SPIED: This Is The First Yamaha Motorcycle To Get A Radar System

Expected to break cover by the end of this year

After a long wait, Yamaha is finally jumping aboard the radar bandwagon, as the spy shots of a radar-equipped Tracer 9 GT have surfaced. To jog your memory, Ducati, BMW, and Kawasaki have already unveiled their radar systems, and Honda is avidly testing its unit, which has left Yamaha with some catching up to do. Luckily, it looks like the answer is on its way.

Yamaha Tracer 9 GT Spied With Radar System

SPIED: This Is The First Yamaha Motorcycle To Get A Radar System
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In a quick glance, the motorcycle in the photos looks exactly like the existing Tracer without any camouflage or data-logging system. However, if you look with a keen eye, there’s a small, black box under the bike’s nose here (not present on the current model) which gives away the radar. Not to mention, this is a common mounting place for the front radar sensor already seen on the Ducati Multistrada V4 and the Kawasaki H2 SX.

SPIED: This Is The First Yamaha Motorcycle To Get A Radar System
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The radar system seen here will probably come from Bosch and will be no different from the system on the aforementioned radar-equipped bikes. So the features could include a radar-guided cruise control system with auto accelerate/decelerate and vehicle detection, alongside a collision warning.

SPIED: This Is The First Yamaha Motorcycle To Get A Radar System
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Interestingly, this also falls in line with the Tracer 9 GT’s recently update twin display instrument cluster. Here, Yamaha could alter the system so that one display shows the radar-guided controls (when activated) while the other display keeps showing the vehicle stats.

SPIED: This Is The First Yamaha Motorcycle To Get A Radar System
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Besides this, the spied Tracer 9 GT looks exactly like the existing model and bears no changes to either the bodywork or mechanicals. Even a rear radar sensor is absent, meaning the Tracer will miss out on a blind spot detection system. This, in turn, could help the Tracer become the most affordable radar-equipped bike on the market, considering it currently costs just under $15,000.

Lastly, since Yamaha isn’t in the mood to make any vast changes on the Tracer 9, expect the radar-equipped model to come out by the end of this year.

Top Speed Says

Even though Yamaha is a little late to the party, it’s good to see the company finally stepping up its game. We believe the inclusion of the radar will help the Tracer 9 GT get an edge over its rivals which it is in a dire need of. What’s your opinion?

Source: Motorrad Magazine

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