2017 Yamaha MT-09 Tracker - 41

The 2016 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer has arrived on Malaysian shores at a price of RM59,900. This light dual-purpose styled sports-tourer has been gaining accolades from the press and riders overseas and local riders were awaiting news of its local release.

Powered by an 849 cc three-cylinder DOHC 12-valve liquid-cooled inline engine driving a six-speed gearbox, the 2016 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer complements the standard Yamaha MT-09 (RM44,653). Standard on the MT-09 Tracer are ABS and traction control, along with the upright position of a dual-purpose and different bodywork.

Producing 113 hp at 10,000 rpm and 93 Nm torque at 8,500, the MT-09 Tracer is setup as a distance tourer with the added capability fo being docile enough as a daily rider. Weighing in at approximately 190 kg dry, the Tracer comes equipped with an 18-litre fuel tank, which gives it a respectable range.

Coming only in Race Blu for the Malaysian market, the 2016 Yamaha MT-09 is expected to hit selected authorised Yamaha dealers in mid-July at a price of RM59,900 excluding GST, road tax, insurance and number plates. A full range of accessories is available for the MT-09 Tracer, but it is not known which, if any, that local distributor Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia will be bringing in.

Local rivals to the 2016 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer include the MV Agusta Stradale at RM99,917, the Triumph XRx at RM66,900, the Ducati Hyperstrada at RM74,999 and the BMW Motorrad F800 GS at RM61,900.