for stable deceleration. And thirdly, cornering brake control automatically adjusts braking force to inhibit tyre slippage when the machine is leaned over.

The radar-linked, Unified Brake System constantly analyses following distance data from the millimetre wave radar. If the system calculates that the rider’s braking inputs are insufficient to prevent a collision with the vehicle ahead it will increase brake pressure to the front and rear wheels to help slow the TRACER 9 GT+.

The previously described ACC system will also automatically slow the TRACER 9 GT+ when a pre-selected following distance is reached, but as soon as the rider applies the brakes the ACC is deactivated – and at this point the radar-linked Unified Brake System will intervene if it determines that the rider’s braking inputs are not sufficient to prevent a collision.

The system provides additional braking assistance and will only intervene when the BC is turned ON and the rider is braking – it is not a collision avoidance system.  

The second element is the front/rear assisted Unified Brake System that adjusts front/rear braking force distribution. When only the front brake is used by the rider the hydraulic unit automatically applies braking force to the rear wheel, with the degree of intervention calculated using IMU data related to changes in acceleration and lean angle. When the only the rear brake is used the system will sometimes – but not always – apply additional braking force to the front wheel via the hydraulic unit depending on the brake pedal input and IMU data regarding the bike’s attitude.

The third element is the cornering brake control. This is in effect a ‘cornering brake control’ system that takes into account machine running data from the IMU and instantly adjusts the rider’s braking forces to inhibit tyre slippage.

The radar-linked Unified Brake System is linked to the electronic suspension, and as well as assisting and regulating front and rear braking forces it also adjusts front and rear suspension damping to maintain chassis stability. ABS always operates whether the BC is turned ON or OFF.

 

Millimetre wave radar

Both the new Adaptive Cruise Control and the radar-linked Unified Brake System use data from the new millimetre wave radar that detects the distance of the vehicle immediately ahead of the motorcycle. Weighing only 200g, this compact, integrated radar unit is situated behind a new protective cover at the front of the TRACER 9 GT+.

 

New 7-inch full colour TFT meter

TRACER 9 GT+ riders have a choice of three different screen themes with the new full-colour TFT high luminosity meter. Each screen theme is designed to convey a different feeling to suit different riding styles and varying personal preferences. With options giving a clean, contemporary look, a stripped down sports style with or a visual identity inspired by Yamaha’s Jin-Ki Kanno development ideal, there is a visual theme to suit each rider.

In all three meter themes the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is featured prominently, enabling riders to instantly see the system’s distance setting and selected cruising speed.

 

New smartphone connectivity

For an enriched riding experience smartphone connectivity comes as standard on the TRACER 9 GT+. A Communication Control Unit enables riders to link their smartphone with the machine using Yamaha’s free MyRide app. The connection can be made via USB*, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth®, and once connected the rider can view information on incoming calls, emails and messages on the TFT instruments. Riders and passengers can also listen to music and respond to calls with a Bluetooth®-connected headset*, adding a new dimension to every ride, whether long distance touring or commuting to work.

TRACER 9 GT+ riders can also view a range of menus and functions using the new ergonomic controls on the left handlebar, and when the bike isn’t moving its new high luminosity 7-inch TFT screen is able to display everything from weather reports to detailed notifications. 

*Not included with the TRACER 9 GT+.

 

New Garmin full-screen navigation capability

Garmin full-screen navigation can be easily installed, all the rider needs to do is connect their smartphone via the free MyRide app and download the Garmin Motorise app**. A full-screen navigation window can be opened on the connected TFT instruments, and the TRACER 9 GT+ rider can select from a choice of different types of routes – such as fastest, shortest, highway and more – and spoken turn-by-turn directions can be sent to a paired Bluetooth®-connected headset*. Map data is downloaded to the smartphone and so the rider can still access navigation even when the smartphone signal may be temporarily lost in certain locations.

Navigation functions include real time traffic, estimated time of arrival, and alternative routes to avoid congestion. Other useful functions are the distance that can be ridden with the remaining fuel, and real time updates display local weather information as well as the weather situation at the chosen destination, and a weekly weather forecast.

Garmin Motorise also includes rider alerts that provide information on potential hazards such as sharp bends – and prevailing speed limits are displayed. There’s also a PhotoReal junction view that is automatically displayed in a split screen format when approaching a junction, giving information on the best lane to use for the next exit.

The Garmin Motorise app can be operated by a joystick and home button on the left handlebar while the machine is stationary – but the app is locked and cannot be operated when the motorcycle is moving.

*Not included with the TRACER 9 GT

 ** Garmin Motorise requires a subscription service agreement.

 

New 3rd generation quickshifter integrated with ACC

Unlike conventional cruise control systems which disengage when a rider uses the clutch or shifts gear, TRACER 9 GT+ riders can change gear using the new 3rd generation quickshifter even when the ACC is active.

This new cutting edge Sport Tourer is the first Yamaha to be equipped with the 3rd generation quickshifter that gives an even wider range of functionality by allowing clutchless downshifts when accelerating and clutchless upshifts when decelerating. For example, if the rider is cruising with ACC active at 100 km/h in 6th gear and is then automatically slowed by a car in front, the rider can downshift to suit the reduced riding speed without the ACC disengaging. Similarly, when cruising downhill with ACC in a lower gear the rider can shift up to reduce engine braking without losing ACC.

In order to retain a natural riding feeling the 3rd generation quickshifter will not operate in certain situations where engine rpm is extremely low or high, and also when the machine is neither accelerating nor decelerating. In these circumstances the quickshifter icon on the new TFT instrument meter will indicate whether or not the quickshifter can be used, and once the speed or rpm is changed the system will resume operation.

