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2022 Tracer 9 GT listed on US site - no obvious changes, $100 price increase


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Yamaha's US site was updated with a bunch of 2022 models today (including the new MT-10 and XSR900)

There's a listing for the 2022 Tracer 9 GT.  Appears to be a complete carry over from 2021 (including colors), which is not surprising, however the base price increased from $14,899 to $14,999.  There's also an additional $100 freight surcharge on top of the $430 destination charge.  Again, not super surprising with everything that's going on.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport-touring/models/tracer-9-gt
 

Tenere 700 got a $300 price bump.

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But, All new 890 CC

All-New 890cc Liquid-Cooled Three-Cylinder DOHC Fuel-Injected Engine
The Tracer 9 GT features a newly developed 890cc liquid-cooled three-cylinder, DOHC, four-valve-per-cylinder fuel-injected (YCC-T) engine with a downdraft intake. The bore × stroke of 78 mm × 62.1 mm and 11.5:1 compression ratio provide outstanding torque with strong power delivery characteristics. Almost all of the fundamental parts of the engine, from the pistons and connecting rods to the crankshaft, camshafts and crankcase, have all been redesigned. The combustion efficiency results in an impressive 9% improvement as well as an increased fuel efficiency to 49 MPG.


New Lightweight Aluminum Frame


To achieve both sporty performance and excellent riding comfort, the new Tracer 9 GT adopts a newly developed lightweight aluminum frame with model-specific tuning. Using the latest Controlled Filling (CF) aluminum die-casting technology, this frame features the thinnest sections ever on a Yamaha die-cast frame at just 1.7mm.
KYB® Electronically Controlled Suspension


Jointly developed with KYB® to deliver both sporty performance and a comfortable ride, the Tracer 9 GT features an electronically controlled suspension. The suspension provides optimum damping force that is based on real-time running conditions for great riding comfort and feel from the road. Based on input from the six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and the Hydraulic Unit (HU), the Suspension Control Unit (SCU) calculates the optimum settings for suspension damping. The damping adjustment mechanism is solenoid-driven which enables changes to the damping force to be reflected quickly, and big damping force changes are possible. This suspension system generates steady damping force even when the suspension piston is moving slower, which contributes to stabilizing the motorcycle’s attitude when starting from a stop as well as stabilizing the chassis attitude when accelerating, braking and cornering. The electronically controlled system controls the rebound and compression damping for the front fork and rebound damping for the rear shock.
Six-Axis IMU


The Tracer 9 GT features a newly developed six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that retains the base performance of proven IMU in the YZF-R1 but is 50% smaller and 40% lighter due to a thorough review of the sensor layout. The engine control unit (ECU) that receives and reflects the data from the IMU is equipped with three rider aids: a Traction Control System (TCS), Slide Control System (SCS) and the front-wheel LIFt control system (LIF). The Brake Control System is controlled by the Hydraulic Control Unit (separate unit from ECU) which modulates front and rear brake pressure based on data from the IMU as well as the front and rear wheel speed sensors. All three systems work together to help the rider concentrate on better extracting the machine’s potential. Each of the systems can also be turned on or off and have their levels of intervention adjusted to preference.


Full LED Lighting With Cornering Lights


The compact mono-focus (separate high and low beam units) LED headlights in a twin-eye arrangement provide excellent beam spread for the Tracer 9 GT. The edges of the beam have a softer contrast to be easy on the eyes while emitting a soft and even spread of illumination. Since the Tracer 9 GT uses not one but multiple LEDs to produce light, it can project a complex distribution of illumination across a broad field. The position lights also use LEDs for a wider field of illumination while the redesigned rear lights give off a smoother plane of light. The cornering lights help improve rider's confidence at night as the light strength grows as the lean angle increases. Following the FJR1300ES, this is the second Yamaha model to feature a cornering light system but the only one with a single LED unit per side that emits increasingly stronger source of light in a high-quality, highly functional design.
Standard side cases
Standard side cases allow the ability and convenience to carry your gear with you. 

Redesigned Fuel Delivery System
The fuel delivery system has been completely redesigned. On former Tracer 9 GTs, the fuel injectors were attached directly to the cylinder head, but the fuel injectors of the Tracer 9 GT are now attached to the throttle valve side of the throttle bodies. The injectors now spray at the back of the intake valve heads to promote atomization of the fuel and reduce adhesion of fuel particles to the port walls, producing outstanding combustion efficiency. The throttle valve is operated using the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) electronic system which has been widely proven on YZF series models as well as the earlier Tracer 9 GT models.


