The Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is without a doubt one of the best looking models in its class. It features a sporty style, perfect ergonomics and plenty of high end technologies.

Talking about technology, the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer is propelled by a 3-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-Valves engine with a displacement of 847 Cm³. The engine cranks out a maximum output of 84.6 KW (115PS) at 10,000 Rpm and 87.5 Nm (8.9 Kg-M) of torque at 8,500 Rpm. All this power is transferred to the ground by means of a constant mesh six speed transmission.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a Slim and lightweight CF die-cast aluminium frame.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include the Switchable Traction Control System (TCS), a multifunction dot matrix instrument panel, an aerodynamic cowling with twin LED headlights, a 3-position height adjustable windscreen and a large capacity long-range 18-litre fuel tank.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer.

  • 2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
  • Transmission:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
  • Torque @ RPM:
  • Energy:
    Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    847 cc
  • Top Speed:
    137 mph (Est.)


2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580552

The two souls of the Dark Side

The original MT-09 was a game changer. Now we’re taking the concept one step further with an action tourer that combines an aggressive character with serious long distance potential. Introducing the uncompromising new MT-09 Tracer.

Equipped with a sharp looking cowling as well as a large capacity fuel tank - and benefiting from an adjustable riding position - the Tracer is built to take you all the way in comfort.

But this is no ordinary tourer, and the Tracer’s torque laden triple cylinder engine with traction control is built to thrill. With its lightweight aluminium chassis as well as high-tech brakes and ABS, the Tracer lives for the next corner. One bike, two souls.

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Key Features:

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580549

• 850cc 3-cylinder liquid-cooled 4-valve engine
• Tracer-specific D-MODE selectable running modes
• Y-CCT (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle)
• Switchable Traction Control System (TCS)
• Slim and lightweight CF die-cast aluminium frame
• Multifunction dot matrix instrument panel
• Aerodynamic cowling with twin LED headlights
• 3-position height adjustable windscreen
• Upright riding position, height adjustable seat
• Large capacity long-range 18-litre fuel tank
• Main stand and ABS fitted as standard equipment
• Mounting points for optional side cases

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Features and Benefits:

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580547

Aerodynamic sports cowling and 18-litre fuel tank

For increased rider and passenger comfort the Tracer is equipped with an aerodynamic cowling that gives this new addition to the MT family an edgy and aggressive image. Featuring dual LED headlights and an adjustable screen, this wind-beating bodywork underlines the Tracer’s genuine long distance potential.

Sculpted 18-litre long range fuel tank

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580546

In order to give an estimated range in excess of 300km between refills, the new Tracer is fitted with a large capacity 18-litre fuel tank. Featuring a narrow centre section and knee indents for added riding comfort, the tank’s sculpted design accentuates the modern and edgy image of this stylish and capable motorcycle.

Advanced electronic controls

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580544

For effective operation in different road and weather conditions, the rider can easily select any one of the three D-MODE running modes that have been developed specifically for the Tracer. The switchable Traction Control System (TCS) gives added confidence on slippery surfaces, while the ABS prevents wheel lock up when braking.

Compact and lightweight 850cc 3-cylinder engine

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580543

At the heart of the Tracer is an 850cc 3-cylinder engine that generates huge levels of raw torque and strong high rpm power. Equipped with forged pistons and offset cylinders, this compact and lightweight engine is ready to bring the passion and emotion back to your two-wheeled experience.

Lightweight CF die-cast aluminium frame

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580540

A key ingredient in the MT family’s success is the use of a lightweight and compact CF aluminium die-cast frame whose excellent balance of rigidity contributes towards the Tracer’s agile and responsive handling character. Solo or two-up, highway or back road, the Tracer is built to respond instantly and accurately to rider inputs.

Asymmetric CF die-cast swingarm

2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer Exterior
- image 580538

The Tracer’s asymmetric CF die-cast swingarm gives a low unsprung weight for responsive suspension action and a comfortable ride for both rider and passenger. An almost horizontal rear shock is situated beneath the seat, while the externally mounted swingarm pivots keep the centre section of the chassis slim for a relaxed riding position.


Engine type 3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 847 cm³
Bore x stroke 78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Maximum power 84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple Disc
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Frame Diamond
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 137 mm
Caster Angle 24º
Trail 100 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
Rear Travel 130 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)
Overall length 2,160 mm
Overall width 950 mm
Overall height 1,345 mm max 1,375 mm
Seat height 845 mm max 860 mm
Wheel base 1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance 135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 210 kg
Fuel tank capacity 18 L
Oil tank capacity 3.4 L
Color Options Matt Grey, Lava Red, Race Blu


“A bike that we know has been coming down the pipe for quite some while, the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 (or the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer, as our European readers will know it) is finally a reality. No more trademark applications, no more CARB filings, no more leaked photos, the budget-minded three-cylinder sport-tourer is here, debuting at the EICMA. As expected, the Yamaha FJ-09 is based off the Yamaha FZ-09 platform, gaining longer suspension pieces and more touring features for its purpose. The windscreen, handlebars, and seat are all adjustable, allowing one to tailor the ride to their preferences. And with a 4.8 gallon fuel tank, that ride can go quite some distance.” — Asphalt and Rubber

“Called the MT-09 Tracer, it’s got new touring-friendly features including a centre-stand, a 12-volt power socket, soft panniers, switchable traction control, adjustable screen and handlebars and an 18-litre tank – four litres bigger than the MT-09’s. It gives the MT-09 Tracer a range of over 180 miles according to Yamaha.” — visordown

What do you think?
Show Comments
Motorcycle Finder: