Yamaha has launched in Europe the 2023 TRACER 9 GT+, its most extreme high-displacement Sport Touring motorcycle, which comes with state-of-the-art electronics and even radar, to be the best option in the segment.
One of the highlights of the TRACER 9 GT+ is its millimeter-wave radar system, installed on the front of the bike between the headlights, which allows the use of important technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and the Unified Brake System (UBS) linked to the radar.
With ACC, the new model has the ability to automatically maintain a fixed distance from the vehicle in front, through constant distance measurement made by the radar.
In addition, ACC has new features such as ‘cornering assistance’ (which inhibits speed increases when the system detects that the bike is cornering) and ‘passing assistance’ (which accelerates more smoothly than usual when it detects that the motorcycle’s blinker is on and it is performing an overtaking manoeuvre).
Finally, the radar-linked Unified Brake System (UBS) provides greater control using data from the radar and the 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to assist and regulate front and rear braking forces.
According to the company, there are three main elements in the system that operate only when the BC (Brake Control) is on. Firstly, the brake assist intervenes when the system detects that a collision is imminent. Second, front/rear brake assist adjusts the forces on both wheels for stable deceleration. And third, cornering brake control automatically adjusts braking force to inhibit tire slip when the bike is leaned over.
The 2023 TRACER 9 GT+ features Full-LED lighting and a new 7″ color TFT panel with three different screen themes and smartphone connection to access the Yamaha MyRide app.
In addition, it arrives with electronically controlled semi-active KYB integrated suspension, integrated Riding Modes, tilt-sensitive 3-mode Traction Control (TCS) system, Slip Control System (SCS), Wheelie Control and 3rd generation Quickshifter.
The 2023 Yamaha TRACER 9 GT+ has a 889 cm³ CP3 (inline 3 cylinders) liquid cooled engine, capable of generating up to 119 hp of maximum power and 9.4 kgfm of torque. In addition, it features optimized gear ratios and a refined slip and assist clutch.
Finally, the model has an aluminum CF Deltabox chassis that, together with an aluminum swingarm, provides excellent stability at high speeds, without compromising agility.
Anyway, the 2023 Yamaha TRACER 9 GT+ hits stores in Europe from May 2023 in Icon Performance and Power Gray colors.
For more information, access https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/products/motorcycles/.