1961-2021: 60 years of World Grand Prix racing for Yamaha

Racing has been an integral part of Yamaha’s DNA from the day that the factory was incorporated on July 1st, 1955. At the time, the company proved its products on the racetrack just days after Yamaha Motor Company was founded, when the YA-1 won the Mount Fuji Ascent Race at its very first attempt on July 10th.

Spurred on by this success, Yamaha entered its first international race at Catalina, USA in 1958. By now the company was developing some of the most competitive 2-stroke machines, and the decision was made to experience the ultimate test of rider and machine by entering the 250cc RD48 race bike in the World Championship Grand Prix round in France in May 1961. Competing at the highest level put the company firmly on the map and marked the beginning of the brand’s transformation into one of the world’s most successful and innovative motorcycle manufacturers.

Just two years after Yamaha’s debut GP, Fumio Ito took the brand’s first ever GP win on the RD56 at the Belgian Grand Prix, and the company has never looked back since that day. 1964 saw Yamaha win its first World Championship as well as its first Constructor’s title with Phil Read in the 250cc class, the first of many victories in that decade. It was the beginning an incredible journey for everyone involved in the company’s race programme, and during the past 60 years Yamaha has established itself as one of the most successful manufacturers with over 500 Grand Prix race wins, along with 38 rider titles, 37 constructor titles and 7 team titles.

Speed block: Yamaha’s historic racing colours

In 1964 the competition department debuted their 250cc Grand Prix racer with a new white fairing with a solid red stripe and red front fender. It proved to be a good omen, and factory rider Phil Read went on to win Yamaha’s first ever world title.

This bold, simple and dynamic red/white colour scheme soon established itself as the instantly-recognisable Yamaha look in Grand Prix road racing, and was the forerunner to Yamaha speed block: arguably the most famous and best loved colour scheme ever featured on a racing motorcycle.

A white fairing with red speed block rapidly established itself as the definitive Yamaha racing colour scheme in Europe for the next two decades right through to the Rainey and Lawson era. The incredible public reaction to the recent unveiling of the factory M1 with its special 60th Anniversary speed block colours demonstrates that it is one of the company’s most evocative colour schemes that is popular with riders and fans of all ages. Simple, dynamic, timeless and instantly recognizable, speed block will forever be associated with Yamaha and its highly successful GP campaigns from a very special era in the company’s history.

New R-Series World GP 60th Anniversary models

To celebrate Yamaha’s long and illustrious Grand Prix racing history, the company has created a World GP 60th Anniversary livery for the 2022 R1, R7, R3 and R125 models.

Just like Yamaha’s famous World Championship winning machinery, the World GP 60th Anniversary R1, R7, R3 and R125 feature pure white bodywork with a strong horizontal red stripe and white vertical lines creating the red speed block. This authentic race bike colour scheme features an all-red front fender and gold-coloured wheels just like winning Yamaha’s factory bikes, and this timeless look is completed with a yellow front number plate, an anniversary emblem and a red stripe running along the top of the fuel tank and the tail.

Since Yamaha made its GP debut in 1961, the company has achieved over 500 Grand Prix race wins with legendary riders including Read, Ivy, Saarinen, Agostini, Roberts, Lawson, Rainey, Lorenzo and Rossi, and more recently Quartararo – and these historic racing colours highlight the connection between Yamaha’s race bikes and every R-Series model.

World GP 60th Anniversary model highlights

  • White bodywork with red speed block graphics
  • Special 60th Anniversary emblem
  • Red stripe along top of tank and tail
  • Red front fender
  • Yellow front number plate
  • Golden wheels

R1 World GP 60th Anniversary highlights

  • 998cc 200PS crossplane 4-cylinder engine
  • Highly advanced electronic control systems
  • 6-axis IMU with Gyro/G sensors for 3D motion data
  • Power Delivery Modes (PWR)
  • Banking sensitive Traction Control (TCS) / Slide Control (SCS)
  • Quick Shift System (QSS)
  • 2-mode brake control (BC) cornering ABS
  • 3-mode Engine Brake Management (EBM) system
  • Ride-by-wire APSG throttle
  • Short wheelbase aluminium Deltabox frame
  • Upward truss type swingarm / magnesium rear frame
  • Magnesium wheels and 17-litre aluminium fuel tank
  • Thin Film Transistor (TFT) LCD instruments
  • M1-style bodywork

R7 World GP 60th Anniversary highlights

  • Compact, high-torque, 689cc, CP2 crossplane technology engine
  • Ultra-compact design with pure R-Series DNA
  • Highly aerodynamic full fairing with aluminium lower cover
  • High specification inverted 41mm front forks
  • Link-type Monocross rear suspension with newly designed shock
  • A&S clutch
  • Lightweight tubular frame with aluminium centre brace for tuned chassis rigidity
  • Clip-on handlebars and lightweight rearsets with stylish heel guards
  • Sporty and adaptable tucked-in riding position
  • Aggressive R-Series twin-eye face with LED position lights
  • Powerful central LED headlight
  • Lightweight 10-spoke cast alloy wheels
  • Radial mount front brake calipers with Brembo radial master cylinder
  • Supersport cockpit design with full LCD instruments
  • Central M-shaped front air duct
  • Powerful 298mm front and 245mm rear brakes
  • Slimline 13-litre fuel tank with deeply sculpted knee indents
  • R-series style tail
  • 120/70 front tyre, 190/55 rear tyre

R3 World GP 60th Anniversary highlights

  • Ultimate Yamaha lightweight supersport
  • High-revving 321cc inline 2-cylinder liquid cooled DOHC 4-valve EU5 engine
  • Compact and lightweight high tensile tubular steel chassis
  • Radical M1 MotoGP® inspired styling
  • R1 style dual LED headlamps and position lamps
  • Sculpted fuel tank and low handlebars for excellent sports ergonomics
  • 37mm inverted front forks and Monocross rear shock
  • Multi-function LCD instruments with easy to read displays
  • Refined performance with outstanding reliability and excellent economy
  • Balanced 50/50 weight distribution for agile handling
  • R-series DNA

R125 World GP 60th Anniversary highlights

  • High-tech 125cc EU5 engine with Variable Valve Actuation
  • Excellent combustion efficiency
  • Compact Deltabox frame
  • Lightweight aluminium swingarm
  • Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch for optimum controllability
  • R-Series LED twin-eye body design
  • 11-litre fuel tank
  • M1 MotoGP-inspired cockpit layout
  • High-visibility LCD instruments
  • Sporty and comfortable riding position
  • Wide 140-section rear tyre
  • Outstanding braking performance

Availability and price

The R-Series World GP 60th Anniversary models will be available from November 2021. Prices will be released shortly

2022 R-Series

R1M

Equipped with Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS) and featuring an impressive specification that includes the most advanced electronic control technology as well as lightweight carbon bodywork, the R1M is Yamaha’s definitive track bike. For 2022 this iconic high performance supersport motorcycle will be available in a new Icon Performance colour.

R1

With super-aggressive, M1-inspired styling combined with a lightweight chassis, high tech electronics and a 998cc EU5 crossplane engine, the R1 is always ready to get the adrenaline flowing. Available in a new duo-tone Icon Blue with dark matte blue colour option.

R3

Featuring an aggressively styled MotoGP®-inspired fairing, dual LED headlights and 37 mm KYB inverted front forks, the R3 is Yamaha’s ultimate supersport lightweight.

This high-revving 321cc A2-licence motorcycle is the ideal step up for those riders graduating from the R125, and is the perfect preparation for the next move on up to the R7.

For 2022 the R3 engine is fully EU5 compliant, and the shape of the fairing’s lower cowl has been adapted to accommodate the new catalyser. The R3 will be available in a new Icon Blue colour, which features a duo-tone finish consisting of a mixture of Icon Blue and dark matte blue for an even more sporty appearance, that reinforces the R-Series family look. The second colour for the R3 is Yamaha Black, giving the bike a stylish and dynamic look.

R125

Built to the same high standards as every R-Series, the R125 gives every rider the chance to become a part of R/World. Equipped with R1-inspired bodywork and a compact Deltabox frame – as well as a high-efficiency EU5 engine and high-specification suspension and brakes, the R125 is the ultimate lightweight supersport. Available in a new duo-tone Icon Blue with dark matte blue colour option.

Availability and price

The R1M, R1, R3 and R125 models will be available  from December 2021. Prices will be released shortly. For the R1, R3 and R125 models there will be two colour options available: the new duo-tone Icon Blue colour option, as well as Yamaha Black. The R1M comes in the new carbon-and-black Icon Performance colour featuring blue accents and blue wheels.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories

Yamaha’s extensive line-up of Genuine Accessories covers a constantly evolving range of items, and features performance, cosmetic and protection products as well as GYTR® Performance parts and Yamalube lubricants. These products have been developed specifically for the R-Series models, for both track riders and road-oriented customers. By always insisting on Genuine Yamaha Accessories, every rider can be sure of the high quality and perfect fit of every accessory item.

GYTR® Performance Parts

Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR®) is the company’s in-house specialist parts division that develops high-tech performance parts, kits and accessories specifically for Yamaha motorcycles. GYTR works closely with Yamaha’s factory race teams and test riders, enabling them to develop a wide range of high-quality products for the R-Series models, for customers to personalise their motorcycle and enhance its performance.

World GP 60th Anniversary Clothing

To complement the new R-Series World GP 60th Anniversary editions Yamaha is launching a limited capsule collection, the new World GP 60th Anniversary clothing collection. Inspired by the iconic 'speedblock' livery that was made famous by Yamaha’s winning race teams in the 1970s, this dedicated collection features the historic white and red design and consists of a special World GP 60th Anniversary t-shirt, hoodie, softshell and cap.

MyGarage app

Using MyGarage it’s so easy for customers to create a virtual R-Series and fit a wide range of different accessories before making a final decision on what suits their requirements and budget. The accessorised Yamaha can be viewed from any angle in 3D, and different items can be added and removed easily during the build. Once finalised the accessory list can be sent to the Yamaha dealer for fitment to a new or used machine.

Free NIKEN Sport Accessory Pack

For a limited time only you can now get a NIKEN or NIKEN GT with a sport accessory pack that has a total retail value of £3,602 free of charge!

The sport accessory pack includes an Ohlins rear shock, Akrapovic full exhuast system, design sports seat, sport tank bag, a tank bag ring fixing and chain guard.

Ohlins Rear Shock

Ohlins rear shock YA 798 for Niken or Niken GT type S46HR1C1S

  • Personalised rear end feel
  • External hydraulic spring preload adjuster
  • Adjustable rebound damping on single tube shocks

Akrapovic Full Exhaust System

Make your NIKEN look and sound even cooler!

  • Creates an exciting sound
  • Made of high quality, heat resistant titanium alloys
  • High quality stainless steel headers and link pipe
  • Street legal – if catalytic convertor is installed
  • Features exclusively engraved NIKEN logo
  • Sophisticated design enhances the looks of your Yamaha

Design Sport Seat

Exclusively designed, sports seat – replacing the original – enhancing the sports look

  • High quality sports design seat
  • Enhances the Sports look on your motorcycle
  • Exclusive design with embossed logo
  • High-quality stitching and premium material choice

Tank Bag – Sport

Functional and sturdy-looking tank bag with innovative quick-lock system; small and handy when you require extra luggage capacity on short trips.

  • Tank bag quick-lock system allows quick and easy mounting/removal; useful when unit has to be refueled
  • Volume: 5L – expandable to 9L
  • Map holder
  • Yamaha branded
  • Hand carry grip incorprated in the front
  • Includes rain cover
  • Small and sporty design allows for more flexibility in riding positions

Tank Bag Ring

Enables you to mount one of the optional Tank Bags to your Yamaha for extra luggage capacity

  • Fixation system that allows mounting/removal of the Tour, City and Sport tank bags to the tank 
  • One-click mounting/removal thanks to the quick-lock system of the tank bags and ring
  • Bolts easily to the fuel tank cap of your Yamaha
  • No hassle when refueling

Chain Guard

Stylish and high quality finish chain guard

  • Enhances the look of your Yamaha
  • Matches perfectly with the optional billet components in the accessory line-up
NIKEN GT

NIKEN GT

£15,502.00

NIKEN

NIKEN

£14,202.00

New generation Supersport from Yamaha

New Yamaha R7: Adding a new dimension to R/World 

While there is always going to be a place for the legendary R1M, R1 and R6, the arrival of the new R7 makes R/World a reality for many younger riders who yearn for the Supersport lifestyle. Powered by Yamaha’s outstandingly successful and much-loved CP2 engine that is famous for its strong and linear torque delivery – as well as its reliability and low running costs – the new R7 is ready to shake up the middleweight market. Clothed in exquisitely crafted bodywork and featuring an extremely high specification that includes radial-mount front brakes, inverted forks and an A&S clutch, the R7 is a new kind of motorcycle that offers exciting Supersport performance with outstanding handling and aggressive R-Series style – and all of this at a highly competitive price. Light, compact and agile, this stunning looking machine is designed to give its rider the highest degree of control and the biggest fun factor in its class – whether they’re riding on the track or on the street. This Supersport really is within the grasp of every rider who wants to be a part of R/World. R7 is a new reality, and have a significant impact on the Supersport world.

689cc CP2 engine: Sports performance with everyday fun

With its clear focus on pure riding excitement, accessibility and affordability, the new R7 represents an exciting new dimension to the R-Series Supersport family. Regarded as one of the most characterful, responsive and reliable designs in its class, Yamaha’s successful 689cc CP2 engine is the perfect powerplant for this new model. Featuring a 270 degree crankshaft that gives an uneven firing sequence, the 4-stroke inline 2-cylinder DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled CP2 engine delivers strong and linear torque across a wide rpm range, making it a lively performer in all gears and at all engine speeds. Maximum power of 73.4PS is produced at 8750 rpm, and more significantly the maximum torque is achieved at 6500rpm, giving the R7 extremely strong standing start and roll-on acceleration – while the uneven pulses of the 270 degree crankshaft create a very real feeling of mounting excitement as the revs rise.

