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Yamaha Tracer 700

The Yamaha Tracer 700 has been making waves in the middle-weight sports-touring scene since it morphed out of the naked MT-07 with dual headlights, a larger front fairing & screen and launched itself onto the global stage.

The Tracer 700 is a sports tourer of Yamaha’s and thanks to the fact that it shares most of its DNA with the MT-07, including engine, suspension and brakes, it is simply an affordable, comfortable, practical and characterful bike to ride.

Basing a middleweight tourer on the MT-07 tells you what Yamaha is aiming for with the Tracer 700 – a distance devouring machine that’s light, easy to ride, agile, sporty, fun and versatile. It’s as basic as the MT-07 too – no groundbreaking electronics, high-tech suspension or a colour TFT screen but none of that really matters comparing it’s price with those of high-end bike manufacturers.

Yamaha 2020 & 2019 Tracer 700
2020 & 2019 Tracer 700

Here are the pros and cons according to overall user reviews & experiences;

Pros

  • Great torque, better than most of the equivalent bikes
  • Lowest weight in it’s class
  • Relatively low fuel consumption during long distance trips
  • Good for weekend riding
  • Suspensions are good at absorbing shocks caused by bumps/holes on the road
  • Good at cornering and gives a feeling of confidence to the rider

Cons

  • Not suitable for inexperienced riders as the bike does not have traction control
  • A touring windscreen may be needed as the stock windscreen is short
  • 180 rear tire costs more than a 160 rear tire
  • Not good for urban traffic due to heating
  • The handlebar starts vibrating over 130 km/h
  • Being classified as a sports tourer, it should’ve been fitted with cruise control and different riding modes

Yamaha Tracer 700

Engine

Engine Type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 689 cc
Bore x Stroke 80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression Ratio 11.5 : 1
Maximum Power 54.00 kW (74 PS) @ 8,750 rpm
Limited Power Version 35.0 kW (48 PS) @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 68.0 Nm (6.93 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication System Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple Disc
Ignition System TCI
Starter System Electric
Transmission System Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final Transmission Chain
Fuel Consumption 4.3liters/100km
CO2 Emission 100g/km
Fuel System Fuel Injection

Chassis

Frame Diamond
Caster Angle 24.8°
Trail 90 mm
Front Suspension System Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension System Swingarm, (link suspension)
Front Travel 130 mm
Rear Travel 142 mm
Front Brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø282 mm
Rear Brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø245 mm
Front Tyre 120/70 R17 M/C 58W (tubeless)
Rear Tyre 180/55 R17 M/C 73W (tubeless)

Dimensions

Overall Length 2140 mm
Overall Width 806 mm
Overall Height 1290 mm
Seat Height 840 mm
Wheel Base 1460 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance 140 mm
Wet Weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 196 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.0 liters
Oil Tank Capacity 3.0 liters

Yamaha Tracer 700

Yamaha Tracer 700 Review Score

Engine - 8
Brakes - 7.5
Comfort - 7.5
Fuel Consumption - 7
Handling - 8.5
Design - 7

7.6

Total Score

The Yamaha Tracer 700 has been making waves in the middle-weight sports-touring scene since it morphed out of the naked MT-07 with dual headlights, a larger front fairing & screen and launched itself onto the global stage.

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