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 show today.
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.
Like the FZ-09, the FJ-09 comes with a ride-by-wire throttle, ABS brakes, traction control, and adjustable riding modes. Yamaha also has a range of accessories for the Yamaha FJ-09, helping riders add luggage and other touring items to the new sport-tourer.
Available in either Matte Grey or Candy Red, the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 will be available in the USA and Canada. American riders can expect the new FJ-09 to be in dealers in November 2014, with a price tag of $10,490 MSRP.
Technical Specifications of the 2015 Yamaha FJ-09 / MT-09 Tracer (Europe):
|Engine Type||847cc liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder, DOHC, 12 valves|
|Bore x Stroke||78.0 x 59.1mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection|
|Ignition||TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Transmission||6-speed; multiplate wet clutch|
|Suspension / Front||41mm fork; adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.4-in travel|
|Suspension / Rear||Single shock; adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1-in travel|
|Brakes / Front||ABS, Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm|
|Brakes / Rear||Hydraulic disc, 245mm|
|Tires / Front||120/70-ZR17M/C|
|Tires / Rear||180/55-ZR17M/C|
|L x W x H||85.0 x 37.4 x 53.0 – 54.1 in|
|Seat Height||33.3 or 33.9 in|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||24°|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 gal|
|Fuel Economy**||44 mpg|
|Wet Weight***||462 lb|
|Warranty||1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)|
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