Dedicated changes to the existing CP2 engine include a new ECU specification and optimised air intake ducts, as well as a revised exhaust design and idealised fuel injection settings. These measures work to enhance controllability and deliver a smooth and responsive throttle response, contributing to the enjoyable torque-rich riding experience of the R7 – while also achieving full EU5 compliance. In addition to these dedicated modifications, the R7 also runs a slightly reduced secondary gear reduction ratio to give a sportier character with stronger acceleration.

A&S clutch: Ultimate controllability

A key new feature on the R7’s CP2 engine is the adoption of an Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch that delivers smoother gear shifting and prevents engine over-rev and rear wheel hop during hard braking, resulting in more predictable and controllable handling when approaching corners.

Another advantage of the R7’s A&S clutch is that it provides a significantly lighter feel at the lever, approximately 33% less than a standard clutch.

Optional Quick Shift System: Seamless upshifts for full-on acceleration

R7 riders can choose to have an optional Quick Shift System (QSS) fitted to their new Supersport by the supplying Yamaha dealer. This simple but effective QSS features a switch positioned on the gear shift rod, and when any upshifting movement is detected the ECU instantaneously cuts power to the transmission for a few milliseconds, allowing for faster and smoother full throttle upshifts for even more exhilarating acceleration.

Slim and lightweight frame: Ultra-responsive handling with agile cornering

Slimness and compactness are two of the defining characteristics of the R7, and this new Supersport features a lightweight backbone style frame that is designed to deliver responsive and agile handling together with fast and nimble directional changes.A rigid mounted aluminium centre brace contributes towards the bike’s sharp handling performance on the track and road, and the high tensile steel frame uses tubing of varying strengths in key locations in order to achieve an idealised rigidity balance.

Fully adjustable 41mm inverted forks: Easily set up for track or road.

A great deal of attention has been paid to the design of the R7’s new suspension package in order to achieve accurate front end feel during cornering and braking. The new 41mm inverted front forks provide a high level of stability together with confident roadholding on racetracks and twisty roads. And to ensure a firm and predictable front end feel, a gravity cast upper triple clamp and forged aluminium lower triple clamp are featured.

The R7 can be set up by the rider to suit different conditions, and these Supersport class forks are fully adjustable for preload as well as compression and rebound damping. With the compression function located in the left fork leg and the rebound function in the right leg, adjustments are quick and easy to make.

For precise handling with accurate feedback the R7’s high specification inverted forks give a steep caster angle of 23.7 degrees with 90mm trail, and with a compact 1395mm wheelbase and a 51/49 front/rear wheel weight distribution, this new Supersport is built to corner hard and fast.

Newly designed link-type Monocross rear suspension

The R7 adopts a redesigned link-type Monocross rear suspension system with damping characteristics and a spring rate, that are designed to suit the sporty character of the bike. Being horizontally mounted, the shock contributes towards mass centralization that enhances handling agility – and is easily adjustable for preload and rebound damping, enabling the R7 chassis to be quickly set up for track or street use.

Supersport riding position: Clip-ons, rearsets and solo-style rider’s seat

The R7’s sporty riding position is the result of many hours of test riding by factory riders, and the use of clip-ons confirms the bike’s genuine Supersport DNA. After experimenting with a wide variety of bar/seat/footrest configurations, the final result is designed to give a sporty yet adaptable riding position that allows plenty of freedom of body position to master different riding situations – especially race tracks and twisty roads.

An important feature is the seat design which is narrow around the rider’s inner thighs and wider at the rear, allowing maximum freedom of movement. The back sweep and drop angle of the clip-on handlebars and the positioning of the rear sets have been carefully considered in order to realise a tucked-in riding position that enables the rider to achieve optimum control together with the greatest possible aerodynamic efficiency. The ability to tuck tightly into the machine is enhanced by the deeply indented tank cover, and these knee pockets also enable the rider to grip the bike during braking and cornering.

The solo-style seat features a bump-stop design with a passenger pad on top of the tail, and the optional Yamaha Genuine Accessories seat cowl can be easily fitted to the R7 for riders who only go solo.

Radial mount calipers & radial master cylinder: High performance with fingertip control

The R7’s genuine R-Series credentials can be seen in the high specification front braking system, featuring radial-mount 4-piston brake calipers that give accurate and uniform stopping power for the ultimate in fingertip control. This advanced front braking system also includes a Brembo radial master cylinder that delivers linear brake pressure for enhanced controllability. /p>

Ultra-athletic dimensions: The search for perfect control

What makes the R7 such an attractive Supersport for a wide range of customers is the fact that it is designed to enable its rider to achieve a high level of control in many different situations. A key element that makes the R7 owner feel truly at one with their machine is its compact and athletic outline that allows the rider to be in charge of the machine, rather than the machine dominating the rider.

With a wet weight of just 188kg and compact proportions, it means that the bike is highly accessible and riders can become an integral part of this new generation Supersport. Along with its mass centralised design, low frontal area and small moment of inertia, the compactness gives the R7 rider a feeling of total control that helps to elevate their riding and confidence to another level, while at the same time boosting the enjoyment of a trackday experience, weekend ride or daily commute

Super-slim R-Series bodywork: Reduced air resistance for optimal performance

The key to pushing any Supersport bike through the air most effectively is to keep its frontal area as small as possible, and this is where the R7 has a strong advantage. Its compact CP2 engine is one of the narrowest in the 700cc class, and the minimalist tubular chassis keeps overall dimensions to a minimum. These factors have enabled Yamaha to create the slimmest ever R-Series – that’s even narrower than the R3 and R125 – making the R7 one of the most aerodynamically efficient bikes with a rider. The incredibly small frontal area not only makes the R7 one of the most stunning looking supersport models, but it also pays dividends in terms of performance. Producing the same maximum power as any other CP2-powered Yamaha, the aerodynamic new R7 is capable of the achieving a significantly higher top speed of up to 15-20kp/h more.

Evolving R-series face: Pure and aggressive as ever

With its aggressive twin-eye glare and YZR-M1 MotoGP™ bike style M-shaped air intake, there can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the R7 is a fully paid-up member of the R-Series family. The R7 represents the evolution of the R-Series face, and features a single LED headlight recessed within the iconic M-shaped air intake, while LED position lights are located within the twin-eye face – and there’s a new air deflector located at the base of the intake.

Newly designed full LCD instrument

The compact Supersport cockpit features newly designed lightweight LCD instruments with a high-contrast negative mode display that gives clear and easy to absorb information, allowing the R7 rider to focus on the road ahead. Features include gear indicator as well as a shift indicator light, and a QSS indicator when this optional feature is used.

Lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels

For easy manoeuvrability together with agile handling and responsive suspension action the R7 is equipped with lightweight 10-spoke cast alloy wheels. A high level of traction is provided by a 120/70ZR17 front tyre and a wide 190/55ZR17 rear tyre that deliver stable and confident roadholding when cornering, accelerating and braking.

Technical Highlights

  • Compact, high-torque, 689cc, CP2 crossplane technology engine
  • Ultra-compact design with pure R-Series DNA
  • Highly aerodynamic full fairing with aluminium lower cover
  • High specification inverted 41mm front forks
  • Link-type Monocross rear suspension with newly designed shock A&S clutch
  • Lightweight tubular frame with aluminium centre brace for tuned chassis rigidity
  • Clip-on handlebars and lightweight rearsets with stylish heel guards
  • Sporty and adaptable tucked-in riding position
  • Aggressive R-Series twin-eye face with LED position lights
  • Powerful central LED headlight
  • Lightweight 10-spoke cast alloy wheels
  • Radial mount front brake calipers with Brembo radial master cylinder
  • 298mm front and 245mm rear discs
  • Supersport cockpit design with full LCD instruments
  • Central M-shaped front air duct Powerful
  • Slimline 13-litre fuel tank with deeply sculpted knee indents
  • R-series style tail 120/70 front tyre, 180/55 rear tyre.

R7 colours

The dynamic new R7 is available in two colour options, and has been chosen to debut the next-generation R-series colours and graphics.

The first colour option is Icon Blue which is used on the upper body surfaces as well as the lower aluminium panels and wheels – while the sides of the fairing feature a contrasting darker matte blue. Engine, frame covers and swingarm are finished in Crystal Graphite that accentuates the power and dynamism of the R7.

The R7 will also be available in a Yamaha Black colour option with minimal graphics and accents. This gloss black finish gives the bike a purposeful look, and is complemented by the Crystal Graphite engine and chassis. The beauty of this pure colour scheme is that is works well with a range of different riding gear, and gives the R7 an understated character that looks right in any situation, from the city to the open road or race track.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories, GYTR Performance Parts and Paddock Blue Appare

Yamaha’s extensive range of Genuine Accessories includes a constantly evolving line of performance, protection and cosmetic products that are designed for both track riders and road oriented customers.

The GYTR Performance Parts line-up is aimed at riders who want extra performance for closed circuits, and includes an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system as well as a Quick Shift System, billet engine cover kit and radiator and engine protectors. For the road rider Yamaha offer a shorter license plate holder, LED blinkers and phone holder, as well as a wide range of billet items and engine protection.

The Paddock Blue apparel range has a vast choice of leisure wear, and there is also a wide selection of CE-approved riding gear.

New XSR125: Timeless design for the modern commuter

The youngest Faster Son Born for free spirits

Designed for those riders who appreciate the seamless combination of true heritage design with timeless neo-retro looks and up-to-the-minute technology, Yamaha’s Sport Heritage models are truly in a class of their own. With a unique character and everlasting appeal, every XSR model is designed to deliver not just an outstanding riding experience, but to enable its owner to underline their individuality and express their personality.

Yamaha’s Faster Sons philosophy is inspired by the past while looking firmly to the future, and it is an approach that strikes a chord with those free spirited riders who like to do things their own way. The whole Yard Built scene has been inspired and encouraged by the Faster Sons movement, and over the past 6 years the most respected custom builders from Europe and beyond have created many radical and thought provoking machines using a Yamaha Sport Heritage model as their starting point.

With the current Sport Heritage range headed by the flagship 3-cylinder XSR900, closely supported by the 2-cylinder XSR700, the time is right to introduce a new model that will open up the Faster Sons way of life to a whole new audience. Designed and built to the same high quality standards as its older siblings, the XSR125 offers younger riders the opportunity to experience the unique riding experience and pride of ownership that comes with every XSR – and with its premium build quality and proven Yamaha reliability, customers can be sure that this is a machine that will not let them down, and will retain a good used value.

All-new XSR125: Commuting in style

Commuting is about to become a lot more fun with the XSR125. Built to a high standard specification that includes Yamaha’s top-of-the-line engine as well as an agile handling frame – and featuring state-of-the-art technology seamlessly intertwined with timeless heritage style – this new lightweight is the youngest member of the Faster Sons family. And like many younger siblings, this bike is ready to make its mark and is ready to impress.

With its strong retro-inspired colour schemes, exquisite detailing and first class Yamaha build quality, this is a bike that demands to be noticed wherever it is ridden. Unlike some other models in the class that prefer to keep a low profile, the XSR125 is the kind of bike that makes a strong statement, and has the performance, technology and style to back it up.

Light, agile and fun

This new motorcycle has been designed to be light, agile and enjoyable for everyday riding – making it the ideal choice for a wide range of B1 license car drivers* looking for an alternative to four wheels, as well as for existing riders with an A-license who appreciate the XSR125’s outstanding value and impressive specification.

Those riders who may be completely new to motorcycling will be reassured by the comfortable upright riding position as well as the smooth suspension and easy, lightweight handling – and both new and existing riders are going to appreciate the fun-loving nature of Yamaha’s newest Sport Heritage bike.

* Limitations and restrictions may apply per country under applicable local laws

Pure and timeless XSR styling

Just like every model in the Yamaha Sport Heritage line up, the XSR125 features a bold line up of colours that are influenced by some of Yamaha’s legendary models from a bygone era.

Featuring a strong horizontal motif, the Redline, Tech Black and Impact Yellow colour schemes combined with features like the rounded tank, long flat seat and circular headlight give this new 125 a bold and unique look that underlines its Faster Sons DNA – and just like the XSR900 and XSR700, the new XSR125 pays homage to the past, while looking ahead to the future by featuring the very latest technology including full LED lighting as well as an LCD meter.

Best-in-class 125cc 11kW engine

The XSR125 is driven by a responsive 125cc 4-valve liquid-cooled single-cylinder EU5 engine that is the same design as the unit used on the extremely successful MT-125 Hyper Naked and R125 Supersport models. This sophisticated and highly reliable powerplant produces a full 11kW, the maximum permissible in the A1 licence category, making it one of the strongest performers in the class.

One of the significant technological features on the XSR125 is Yamaha’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) system that enables the engine to produce plenty of torque at lower engine speeds together with excellent performance at higher speeds. The result is a bike that is easy and enjoyable to use around town, and as well as being able to deliver an exciting ride on the highway – and the whole riding experience is made even more enjoyable and rewarding by the beautifully-tuned exhaust note that brings out the strong character of the single-cylinder engine.

Being fully EU5 compliant, the XSR125’s low emissions enable it to be ridden in those city centres where increasingly strict air quality regulations may apply, making it an ideal commuter.

37mm USD front forks

n order to achieve first class roadholding together with responsive handling and an easy and enjoyable riding character, the XSR125 is equipped with 37mm USD front forks. Featuring a black finish that complements the bike’s timeless Sport Heritage character, these smooth-action forks play an important role in making this affordable commuter such a comfortable and nimble performer in different riding situations. This USD front end also underlines the XSR125’s premium overall specification at the same time as being one of the most affordable models in the quality 125cc class.

Stylish block pattern tyres

Yamaha’s Sport Heritage bikes are inspired by the past and built for the future, and the XSR125’s chunky block-pattern tyres emphasise the bike’s timeless good looks while providing high levels of traction. The combination of a wide 140/70-17 rear tyre and 110/70-17 front tyre together with lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels ensures low unsprung weight for responsive suspension action, giving a confident riding character with easy and predictable handling, making this an ideal choice for first-time motorcyclists.

High-tech LED headlight and LED taillight

Another example of the affordable XSR125’s first-class specification is the fitment of sophisticated LED lighting. The full LED headlight features a classic shaped circular shell that epitomises the bike’s unique blend of classic styling with up-to-the-minute technology, while the compact LED taillight underlines the bike’s agile and lightweight appearance.