 

Integrated KYB electronically controlled ‘KADS’ semi-active suspension

The TRACER 9 GT+ is equipped with the most advanced electronic control technology to be found on any production Yamaha motorcycle, underlining Yamaha’s commitment to the Sport Touring category. The new generation KADS (KYB Actimatic Damper System) electronically controlled suspension system has been developed jointly with KYB and is designed to provide exciting sports performance together with an extremely comfortable ride.

This fully integrated front and rear suspension system is governed by the 6-axis IMU which monitors various sensors and automatically adjusts the damping forces via the Hydraulic Unit (HU) and Suspension Control Unit (SCU). KADS can be set in Sport or Comfort mode and is able to adapt itself to a wide variety of riding styles by constantly adjusting damping forces to suit the prevailing riding conditions. By analysing IMU data including the bike’s lean angle and acceleration, this sophisticated suspension system delivers a high quality ride with unmatched roadholding and elevated feelings, providing levels of confidence that confirm the TRACER 9 GT+ as Yamaha’s ultimate Sport Tourer.

Like every other electronic system featured on this highly capable motorcycle, the KYB suspension is fully integrated to always ensure stable handling performance, and it operates in conjunction with the ACC, front/rear assist Unified Brake System, as well as the radar-linked Unified Brake System and brake control.

The electronically controlled suspension’s handling characteristics are also affected by the Integrated riding modes selection, and damping settings are instantaneously adjusted via a solenoid to achieve a smooth and comfortable ride in a variety of load and riding conditions.

 

Integrated riding modes

TRACER 9 GT+ benefits from a refined D-Mode (the engine character selection) that is now fully integrated with the machine’s 6-Axis IMU and comprehensive suite of lean-sensitive rider aids. Previously D-Mode (the engine character selection) has operated completely separately to the various electronically controlled rider aids which required individual adjustment.

This new system is more intuitive, being much easier to understand and use on-the-fly. The rider has the option to select one of four integrated riding modes options: ‘Sport’, ‘Street’, ‘Rain’ or ‘Custom’ – all of which now work in conjunction with the engine character selection (D-mode), the traction control, slide control, lift control and electronic suspension’s damping control to ensure enhanced controllability in a wide variety of riding situations.

The ‘Sport’, ‘Street’ and ‘Rain’ selectable options feature embedded factory settings with different intervention levels to suit different conditions, and these pre-set modes have been developed by Yamaha’s designers using feedback from test riders. The fourth ‘Custom’ option enables the rider to manually select their own intervention settings for the various electronically controlled rider aids, and save it as their tailored mode.

 

New ergonomic handlebar switch clusters

Newly designed handlebar switch assemblies employing a joystick and home button enable the rider to operate the wider range of functions, including smartphone connectivity and navigation. Both the right and left side clusters feature a clear, logical layout and simple design – and their ergonomic layout gives smooth thumb movement for easy and intuitive operation. The switch clusters are back-lit for easier identification and use in the dark.

 

Refined height-adjustable rider’s seat and new seat cover material

The height adjustable rider’s seat is upgraded with new padding and a revised shape for increased comfort. While a new leather-style cover is used to enhance the overall feeling of quality and pride of ownership of this flagship Sport Tourer. It’s now a more comfortable and refined place to spend a long day’s ride.

 

Larger diameter rear disc brake

For improved feel the rear brake diameter is increased by nearly 9% to 267mm, the rear caliper design is revised, and a new brake pedal as well as new clear smoke front and rear fluid reservoirs enhance the overall feeling of premium quality.

 

Detail changes

To accommodate its higher specification and give an even more refined riding experience and pride of ownership the TRACER 9 GT+ features various detail changes, including a new USB A outlet, a newly designed instrument panel bracket and revised windscreen stays. In addition, a new rear footbrake pedal bracket matches the new rear brake system.

 

Dedicated colouring and finishing

To underline its position as the most refined and desirable Yamaha Sport Tourer, the TRACER 9 GT+ is offered in two exclusive multi-toned colour schemes: Icon Performance and Power Grey. Both colourways employ a hand masked split-paint design to enhance the powerful body design and finshing quality.

 

EU5 890cc CP3 engine producing strong, linear torque

TRACER 9 GT+ is driven by Yamaha’s highly acclaimed EU5 890cc CP3 engine that produces strong, linear torque, making this flagship Sport Tourer a remarkable performer whether touring through the Alps or commuting to the office. Equipped with Yamaha’s Acceleration Position Sensor Grip (APSG) and Yamaha Chip Controlled throttle (YCC-T), this lightweight system eliminates the need for cables and pulleys and delivers superb response with a natural feeling.

 

Lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame

The TRACER 9 GT+ features a wide range of Yamaha-exclusive technology, including the aluminium die-cast main frame that has been manufactured using the company’s exclusive CF (Controlled Filling) system. This special system enables the construction of extremely light and strong frames with varying wall thicknesses – which gives an optimised rigidity balance for superior handling performance.

Unsprung weight is minimised with the use of a lightweight aluminium swinging arm, and the SpinForged wheels – also manufactured using a Yamaha-exclusive technology – not only help to enhance suspension action, but they also reduce the moment of inertia to make a significant contribution towards the machine’s light and agile handling character.

