Yamaha has rounded out its 2018 model line-up with the announcement of additional new and returning models, highlighted by the Yamaha Tracer 900 sport tourer and the revamped MT-07 naked roadster. The renamed MT series, replacing the FZ family includes the revised MT-07 builds upon the popular FZ-07 platform with fresh styling, upgraded suspension, new seats and more—plus the MT-09 and MT-10.
Previously known as the FJ-09, the 2018 Yamaha Tracer 900 comes with a host of revisions highlighted by new body styling, a larger windscreen that’s easier to adjust, a longer swingarm for better road feel, and more comfortable seating. Further enhancements include a newly designed handlebar setup, integrated side-case mounts, a new rear frame, new passenger grips, and repositioned passenger foot pegs.
With its sporty 847 cc three-cylinder engine, sport-minded suspension, upright riding position and a 214 kg (472 lb) wet weight, the Tracer 900 transitions seamlessly from the city to the highway to the twisties without hesitation. Standard ABS, traction control, D-Modes and an 18-litre fuel tank further position the 2018 Tracer 900 as an incredibly versatile sport touring machine offering tremendous value at an attractive price.
Yamaha MT-07 Roadster
The MT-07 is a motorcycle that offers big time fun, affordability and riding enjoyment. It offers deep engine torque from its 689 cc parallel twin and a comfortable upright riding position combined with a lightweight, easy-to-handle sport chassis. For 2018 the engineers have upgraded the suspension and redesigned the headlight, taillight and bodywork. The revised MT-07 is the perfect machine for both new and experienced riders alike who are looking for outstanding value in a mid-class sport bike.
A comprehensive list of upgrades and specifications for the entire 2018 Yamaha motorcycle lineup can be found at Yamaha’s website.