Lightweight Forged Pistons
The lightweight forged pistons allow for smooth, high-revving power.
Fracture-Split Connecting Rods


The forged connecting rods are made using the fracture-split method—where the big-end ring of the connecting rod is purposefully fractured and then reassembled—to ensure an unparalleled degree of manufacturing accuracy. This creates a pair of perfectly matching halves that produce a much more precise mating surface when the rods are bolted together again around the crankshaft.
Offset & Direct-Plated Cylinders
The CP3 engine mounts its three cylinder bores forward, towards the exhaust side. This offset reduces the piston to cylinder wall friction, creating more power and improved fuel economy while the direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced friction.


New Symmetrical Muffler with Dual Outlets
The new muffler on the Tracer 9 GT contributes to a lower mass centralization and also produces a low-frequency exhaust note at low speeds. The exhaust tailpipes are left-right symmetrical which directs sound pressure to both sides of the machine, creating an exhaust note that delivers a sense of torque to the rider. The newly designed stainless steel header pipes are each given a different curvature and length for an excellent pulse effect.


New Intake System
The new intake system has been designed to suit the new engine and provides linear response when the rider opens and closes the throttle. The three intake ducts also contribute to the excellent engine sound at midrange and high rpm. These ducts are designed with different cross sections and lengths so that the intake sounds they produce individually resonate harmoniously at varying wavelength ranges. At the same time, the sound pressure has also been tuned to create a pleasing sound in the mid- and high-rpm range. The result is an air cleaner box that achieves both good intake efficiency and an enjoyable sound.
Assist & Slipper Clutch


The Tracer 9 GT features an Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch that has specifications selected to best match the new engine for a lighter clutch lever pull and smoother chassis behavior during downshifts.
Optimized Transmission Ratios


The transmission ratios have been optimized, with the gear ratios for 1st and 2nd gear slightly higher than on previous models (1st gear: from 2.666 to 2.571; 2nd gear: from 2.000 to 1.947). Working in combination with the increased momentum of inertia of the crankshaft and the fuel injection settings, the transmission provides the right balance of a powerful torque feeling and ease of use, from acceleration to stopping.

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2022 Yamaha TRACER 9 GT Sport Touring Motorcycle - Model Home (yamahamotorsports.com)

1970 DT-250 / 1972 250MX / 1973 360MX / 1974 250MX & 1974 CZ 400 Red Frame & SC 500 / 1978 YZ 250 / 1979  YZ250 / (2) 1980 YZ 250 / 1986 YZ 490 / 1989 YZ250 WR / 1994 YZ 250 / (2) 2002 YZ 426 / 2007 YZ 450 / 2007 DR 650, 2015 FJ 09 / 2020 YZ 250

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In Toronto, Canada the '21 is already at $18000 plus freight , pdi, pd this , pd that, tax @ 13%! so I cant justify spending over 20K for weekend toy.  Ill be keeping my '19 forever .

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wonder when they'll get to dealers, my dealer has no idea. I'm between a ktm 890 adventure and the tracer 9

I notice they also added $100 "freight surcharge" effective for MY 22 .

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29 minutes ago, betoney said:

All of those changes are for 2021, the 2022 model is an identical holdover model with a $100 price increase. 

Thanks betoney, I haven't been keeping up with all the changes, 

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1970 DT-250 / 1972 250MX / 1973 360MX / 1974 250MX & 1974 CZ 400 Red Frame & SC 500 / 1978 YZ 250 / 1979  YZ250 / (2) 1980 YZ 250 / 1986 YZ 490 / 1989 YZ250 WR / 1994 YZ 250 / (2) 2002 YZ 426 / 2007 YZ 450 / 2007 DR 650, 2015 FJ 09 / 2020 YZ 250

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I'm keeping my 2020 GT for now.  I figure another couple of years before I'm ready to trade.

Up till now we not really seen price increases other than creep due to feature additions and bigger nicer components.  I'm hoping inflation does not keep going the way it is but think it hopeless hoping.  For those old enough to remember the Carter era it was a tough time.  I remember starting my first job at $12,000 a year.  Good money back then, by the end of the year I was making almost $16,000!  But I didn't make any more as everything was just more expensive.  10% or more car loans.  I've looked at houses that had 13% mortgages with prepayment penalties!  Houses didn't sell well either.  

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18 hours ago, Garz747 said:

In Toronto, Canada the '21 is already at $18000 plus freight , pdi, pd this , pd that, tax @ 13%! so I cant justify spending over 20K for weekend toy.  Ill be keeping my '19 forever .

I get a grin when I see the flurry of excitement over a new model coming out on forums.  It's like "Oh wow!  I gotta have that!"  

Garz looks at things like I do, I think.  He bought a 2019 model.  It was the best most fantastic bike and the standard by with all other bikes in this class are measured by.  No bike is perfect.  But this was close to perfection.