 

Full LED lighting and cornering lights

Lighting is a full LED system, and Yamaha’s sophisticated cornering lights are standard equipment on the TRACER 9 GT+. When the machine is travelling at 5 km/h or faster and the lean angle exceeds 7° the cornering lights automatically illuminate the inside of the turn – whether low or high beam is being used – giving a larger illuminated area of road

 

All-season riding comfort

Yamaha’s premium Sport Tourer is designed for those riders who tend to ride all year and like to take on all kinds of riding, whenever and wherever. TRACER 9 GT+ is built to deliver all-season riding comfort and is equipped with a large 10-level adjustable windscreen as well as 10-stage adjustable grip heaters that make the longest ride more enjoyable. Yamaha also offer a Comfort Heated Seat as a Genuine Accessory – also with 10 selectable temperature levels.

 

Technical highlights

New and updated features

  • New Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • New radar-linked front/rear assisted Unified Brake System (UBS)
  • New millimetre wave radar
  • New 7-inch full colour TFT meter instruments
  • New smartphone connectivity
  • New Garmin enabled full-screen navigation
  • Refined and integrated KYB electronically controlled suspension
  • New Communication Control Unit
  • New integrated riding modes
  • New ergonomic handlebar switch clusters
  • New USB A outlet
  • Refined height-adjustable rider’s seat and new seat cover material
  • New clear smoke front/rear brake fluid reservoirs
  • Dedicated colouring and finishing
  • Refined sidecase mounts with damper system
  • New 3rd generation quickshifter for seamless acceleration
  • Larger diameter rear disc brake
  • Revised rear caliper, rear master cylinder and rear brake pedal

Continued features

  • EU5 890cc CP3 engine producing strong, linear torque
  • Ride-by-wire throttle with APSG and YCC-T
  • 6-Axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids
  • Lightweight CF aluminium die-cast frame
  • Full LED lighting and cornering lights
  • Large 10-level adjustable windscreen
  • Grip heater:
  • Hard side cases
  • 3-case carrying capacity
  • Centre Stand
  • Genuine Accessory 34L and 45L top cases available

 

Price and availability

The TRACER 9 GT+ will be available at Yamaha dealers starting in May 2023. Please contact your national Yamaha press officer for more detailed information on the local price.

 

Colours

TRACER 9 GT+ is available in Icon Performance and Power Grey.

 

 

TRACER 9 GT & TRACER 9:

Completing the ultimate Sport Touring range

Yamaha’s Sport Touring range is one of the most dynamic line ups available today, with a remarkably diverse selection of high specification CP3-powered models from the new TRACER 9 GT+ and new NIKEN through to the TRACER 9 GT and TRACER 9 – as well as the CP2-driven TRACER 7 GT and TRACER 7.

A common thread running through every model is the characterful and stimulating riding experience that comes with every Yamaha crossplane technology engine, whether it’s the TRACER 9 & NIKEN models’ 890cc CP3 or the TRACER 7 models’ 690cc CP2.

By providing such a wide choice of 2 wheel and 3 wheel models covering the premium segment market, Yamaha offers every rider the opportunity to find the right model for every stage of their motorcycling journey.

Designed to deliver the same thrilling torque-rich performance and equipped with different specifications to suit the differing requirements of Europe’s riders, TRACER 9 GT and TRACER 9 underline Yamaha’s policy of building motorcycles that give everyone the chance to enjoy the wonderful world of Sport Touring.

For 2023 the TRACER 9 GT is available in two new colours and exhaust noise is homologated to 95dB.

 

Price and availability

The TRACER 9 GT and TRACER 9 will be available at Yamaha dealers starting in January 2023. Please contact your national Yamaha press officer for more detailed information on the local price.

 

Colours

TRACER 9 GT is newly available in Pure White as well as Midnight Black. TRACER 9 is available Redline as well as the newly introduced Midnight Black. 

 

MyRide app

MyRide must be downloaded before linking a smartphone to the TRACER 9 GT+. In addition to enabling smartphone connectivity and navigation, MyRide adds another dimension to every ride by tracking the route taken and recording distance covered, acceleration, top speed, elevation changes and much more.

 

Genuine Accessories

Yamaha’s Genuine Accessories line includes a range of high quality parts for the TRACER 9 GT+, enabling owners to personalise their machine to match their lifestyle and individual priorities. With everything from top cases and billet levers through to Akrapovic performance exhausts and lightweight radiator guards and sump plates, it’s easy to create a unique machine.

Yamaha also offer a range of CE-approved riding gear and casual leisure wear for male and female customers.

Revised 890cc NIKEN GT with connectivity and enabled for navigation

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Sport Touring evolution

With its twin leaning front wheels the NIKEN GT offers supreme riding comfort together with elevated feelings of stability, unmatched cornering confidence and all-weather capabilities. Unlike any other model in its class, this high-tech machine is designed for open minded riders who want to take the next step in their motorcycling journey.

Featuring a higher specification together with a premium finish, the new 2023 NIKEN GT is one of Yamaha’s most sophisticated Sport Tourers and benefits from a range of advanced new engine, chassis and electronic control technologies that are designed to elevate the quality of every ride.

Equipped with a more powerful 890cc CP3 EU5 engine as well as connected TFT meter enabled for Garmin navigation**, enhanced suspension, improved ergonomics and state-of-the-art electronics, this unique machine delivers the excellent corner carving performance together with remarkable long distance capabilities.

Solo or with a passenger, this flagship Sport Tourer has the potential to offer an alternative perspective on the world – as well as the ability to inspire, excite and exhilarate on every journey to any destination.

 

Newly developed 890cc CP3 EU5 engine

The 2023 NIKEN GT receives a substantial upgrade to its performance and ride quality with the newly developed 890cc EU5 engine. With an increase in engine capacity of almost 5%, this latest generation of Yamaha’s highly successful CP3 engine is a variation of the design used in the TRACER 9 GT and MT-09 – two of the most popular models in their respective classes.

