After successfully launched the 2021 Yamaha TMax 560, Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) also had a special preview of the new generation MT-09 and the Tracer 9 GT with the official pricing set to be announced in November.
2021 Yamaha MT-09
The 2021 Yamaha MT-09 has finally made its debut in Malaysia and based on the global reveal just a year ago, this by a far is Yamaha’s advanced model to date.
Its firepower has been increased to 117hp and 93Nm of torque thanks to the newer and bigger 890cc inline-three engine. New upgrades to its pistons, conrods, camshafts, and crankcase also mean that this engine is lighter than its smaller predecessor.
In other words, the new 890cc unit is lighter but more powerful, even though it is now Euro5-compliant.
All this power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed manual transmission, which is now upgraded with the presence of a slip/assist clutch. All of this is now housed within a new diecast aluminium Deltabox frame matted to a new subframe and swingarm (which are also made out of aluminium).
In total, the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 weighs only 189kg (kerb).
Also new to the 2021 model is its braking package which consists of dual 298mm discs up front paired with Nissin callipers and radial master cylinders. The suspension comes in the form of a fully adjustable KYB front fork and a rear shock unit with preload and rebound adjustability.
the biggest upgrade for the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 has to be its electronic riding aids, which is inspired by the brand’s top-of-the-line superbike, the Yamaha YZF-R1. The MT-09 now features a six-axis IMU unit that works together with its lean-angle sensitive traction control, slide control, cornering ABS, and rear-lift mitigation features.
Other features include:
- 3.5″ TFT display
- projector LED headlight with DRL
2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 & Tracer 9 GT
HLYM also unveiled the latest sport-touring machine, the Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT.
Like the new 2021 MT-09, these Tracer 9s feature a new engine, electronics, and exterior design. In other words, it’s a completely new sports-tourer.
Starting with the engine, the 2021 Tracer 9 and 9 GT come with the same 890cc CP3 inline-three engine that was introduced earlier for the new MT-09. Compared to the previous Tracer 900, this new engine features a longer stroke by 3mm, which upgrades its power output from 114hp to 117hp.
This new engine, although bigger in capacity, is actually more compact and lighter than the previous model. Housed within a new CF die-cast aluminium Deltabox chassis, the new Tracer 9 is said to be lighter and more agile than its predecessor. It’s also further refined with a new slipper/assist clutch and longer swingarm.
Also similar to the new MT-09 is the addition of a six-axis IMU plus lean-sensitive rider aids developed from the brand’s top-of-the-range superbike, the R1M. We’re talking three-mode Traction Control System, Slide Control System, Front Wheel Lift, Brake Control, and more.
For the styling department, the Yamaha Tracer 9 is now more aerodynamic which offers one hell of a sexy look plus wind-cutting performance that allows for longer distance riding when paired with its 19-litre fuel tank. Fully fuelled, this baby can travel over 350km without having to stop to refuel.
As a sport-tourer, this bike is expected to be able to carry a lot of cargo. With that being said, it comes with a full three-bag luggage capability. Other features include all-LED lights, twin 3.5-inch TFT screens, lightweight SpinForged wheels, fully-adjustable 41mm USD forks, and an adjustable seat.
If you opt for the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT, you’ll get all of the above and also:
- KYB semi-active suspension
- Hard side cases
- Up and down Quick Shift System
- LED cornering lights
- Dedicated colours and graphics
- Grip heaters