Strong and light Deltabox frame

The chassis features Yamaha’s advanced Deltabox frame design with twin spars that run in a straight line from the steering head to the swingarm pivot to create an extremely strong yet lightweight chassis. Featuring a compact 1330mm wheelbase and accessible 810mm seat height, the XSR125 chassis is designed to accommodate riders of varying sizes, while the upright riding position and relaxed ergonomics make this lightweight Sport Heritage bike ideally suited for riders with an A1 licence who are looking for a more enjoyable, effective and economical way to get into and around the city.

Premium details

Few other models in the category are able to offer this level of affordability combined with such an impressive specification, and premium details can be seen throughout the bike. In addition to the previously described USD forks, LED headlight and LED taillight and full power 125cc 11kW VVA engine, this lightweight Sport Heritage bike is equipped with a wide range of attractive features such as a tuck and roll seat, painted mudguards and aluminium brackets that highlight the attention to detail that makes this bike stand out.

Circular LCD meter

Every detail on the XSR125 is designed to be true to the Faster Sons philosophy that sees timeless design blended with modern technology. The circular LCD meter is a perfect example of this approach, and it features a satin black body featuring a circular LCD meter with a bright chrome surround. The negative LCD meter displays clear and easy to read information, while the neo-retro look perfectly complements the round headlamp, painted mudguards and heritage colours and graphics.

Key Features

  • Best-in-class 125cc 11kW EU5 Engine Timeless neo retro design
  • 37mm USD front Forks Comfortable riding position Lightweight alloy wheels Stylish block-pattern tires
  • Classic circular LED headlight and LED taillight Light and strong Deltabox frame
  • Agile, easy and conident handling Painted mudguards
  • Tuck and roll seat Aluminum brackets
  • Retro-style circular LCD meter

XSR125 colours, availability and price

The XSR125 colour schemes feature a strong horizontal motif that reinforces the timeless design and gives this model a pure look with a universal appeal. Three colours will be available: Redline (VRSK); Tech Black (MDNM6); and Impact Yellow (CPY), each of them featuring colour coordinated painted front and rear mudguards, dual-stripe tank graphics and sidepanel logos.

Deliveries to European Yamaha dealers will commence in June 2021. Prices vary per region, so please contact the national Yamaha distributor for full information.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Faster Sons Apparel

Yamaha has developed a wide range of Genuine Accessories that enable the XSR125 owner to easily personalize their motorcycle. Two Genuine Accessory kits will be available – the Racer Kit that consists of a headlight cover, front number plate and side number plate, as well as the Urban Kit that features a flyscreen, aluminium engine side cover, radiator side cover and side cover.

Customers can order the kits before collecting their new XSR125, and have them fitted by their Yamaha dealer. All of the items in the kits can also be purchased individually, and in addition to the kit items, the genuine Accessory list for the XSR125 also includes an Akrapovic muffler; license plate holder (LPH); undercowl side cover; café racer cowling, café racer knee pads and more.

Developed to complement the Sport Heritage range of motorcycles, Yamaha’s Faster Sons apparel line includes stylish T-shirts, jumpers, leather jackets, baseball caps, patches and more that are designed to match the timeless looks of the XSR.

New NMAX and D’elight: Yamaha offers everyone a smarter way to move

The age of Personal New Mobility is here

Never before has the Yamaha Urban Mobility line been so relevant and important to everyone who lives, works or plays in the city. The Covid pandemic has turbocharged the trend towards Personal New Mobility, and many people have changed their behaviour and are looking for alternative transport solutions that will enable them to avoid crowded places in order stay safe and secure.

Yamaha’s Urban Mobility models offer every commuter an accessible and reliable way to move in and around the city. Every model is equipped with fully automatic ‘twist-and-go’ transmission that makes them easy to ride, and the all-new NMAX 125 and all-new D’elight can be ridden on a B-licence in many European countries*, offering car drivers a quick and simple way onto two wheels.

With their two front wheels providing increased levels of traction and braking, the Tricity family is the ideal choice for commuters who appreciate the enhanced feelings of stability and confidence that come with the 3-wheel layout. The new Tricity 300 and the Tricity 125 can also be ridden on a B-licence,* giving today’s urban commuters the opportunity to make every journey easier, less expensive and more enjoyable.

Each Yamaha Urban Mobility model provides a real alternative to every commuter who wants to change their lifestyle and achieve a better work/life balance. With its sporty new body design, the all-new NMAX 125 brings premium quality and lively performance to the entry-level scooter class, while the modern new style of the all-new D’elight is designed with a specific attention to female riders looking for a light and fashionable way to move, and the Tricity 300 is now equipped with a fully EU5-compliant engine and can also be ridden on a B-licence.*

Each model offers something different to suit every individual lifestyle – but one thing they all have in common is that every Yamaha Urban Mobility scooter enables safe social distancing during the Covid pandemic and beyond.

*Limitations and restrictions may apply per country under applicable laws

All new NMAX 125

One with the city

The NMAX 125 is Yamaha’s top-selling model in the Urban Mobility class with over 72,000 sold to date, and it accounts for nearly two thirds of Yamaha’s unit sales in this increasingly important segment. In order to take the NMAX to the next level and appeal to an even greater global audience, the company has completely redesigned this important model.

First introduced in 2015, the NMAX is a premium scooter with a sporty character that is aimed at the entry-level market, and this special combination of lively engine performance along with excellent riding comfort and remarkable economy has ensured its ongoing success. Its strong performance and outstanding value for money make it the ideal urban commuter for male and female riders who need quick, easy and reliable daily transport – and its sporty good looks and fun-loving character make it the ideal set of wheels for younger owners with a busy social life. NMAX 125 can also be ridden on a B-licence* in a number of European countries, making it a real alternative to the car for all but the longest journeys.

For 2021 Yamaha the NMAX 125 gets an all-new body design as well as a new frame and a premium finish with extra detailing. The Blue Core engine is fully EU5- compliant, and perhaps the most significant change is the fitment of Yamaha’s industry-leading Simple Communication Control Unit that brings total connectivity and offers every customer a more enjoyable and better informed riding experience.

*Limitations and restrictions may apply per country under applicable laws

125cc EU5 Blue Core engine

The NMAX’s 125cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine has been developed using Yamaha’s sophisticated Blue Core small engine technology that is designed to achieve the highest levels of fuel economy while also enhancing the scooter’s fun-to-ride performance. Blue Core technology focuses on three areas: increasing combustion efficiency, reducing power loss, and enhancing cooling efficiency, and it is part of an ongoing process that is constantly evolving to ensure that the NMAX – and indeed every other small capacity Yamaha – continues to be able to offer the ideal blend of power, fun and economy.

The 125cc engine’s Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology is one of the key Blue Core technologies, and features a special intake camshaft that consists of two cam lobes, one that is ideal for low to mid-rpm, and one that is ideal for high rpm. The VVA system automatically alternates between the two cams in order to achieve the most efficient combustion characteristics, giving lively performance and high levels of engine efficiency.

Producing 9.0 kW at 8000rpm, the NMAX 125 delivers strong acceleration that is designed to keep it ahead of urban traffic – and together with its extremely low fuel consumption this sporty urban commuter is one of the least expensive ways to move – as well as being one of the most enjoyable modes of urban transport.

Sporty new body design with premium finish

The sporty new body design benefits from an even higher level of finish that transforms the whole look and feel of the 2021 NMAX and takes this urban scooter up to the next level. Its all new front cowl is equipped with new twin-eye style LED headlights and a built-in position light that give a more dynamic and sophisticated look – and the integrated taillight and rear flashers reinforce the NMAX 125’s premium specification.

As well as its sharper sports look the new front cowl offers better wind and rain protection, and improved aerodynamics reduce wind noise for a higher quality riding experience.

Newly designed frame

Although it is largely hidden behind the new bodywork, the NMAX 125’s new frame has been designed to offer a number of significant improvements compared to the current model. A key feature is its newly designed central tunnel that accommodates a larger 11-litre fuel tank. This not only provides an increased range of around 500 km between refills – it also gives improved a more mass centralised layout that gives increased agility and better maneuverability.

The new frame together with the redesigned body also enhances the ergonomics for a more comfortable ride – and the improved aerodynamics contribute towards the outstanding fuel efficiency and also help to reduce wind buffeting for a more relaxing journey.

Traction Control System

Many NMAX 125 customers may be new to two wheels, and this urban commuter’s light weight and easy agility make it the perfect choice. The Traction Control System gives the rider added confidence when accelerating on wet or loose road surfaces by instantaneously limiting the power to the rear wheel when any sign of tyre slip is detected.

Start & Stop engine technology

The new EU5-compliant 125cc Blue Core engine is the cleanest running and most economical powerplant ever featured on the NMAX, and its new switchable Start & Stop technology helps to further reduce local pollution and also cut fuel bills. When the system is switched on the Start & Stop function automatically cuts the engine whenever the scooter comes to a stop at lights or junctions, and restarts it instantly when the brakes are released and the throttle is turned.

Bluetooth connectivity with the SCCU Simple Communication Control Unit

NMAX is the first scooter to feature Yamaha’s Simple Communication Control Unit (SCCU), an easy-to-use piece of electronic technology that is designed to keep the rider informed and make every journey more enjoyable and rewarding.

NMAX 125 owners can download Yamaha’s free MyRide app to their smartphone, and then pair their device with the SCCU using Bluetooth when they are close to the unit. Once connected, the MyRide app gives the rider full access to a wide range of technical and running information including battery and oil status, fuel consumption and more. There’s even a parking locator that enables the rider to find their NMAX using the phone’s last connected location.

By using MyRide every NMAX owner can also access many exciting functionalities, including Ride & Record that records data such as lean angle, acceleration, speed, distance and more from previous rides. Data can be shared with other MyRide users from all over the world, and new riding routes can be discovered and shared.

Once the new model is available at Yamaha dealers all NMAX owners will be able to access a tutorial video showing them how to use the MyRide app and make the most of its wide range of functionalities.

Connected LCD instruments

The NMAX comes with all-new high-tech LCD instruments that are fully linked to the new SCCU. Riders can view the usual information on speed, distance, fuel level and temperature – but what makes the new NMAX 125 so special is that its connected instruments also feature icons that will light up and notify the rider of incoming calls, emails and SMS messages – as well as displaying their smartphone’s battery status.

Smart Key keyless ignition system

This top-selling scooter features some of the most impressive electronic technology in the category, and as well as its new SCCU and connected LCD instruments the NMAX is also equipped with Yamaha’s Smart Key keyless ignition system. This convenient system enables the NMAX rider to activate the machine as long as they have the Smart Key with them in their coat or bag, making every trip a little bit easier and quicker – and it’s one of the many class-leading features that makes this one of the most attractive urban commuters in its class.

Underseat storage space

The comfortable dual seat can be opened up to reveal a large storage space that can accommodate a helmet or other personal items. This lockable compartment is also weatherproof, making it ideal for carrying an assortment of various stuff needed for work or play.

Power socket and front pockets

The NMAX 125’s SCCU gives the rider full connectivity, and the new instrumentation features alerts whenever emails, texts or phone calls are received by the users smartphone. The 12V power socket enables the rider’s device to be kept charged, and the front pocket gives easy access to a smartphone, wallet or camera.

Front and rear disc brakes with ABS

The braking system is one of the best in the class, and features a 230mm front disc brake and a 230mm rear disc brake that provide plenty of smooth and controllable stopping power. ABS is fitted as standard to both brakes to prevent skidding during excessive braking, giving new riders the added peace mind when riding in low-grip conditions.

Genuine Accessories and riding gear

Yamaha have developed a comprehensive range of Genuine Accessories for the new NMAX, enabling riders to make their own personalised scooter that reflects their lifestyle and requirements. Yamaha is also creating a new range of urban riding gear for Urban Mobility riders, full details will be announced shortly.

NMAX 125 KEY FEATURES

  • 125cc EU5 Blue Core engine – reduced emissions with increased fuel economy
  • 9.0kW@8000rpm
  • Excellent fuel economy: Start & Stop on: 2.2 litres/100 km
  • Low CO² emissions: Start & Stop on: 52g/km
  • Variable Valve Actuation (VVA)
  • Sporty new body design
  • Newly designed frame for enhanced ergonomics and easier manoeuvrability Traction Control System
  • Switchable on/o?? Start & Stop engine technology
  • Twin eye LED headlights, built-in position lights and integral flashers Bluetooth connectivity with SCCU Simple Communication Control Unit Smart Key keyless ignition
  • Larger 11-litre fuel tank gives around 500 km between refills
  • Underseat storage space
  • Connected LCD instruments
  • Power socket and front pockets
  • 230mm front and 230mm rear disc brakes, both equipped with ABS
  • Can be ridden on a B-licence*

*Limitations and restrictions may apply per country under applicable laws

Availability and colours

The NMAX 125 will be available from February 2021 in the following colours: Anodized Red – Phantom Blue – Power Grey

All new D’elight

Move light

Featuring an all-new modern unisex design and driven by an economical and quiet-running 125cc EU5-compliant engine, the all-new D’elight is designed for female and male riders with a busy urban lifestyle who need a stylish, accessible and easy to use scooter that meets their everyday needs.

125cc EU5 Blue Core engine

What makes the D’elight an ideal urban commuter is its remarkably quiet and economical 125cc engine that is fully EU5-compliant for 2021. Developed using Yamaha’s cutting-edge Blue Core technology that ensures optimal running efficiency, the latest engine produces its maximum torque at only 5000 rpm – a considerably lower engine speed than other scooters in its class.

Together with the D’elight’s extremely low weight, this adds up to an excellent power-to-weight ratio that gives lively and responsive acceleration, making this new unisex scooter one of the quickest and most economical ways to move around the city – and because the engine’s maximum torque is produced at much lower rpm than many other scooters, the D’elight delivers a more relaxed and enjoyable ride.

New unisex body design

The new D’elight gets a modern new unisex body design for 2021 that features a more rounded headlight as well as flush fitting flashers and a cowl-mounted position lamp. The restyled front cowl provides excellent protection from the wind, and the spacious and flat footboard area ensures a comfortable riding position together with easy access.