While the basic architecture is similar to the powerplant used on these models – in-line 3-cylinder, 12-valve, 890cc, 11,5 : 1 compression, and bore x stroke of 78,0 x 62,1 mm – the NIKEN GT’s new engine is a further development of this highly regarded design.

The key difference is the use of reshaped crank webs with an increased mass of 8% – giving a significant change in engine character that delivers stronger acceleration from a standstill and gives greater ease of use and better controllability at lower rpm. For 2023 the new NIKEN GT engine is mounted with a 5° forward incline for optimum chassis balance and to accommodate this the new 890cc engine, features a redesigned crankcase – while a new radiator is fitted to handle the increased performance.

 

7-inch TFT multi-theme meter

The NIKEN GT riding experience is elevated to a new level with the fitment of high luminosity 7-inch TFT meter that enhance this unique machine’s premium feel and character.

The full colour display offers a choice of three different screen themes, each one of them designed to match different riding scenarios and personal preferences to create a feeling of harmony between the machine and rider. 

Smartphone connectivity

For an enriched experience the NIKEN GT is equipped with a communication control unit that enables the rider to link their smartphone with the machine using Yamaha’s free MyRide-Link app. Once the connection is made via USB-cable*, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® it is possible for the rider to view information on incoming calls, emails and messages on the TFT meter – and by using a Bluetooth®-connected headset* NIKEN GT riders and passengers can also listen to music and respond to calls.

Various menus and functions can be selected using the joystick and home button on the left handlebar. When stationary the NIKEN GT’s TFT meter can be set to display everything from weather reports to detailed notifications. 

*Not included with the NIKEN GT.

 

Garmin navigation enabled

After connecting a smartphone with the MyRide-Link app and downloading the Garmin Motorise app** a navigation window can be displayed on the connected TFT meter. The Garmin Motorise app can be operated by a joystick and home button on the left handlebar while the machine is stationary –  but the app is locked on the connected TFT meter and cannot be operated by the joystick when the NIKEN GT is in motion.

Garmin’s Motorise app enables the rider to select from a choice of different types of route such as fastest, shortest, highway and more – and spoken turn-by-turn directions can be sent to a paired Bluetooth®-connected headset*. Map data is downloaded to the smartphone and so the NIKEN GT rider can still access navigation even when the smartphone signal may be interrupted in mountainous regions.

Navigation functions include real time traffic***, estimated time of arrival, and alternative routes to avoid congestion – and real time updates display local weather information as well as the weather situation at the chosen destination. Garmin Motorise also includes rider alerts that provide information on potential hazards such as sharp bends*** – and prevailing speed limits are displayed. There’s also a PhotoReal junction view that is automatically displayed in a split screen format when approaching a junction, giving information on the best lane to use for the next exit.


** Garmin Motorise requires a subscription service agreement.
*** Availability may vary per country.

 

Adjustable windscreen

For improved long distance comfort for riders of varying sizes the NIKEN GT is equipped with a new screen that offers 70mm of manual up & down adjustment using a lever next to the new TFT meter. This new screen is specially designed to distribute a smooth air flow both into and around the exterior of the cockpit to equalise air pressure for a smoother riding experience.

 

Redesigned comfort seat

Every new feature on the NIKEN GT is designed to provide increased ride quality and enhanced performance, and the new seat has been specifically designed to give improved foot reach to the ground. With a revised shape and different thickness of padding where it is in contact with rider’s inner thighs, the new seat makes getting on and off – and putting feet down when stopped – much easier and more comfortable.

 

New handlebar switches, twin power outlets, heated grips

New handlebar switches include a 5-way joystick to operate various TFT functions including smartphone displays and Garmin navigation. The cockpit is equipped with a USB-A outlet – with a 12V outlet under the seat. For all year warmth the NIKEN GT, comes with grip heaters as standard equipment.

 

Full size hard side cases

To underline its excellent long distance capability the NIKEN GT is fitted with hard side cases giving 30 litres capacity per side. New style luggage stays are featured to give a secure mount and there are comfortable passenger handgrips.

 

High quality black finish with bronze coloured parts

NIKEN GT’s all black body, engine and front end reinforce the premium looks and confirm the flagship status of this unique Sport Tourer. The perfect fit and high quality finish is second to none – and the appearance of this exceptional machine is further enhanced by the bronze coloured wheels and key body parts that reinforce its high end specification.

 

Enhanced electronic control technology

For the highest degree of controllability the NIKEN GT is equipped with a range of new electronics. A Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) and ride-by-wire Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG) replace the previous model’s cable and pulley system to give a smooth and natural feel to the throttle. The starting acceleration assist system is also revised to provide a more natural level of intervention by automatically maintaining an appropriate rpm level when the clutch is engaged.

D-Mode settings are amended to work effectively with the new high torque 890cc engine, and the rider can select from ‘SPORT’ (direct throttle response), ‘STREET’ (smooth throttle response) and ‘RAIN’ (mild throttle response) settings. In ‘RAIN’ mode maximum power is reduced by 18% to ensure the rider experiences an easy to use engine character for a high degree of controllability.

The parameters of the NIKEN GT’s traction control system have also been adjusted to match the increased performance of the new engine, and the system offers three levels of intervention – with ‘1’ being the minimum and ‘2’ being the maximum, as well as an ‘OFF’ option. The degree of intervention of the traction control system is also automatically adjusted to match whichever D-Mode is selected to ensure that the rider maintains optimum control.

