New Yamaha Tracer 700 revealed at EICMA features styling cues from YZF-R1

When will we have this sport tourer in our market?
by Aris Ilagan | Nov 5, 2019
PHOTO: Yamaha Motor Company

Calling all the fans of sport-tourers out there! At the opening of the 2019 EICMA show in Milan, Yamaha has unleashed the 2020 Tracer 700 with lots impressive enhancements.

The update for 2020 includes not only improvements to the bike’s appearance and aerodynamics, but also some tuning changes to the engine to comply with Euro 5 emissions standards.

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Known as a multitasking midsize bike that’s good for both long-distance travel and city riding as well as some limited off-roading, the Tracer 700 has drawn a strong following in many parts of the world since its launch a few years back. Sorry to say, however, that we have still yet to see this sport tourer on our shores.

Now sporting an all-new, twin-LED headlamp arrangement, the 2020 model is endowed with a meaner and sportier fascia than before. It’s quite obvious that the pint-sized headlamps come from the Yamaha YZF-R1 sport bike.

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The Tracer 700 also sheds off its previous angular side panels and now wears a pair of restyled side shrouds. According to Yamaha, the updated model will be available in three colors.

Spicing up the bike’s athletic styling are sleek handguards, revised turning lights, a new windscreen, and a more comfortable seat that makes the Tracer 700 more inviting to ride on long-distance journeys. Unchanged for 2020 are the magnesium wheels, the exhaust system, and the tail-end design.

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At the heart of the 2020 Tracer 700 is still the very capable 698cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that it shares with its two other siblings—the MT-07 naked/standard and the XSR700 retro bike, both of which we have here on the local market. The engine, however, now features revised fuel-injection and ignition settings to meet the strict Euro 5 emissions standards.

Again, we ask: Will we see the 2020 Yamaha Tracer 700 in the Philippines soon?

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