Yamaha Tracer 900 Overview
Another excellent bike that uses Yamaha’s 847cc triple engine, the Tracer 900 is a cracking all-rounder, with loads of fun and solid performance.
That 115bhp engine is one of the great modern road powerplants, with really satisfying power delivery, good economy and solid reliability. It sounds great, with a tone somewhere between a twin and a four, and is even better with either an aftermarket pipe, or Yamaha’s own Akrapovic performance system.
There’s little remarkable about the chassis and electronics package. You get good silver spot brake calipers, and a decent ABS system, together with basic traction control and riding power modes. The suspension is comfort-soft rather than racetrack hard obviously, though Yamaha actually offers an Öhlins fork and rear shock as OE upgrades.
The Tracer has a hint of adventure styling about it, but has little in terms of proper off-road ability. Rather, like its ancestor, the TDM900, it’s a half-faired sporty-touring roadster, with slightly taller suspension and generic soft offroad looks. If you’ve got any pretensions to proper dirt riding, check out Yamaha’s 700 Tenere instead.
The riding experience is solid and capable. The LCD dash has plenty of info, though it’s missing some useful trip computer functions, the seat is comfy enough for a few hundred miles (though it grows hard after that) and there’s good weather protection from the half-fairing. Add some hard luggage on the back and it’ll easily take on proper touring tasks.
Take a look at the Yamaha Tracer 900…
Yamaha Tracer 900 Spec
- Seat height850mm
- Weight (wet)215kg
- EngineLiquid-cooled, DOHC, four valve triple
- Top speed140mph
- Average fuel consumption44mpg
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Quite comfortable tourer yet agile light and sporty with hooligan CP3 engine from MT09
all feels solid. Maybe not as premium as on BMW but for half the price cant complain.
good brakes can't fault them.
smooth ride. Great engine good brakes and suspension. Has all the gadget I need. Quick shifter, cruise control heated grips touring screen and panniers
Great engine good acceleration, good torque and also revs high. The CP3 has the best from both worlds. In line 4 an V twin.
even when reving it hard still getting round 56MPG
Its a great bike for short commutes or longer rides the perfect balance.
It is Japanese do I need to say any more about it's awesome build quality.
Great stock brakes
Its smooth and comfortable as well as quick, agile and thrill seeking.
Its got 3 mode settings to cover everything from rain to wheelie school. Would need a re map to smooth out but I love it's playfulness
Cheap to run cheap to insure perfect balance for the bike you get to ride
The seat is a little high but this apart it’s reasonably comfortable.
When I first had it the cruise control would not work, it turned out to be a fuse had not been fitted. This should have been picked up on it’s PDI.
They are spot on for this bike.
Although not a sports bike, it’s light and agile.
It’s quick enough for me and has enough power for two up.
I average 55mpg and my last insurance was £180 fully comp. The servicing they tell me £210.
Been on a long tour to Norway and found it comfortable all the time.
Suffers from some rust but it does live outside. Otherwise no issues.
Brakes are okay but could be a bit more powerful.
A bit snatchy at times, but generally smooth. Corners well, and fairly easy to push around.
A good powerful engine which performs very well on straights and corners.
Generally reasonable costs and cheaper to run than my previous Tiger Explorer.