Lightest in class

Weighing just 101 kg with fuel and oil, the new D’elight is the lightest scooter in its class, making it the ideal choice for female and male urban commuters who may be new riders. This extremely low weight offers a number of benefits, including increased agility – particularly in stop-start urban traffic – as well as making parking and putting the scooter on its stand so much easier.

Start & Stop engine technology

For 2021 the new D’elight is equipped with the latest switchable Start & Stop engine technology. When the system is switched on the Start & Stop function automatically cuts the engine whenever the scooter comes to a stop at lights or junctions to minimise local pollution and reduce fuel costs – and restarts it instantly when the brakes are released and the throttle is turned.

Large underseat storage

The D’elight features a large underseat storage space that makes it the ideal choice for everyday commuting. The comfortable dual seat can be unlocked to reveal the weatherproof storage that is large enough to accommodate one full-face helmet – one of the only models in the class to do so. It’s also ideal place for carrying various personal or work-related items safely and securely – and is perfect for when you need to do some last-minute shopping.

12-inch front wheel

The new D’elight is fitted with a 12-inch front wheel that contributes towards this urban commuter’s extremely agile handling characteristics. 6-spoke alloy wheels minimise unsprung weight and help to make this the lightest scooter in its class, and the 90/90-12 front tyre and 100/90-10 rear tyre provide excellent grip.

D’elight KEY FEATURES

  • 125cc EU5 Blue Core engine – increased fuel efficiency, cleaner running
  • Excellent fuel economy:
  • Start & Stop on: 1.8 litres/100 km
  • Low CO² emissions: Start & Stop on: 42g/km
  • Fashionable and modern body design with universal appeal
  • Switchable on/off Start & Stop engine technology
  • Lightest weight in class ensures easy agility and fuss-free parking
  • Underseat storage space for everyday urban commuting convenience
  • New rounded headlight and larger LCD instruments with analogue speedo
  • 12-inch front wheel for agile handling
  • Flush ??tting front ??ashers with cowl-mounted position lamp
  • New assist grip for easy parking
  • Can be ridden on a B-licence*

*Limitations and restrictions may apply per country under applicable laws

Genuine Accessories and riding gear

Yamaha have developed a comprehensive range of Genuine Accessories for the new D’elight that enable riders to make their own personalised scooter that reflects their lifestyle and requirements. Yamaha is also creating a new range of urban riding gear for Urban Mobility riders, full details will be announced shortly.

Availability and colour

The D’elight will be available from December 2020 in the following colours: Pearl White – Power Black – Lava Red

Tricity 300

The best move in town

With its best-in-class specification, premium finish and user-friendly technology, the Yamaha Tricity 300 has instantly established itself as a key model in Yamaha’s highly successful Urban Mobility line. Its EU5-compliant engine is one of the most technologically-advanced powerplants in its class, and its Blue Core technology ensures that it delivers an ideal balance of performance, economy and versatility – making this the perfect urban commuter for everyone from existing scooter riders through to car drivers with a B licence.*

The Tricity 300’s 3-wheel chassis is one of the most advanced in the category, and features Yamaha’s Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) technology with twin front wheels that deliver enhanced feelings of security, stability and confidence in different surface and weather conditions. Featuring a 1590mm wheelbase with a 470mm track and 50:50 weight distribution – and giving a full 72º of steering angle – the Tricity 300 is easy to manoeuvre and park.

The Tricity 300’s active, smart and modern styling has been strongly influenced by Yamaha’s best-selling Sport Scooters as well as the remarkable NIKEN motorcycle. Its compact and aerodynamic front cowl with a short overhang emphasizes the light and agile character, and colour co-ordinated fenders hug the large diameter 14-inch front wheels and 120-section tyres that convey a very real feeling of front end traction.

A large storage space under the seat can accommodate two full-face helmets or one full-face helmet and an A4-sized briefcase, and the compartment is itted with internal LED lighting. Smart Key keyless ignition makes life simpler, and features like the parking brake and 12V socket add to the convenience.

Accessible, enjoyable and stylish – and offering the best balance of easy to use power, affordability and manoeuvrability – the Tricity 300 is the best move in town.

*Limitations and restrictions may apply per country under applicable laws

Genuine Accessories: Tricity 300 Accessory Packs

Yamaha offers a wide and constantly evolving range of individual Genuine Accessories for the Tricity 300 that includes performance, comfort and stylistic parts. For added customer convenience, Yamaha has also created a line of Accessory Packs that have been developed to suit different needs and lifestyles.

The Winter Pack consists of grip heaters, a throttle guide kit, connector cable and an apron that provide added comfort in cooler weather, enabling the Tricity 300 to be used throughout the year. Riders looking for a sportier style can choose the Sport Pack that consists of a sport screen, foot panel set and licence plate holder – and the Urban Kit comes with a high screen, 39-litre top case with backrest and a rear carrier.

Tricity 300 KEY FEATURES

    Economical and powerful 300cc Blue Core EU5-compliant engine

  • Easy and accessible 3-wheel Urban Mobility
  • Best-in-class specification with user-friendly technology
  • Can be ridden on a full B car licence subject to applicable local laws
  • Standing Assist System for added convenience when stationary
  • Lightest in class for easy manoeuvrability and parking
  • Large storage space for 2 full-face helmets or san A4 briefcase
  • Easy to understand auto-style LCD instruments
  • All-round large-diameter 267mm disc brakes with ABS and UBS

Availability and colour

The Tricity 300 will be available dealers from February 2021 in the following colours: Nimbus Grey – Tech Kamo – Gunmetal Grey

Tricity 125

Love the way you move

Tricity 125 continues with the same EU4 specification for 2021. Depending on EU4 local derogation rules, the current model can be sold throughout 2021. EU5 versions are planned to arrive in the market early 2021.

Tricity 125 KEY FEATURES

  • Fashionable and affordable 3-wheel urban commuter
  • Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) design for easy steering and confident cornering
  • Lightweight and compact for easy agility in traffic
  • Sleek and contemporary body design
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Relaxed and comfortable riding position with easy-access footboards
  • Lively, economical and quiet-running Blue Core 125cc engine
  • Front and rear disc brakes with ABS provide smooth and effective braking
  • Powerful LED headlight to see and be seen

Colours

Icon Grey – Milky White – Matt Grey

New TRACER 7 GT joins Sport Touring line-up for 2021

New TRACER 7 GT: Smart turns

Yamaha’s Sport Touring line is strengthened with the new TRACER 7 GT that offers the perfect combination of light weight, easy agility and excellent touring capabilities. Developed using the same philosophy that made the Tracer 900 GT a major success throughout Europe, the TRACER 7 GT’s standard specification includes a comfort seat, high screen and touring sidecases from Yamaha’s Genuine Accessories range that make it the perfect way to escape from the city and explore new destinations.

The TRACER 7 was renewed for 2020, and this second generation bike is aimed at riders who want thrilling sports performance with all round versatility and a serious bit of attitude. Featuring modern bodywork and an aggressive face, the TRACER 7 GT is the kind of machine that really can do almost anything – whether near or far, in the city or on the open road.

Coming from a family of Yamaha Sport Touring bikes that are widely respected and admired for their outstanding sports performance and the ability to excel in every situation, the new TRACER 7 GT is built to exceed expectations in every respect.

Driven by a Euro5 version of the acclaimed 689cc, 2-cylinder CP2 engine, this model takes the middleweight sport tourer concept to another level. Featuring a dynamic look and offering the best-in-class power to weight ratio – together with enhanced ergonomics and a higher overall specification – the TRACER 7 GT is designed to thrill.

It's a genuine 7-day a week bike that loves to play hard and fast at weekends. Tearing through the curves the TRACER 7 GT gets the heartbeat revving and the adrenaline pumping. Then when it's time to be sensible again on Monday morning this adaptable sport tourer is equipped to handle long-distance commuting and urban riding.

20L Sidecases

The essential accessories for touring or commuting, the 20L Sidecases are equipped with stays and keysets. Slim and robust, they offer the perfect capacity without compromising the bike’s compact dimensions. Sidecases are available in colours to match the bike.

Touring Screen

Higher and wider screen for enhanced wind protection on long-distance rides. Made with unbreakable and scratch-resistant polycarbonate. Effective height increase of 92mm and width increase of 70mm compared to the standard screen ensures maximum riding comfort with reduced noise, and enhanced wind and weather protection.

Comfort Seat

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

TRACER 7 GT Key Features

Equipped with Premium Genuine Yamaha
Accessories; 20L Touring Sidecases
Touring Screen
Comfort Seat

  • Half fairing with aggressive new twin headlight face
  • Thrilling torque-rich 689cc, CP2 engine, Euro5 compliant
  • Lightest in class, best power to weight ratio
  • Adjustable front and rear suspension
  • Aerodynamic screen with single-handed adjustment
  • Commanding riding position with comfortable ergonomics
  • 17-litre fuel tank gives long range autonomy
  • Negative LCD instruments
  • Compact LED flashers, integrated in handguards

Availability

Deliveries will commence from February 2021.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Apparel

Yamaha offer a wide range of Genuine Accessories designed for the TRACER 7 GT that enable every owner to build their very own machine. The constantly evolving line- up includes parts that enhance performance, protection and comfort through to cosmetic components that sharpen the bike’s image.

All-new New TRACER 9 and TRACER 9 GT: The most radical Yamaha Hyper Naked

More power, less weight and increased versatility

All-new TRACER 9: Emotional intelligence

Roads of Life

“Roads of Life” is the core concept behind Yamaha’s Sport Touring segment, the aim is to gather all the different types of riders who are all looking for the same goal. New roads to explore. New memories to create. Few other forms of personal transport can match the sense of total freedom experienced on every motorcycle journey. And no other vehicle comes close to matching the thrill and excitement of two wheels.

Each Yamaha Sport Touring model is designed to provide an instant and accessible escape from the day-to-day world by giving everyone the chance to clear their mind and appreciate the wonders of the natural environment. Now, more than ever, we all need to be able to get outside at a moment’s notice and create a new world where we can take charge of our destiny and live life to the fullest.

The Roads of Life are waiting to be explored, lifelong memories are ready to be created, and new friends are sure to be made along the way. With a choice of models with two wheels and three wheels, Yamaha’s dynamic Sport Touring segment has the power to change the way we live our lives by making faraway places more accessible to everyone.

Original Tracer 900: The perfect balance of sport and touring

In 2015 the first Yamaha Tracer 900 arrived in Europe and changed the way that many riders perceived the Sport Touring class. Offering the thrilling performance of a sport bike together with an impressive long-distance touring capability – as well as being ideally suited to urban commuting – the original Tracer 900 proved to be a major success by attracting many new customers of all ages and from different backgrounds.

Followed by a second generation EU4 model in 2018, the Tracer 900 established itself as the number one bike in the Sport Touring class, selling three times as many units as its nearest rival in 2019. This outstandingly adaptable motorcycle is now regarded by many as the definitive Sport Touring machine and is one of the most important models in Yamaha’s line-up.

All-new TRACER 9: Ultimate Sports Versatility

Five years after the launch of the original model, Yamaha has created two all-new versions of the ultimate multi-role motorcycle that are designed to reaffirm the model’s position as Europe’s favourite Sport Touring machine and attract a new generation of riders to the category.

Lighter, more powerful and supremely versatile – and now equipped with the most sophisticated technology ever seen on a Yamaha Sport Touring model – the all-new TRACER 9 and TRACER 9 GT remain true to the ‘Sporting heart, touring soul’ philosophy that has made them the number one bikes in the class. Offering increased levels of thrilling performance combined with enhanced touring capabilities and a higher overall specification, these new motorcycles offer ultimate sports versatility.

New EU5 890cc CP3 engine: More thrilling, more capable, more versatile

Powering the all-new TRACER 9 is a completely redesigned 890cc, CP3 crossplane technology engine that is lighter, more powerful and more advanced than the original powerplant that forever changed the image of the Sports Touring class. Our CP3 architecture lays the foundations for a completely new engine.

Fully EU5-compliant, the sophisticated new inline 3-cylinder engine features an increased capacity of 890cc thanks to a longer stroke, which is increased by 3mm from 59.1mm to 62.1mm, and this significant cc boost contributes towards a 7% increase in torque output. A key feature of the new larger capacity engine is that this much higher torque output of 9.5kg-m / 93 Nm is produced at 7000rpm – 1500rpm lower down the rev range then previously – for outstanding acceleration and rapid overtaking. As well as this marked increase in linear torque, the power output of the larger capacity 890cc engine is increased to 119PS at 10,000rpm – 4hp more than previously – making this one of the most thrilling, capable and versatile motorcycles in its class.

Famed for its linear torque, outstanding reliability and amazing versatility than enables riders to get maximum riding enjoyment in every situation – from twisty mountain roads through to fast, open highways and busy urban streets – the original CP3 engine has become one of the most successful engine designs in Yamaha’s 65 year history. Quicker, stronger and more advanced, this new generation TRACER 9 engine is a worthy successor to the original, and despite its increase in capacity, it actually weighs less than the outgoing design, which contributes towards the new bike’s enhanced handling agility and versatility.

New CF die-cast Deltabox chassis: Sportier handling, increased stability

Lighter, more compact and better handling, the TRACER 9’s all-new CF die-cast Deltabox chassis has been designed to give ultimate sports versatility with excellent comfort, making this the kind of bike that is ready to switch character to suit the rider’s mood.

Another important improvement for 2021 is the repositioning of the new 890cc CP3 engine, which is now mounted in a more upright angle of 52.3º, compared to 47.5º on the previous model. These changes improve the overall balance of the lightweight CF die-cast chassis to give a higher degree of road surface feedback from the front end, as well as a greater feeling of front end traction in corners.

Longer high-rigidity swingarm: Increased stability, sporty agility

To match the new frame’s increased rigidity and more compact design, the TRACER 9 is equipped with a completely redesigned lightweight aluminium swingarm that pivots inside the frame’s outer structure in contrast to the previous model’s external pivot points. Although externally similar in appearance to the design used on the 2021 MT-09, the TRACER 9 swingarm is actually 60mm longer, giving a 1,500mm wheelbase – the same as the previous Tracer 900.