To match its long distance capabilities the NIKEN GT is also fitted with a cruise control system. The rider can activate the system when in 4th gear or higher and can adjust the speed in 2 km/h increments for greater convenience and comfort.

 

Full up & down quickshifter, A&S clutch

For effective acceleration the NIKEN GT’s new more powerful engine is fitted with a quickshifter, and the system on the 2023 model is upgraded to offer both up and down functions – whereas the previous model was upshift only.

Together with the new Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch, the quickshifter helps to maintain the NIKEN GT’s high levels of stability when shifting gears and during acceleration and deceleration.  

 

Refined main frame design

NIKEN GT’s unique main frame is a special design that features a cast steel head pipe assembly to accommodate the LMW front end, together with a tubular steel main frame and cast aluminium rear brackets. For 2023 key sections of the main frame have been redesigned to match the requirements of the new more powerful 890cc CP3 EU5 engine which is inclined forward by 5º to achieve optimum handling performance.

 

Revised rear suspension

To complement the redesigned frame and ensure an ideal stability balance with the LMW front end, NIKEN GT’s rear suspension layout is revised. An all-new rear shock linkage arm is manufactured from forged aluminium, saving 236g in unsprung weight compared to the previous steel component.

This new lightweight arm features a revised lever variance ratio which, together with new rear shock settings and a smaller diameter shock spring, provides a smoother solo ride and gives firmer and effective rear suspension performance when riding with a passenger.

 

Specially designed front tyres

The dual leaning front wheels are fitted with 15-inch radial tyres that have been specially developed to meet the particular requirements of the LMW front end steering assembly. With an optimised balance of rigidity and special compound the 120/17R15 front tyres and 190/55R17 rear tyre provide excellent handling performance together with enhanced feelings of stability and confidence associated with the Yamaha LMW system.

 

New intake and exhaust design

Every detail of the NIKEN GT has been evaluated and analysed in Yamaha’s mission to make it the ultimate high end long distance sport tourer, and for an even more relaxing and enjoyable journey the intake and air cleaner have been redesigned for a quieter ride. There’s also a new exhaust to meet EU5 regulations, and the new design offers increased ground clearance that helps to reduce the likelihood of accidental damage.

 

Technical highlights

  • Dual leaning front wheels for feelings of stability
  • LMW-Ackermann steering – high agility with corner carving confidence
  • New more powerful 890cc CP3 EU5 engine
  • New 7-inch full colour TFT multiscreen meter
  • New smartphone connectivity
  • Capability for Garmin full-screen navigation
  • New ECU and enhanced electronic control technology
  • New ride-by-wire throttle
  • Redesigned handlebar switches
  • New grip heaters
  • New up & down quickshifter
  • New Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch
  • New +/- 70mm adjustable screen
  • New comfort rider’s seat
  • Redesigned main frame
  • Revised rear suspension linkage and settings
  • Quieter intake design
  • Revised exhaust system
  • New radiator
  • Hard side cases with new mounting stays

 

Price and availability

Deliveries and prices vary per region, so please contact the national Yamaha press officer for full information.

 

Colours

NIKEN GT is available in Yamaha Black featuring individual bronze-coloured components.  

 

MyRide app

MyRide-Link must be downloaded before linking a smartphone to the NIKEN GT. In addition to enabling smartphone connectivity and navigation, MyRide-Link adds another dimension to every ride by tracking the route taken and recording distance covered, acceleration, top speed, elevation changes and much more.

 

Genuine Accessories

Yamaha’s Genuine Accessories line includes a range of high quality parts for the NIKEN GT, enabling owners to personalise their machine to match their lifestyle and individual priorities. With everything from top cases and billet levers through to Akrapovic performance exhausts and Öhlins rear shock absorbers, it’s easy to create a unique machine.

Yamaha also offer a range of CE-approved riding gear and casual leisure wear for male and female customers.

Higher specifications for Yamaha’s Sport Touring models

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Improved Touring Performance for TRACER 7 & TRACER 7 GT

Yamaha’s TRACER 7 and TRACER 7 GT benefit from a comprehensive range of technical changes that are designed to provide an even more versatile and rewarding riding experience.

Driven by Yamaha’s too friendly EU5 CP2 engine with its torque-rich power delivery, these extremely agile long-distance Sport Tourers are known for their thrilling performance. Both models receive a number of refinements and upgrades, while the TRACER 7 GT is even more richly equipped with additional features for enhanced touring capabilities.

5-inch connected TFT meter

Both the TRACER 7 and TRACER 7 GT have been upgraded with new TFT meter giving smartphone connectivity. The new 5-inch colour screen provides the rider with key information in a clear, stylish and easy to understand format. The new system gives a choice of two screen themes. The ‘Touring’ screen displays information in a functional and conventional analogue style, while the ‘Street’ screen has a more stylish and contemporary feel.

Both bikes are equipped with a Communication Control Unit (CCU) that enables riders to link their smartphone with the machine using Yamaha’s free MyRide app using Bluetooth®. Once connected the rider can view information on incoming calls, emails and messages on the TFT meter.

New handlebar switch clusters with an ergonomic design enable the rider to operate the new meter with ease and select screen mode and more.

Improved braking performance

Accompanied by updated front forks, the TRACER 7 and TRACER 7 GT are fitted with larger dual 298mm front disc brakes that provide excellent stopping power and feel in any situation – whether on an urban commute or being ridden through the Alpine environment. The updated front forks feature revised settings for a more balanced and versatile ride, and a new unified full adjustability system makes setting them up easier.

