The Japanese giants latest Tracer 700 has been given the Grand Tourer treatment. The new machine is powered by a responsive torque-rich CrossPlane2 Euro five compliant engine. This is a twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, four stroke, four valved, dual overhead cam affair with a displacement of 689cc. Maximum power is a more than usable 54 kilowatts at 7,500 rpm, with a limited power learner legal version putting out 35 kilowatts. Even better is the 67 neuton metres of torque that’s on tap. So the new engine is bigger than the old bikes, yet lighter! Even though it has all of this it’s still good enough to get 100 kilometres out of a little more than four litres of fuel.
The new Yamaha Tracer 7 GT is the lightest in class. Thanks to this and the new engine it also has the best power to weight ratio. That’s in spite of it being dressed to tour with a pair of 20 litre side cases, which are colour matched, as well as a new higher and wider screen. Just for you the design team added in a new, specially designed, comfort seat. Both the front and the rear suspension are adjustable.
The twin LED projector headlights and position lamps are housed in the new lightweight half fairing. Its aggressive face is dressed with a pair of LED flashers. All the information falls to the riders eye from the multi-function LCD display. The Yamaha Tracer 7 GT is a machine that manages to mix sport bike performance with long-range rideability. And the ability to make short work of the daily trudge through the urban jungle! The fact that it manages to do all of this and still ooze attitude is no bad thing!
The new Yamaha Tracer 700 GT is now available from Yamaha dealers.