Full 3-bag luggage capability: Increased flexibility and versatility

To optimise its versatility and touring capabilities the new model is designed to accommodate a total of three hard luggage cases, enabling the TRACER 9 to run with any combination of sidecases and a top case. A ‘Floating Stay’ system is used for the side cases to enhance high speed stability and isolate luggage movement on the bike, and a one-piece wraparound grab bar facilitates the fitment of a top case. With its lower weight and increased strength, the all-new chassis can handle a total payload of riders and luggage of 193kg – a 7% increase in load carrying capacity.

Class-leading electronic rider aids: 6-axis IMU for ultimate controllability

Originally developed for the R1 and never previously available in the Yamaha Sport Touring category, Yamaha’s 6-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) constantly measures the TRACER 9’s acceleration in the forward-backward; up-down and left-right directions – as well as the angular velocity in the machine’s pitch, roll and yaw directions.

Since its introduction on the R1 in 2015, this 6-axis IMU has been further developed, and the unit featured on the new TRACER 9 is now 50% smaller and 40% lighter. This high-tech IMU device constantly sends data to the ECU which computes all the data in real time, and effectively governs the new TRACER 9’s Traction Control System (TCS) as well as its Slide Control System (SCS), front wheel LIFt control system (LIF) and Brake Control system (BC).

Traction Control System (TCS)

If any potential loss of rear tyre traction is sensed during acceleration, data from the IMU informs the ECU to activate the lean-sensitive TCS and momentarily restrict drive force until rear wheel slip is eliminated. This intelligent system intervenes at three increasing levels as lean angle increases, giving the TRACER 9 rider added confidence when accelerating on wet or slippery road surfaces.

Slide Control System (SCS)

When data from the IMU predicts a sideways rear tyre slide the ECU adjusts power levels correspondingly until full stability is assured. The SCS can be set at any one of three intervention levels, and can be turned off when required.

Front wheel LIFt control system (LIF)

LIF enables the rider to maintain a high degree of chassis control during aggressive acceleration by adjusting the rate of front wheel lift when it is sensed by the IMU. As with the SCS, the LIF system has three selectable intervention levels, and can also be turned off by the rider.

Three TCS/SCS/LIF mode settings

To keep the whole system easy to understand and simple to operate there are three mode settings available for the TRACER 9 rider. In Mode 1 the TCS, SCS and LIF are all pre-set to level 1, this being the lowest intervention level that is designed to accommodate sporty and aggressive riding. When Mode 2 is selected the TCS, SCS and LIF are all pre-set at level 2, which is moderate intervention that suits a wide variety of different conditions. Finally, Mode 3 is the manual setting option that enables the rider to select any combination from the 3 x TCS settings, 3 x SCS settings plus off, and 3 x LIF settings plus off, giving a potential 48 different combinations.

Brake Control system (BC)

The TRACER 9 is also equipped with a 2-Mode Brake Control (BC) system that provides added chassis stability during extreme braking situations. Data from the IMU is constantly analysed, and when excessive lever pressure is applied to the front or rear brake by the rider, the pressure is automatically modulated by the BC system.

The rider can select either of two modes: BC1 is the standard ABS-active mode which prevents wheel lock-up during emergency braking in an upright, straight-line situation. When set to BC2, the system offers an even higher level of intervention by controlling brake pressure when the IMU senses that the chassis is likely to become unsettled in situations such as sudden mid-corner braking.

Yamaha D-Mode: Four running modes for every situation

Yamaha D-Mode offers the TRACER 9 rider a total of four running modes to suit the widest variety of Sport Touring riding situations – one more than the previous model. Mode 1 gives a sharper and more aggressive engine response, Mode 2 is the all-round setting for a variety of situations, Mode 3 delivers a gentler power character that’s ideal for relaxed riding, and the new Mode 4 is perfect for wet weather riding.

New Battlax T32 tyres: Excellent wet and dry performance

Yamaha and Bridgestone have jointly developed the new Battlax T32 Sport Touring tyres specifically for the TRACER 9. The development goals were to create a new tyre that could offer excellent wet and dry performance together with excellent durability and strong straight-line performance, qualities that match the versatile character of this new Sport Touring model. The combination of a 120/70ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear provide good feedback with a precise feel, enabling the TRACER 9 rider to experience ultimate sports versatility, whatever the weather.

Cruise Control: Making longer journeys more enjoyable

The TRACER 9 is now equipped as standard with a Cruise Control that’s similar to the system used on the previous GT model, making longer journeys even more relaxing and enjoyable.

The Cruise Control can be activated when riding at a speed of 50 km/h or more and using 4th gear or higher, and once a speed is selected it can be adjusted up and down in 2 km/h increments by a single push of the switch or by continuously holding it down. The system can be immediately deactivated by using the brakes, clutch or rolling the grip forward on a closed throttle.

New fueling system: Increased 350km+ range with stronger performance

Another important change for 2021 is the TRACER 9’s all new fuel delivery system that features fuel injectors mounted to the throttle valve side – whereas they were previously mounted directly to the cylinder head. Together with the use of new lightweight engine internals, the new fueling design increases combustion efficiency and helps to achieve a notable 9% increase in fuel economy, giving this Sport Touring machine an extended range of 350 km+ from its 18-litre fuel tank, without adding additional weight by using a bigger fuel tank.

APSG ride-by-wire throttle: Improved feel and reliability

The TRACER 9’s Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) benefits from highly sophisticated R1M developed technology in the form of a new Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG) – a ride-by-wire throttle system that contributes toward the bike’s reduced overall weight and gives improved feel and reliability.

New higher-efficiency intake and exhaust: reduced weight, increased thrills!

Each motorcycle’s specification sheet can tell a lot about the way it’s going to perform, but numbers alone don’t give the whole story. The CP3 engine is famous for its intoxicating blend of linear torque and wonderful exhaust note, and Yamaha’s designers have devoted a lot of effort into making the whole TRACER 9 riding experience even more thrilling and exciting at all speeds.

The TRACER 9 is equipped with a new 1.5 chamber-type exhaust with twin tail pipes. Together with redesigned stainless steel header pipes, the complete exhaust weighs 1,400g less than previously, contributing significantly towards mass centralisation for even more agile handling.

Reined transmission with uprated A&S clutch: Better feel, smoother shifting

The TRACER 9 is equipped with slightly higher 1st and 2nd gear ratios that match the new engine’s higher torque output at lower rpm, and for smoother gear-changes the shift fork has been redesigned. Modifications have also been made to the A&S clutch, including the use of new material for the friction plates and a revised cam angle to give a lighter lever pull for gentler chassis behavior during downshifts, resulting in a smoother, easier and more satisfying ride.

Model-specific engine mounts: Increased stability when fully loaded

While the overall design of the TRACER 9 frame uses the new MT-09 as its base, Yamaha’s engineers have developed a range of model-specific components that make an important contribution towards achieving excellent straight line stability and cornering agility when fully loaded.

Model-specific engine mounts for the TRACER 9 have been developed through Kanno Hyoka – that is to say evaluating motorcycle performance based on test rider perceptions and feedback.Featuring a thicker construction that is unique to the TRACER 9, the left and right side engine mounting brackets as well as the top mount ensure that the engine’s role as a stressed member helps to create an excellent balance of rigidity for optimum handling performance – even when carrying a passenger and three hard cases.

Next generation design: Agile, compact and minimalist body style

Featuring completely redesigned bodywork, the all-new TRACER 9 seeks to build on the outstanding success of Europe’s best-selling Sport Touring by offering an even more sporty, dynamic and versatile package.

Very careful consideration was given to the layout and shape of the 3 bag luggage system, and the overall look of the side cases and top case is designed to complement the bike’s sporty and dynamic character.

A key feature of the new TRACER 9 is the ‘arrow’ silhouette formed by the windscreen, front fairing and fuel tank cover that gives a dynamic and purposeful new look, and the compact new mono- focus LED twin-eye headlights – together with LED lighting throughout and twin TFT meters – reinforce the bike’s technologically advanced look and underline the TRACER 9’s high overall specification.

Full LED lighting throughout: Excellent visibility with dynamic new style

New mono-focus twin-eye LED ‘hidden’ headlights are recessed in the aerodynamic front fairing to give this next-generation Sport Touring machine a bold and distinctive new look that underlines its truly dynamic and sporty character.

One LED headlight unit projects the low beam while the other unit projects the high beam, and they are designed to give excellent forward illumination with an even spread of light that is softer at the edges, making them easier on the rider’s eyes. The dynamic new face also features dual LED position lights that reinforce the imposing presence of the TRACER 9.

The all-new LED rear light design is quintessentially TRACER, and features specially cut inner lenses that give a smoother tail and brake light with a three-dimensional effect to underline the bike’s ultra-modern style – and the full LED lighting is completed with compact and lightweight LED flashers.

Twin 3.5-inch full colour TFT meters: Clear and comprehensive information

The all-new twin 3.5-inch multi-function TFT meters display extremely clear data and feature an intuitive rider interface that separates the critical running information from the functional operational information.

Key running information is featured on the left screen, including a multi-coloured bar-type tachometer whose colour changes as rpm rises, as well as a digital speedometer, fuel gauge, gear position and TCS mode indicator. The left screen can be switched to the TCS mode and setting display, enabling the rider to select the desired intervention mode for the electronic rider aids.Meanwhile the right screen is split into four separate sections, each one displaying a range of information such as odometer, tripmeters 1 & 2, temperature and more.

Ultra-light Yamaha SpinForged wheels: Increased agility and lighter handling

The 10-spoke SpinForged wheels and large-diameter axles fitted to the new TRACER 9 are 700g lighter than previously, and this major reduction in unsprung weight makes a positive contribution towards the bike’s agile handling, lightweight steering and responsive suspension characteristics.

Commanding riding position: Adjustable to different riders and riding situations

The TRACER 9’s roomy and commanding riding position ensures the highest level of comfort, and the ergonomics can be easily adjusted to suit different physiques and riding styles. The newly developed rider’s seat is mounted 15mm lower than the previous model, and features a very simple tool-less two-position height adjuster. Further changes to the ergonomics can be made by adjusting the footrests by 15mm up or down, and the handlebar position can also be moved forwards by 9mm and upwards by 4mm by reversing the direction of the handlebar clamps, giving a total of 8 different riding positions.

Larger fully-adjustable windscreen: Increased comfort, reduced fatigue

For increased wind protection and reduced fatigue caused by buffeting on longer rides, the new TRACER 9 is equipped with a large screen that can be adjusted by a total of 50mm through 10 increments of 5mm. Compact and lightweight handlebar brush guards also help to protect from the wind and weather.

R1 type radial front brake master cylinder: More power with linear control

The TRACER 9 is constructed to an extremely high standard specification, and the all-new 2021 model is the first ever Yamaha Sport Touring to be equipped with a front brake featuring a R1-type radial master cylinder. Manufactured by Nissin, this high-tech supersport-class braking system features a piston that moves parallel to the brake lever travel, giving a more linear brake feel, whilst giving the rider a higher degree of controllability.

TRACER 9
New Features

  • New larger-capacity 890cc engine
  • All-new die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis
  • Full 3-bag luggage capability
  • 6-axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids
  • Next generation design and styling
  • Full LED lighting
  • Full-colour 3.5-inch TFT instruments
  • Lightweight SpinForged wheels
  • Adjustable suspension
  • Customisable ergonomics
  • Radial front master cylinder

Rider Benefit

  • Increased cc gives major increase in power and torque throughout the rev range for thrilling acceleration.
  • Lower weight for easier handling. EU5 compliant.
  • Lighter and stronger CF die-cast construction for more agile cornering. Increased wheelbase ensures straight- line stability at higher speeds and when fully loaded.
  • Fully equipped to accommodate hard side cases and a top case for ultimate versatility. Total load capacity including rider/passenger increased by 7% to 193kg
  • Cutting-edge technology that gives the highest degree of controllability in varying weather and surface conditions. 3 engine modes to suit every riding style.
  • Compact and modern design with excellent wind and weather protection. Perfect blend of sport style with touring functionality.
  • Hidden and separate low/high LED headlights with dual LED position lights to see and be seen. Full LED flasher and tail/brake for ultra-modern TRACER signature style Intuitive design with clearly displayed information enables the rider to quickly check with minimum distraction
  • Ultra-light new wheels – reduced unsprung weight for more agile handling and responsive suspension
  • High specification fully-adjustable 41mm USD front forks and adjustable rear shock enable optimum chassis set-up to suit varying riding styles and loads.
  • New 2-position rider seat offers 15mm tool-less height adjustability. Rider footrests up/down adjustable by 15mm, and handlebar clamp can be reversed to give alternative position to suit different physiques and preferences
  • R1 type radial front master cylinder delivers linear stopping power with the highest degree of controllability.

Technical highlights

  • New 890cc inline 3-cylinder 4-valve DOHC liquid-cooled EU5 engine
  • Lower weight and increased power at all rpm
  • 7% increase in maximum torque at lower rpm
  • 4PS increase in maximum power
  • Lighter and stronger CF die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis
  • Overall 2kg weight reduction for increased agility
  • New lightweight aluminium swingarm
  • Next-generation styling, perfect blend of sport style and touring functions
  • Full LED lighting with hidden headlights and TRACER signature tail light
  • Refined A&S clutch
  • Light and compact new 6-axis IMU – first time on a Yamaha Sport Touring
  • Lean-sensitive rider aids: TCS, SCS and LIFt with three intervention modes
  • ABS and Brake Control system (BC)
  • D-MODE switchable engine running modes
  • New ultra-light SpinForged 17-inch 10-spoke wheels
  • Fully-adjustable KYB® 41mm USD forks with optimised settings
  • Adjustable KYB® rear shock with revised settings and new linkage
  • Twin full colour 3.5-inch TFT instruments with remote handlebar switch
  • Radial front master cylinder, 298mm dual front discs

TRACER 9 Colours and availability

The new TRACER 9 will be available in two new colours. Redline is a bold bright red finish that complements the bike’s sporty character, while Tech Kamo features a green-grey tint that creates a powerful and mature look that reflects the bike’s long-distance travel capabilities.

Deliveries will commence from March 2021.

All-new TRACER 9 GT: Ultimate specification as standard

The new TRACER 9 GT is the highest specification model in Yamaha’s 2021 Sport Touring line, and features a range of advanced technology and additional equipment that provide an even more luxurious ride for those customers who require the ultimate Sport Touring package as standard.