 

TRACER 7 GT exclusive new features

More versatile than ever

As well as the new connected 5-inch TFT meter, larger disc brakes and refined front suspension it shares with the TRACER 7, the GT model is also equipped with a wide range of luxury and comfort equipment designed to provide the Sport Touring rider with an even more attractive ‘ready-to-go’ package.

20-litre hard side cases

Whether you’re travelling or commuting, the 20-litre hard side cases offer the ideal capacity without compromising the bike’s compact dimensions and aggressive good looks. Available in a diverse range of colours, their slim and robust design perfectly complements the TRACER 7 GT’s dynamic style.

Touring Screen

92mm higher and 70mm wider than previously, the GT’s new Touring Screen gives enhanced wind protection on long-distance rides. Made with unbreakable and scratch-resistant polycarbonate, the new screen ensures maximum riding comfort with reduced noise – together with enhanced wind and weather protection.

Comfort Seat

Specially designed seat providing improved riding comfort for the rider and passenger when touring. Featuring a dual-material skin with contrasting stitching, as well as different foam density zones for comfortable seating – and an integrated TRACER logo.

Side Tank Pads

Made from high density rubber, the side tanks pads increase grip and rider comfort whilst protecting the tank from scratches. The design is inspired by the Roads of Life philosophy, the concept behing Yamaha's Sport Touring models.

Rear Carrier

The addition of the rear carrier as standard on the TRACER 7 GT is intended to provide even more rigidity and frame stiffness. As an extra benefit the passenger will have improved grip while sitting on the pillion position.

 

Colouring

TRACER 7 will be available in Midnight Black, Icon Performance and Redline.

TRACER 7 GT will be available in Icon Performance, Phantom Blue and Midnight Black with dedicated GT-graphics.

 

TRACER 7 GT Key Features

  • Equipped with Premium Genuine Yamaha Accessories
  • 5-inch colour TFT Meter
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Larger diameter front disc brakes
  • Refined adjustable front suspension
  • 20L City Side Cases
  • Touring Screen
  • Comfort Seat
  • USB A in cockpit
  • Rear Carrier included
  • Side Tank Pads
  • Compact half fairing with aggressive twin headlight face
  • Thrilling torque-rich 690cc CP2 engine, EURO5 compliant
  • Pre-wired for quickshifter
  • Lightest in class
  • Commanding riding position with comfortable ergonomics
  • 17-litre fuel tank gives long range autonomy
  • Compact LED flashers, integrated in handguards
  • Rear carrier for increased passenger comfort & frame rigidity

 

TRACER 7 Key Features

  • New 5-inch colour TFT Meter
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Larger diameter front disc brakes
  • Refined adjustable front suspension
  • USB A in cockpit
  • Compact half fairing with aggressive twin headlight face
  • Thrilling torque-rich 690cc CP2 engine, EURO5 compliant
  • Pre-wired for quickshifter
  • Lightest in class
  • Aerodynamic screen with single-handed adjustment
  • Commanding riding position with comfortable ergonomics
  • Contoured dual seat for rider and passenger comfort
  • 17-litre fuel tank gives long range autonomy
  • Compact LED flashers, integrated in handguards

 

TRACER 7 & TRACER 7 GT availability and price

Deliveries and prices vary per region, so please contact the national Yamaha distributor for full information.

 

Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Sport Touring Riding Gear

Yamaha has developed a range of kits and individual Genuine Accessories that enable the TRACER 7 & TRACER 7 GT owner to easily personalise their motorcycle.

Customers can order the kits and accessories before collecting their new motorcycle and have them fitted by their Yamaha dealer. All the items in the packs can also be purchased individually.

Developed to complement the Sport Touring range of motorcycles, Yamaha’s riding gear line includes comfortable Touring equipment, ranging from textile multi-season gear to urban-fit jeans.

 

MyGarage app

Yamaha’s MyGarage app is the quick and easy way for customers to build a virtual TRACER 7 & TRACER 7 GT with a range of Genuine Accessories while sitting at home through their smartphone or laptop. The free app allows users to add and remove accessories to create their ideal TRACER 7 & TRACER 7 GT, and the finished result can be viewed in 3D from every angle.

MyGarage takes the guesswork out of choosing which accessories to fit, and to make things even easier the customer’s final selection can be emailed to their chosen Yamaha dealer who will fit the selected Genuine Accessories to the new TRACER 7 & TRACER 7 GT.

For full information on Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Clothing or MyGarage please visit www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk (http://www.yamaha-motor.eu)

 

MyRide

Yamaha’s free MyRide app gives TRACER 7 & TRACER 7 GT riders the chance to get more enjoyment and information out of every ride. Available for iOS and Android devices, it tracks and stores every route covered, and enables users to create their own story and add pictures which can be shared on social media. MyRide also allows users to review all riding statistics including total distance, elevation, top speed, average speed, acceleration and lean angle to compare with fellow riders.

New R125: Yamaha’s highest specification Supersport lightweight

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Complete Supersport range from 125cc through to 1000cc

Incredibly it is exactly 25 years since Yamaha rocked the motorcycle world with the unveiling of the very first R1 in front of a stunned audience of journalists who could barely believe what Yamaha had created. With its ultra-lightweight, remarkably compact dimensions and class-leading power output, this iconic motorcycle represented the beginning of a truly amazing new era for Europe’s Supersport riders.

The arrival of the first R1 was just the beginning. R1M, R6, R3, R125 and more recently the R7 were to follow in its tyre tracks, each of them created in the image of R1 – the undisputed King of Supersport. By bringing genuine race bike technology and performance to the street, Yamaha’s R-Series models have been inspiring many thousands of riders for a quarter of a century.

