Gallery: 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer – the two souls of the Dark Side

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Made for aggressive long distance riding, the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is ready as the action tourer for your needs. It is still equipped with the same 3-cylinder 4-stroke  liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valves per cylinder engine that provides 115PS @ 10,000RPM. Torque rating also the same at 87.5 Nm @ 8,500 rpm. For longer distance riding, there is one changes to the MT-09 Tracer that is bigger fuel tank. MT-09 carries 14L capacity while this MT-09 Tracer brings it up to 18L, that is 4L extra fuel to makes you rides for longer distances.  

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Developed with the MT-09 ‘Dark’ series base model, it comes with new styling with the prominent dual headlight and larger 3-point adjustable windshield.

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As we can see, the windshield is adjustable in 3 height position. This will make it easier for you to adjust the windshield to deflect the wind away from you while you are harnessing the 115PS of the engine power or at least half of that power.

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The seat height is actually higher that the MT-09 (815mm) at 845mm, but it is also adjustable so you can maxes it out to 860mm if you need to. Flexible seat height is a welcomed feature since there is always a rider that needs different seat position.

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Included on the package as standard is the handguard. Handguard is very useful to makes sure there will be no cold air getting to your fist and makes you feel tired of it. Even in Malaysia, the handguard can prevent the coldness of the morning commute. We have tried to use the Acerbis handguard before.

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Being an action tourer, sometimes you need to repair your bike in a place where there is no bike lift available, and with this equipped center stand, it will be easier to make the repair by yourself. Also, it will also be easy to put all the luggage to your side and rear box. FYI, the MT-09 doesn’t have center stand.

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MT-09 Tracer Meter

The meter cluster have also been upgraded to a bigger display to enable you to read the information on it in a glance.

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MT-09 Meter

Compared to the MT-09 meter, it is smaller and totally different than the MT-09 Tracer meter.

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The rear light is maintained from the MT-09 rear light but now there is the rear and side bracket to fit the rear and side box.

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Making it easy to charge your phone and maybe GPS, standard auxillary 12V power outlet is fitted. A nice addition for the long distance riders.

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The headlight is fitted with DRL (Daytime Running Light) so the riders are much more visible in the low light condition.

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Technical Specification:

Engine

Engine type 3-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 847 cm³
Bore x stroke 78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Maximum power 84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum torque 87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain

Chassis

Frame Diamond
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 137 mm
Caster angle 24º
Trail 100 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
Rear travel 130 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)

Dimensions

Overall length 2,160 mm
Overall width 950 mm
Overall height 1,345 mm max 1,375 mm
Seat height 845 mm max 860 mm
Wheel base 1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance 135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 210 kg
Fuel tank capacity 18 L
Oil tank capacity 3.4 L

The questions you might ask it; 1. Will this make it to Malaysia? 2. Price?

Answer:

1. We don’t know as we didn’t hear any news about it yet.

2. £ 8,149.00 in the UK for the MT-09 Tracer ABS or RM44,768.97 (direct conversion).

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