Hard side cases: Added functionality with style

The TRACER 9 GT is supplied with completely new hard cases fitted as standard equipment, meaning that the bike is ready for the Roads of Life from day one. Each case is able to carry a full- face helmet, and is attached to the bike’s durable steel subframe via a fully floating carrier system that absorbs any wind or surface-induced chatter to give a natural riding feeling. Coloured sidepanels match the bike’s finish for a fully integrated look.

KYB electronically-controlled suspension: Ultimate comfort with precise feel

Yamaha and KYB have jointly developed the TRACER 9 GT’s electronically-controlled semi-active suspension system that provides the ultimate in riding comfort combined with a precise feel from the road. Officially known as the KYB Actimatic Damper System (KADS), this highly advanced suspension generates a much wider range of damping force than conventional suspension, and is able to respond instantly to varying riding conditions in order to achieve optimum handling performance.

This use of this semi-active suspension system has been made possible by the bike’s new IMU which works together with the ECU as well as the Hydraulic Unit (HU) and Suspension Control Unit (SCU) to calculate the optimum suspension settings for any given riding situation: fast or slow, wet or dry, smooth or bumpy, solo or two-up.

The advantage of the solenoid system is that it is able to make extremely fast adjustments to damping settings, and it can handle both minor and major changes. By constantly analysing and computing the 6-axis data, the IMU can signal the ECU to adjust damping settings in order to maintain chassis stability at all speeds, and by doing so the KADS supplements the rider’s skills to ensure a more rewarding and enjoyable Sport Touring experience.KADS can be used in two modes: A-1 is the sporting mode that is designed to deliver taut and responsive suspension action for fast riding on dry roads – and can also accommodate wet conditions. The system can be switched to A-2 mode that is designed to give a more supple and comfortable ride on rougher or uneven surfaces, making it the ideal choice on longer and more relaxed journeys.

Up-and-down Quick Shift System (QSS): Smoother and faster gear changing

For clutchless up and down shifting the TRACER 9 GT is equipped with a new Quick Shift System (QSS). A sensor on the shift rod detects movement in the gearshift pedal, and the ECU cuts drive torque to the transmission to enable smooth and fast gearchanges, both up and down the transmission.

LED cornering lights: Increased visibility with decreased rider fatigue

The TRACER 9 GT is equipped with a highly sophisticated intelligent cornering light system that is programmed to light up the road ahead when the IMU senses that the machine is leaning at more than 7º and its speed is at least 5 km/h.

A key feature of this LED cornering light design is that the IMU’s high speed calculations and processing power enable the system to increase the brightness of the cornering lights as the banking angle increases, giving the rider a clear field of vision when riding at night. The TRACER 9 GT is only the second Yamaha to feature cornering lights after the FJR1300AE, and unlike the FJR’s system which consisted of three LED lights on each side of the fairing, the TRACER 9 GT’s design consists of a single LED situated above each of the two position lights.

Grip warmers: All-season riding comfort

Wind chill can make the rider’s hands cold and uncomfortable even on a cool summer’s day, and the TRACER 9 GT’s grip warmers can be precisely adjusted through a range of 10 settings using a scroll wheel to achieve the optimum temperature. Specially shaped grips feature thinner rubber that enables efficient transmission of the heat to keep hands warm whatever the weather.

Dedicated colours and graphics: Premium look and feel

As well as being available in the same colours as the standard model, the premium TRACER 9 GT is also offered in an exclusive Yamaha Icon Performance finish that has been inspired by the Yamaha R1M – the bike that pioneered much of the advanced electronic technology found on this high-end Sport Touring.

Availability

Deliveries will commence from March 2021.

TRACER 9 GT
New Features

  • Hard side cases
  • KYB electronically-controlled suspension
  • Up and down QSS
  • LED cornering lights
  • Dedicated colours and graphics

Rider Benefit

  • Added versatility for every journey, capable of accommodating a full face helmet. Fully floating carrier system ensures a smooth ride when fully loaded.
  • Semi-active KADS suspension system delivers ultimate chassis performance for sports agility and touring comfort.
  • Smoother and faster clutchless gear changing, up and down the transmission.
  • Powerful seamless illumination for increased visibility and reduced fatigue at night.
  • Premium looks and increased pride of ownership

Yamaha Genuine Accessories and Apparel

Yamaha offer a wide range of Genuine Accessories designed for the new TRACER 9 and TRACER 9 GT that enable every owner to build their very own machine. The constantly evolving line-up includes parts that enhance performance, protection and comfort through to cosmetic components that sharpen the bike’s image.

All-new MT-09 SP: The most radical Yamaha Hyper Naked

Premium specification and exclusive finish

The Dark Side of Japan

Since 2013 the Dark Side of Japan has been the inspiration behind the development of Yamaha’s MT models that have brought a whole new level of excitement and dynamism to Europe’s thrill- seeking riders. Designed and built by people who eat, breathe and sleep motorcycles, Yamaha’s MT models have created their own dynamic Hyper Naked category and introduced a huge number of riders to a new kind of two-wheel experience.

With their torque-rich engine performance, agile handling and naked good looks, each and every MT is designed to deliver a sporty, thrilling and rewarding ride that reinforces every motorcyclist’s passion for two wheels. With over a quarter of a million MTs sold in Europe since the first model arrived seven years ago, the Yamaha Hyper Naked range is helping to make motorcycling an even more exciting, accessible and attractive lifestyle choice.

New MT-09 SP: Sharper, smarter and more exclusive

With its all-new engine and chassis, and a radical, new coverless body design that exposes its brutal and muscular good looks, the 2021 MT-09 is the purest and most exciting Hyper Naked to date. But for those riders who demand the highest specification, Yamaha have created theMT-09 SP, an even sharper, smarter and more exclusive motorcycle that features an aggressive supersport-influenced finish with premium suspension.

Dedicated SP colours and graphics

The MT-09 SP’s exclusive new R1M-influenced Icon Performance colour features a blue/black multi-toned paint scheme on the fuel tank and air ducts to give an even more aggressive and exclusive look to this top-of-the-range Hyper Naked. The premium finish is enhanced with seamless water-transfer graphics, and the supersport-style colours reinforce the bike’s pure- sports character and highlights the close technological links with the R1M – the most advanced high-performance production Yamaha ever built.

Cruise Control system

In addition to the comprehensive electronic rider aids featured on the standard MT-09, the premium MT-09 SP is also equipped with a Cruise Control system that enhances the overall riding experience.

For a more relaxing ride on the highway, SP riders can choose to activate this Cruise Control system at speeds of at least 50km/h and in 4 gear and above. After the speed has been set it can be increased in 2km/h increments by single pushes of the switch, or can be steadily increased by holding down the switch – and the system is canceled whenever the brakes, clutch or throttle are used.

As well as helping to give an easier ride on longer journeys, the SP’s Cruise Control is also a useful feature that can help riders observe prevailing speed limits without having to constantly check their speedometer.

Premium KYB® front suspension package

Featuring 41mm tubes with a tough DLC (Diamond Like Coating) that ensures ultra-smooth and responsive suspension action, the premium specification KYB® front forks feature full adjustability for preload, rebound and compression damping – enabling the SP rider to achieve the ultimate set-up to suit different riding situations. In addition, these state-of-the-art front forks are also equipped with low and high-speed compression damping adjusters for accurate tuning of the suspension.

Öhlins rear shock absorber

To match the high grade front suspension, the rear suspension system features a premium specification Öhlins rear shock absorber. Offering the rider full adjustability for compression and rebound damping – and equipped with a remote preload adjuster that enables quick and easy setting – this SP-exclusive rear suspension brings supersport handling precision to the Hyper Naked class.

Double-stitched seat

The MT-09 SP’s exclusive double-stitched seat with its contrasting stitching has been developed to give the rider an unrivaled feeling of unity when aboard this premium Hyper Naked. The shape of the seat and fuel tank – as well as the overall ergonomics – have been developed through Kanno Hyoka – that is to say, evaluating motorcycle performance based on test rider perceptions and feedback. This exhaustive process ensures that the finished product enhances the total riding experience.

Anodised brushed aluminium swingarm

Another feature that is exclusive to the MT-09 SP is the beautifully finished swingarm that features a special brushed and anodised surface that perfectly complements the new Crystal Graphite frame. Together with other unique details – such as the yellow spring on the Öhlins rear shock absorber and black drive sprocket– the SP’s swingarm reinforces the premium feel and pure sporty looks of this class-leading Hyper Naked.

SP-specific chassis components

SP-specific features such as the anodised black handlebars and levers, as well as clear-smoked front and rear brake fluid reservoirs and a black drive sprocket reaffirm the MT-09 SP’s status as the most exclusive Hyper Naked in the class.

MT-09 SP Specific
New Features

  • Dedicated SP colours
  • Cruise Control System
  • Premium fully-adjustable suspension
  • Double-stitched seat
  • Brushed aluminium swingarm

Rider Benefit

  • Exclusive Icon Performance colours highlight the MT-09 SP’s close links with the R1M supersport.
  • Cruise Control can be activated above 50 km/h in 4th gear or higher, making it easy to observe speed limits and providing added relaxation on the highway.
  • Equipped with a DLC coating for super-smooth suspension action, the high specification front forks feature full adjustability together with separate adjusters for high and low speed compression damping, allowing the rider to achieve the ultimate set-up. At the rear an Öhlins shock offers full adjustability for outstanding handling performance.
  • Featuring stylish contrasting stitching, the specially developed seat is shaped to give an instant feeling of fit for outstanding rider/machine unity.
  • The exclusivity of the MT-09 SP is further highlighted by the anodised brushed aluminium finish of the lightweight swingarm.

MT-09 SP & MT-09
New Features

  • 6-axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids
  • Full-colour 3.5-inch TFT instruments
  • Compact, bifunctional LED headlight
  • Quick Shift System
  • Lightweight SpinForged wheels
  • New larger-capacity 889cc EU5 engine
  • All-new die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis
  • Next generation design and styling
  • Radial front master cylinder

Rider Benefit

  • Light and compact 6-axis IMU derived from R1. With lean-sensitive TCS, SCS & LIFt, plus BC systems. The most advanced electronic rider aids give extreme control in varying weather and surface conditions.
  • Comprehensive information displayed in a clear, modern and precise format. Enables rider to control the intervention level of the electronic aids via handlebar switches.

  • Projector headlight with multiple LEDs for broad, powerful and evenly spread low and high beams. LED position lights project a signature Y-shape icon to underline the pure, next generation MT looks.
  • Fast and smooth upshifting, new downshift function and refined A&S clutch give greater chassis stability for enhanced controllability during deceleration.
  • Yamaha’s lightest ever Aluminium production bike wheels reduce total unsprung weight by 700g for more responsive suspension action; reduced gyroscopic moment of inertia for more agile handling.
  • Substantially increased torque at lower rpm, increased power, lower weight, EU5 compliant 2.3kg lighter, shorter wheelbase for increased agility, higher rigidity for a more stable and dynamic ride.
  • Coverless minimalist design, bare and beautiful looks, dynamic style, purest MT DNA, brutal yet sophisticated. Premium Crystal Graphite frame finish highlights pure mechanical beauty.
  • R1 type radial front master cylinder delivers linear stopping power with the highest degree of controllability.

MT-09 SP Technical highlights
SP-specific features:

  • Dedicated ‘Icon Performance’ YZF-R1M-inspired colours
  • Cruise Control system
  • Premium KYB® front suspension package
  • Öhlins rear shock absorber
  • Double-stitched seat
  • Anodised brushed aluminium swingarm
  • Anodised black levers, handlebars and black rear sprocket
  • Clear-smoked front and rear brake fluid reservoirs

MT-09 SP & MT-09 features:

  • New 889cc inline 3-cylinder 40-valve DOHC liquid-cooled EU5 engine
  • More power at all engine speeds
  • 7% increase in maximum torque at lower rpm
  • 4PS increase in maximum power
  • New 2.3kg lighter CF die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis
  • Lower 189kg wet weight – 4kg reduction and the lightest in 900cc naked class
  • Shorter wheelbase for more dynamic handling
  • New lightweight aluminium swingarm
  • Bare and beautiful ‘coverless’ new generation MT styling
  • Premium quality throughout, with Crystal Graphite frame finish
  • Full LED lighting with Y-shape brand signature icon front and rear
  • New Quick Shift System with up and downshift functions
  • Refined A&S clutch
  • Light and compact new 6-axis IMU
  • Lean-sensitive rider aids: TCS, SCS and LIFt with three intervention modes
  • ABS and Brake Control system (BC)
  • D-MODE switchable engine running modes
  • New ultra-light Spin-Forged 17-inch 10-spoke wheels
  • Larger 180/70-17 rear tyre with 120/70-17 front tyre
  • Full colour 3.5-inch TFT instruments with remote handlebar switch
  • Radial front master cylinder, 298mm dual front discs
Colours and availabilityThe new MT-09 SP will be available in an exclusive Icon Performance colour. Deliveries will commence from March 2021.

Next generation MT-07: Evolution of the Hyper Naked species

The Dark Side of Japan

Founded on 1st July 1955, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., celebrated its 65th anniversary this year, and over the past seven decades the company has developed some of the industry’s most iconic models and been responsible for the introduction of a range of innovative technology that has transformed the riding experience.

Machines including the XT500, XS650 and RD350LC – through to the VMAX and YZF-R1 – have all achieved legendary cult status within the world of motorcycling, and have become an integral part of the Yamaha story. While justifiably proud of its past achievements, Yamaha’s focus is on the future, and by the end of the first decade of this century the company’s product development teams were on a mission to create a new generation of future icons.

To make a difference it is necessary to take a risk, and some of the company’s greatest designs have been those bikes that defied convention and dared to be different. So when Yamaha’s designers and engineers set about creating a new breed of motorcycles for the 21st century, they made the conscious decision to break all the rules and take a whole new direction. Rather than playing it safe by making a newer and better version of what was already out there in the market, Yamaha decided to start all over again.

The next key decision in the development of this new generation of bikes was that they would be distinctly Japanese, with a unique look and feel that set them apart from every other brand. Playing with a variety of Japanese influences including Tokyo’s biking subculture, the development team were free to explore every possibility.