Yamaha’s R-Series continues to set the agenda with the widest range of exhilarating Supersport models from 125cc through to 1000cc. With a winning track record in the world’s most prestigious racing championships, R-Series has established itself as the definitive family of high performance machines. And for 2023 the launch of the next generation R125 reaffirms Yamaha’s commitment to offering every rider the most exceptional high performance riding experience.   

4th Generation R125: R-Connection

When Yamaha launched the very first R125 in 2008 it brought advanced Supersport design and technology to the 125cc A1 license class. Setting new standards for thrilling performance, handling agility and aggressive style, this best-in-class bike became an overnight success – and has maintained its position as the premiere high performance lightweight to this day.

During the past 15 years this iconic machine has consistently evolved to maintain its superstar status amongst performance minded riders who are looking for the ultimate race-developed motorcycle. Designed for young and uncompromising Supersport riders at the beginning of their relationship with the R-Series, R125 continues to show the way ahead.

Every Yamaha Supersport is developed with the same pure R-Series DNA that has made the flagship R1 the dominant bike in World and British Superbike racing. Race-bred technology is also evident throughout the 2023 R125, from the dynamic new body design through to its Deltabox frame technology and radial mount front brake caliper.

Featuring an instantly recognisable new face that is directly inspired by the R7 – and equipped with connected TFT instruments as well as a range of chassis refinements and new electronics – the 4th generation Yamaha R125 gives every rider a real taste of where R/World can take them.

Latest R-Series design

R125 gets a whole new look that underlines its status as Yamaha’s ultimate lightweight Supersport and reinforces the R-Series family ties that make it such a special motorcycle.

A powerful new bi-functional LED headlight sits centrally in the M-shaped nose and delivers a brilliant low and high beam for excellent vision and visibility. The headlight’s ultra-compact dimensions and low weight have enabled the fitment of a highly aerodynamic front cowling with R7-inspired LED position lights to give the R125 a radical new ‘big-bike’ appearance.

Featuring a more aggressive face as well as an aerodynamic new fairing and redesigned vented tank covers that convey the feeling of a strong horizontal flow, the all-new body transforms the appearance of the lightest Yamaha Supersport. This reshaped bodywork gives a fully coordinated and refined look that underlines this best-in-class bike’s status as the premium high performance 125.  

R1-inspired 5-inch TFT instruments

The new 2023 R125 benefits from the very latest 5-inch full colour TFT instruments inspired by the flagship R1. Two different graphic themes are featured: the rider can select either ‘Street’ theme or ‘Track’ theme to match different riding situations. ‘Street’ theme features a central digital speedometer and a bar-type tachometer as well as an array at the base that includes flasher/main beam/temperature warning lights. ‘Track’ theme is a more focused layout featuring a central lap timer with a 25 lap memory and bar-type tachometer above – providing the rider with key information when they’re on a race circuit.

Both screen themes feature a programmable shift light at the top of the display – and ‘Track’ theme incorporates a programmable rpm meter range, enabling the rider to customise the visuals to match their riding style and individual preferences.

Smartphone connectivity

Staying in touch is now even easier for R125 riders because the 2023 model is equipped with a Communication Control Unit (CCU) that enables smartphone connectivity. To activate the connectivity, the rider’s smartphone firstly needs to be linked to the machine via Bluetooth® using Yamaha’s free MyRide app. As soon as the owner has linked their smartphone, they can see notifications of incoming calls and text messages on the new 5-inch TFT screen, as well as monitor key parameters of the bike via the app.

Riders can also access information including smartphone battery status, and in the event of any technical issue with the R125, the system can notify a Yamaha dealer or any other designated contact that has been selected by the owner.

Traction control system

For the highest level of confidence and control the R125 is equipped with a traction control system. Together with the A&S clutch and the optional quick shift system, the traction control enables the R125 rider to experience a high degree of controllability especially during full throttle acceleration. The status of this switchable system is displayed on the new 5-inch TFT instruments, and it can be turned off to suit certain situations such as track riding.

New R1-inspired upper triple clamp and handlebar switches

Overall feel and appearance of the R125’s cockpit is elevated to a whole new level with the new 5-inch TFT instruments as well as new R1-inspired high quality upper triple clamp that reinforces the bike’s pure R-Series DNA.

The clip-on handlebars are equipped with new R1-inspired ergonomic switches that enable the rider to control intuitively various functions including the new TFT screen theme.

Pre-wired for quickshifter

Every Yamaha R-Series is a race-bred machine that is inspired by the no-compromise spirit of the winning R1M and constructed with the latest race developed technology. The 2023 model is prewired for a quick shifter, making it straightforward for R125 riders to fit a Genuine Yamaha quick shift system that enables seamless full throttle upshifts for stronger acceleration.

Michelin Pilot Street tyres

The 2023 model is equipped with Michelin Pilot Street tyres that have been developed to offer sporty handling together with strong performance in the wet and dry – while their latest tread design offers an excellent grip / wear balance. Running on a 100/80-17 front tyre and a wide 140/70-17 rear tyre, this combination provides the R125 with excellent roadholding and agile cornering.