Now a new model has come out, and the marketing folks want us to believe the old model is not worth having any more.  Hah.  I look at what the new bike has and what improvements they are...and then how many thousands of $$$$ it'll cost to get that small minimal amount of improvement.  

And then I get back on my bike with a smile on my face as I ride away.

Chris

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I finally saw a 2021 Tracer 9 out on the road today, well kind of saw one...  I was pulling out of a side street and almost hit it, that miniature single headlight from the R1 is barely visible in daylight, I can only imagine how ineffective it is on a rural road in total darkness. 😲

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I felt very lucky to be able to purchase a 2021 Tracer 9GT since US dealers received very few new Yamaha’s this year.  I wonder if availability for all bikes will increase in 2022. 

The 9GT is an awesome bike and a blast to ride especially after owning V-Strom’s 650 for the past 13 years.

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45 minutes ago, TracerNed said:

I felt very lucky to be able to purchase a 2021 Tracer 9GT since US dealers received very few new Yamaha’s this year.

They were very scarce in certain areas this year, my local dealer didn't get any Tracers until early Fall time frame.

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I've had my 9GT since June and have about 3,500 miles on it.  I rode a 2019 Tracer GT in Spain and France and the 2021 9GT is somewhat better overall.

The LED headlight is bright enough to illuminate any rural road and beyond, hit the high beam and WOW.  It is true that the one low beam is difficult for some to see and not so much for others.

I came off a 2012 FZ-1 that I set up for my weight and riding style and so far I like the the 9GT and am not planning to make any changes at all.

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6 hours ago, OldBikers said:

I've had my 9GT since June and have about 3,500 miles on it.  I rode a 2019 Tracer GT in Spain and France and the 2021 9GT is somewhat better overall.

The LED headlight is bright enough to illuminate any rural road and beyond, hit the high beam and WOW.  It is true that the one low beam is difficult for some to see and not so much for others.

I came off a 2012 FZ-1 that I set up for my weight and riding style and so far I like the the 9GT and am not planning to make any changes at all.

I think the biggest thing for me on the 21-22 is the steel rear subframe which at least according to articles enables you to carry more on the bike.

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On 11/24/2021 at 1:05 PM, daboo said:

Now a new model has come out, and the marketing folks want us to believe the old model is not worth having any more.  Hah.  I look at what the new bike has and what improvements they are...and then how many thousands of $$$$ it'll cost to get that small minimal amount of improvement.  

I don't think the marketing is specifically targeting people who just bought a Tracer 900...  Listing improvements over prior gen for new models is kind of what is always done when you're selling a redesigned/refreshed vehicle.

I rode one at a Yamaha demo and was very impressed by it.  Even if the electronic suspension is not the most sophisticated by Euro bike standards, it was still noticeable improvement over prior years of Tracer.  Fueling was much improved too.

I would not have buyers remorse if you just bought 2019/2020 model, you still got a good bike.  However, I have a 2016 FJ-09 and I'm ready for a new bike. The improvements I experienced for myself convinced me it's worth holding out for a 2021+ Tracer 9 GT and paying the extra $2-3K premium vs getting a leftover stock of the prior gen model (all of which are probably now sold out too with the way the bike market has been this year).  I would have already bought one, but it seems extremely few were imported last year and every dealer within a 150 miles radius of me that got one in, it had already been reserved by someone else :(

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Steve, you're right.  The marketing folks will be trying to convince owners of any bike how superior the new model is.  That's how they make their mortgage payments.  ;) 

My point is that even the original FJ-09 was the bike every reviewer compared the others too.  It was the best of that kind of model.  Sure, the new Tracer GT came out and made some improvements.  And the new Tracer 9 GT has even more improvements.  But was the original FJ-09 so horrible?  Not at all.

So the Kelley Blue Book Trade-In value for a 2016 FJ-09 is $5200.  That's probably realistic, but may even be a bit low.  When I sold my 2011 Honda NT700V, the KBB value was something like $6900...and no one inquired about it at all.  I finally sold it months later at the end of the summer for $5300, a lot lower price.  

The new 2021/22 Tracer 9 GT starts at $15,000.  There will be other costs associated with getting it out the door.  Would I be off by saying it'll cost at least $17,000 to make it yours?  Or more?

Now what does the new bike give you?  Better suspension in stock form.  But if you upgraded the suspension on your FJ-09, you paid a thousand or more, and hopefully, it'll go around a corner in decent form.  Will you be upgrading the suspension on the new bike?  I hope not.  Otherwise, that is additional cost.

There are definitely improvements to the newer bike...but it'll cost you an additional $10-12,000 to get there.

Now are those improvements worth $10-12K?  Only you can decide...but I'll keep what I have and not get all worked up on the hype that the marketing folks are trying to whip up.

Chris

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