The focus would be on crafting a bike with a unique, thrilling and enjoyable riding experience, achieved primarily through the delivery of linear torque and easy agility.

Very competitive pricing and easy to ride for all type of customers, including female would be the goal. The look would be naked and mechanical, to give this new breed of distinctively Japanese bike a pure and muscular image. And every piece of technology would be there to serve the rider and create a more engaging, rewarding and satisfying riding experience.

Inspired by Japanese subculture, and created by some of the most visionary designers in the business, the MT-07 arrived shortly after the very first MT-09 was launched, and the year 2014 marked the real beginning of the new Hyper Naked segment that has become the dominant force on the streets of Europe.

The motorcycle world was changing, and Yamaha were leading the way with two of the most significant new models to be launched by the company in its long and illustrious history. With over 250,000 units sold to date, the MT line is proving to be the most successful range ever produced by Yamaha.

Yamaha MT-07: The bike that works for everyone

When the MT-07 first arrived back in 2014 few people realised the immense impact that this new 690cc twin-cylinder naked bike would have on the European market. But as soon as the first machines started to appear on the street the word was out that this was no ordinary motorcycle. All it took was one demo ride for the customer to realise that the MT-07 really was a different kind of machine.

MT stands for ‘Master of Torque’, and the outstanding crossplane technology engine proved to live up to its name, with its linear torque making the MT-07 a joy to ride in different riding conditions. Its compact chassis gave it an ideal blend of agility with stability – and the easy ergonomics and natural seating position made it a big success with riders of all ages and experience levels. Put simply, the MT-07 is a bike that works for everyone – and with its competitive price it can justifiably claim to offer the best balance of performance and value in its class.

European riders know what they want, and they soon realised that this accessible Hyper Naked was something very special. With over 125,000 units of MT-07 (full power and 35kW) sold since its launch, this is by far and away one of the Yamaha’s best-selling motorcycle, and it has been the number 1 model in the naked class every year since 2014, with almost twice as many units sold as its nearest rival.

Next generation Yamaha MT-07: Progressive evolution

As the best-selling naked model in its category from day one, it’s clear that the MT-07 is giving Yamaha’s customers exactly what they want in their bike. Featuring distinctive new bodywork that reflects its pure, next generation MT DNA, the 2021 MT-07 represents the progressive evolution of Europe’s favourite naked bike, and reinforces the core values of this outstandingly successful and much-loved middleweight.

A range of upgraded features including an engaging and characterful EU5-compliant engine as well as more powerful front brakes confirm the MT-07’s class-leading riding experience – while the overall feel of quality is underlined by the fitment of a new LED headlight with LED turn signals and position lights and LCD instruments. Tapered handlebars and a new tank and seat contribute towards a more comfortable upright riding position, while the latest Michelin sports tyres give confident road holding – and turn up the fun factor up by another few clicks.

New colours and refined detailing reinforce the bike’s MT family DNA, and with an extremely competitive price point the MT-07 is ready to maintain its leading position as the bike that works for everyone by offering the best balance of performance and value in its segment.

Next generation design: Pure Hyper Naked DNA

The new model’s next generation bodywork reflects the ongoing evolution of the MT family, and gives the 2021 MT-07 a more refined and distinctive look with a quality feel.

The design concept was to make the new MT-07 the ‘Handsome Younger Sibling” in the Yamaha Hyper Naked family, and this next generation look was achieved by creating a strong and distinctive new style that is both more organic and mature.

Key to the new look is a compact and minimalist new LED headlight assembly whose position lights and headlight gives the front face a Y-shape icon that symbolises the signature look of the next generation MT family. With minimal overhang, the new LED headlight underlines the sense of lightness and agility from the rider’s viewpoint, and by tightly compacting the new bodywork, radiator and seat around the machine’s CP2 engine, the mass-centralised layout projects a real sense of torque and power.

New winglets on the sides of the newly-designed 14-litre fuel tank covers feature sharply sculpted air ducts that visually convey the low of the air into the engine, giving the bike a more dynamic stance and emphasises the new model’s pure Hyper Naked DNA. The angle of the wing-like attachments at the rear of the body emphasises the harmony of the overall design, and viewed from above the outwardly projecting air ducts contrast with the slim seat area to convey a feeling of agility and freedom of movement for the rider.

The newly developed fuel tank covers are manufactured from injection-moulded plastic resin to reduce weight, and a 3D moulded texture is featured around the rider’s knee grip area to give improved controllability for a sportier character. Many other details changes to the colour and finish of fork covers, footpegs, engine stays and engine covers serve to enhance the overall feeling of quality, underlining the MT-07’s winning combination of outstanding value with a premium specification.

LED projector lighting: Compact and powerful

Modern, compact and lightweight, the new bifunctional LED headlight features a centrally-located high/low projector lamp that transforms the character of this next generation model and underlines the pure MT DNA it shares with the all-new MT-09. As well as giving the MT-07 a bold and distinctive new look, this compact projector headlight produces a powerful beam with well-defined edges that provides excellent forward visibility during night time riding. New left and right side dual-layer, translucent LED position lights give the MT-07’s a signature Y-shape face that reaffirms its close family ties with the new MT-09.

Latest EU5-compliant 690cc CP2 engine: More linear response

The latest 690cc, 2-cylinder, CP2 engine features a revised air intake duct design and optimised fuel injector settings, as well as a new 2-into-1 exhaust and new ECU. These changes gives a more linear engine response, while maintaining the characterful performance.

The 2021 engine delivers a smoother torque/rpm curve for excellent top speed and thrilling acceleration, and with maximum torque of 67.0Nm/6.8kg-m produced at just 6,500rpm – and maximum power of 73.4PS/54kW at 9,000rpm – this is the ultimate middleweight powerplant.

A new electric purge cut valve and lightweight battery ensures easy starts even when the machine has been parked for longer periods, and the 2021 engine also features new Crystal Graphite engine covers, as well as a new silver-coloured exhaust pipe and new muffler and exhaust protectors.

The crossplane concept engine’s 270 degree crank gives an uneven firing sequence with a more characterful exhaust note that emphasizes the torque feeling during acceleration – and the 2021 powerplant’s more linear torque delivery ensures outstanding response at all engine speeds, making the MT-07 one of the most enjoyable and accessible bikes in any category.

Larger diameter 298mm dual front discs: More stopping power

One of the most significant technical upgrades on the MT-07 is the new high specification front braking system. At the front the dual disc size is increased from 282mm on the previous model to 298mm on the new bike, giving more stopping power and greater controllability with no gain in weight. Together with the 245mm rear disc, the new system offers increased performance – and with the fitment of the new Michelin tyres, the increased stopping power is especially apparent in wet conditions.

Wider tapered aluminium bars: A more upright and assertive riding position

The MT-07 is already regarded as being the bike that works for everyone thanks to its natural upright riding position and relaxed ergonomics that make it so popular with riders of all ages and experience levels.

Following numerous evaluations of clay models and many test rides using riders with different physiques, Yamaha designers have fine-tuned the new MT-07’s riding position in order to achieve added comfort and better controllability. The 2021 model is fitted with new aluminium tapered handlebars that are 32mm wider to give a more assertive riding position as well as a little extra leverage for easier manoeuvrability at slow speeds.

New LCD instruments: Lighter and easier to read

The 2021 model now features higher specification LCD instruments with spot colour. The inverted dashboard is similar to the unit fitted to the Tracer 700, and its compact and lightweight multifunction display with larger readouts for the clock, gear, tripmeters and tachometer provides clear information. The use of spot colour gives an accent for key displays – and a new handlebar switch enables the rider to operate the meter more easily and efficiently.

LED flashers: Reinforcing the premium look and feel

Along with the new LED headlight the 2021 MT-07 is also equipped with new high intensity flashers at the front and rear. Lighter and more compact, they complement the next generation style of the bike and reinforce the premium specification of this best-selling Hyper Naked.

Latest generation tyres: High traction with excellent handling

New specification Michelin PR5 tyres – 180/55-17 at the rear and 120/70-17 at the front – provide excellent levels of traction and sporty handling performance and excellent wet weather handling qualities, making the MT-07 the ideal choice for new and experienced riders.

New colours, graphics and inishing: reinforcing the MT DNA

For 2021 the new MT-07 is available in the latest colour schemes and graphics that reinforce the MT family connection and give a premium feel to this outstanding middleweight. New black levers give a refined look, and wiring in the cockpit area is rerouted to give an enhanced look.

New features

  • Next generation design
  • LED projector lighting
  • 690cc 2-cylinder EU5 CP2 engine
  • Larger diameter 298mm dual front discs
  • Wider tapered aluminium bars
  • New LCD instruments
  • LED flashers
  • Michelin PR5 tyres
  • New colours, graphics and finishing

Rider benefits

  • Sharper and more dynamic Hyper Naked looks
  • Better visibility, reduced weight, signature MT ‘Y-shape face’
  • EU5-compliant, strong linear torque, gutsy exhaust note
  • More powerful braking with no additional unsprung weight
  • More assertive riding position with easier low-speed turning
  • Clear information, now with remote handlebar operation
  • High visibility and sharper style
  • Excellent traction in wet and dry, added rider confidence, sporty handling
  • Maintain the MT-07’s fashion leading focus and premium style, includes new blacked-out components and Crystal Graphite engine covers

Technical highlights

  • Next generation body design with pure MT family DNA
  • Winglet-style air intakes create distinctive MT-07 style
  • New LED projector headlight with signature Y-shape icon
  • 690cc crossplane technology CP2 engine
  • EU5-compliant
  • 270-degree crank for linear torque delivery
  • Maximum torque of 67.0Nm/6.8kg-m produced at 6,500rpm
  • New 298mm dual front discs
  • New wider aluminium tapered handlebars
  • More comfortable and assertive riding position
  • Inverted LCD spot colour instruments with remote control
  • New LED turn signals
  • Latest generation Michelin PR5 tyres
  • New colours and graphics
  • Compact tubular frame with 805mm seat height

All-new MT-09 Hyper Naked with class-leading specification

Increased torque, decreased weight and radical new looks

The Dark Side of Japan

As the first decade of the 21st century was coming to an end, a group of visionary designers together with some of the industry’s most talented engineers were working on what would become one of the most iconic motorcycles ever created by Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. It was to be the beginning of a whole new chapter in the history of Yamaha, and would see the company break away from conventional Japanese motorcycle design and take a bold new direction – and by doing so would re-establish itself as an innovative and exciting brand within the industry.

The brief was to create a new kind of machine whose primary function was to inspire, excite and impress. A radically different motorcycle that would herald a new beginning, defy convention and be the catalyst for change not just within Yamaha, but also in the world of motorcycling. A bike that was designed to be ridden just for the thrill of the ride, and would instill a real feeling of belonging and a clear sense of identity to a new generation of like-minded individuals.

Rather than looking outwards for inspiration, the close-knit team working on this secret project turned inwards to their Japanese roots and looked at the country’s unique motorcycling subculture to see what was happening on the street. It became clear that the future of motorcycling was going to be all about emotion, thrills, feeling and excitement.

The rest is history. Yamaha’s team unveiled the results of years of hard work back in 2013. The new bike that had been inspired by Japanese minimalism was about to change everything. Quick, agile and aggressively styled, the naked MT-09 instantly attracted a new breed of younger riders who loved its brutal good looks, big-torque engine and adrenaline-charged ride – and at the same time many experienced bikers realised that this new model had everything that made them originally fall in love with motorcycling back in the day.

With its strong emphasis on the thrill of the ride, together with a focus on premium quality, minimalist design and the use of pure technology that enhances the riding experience – The Dark Side of Japan philosophy has inspired every Yamaha Hyper Naked model since day one, and continues to be the force that makes every MT much more than just a motorcycle.

Yamaha MT-09: The purest Hyper Naked

It doesn't seem very long ago that the original MT-09 arrived on the market and brought a radical new force and a new kind of energy to the motorcycle world. Featuring naked body work, a muscular stance and menacing, in-your-face looks, combined with a torque-rich, 3-cylinder,crossplane technology engine – as well as a seriously competitive price point – the first generation MT-09 was an instant success for Yamaha.

The original MT-09 captured the very essence of motorcycling and became the definitive all-round sports bike. Not only did this seminal machine prove to be one of Yamaha’s most successful and iconic models of all time, it was also the company’s first model in the Hyper Naked segment – rapidly followed up by the arrival of the MT-07 in 2014, another extremely successful motorcycle that has established itself as the runaway market leader in the middleweight category.

Today's Hyper Naked line-up includes a total of 8 models from 125cc through to 1000cc, making it one of the widest and most successful line-ups ever produced in the 65 year history of Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. In fact since 2013 over 250,000 units of MT models have been sold in Europe, underlining the widespread appeal of the Hyper Naked concept right across the market.

For 2021 Yamaha is about to reinforce its dominance in the Hyper Naked category with the launch of the all-new MT-09. Lighter, more powerful and more technologically advanced in every area, this dynamic new motorcycle is the purest expression of the core values that make the MT range Yamaha’s most successful segment, and one of the most successful product line-ups in the European market.

All-new MT-09: Less weight, more power, highest specifcation

Since the original MT-09 arrived on the scene in 2013 the Hyper Naked market has grown tobecome one of the largest and most important segments for Yamaha. This game-changing model attracted almost 50,000 European customers between 2013 and 2017. In 2018 the second generation model was introduced, and with its new styling and EU4 compliant engine, it assured the continued success of this iconic model.

While remaining absolutely true to the fundamental values that underpin the Hyper Naked philosophy, the all-new 2021 MT-09 is a higher specifcation motorcycle that is lighter, more powerful and more advanced in every area. The key development goals were firstly to achieve Kanno Seino (exhilarating performance) that would boost the excitement factor on every ride – and secondly to enable the rider to explore the machine’s outstanding engine and chassis performance while retaining a comfortable and natural ride quality by the inclusion of the most comprehensive package of electronic rider aids.

New MT-09 delivers even more dynamic performance, as well as more agile handling. Equipped as standard with class-leading electronic control technology and top level equipment – the all newMT-09 offers the ultimate package with the most competitive pricing in the 900cc Hyper Naked class.

