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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed


AS we predicted earlier today, Yamaha has just revealed the new MT-07-based Tracer model, first seen in spy shots last year.
Contrary to expectation, it's called the Tracer 700, not the MT-07 Tracer. 
Using the same frame and 75hp, 689cc parallel-twin engine as the naked MT-07, it does what the MT-09 Tracer did for the 07's bigger brother, bringing touring capability to one of the most affordable and fun packages on the market. 
It's been given a 50mm longer swing-arm than the MT-07, to give a wheelbase of 1,450mm. Suspension settings have been revised for long-distance according to Yamaha, to give 'smooth and responsive characteristics in a variety of conditions'. 
Tank capacity has grown from 14 to 17 litres and it's gained a manually-adjustable tall screen as well as hand-guards with incorporated indicators. 
It's got 'Tracer 900-style' dual headlights, a new one-piece stepped dual seat and pillion grab-rail.
Accessories include 20-litre soft panniers, a 39-litre top box and a taller screen. 
It's set to go on sale from July this year at £6,299 in red, blue or black. 
Check out our full gallery below.
Tracer 700 Technical Highlights
689cc, DOHC, 4-valve, twin cylinder, fuel-efficient engine
'Crossplane philosophy' design for a deep & linear torque
55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Tubular backbone frame with aluminium swinging arm
1450mm wheelbase
196 kg wet weight
Long-range 17 litre fuel tank
Manually adjustable screen with optional high screen
Wind deflecting integrated knuckle guards
Dual headlights with LED position lights
Stepped one-piece dual seat with grab rail
845mm seat height
Lightweight 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels
Digital instrumentation with full LED display
Dual 282mm front discs with 4-pot calipers and ABS
130mm front and rear suspension stroke
Full specs
FULL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valves, 2-Cylinder
Displacement 689cc
Bore x stroke 80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Maximum power 55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque 68.0 Nm (6.93 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc 
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel consumption 4.3 l/100km
CO2 emission 100 g/km
CHASSIS
Frame Diamond 
Front suspension Telescopic forks
Rear suspension Swingarm, (link suspension)
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyres 120/70 R17 M/C 58W (tubeless)
Rear tyres 180/55 R17 M/C 73W (tubeless)
DIMENSIONS
Overall length 2,138 mm
Overall width 806 mm
Overall height 1,270 mm
Seat height 835 mm
Wheelbase 1,450 mm
Min. ground clearance 140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 196 kg
Fuel capacity 17.0 L
Oil capacity 3.0 L
Source: Visordown
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Item Reviewed: Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed Description: Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sheldon Dcruz
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