R125 Technical Highlights

  • New dynamic R-Series body design
  • New bi-functional compact LED headlight
  • New R7-inspired LED position lights
  • New R1-inspired 5-inch dual-theme TFT instruments
  • New programmable shift light and rpm range
  • New smartphone connectivity via CCU using Bluetooth
  • New traction control system
  • New R1-inspired upper triple clamp and handlebar switches
  • New pre-wiring for quickshifter
  • Sporty, comfortable and commanding riding position
  • Torque rich 125cc EURO5 4-stroke engine with VVA (Variable Valve Actuation)
  • A&S clutch
  • KYB 41mm upside down front forks
  • 292mm floating front disc / 220mm rear disc
  • Lightweight cast aluminium swingarm
  • 11-litre fuel tank
  • 2-channel ABS
  • Radial mount front brake caliper
  • Deltabox frame with optimised geometry
  • 2-piece rider/passenger seat, 825mm rider seat height
  • Michelin Pilot Street tyres: 100/80-17 front / 140/70-17 rear
  • New generation R-Series colours and graphics

Price and availability

The 2023 R125 will become available in Europe from February 2023. Please contact your national Yamaha distributor for more detailed information on availability and the local price.

Colours

R125         Icon Blue

                  Tech Black

2023 R-Series family: Pure race bred DNA

Constantly refined over 25 years, Yamaha’s R-Series family of high-tech performance bikes represents the pinnacle of Supersport development. Each model in the 2023 line remains true to the R-Series family’s original ‘no compromise’ concept that has been the constant design philosophy behind every model that proudly wears the iconic ‘R’ logo.

Shaped by the race winning DNA that is evident in every R-Series motorcycle – and powered by the all-conquering 998cc crossplane engine – the R1 and R1M offer world class performance for the street and track rider who understands the real value of Yamaha’s racing heritage.

Built for riders and racers who need the ultimate circuit-ready package, the track-only R1 GYTR has been fully prepared by Yamaha’s race technicians. Equipped with a range of performance boosting GYTR accessories, the R1 GYTR specification includes a high-specification Akrapovic exhaust, programmable ECU and lightweight fibre glass carbon reinforced bodywork finished in primer white. R1 GYTR is available exclusively from Yamaha PRO SHOPS.

Equipped with some of the most advanced engine, chassis and electronic control technology that’s been developed from the company’s winning MotoGP® and World SBK® race bikes, the R1 line-up delivers the ultimate superbike experience.

R6 has completely dominated World SSP® for many years, to the extent that any rider who is serious about winning always chooses to ride with Yamaha. Featuring a race-ready specification, the track-only R6 RACE and R6 GYTR are the number 1 choice for track riders, racers and teams.

Powered by Yamaha’s torque-rich 698cc crossplane engine, the R7 is one of the most accessible and enjoyable ways into R-World. With its R1-inspired styling, outstanding real world performance and compact chassis, it’s fast establishing itself as a top middleweight Supersport.

Ideally suited to riders moving up from the 125cc category, the A2 license class R3 comes with the same good looks and high build quality found on every Yamaha Supersport.

Yamaha bLU cRU Program and Cups

The Yamaha bLU cRU program has been established by Yamaha in association with FIM Europe and Dorna Sports, and is designed to encourage, nurture and develop tomorrow’s racing stars. For 2023 all interested riders who want to showcase their talents in front of top race teams are invited to register for the R3 bLU cRU European Cup that will run at selected European rounds of the World Superbike Championship.

In its debut year the R7 Cup saw more than 100 entrants – from track day riders through to fun racers – enjoying racing with the new R7. The R7 Cup Series goes into its second season in 2023 with at least 5 European countries involved – and will finish with the R7 Series European SuperFinale to be held at one of the final rounds of the 2023 FIM World Superbike Championship.

2023 R-Series colours

R1M             Icon Performance

R1                 Icon Blue

                      Yamaha Black

R1 GYTR     Primer Black

R7                  Icon Blue

                      Yamaha Black

R6 RACE     Tech Black

R6 GYTR     Primer White

R3                  Icon Blue

                      Yamaha Black

Genuine Yamaha accessories

Yamaha has developed a wide range of Genuine Accessories that enables R-Series owners to create a uniquely personalised Supersport machine. The long list of purpose-made components includes GYTR performance oriented accessories including a full Akrapovic exhaust system, aerodynamic sport screen and quick shift system – plus various paddock and garage items.

There’s also a comprehensive choice of cosmetic upgrades including LED flashers, a seat cowl, chain guard, license plate holder, lightweight billet levers and much more. All GYTR and Yamaha Genuine Accessories can be fitted to the customer’s new R125 by the supplying dealer prior to collection and can also be retrofitted to a used machine.

Paddock Blue

Paddock Blue Collection is Yamaha’s official R-Series Supersport apparel line which features everything from t-shirts, hoodies, polo shirts and jumpers to softshells and jackets, and also includes a range of CE-approved riding gear.

The Paddock Blue Apparel Collection is complemented by a selection of Paddock Blue luggage and merchandise items such as riding gear bags, cabin trolleys and backpacks, as well as headwear, novelties and gifts – a must have for every R owner and fan.

MyGarage app

Yamaha’s MyGarage app is the quick and easy way for customers to build a virtual R-Series model with a range of Genuine Accessories while sitting at home using their smartphone or laptop. The free app allows users to add and remove accessories to create their ideal Yamaha Supersport – and the finished result can be viewed in 3D from every angle.

MyGarage takes the guesswork out of choosing which accessories to fit, and to make things even easier the customer’s final selection can be emailed to their chosen Yamaha dealer who will fit the selected Genuine Accessories to their R-Series model.

For full information on Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Clothing or MyGarage please visit www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk (http://www.yamaha-motor.eu)

MyRide

Yamaha’s free MyRide app gives R-Series owners the chance to get more enjoyment and information out of every ride. Available for iOS and Android devices, it tracks and stores every route covered, and enables users to create their own story and add pictures which can be shared on social media. MyRide also allows users to review all riding statistics including total distance, elevation, top speed, average speed, acceleration and lean angle to compare with fellow riders.