New EU5, 889cc, CP3 engine: More cc, more power, more torque, more fun

Increased levels of feedback and control. A key factor in the runaway success of the MT-09 is the exciting performance of its CP3, 3-cylinder, crossplane technology engine. After 8 years of providing the most exciting and rewarding riding experience to European owners, the time has come for the much-loved 847cc engine to make way for a new design that delivers higher levels of power and torque at all engine speeds.

To achieve a more torquey and agile feel the 2021 EU5-compliant engine has been completely redesigned and reduced in weight. Virtually every major component is new, including pistons, connecting rods, camshafts and crankcases, and despite its larger capacity and higher power output, the 2021 powerplant – including the new exhaust – is 1,700g lighter than the current design.

Engine capacity is enlarged to 889cc by increasing the bore size by 3mm, and the extra 42cc boosts maximum horsepower by 4PS to 119PS at 10,000rpm. However, the most significant improvement – and one that is key to the dramatically enhanced performance and more dynamic character of the new bike – can be seen in the CP3 engine’s higher torque output. Maximum torque on the new engine is 93 Nm, and peak torque is achieved at only 7,000rpm – a full 1,500rpm lower down the rev scale.

Higher levels of linear torque at lower engine speeds increase the ‘real world’ performance of the new MT-09 by enabling the rider to fully utilise its road-focused power delivery at everyday riding speeds. The larger-capacity EU5-compliant CP3 engine makes the new MT-09 an even more exciting and rewarding motorcycle that is able to deliver stronger performance in every type of riding condition, fast or slow, wet or dry.

Whether weaving through urban traffic on the daily trip into the city, cruising to the café or pushing hard through some twisty back roads, the new big-torque 889cc engine makes a real difference on every ride – and together with its new up and down Quick Shift System, the 2021MT-09 is the main contender for top honours in the important 900cc Hyper Naked category.

New fuel delivery system: Strong torque and power with increased economy

One of the key design features of the new 889cc engine is the completely new fuel delivery system. While the current MT-09 features its fuel injectors attached directly to the cylinder head, on the all-new model the fuel injectors are mounted to the throttle valve side, and fuel is injected onto the back of the intake valve heads.

This system gives better fuel atomisation and also reduces the adhesion of fuel to the intake port walls. This new system produces outstanding combustion efficiency, and contributes towards the new model’s 9% increase in fuel efficiency.

New APSG ride-by-wire throttle: Lower weight, excellent feel

The MT-09 features a Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) which is upgraded for 2021 with the addition of a new Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG). Similar to the unit featured on the latest YZF-R1 and R1M and equipped with model-specific friction and throttle opening settings, this lightweight ride-by-wire system replaces the previous model’s pulley set-up to give excellent feel and reliability.

New intake and exhaust systems: enhanced sense of torque and acceleration

The all-new 889cc engine is equipped with a redesigned high-efficiency air intake system and a new exhaust that are designed to enhance the sense of acceleration and torque felt by the rider. Newly designed stainless steel header pipes each have a different curvature to create an excellent pulse effect, and with the exhaust exiting on both the left and right sides, the rider feels the intoxicating roar in full ‘stereo’ mode.

Featuring a new 1.5 chambered design incorporating left/right symmetrical tail pipes, the lightweight exhaust system weighs 1,400g less than the previous system, and has been specifically tuned to create an enhanced feeling of torque when the rider is accelerating from a stop or powering out of a low-speed corner. 

As engine speed increases the intake sound becomes more dominant and heightens the feeling of acceleration felt by the rider, and the new intake system is specifically designed to further enhance the MT-09’s torque-rich riding sensation. This has been achieved by equipping the new high-efficiency air cleaner box with an all-new three duct layout, with each duct featuring adifferent cross section and length.

Optimised transmission and uprated A&S clutch: Smoother and easier

To match the 2021 model’s increased engine performance the transmission has been optimised by slightly raising the ratios on the 1st and 2nd gears, and for a good feel when shifting gear a newly designed shift fork is fitted. To handle the increased torque the A&S clutch uses a new material for its friction plates, and the cam angle is changed to give a lighter pull at the lever, together with even better chassis behavior when downshifting.

Die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis: Lighter, stronger, more agile

The 2021 model MT-09 has been improved in every area, and features an all-new lightweight CF die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis that has been developed in unison with the larger capacity 889cc big-torque engine. Yamaha is a world leader in CF (Controlled Filling) technology, and this high-tech die-casting process has enabled the company to produce extremely light and strong aluminium structures such as the new MT-09 frame and swingarm.

Yamaha’s CF technology has enabled the thinnest wall section on any Yamaha Die Cast frame ever. Featuring larger twin beams that run directly from the steering head assembly through to the swingarm pivot to give optimal strength, the newly-designed aluminium frame, subframe and swingarm are 2.3kg lighter than the previous structure, making a significant contribution towards the increased agility of the 2021 MT-09.

For enhanced handling characteristics, the frame’s longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity balance has been refined, with a 50% increase in lateral rigidity providing high levels of straightline stability.

To match the more compact frame and shorter front forks the head pipe position is lowered by 30mm, giving an increased feeling of front end grip when cornering, together with improved levels of rider feedback. Handling agility is also enhanced by the use of a newly designed CFdie-cast aluminium subframe that is 1.5kg lighter than the previous model’s steel design.

High-rigidity swingarm: Lower weight, better stability

Compared to the current design which has a ‘banana’ shaped right section, the new 250g lighter aluminium swingarm has a much straighter right side for a more symmetrical appearance that complements the next generation body design. To achieve better stability when cornering and also riding in a straight line, the 2021 swingarm pivot is mounted between the frame structure, rather than the pivots being mounted on the outside of the frame as before. This new swingarm design and layout reduces unsprung weight, and complements the revised rigidity balance ofthe new frame.

Next generation coverless body design: Bare, beautiful, and pure MT DNA

With its bare, beautiful and functional look, the new MT-09 represents the next major step in the ongoing evolution of the MT DNA. The design concept was to strip away everything but the essentials and present an exterior that would reveal the honest mechanical beauty of the bike’s functional components.

Yamaha’s designers have been faithful to the essential character of the MT, while at the same time creating a next generation Hyper Naked that visually expresses the machine’s defining qualities: namely the bike’s sound, torque, freedom and agility.

Conveying a sense of torque

The sense of torque is conveyed by the extreme level of mass centralisation that accentuates the bike’s muscular looks and creates a feeling of pent-up power. By locating the headlight, tank, seat and exhaust as close to the engine as possible, the overall impression is one of a tightly compacted mass of components that are ready for action. New details such as reinforcing ribs on the crankcase cover express the feelings of mechanical strength, and the new Crystal Graphite colour of the frame was developed to highlight the material qualities of the mechanical parts, and to convey an impressive and highly refined appearance.

Minimalist ‘coverless’ design

This new lightweight Hyper Naked is also about agility, and to express the outstanding handling performance of the all-new MT-09, Yamaha have developed a coverless design in which all unnecessary bodywork is removed to give a dynamic and agile new look from every angle. The compact front fender and minimalist headlamp nacelle are the only other pieces of bodywork on this muscular naked chassis, highlighting the beautifully styled chassis and giving the bike a strong, purposeful and mechanically pure look, all of which is accentuated by the Crystal Graphite frame colour.

The slimline seat and pointed tail – along with the total absence of sidepanels and other unnecessary additions – serve to emphasise the bare and beautiful good looks of this high specifcation Hyper Naked. 

The compact body design emphasises the pure and athletic character of this definitive Hyper Naked which weighs in at just 189kg – 4kg less than the current model and significantly less than its closest competitor in the 900cc naked class.

Flexible riding position: Accommodating all riders

The riding position was designed to accommodate riders of varying physiques, allowing riders to set a riding position that gives them a feeling of comfort the moment they get on the bike. In particular, the shapes of parts like the fuel tank and seat have been refined through repeated Kanno Hyoka (evaluating motorcycle performance based on test rider perceptions and feedback) to give the rider a feeling of being one with the machine.

6-axis IMU: R-Series Supersport technology for ultimate performance

The new MT-09 is the first Yamaha Hyper Naked model to be equipped with a high-tech 6-axis IMU, one of the most sophisticated pieces of intelligent electronics in the industry. Developed from the system used on the YZF-R1 since 2015, the 6-axis IMU on the new MT-09 is 50% smaller and 40% lighter thanks to a thorough review of the sensor layout.

Constantly measuring acceleration in the forward-backward; up-down and left-right directions –as well as the angular velocity of the machine’s pitch, roll and yaw directions – the 6-axis IMU is able to send data in real-time to the ECU which controls the electronic rider aids. The class-leading array of rider aids includes lean sensitive Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS) as well as a front wheel LIFt Control System (LIF) and Brake Control system (BC).

Lean-sensitive rider aids: Total controllability in all conditions

By monitoring the speed difference between the front and rear wheels, the lean sensitive TCS helps to optimise the drive force of the rear tyre during acceleration. Developed from the system that has proved to be so popular with YZF-R1 riders, the SCS adjusts power when a rear wheel slide is predicted, allowing the rider to focus on their riding. Similarly, the LIF enables the rider to concentrate on the road ahead by adjusting engine output to control front wheel lift and smooth out machine behaviour when pulling away and accelerating. The fourth electronic rider aid is the BC that works with the ABS and independently controls and modulates the front and rear brake pressure, helping to prevent wheel lock-up during hard braking when riding upright as well as when banking.

Three TCS modes: Intervention levels to suit everyrider

The TCS has three switchable modes, and each mode integrates three of the rider support systems, meaning that the intervention levels are all changed at once in Modes 1 and 2. Mode 1 delivers moderate intervention, while Mode 2 gives strong intervention and Mode M enables the rider to select manual settings.

By preventing wheel lock-ups and slides, as well as wheel spin and wheelies, these electronic aids reduce the workload of the rider, allowing them to concentrate more fully on the road ahead and enjoy the riding experience.  

3.5-inch full colour TFT instruments: Modern, clearand precise

The new 3.5-inch TFT instruments feature a full colour display that shows clear and precise data. Its lightweight construction and mid-sized layout has been chosen to blend seamlessly with the new LED headlight assembly and maintain the compact and agile feeling from the rider’s viewpoint.

The bar-type tachometer changes colour as rpm rise and falls, and the display includes a clock, gearshift indicator, water and air temperature and more. The new display is linked to the 6-axis IMU, and riders can switch between displays and also select their preferred mode for the electronic aids via a handlebar-mounted switch.

LED projector lighting: Compact, powerful and pure MT design

Compact, powerful and modern, the MT-09’s new headlight design is pure MT, and works perfectly with the next generation looks and special feel of this new Hyper Naked.

The full LED headlight assembly features a single central bifunctional projector headlight with multiple LEDs that provide a broad, even and powerful beam with soft edges for both low and high beam settings. Twin LED position lights present a bold new face for the MT-09, and they project a signature Y-shape icon to give the bike a predatory stare that represents the future direction of MT design.

The theme is continued at the rear, where the lightweight LED taillight projects a Y-shape illumination that confirms the bike’s next generation MT DNA.

Quick Shift System: Fast and smooth upshifting with new downshift function

For ultimate acceleration the MT-09 gets a Quick Shift System (QSS) that ensures seamless and clutchless full-throttle upshifts and smooth downshifts. Together with the A&S clutch, this electronic aid transforms the riding experience and enables the rider to optimise the increased torque levels for more thrilling acceleration as well as higher levels of chassis stability and control when downshifting.

10-spoke Spin Forged wheels: Yamaha’s lightest ever

Developed by Yamaha, this exclusive spin forging technology involves the cast wheels being heated up and spun at high speed while pressure is applied via rollers to the rims to reduce their thickness to just 2mm, while retaining their immense strength.

Any weight saving gives an immediate performance advantage, and this is particularly true when it comes to unsprung weight, where even the smallest reduction makes a significant contribution towards improved handling, steering and suspension performance. The new Spin Forged front and rear wheels are 700g lighter than previously, and this gives a decrease in the gyroscopic moment of inertia of the wheels – with a significant 11% decrease at the rear wheel making a big contribution to the new model’s agile handling character.

Fully adjustable front suspension: Premiumspecification KYB® system

Featuring 41mm tubes that give smooth suspension action and maintain their high levels of flex resistance even under the heaviest braking, the new lightweight high specification KYB® front forks are fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, and run with revised factory settings that match the character of the compact new higher rigidity frame and reduce the tendency to pitch.

The rear suspension linkage design has been changed and the new adjustable KYB® rear shock is set up to suit the all-new chassis with its signifiantly reduced unsprung weight.

Front brake with radial master cylinder: Linearpower, total controllability

Every major part of the new MT-09 has been significantly redesigned and uprated for 2021, and to match the higher engine performance and more dynamic chassis character, this high-tech Hyper Naked is only the second Yamaha model to be equipped with this Supersport-type front braking system.

Featuring a Nissin radial master cylinder in which the piston moves in a direction that’s parallel to the brake lever travel, this Supersport-class technology gives a more linear supply of hydraulic pressure to the dual front disc brakes for excellent controllability

Technical highlights

  • New 889cc, inline 3-cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled EU5 engine
  • More power at all engine speeds
  • 7% increase in maximum torque at lower rpm
  • 4PS increase in maximum power
  • New 2.3kg lighter CF die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis
  • Lower 189kg wet weight – 4kg reduction and the lightest in 900cc naked class
  • Shorter wheelbase for more dynamic handling
  • New lightweight aluminium swingarm
  • Bare and beautiful ‘coverless’ new generation MT styling
  • Premium quality throughout, with Crystal Graphite frame finish
  • Full LED lighting with Y-shape brand signature icon design front and rear
  • New QSS – Quick Shift System with up and downshift functions
  • Refined A&S – Assist & Slip clutch
  • Light and compact new 6-axis IMU
  • Lean-sensitive rider aids: TCS, SCS and LIFt with three intervention modes
  • ABS and BC – Brake Control system
  • D-MODE switchable engine running modes
  • New ultra-light Spin Forged 17-inch 10-spoke wheels
  • Larger 180/70-17 rear tyre with 120/70-17 front tyre
  • Fully adjustable KYB® 41mm USD forks with revised settings
  • Adjustable KYB® rear shock with revised settings
  • Full colour 3.5-inch TFT instruments with remote handlebar switch
  • Radial front master cylinder, 298mm dual front discs