Here’s the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT

A New Tracer

With the addition of the new MT-09 to Yamaha’s lineup, it should come as no surprise that there’s also a new 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT. This new bike is powered by an 890cc CP3 cross-plane inline triple that’s pretty much completely new. 

Perhaps the best news about the Tracer 9 GT is that it doesn’t look anything like the MT-09, which is, well, ugly by just about all accounts. The styling of the Tracer 9 GT isn’t what I’d call sleek, but it’s certainly not a horrid-looking machine and is on par with the other modern sport-touring machines of today.

The bike has a curb weight of 485 pounds and that’s without the side cases. Fuel capacity is up to 5 gallons from 4.8, so you can go a little further. Fuel consumption numbers say the bike sips fuel at a rate of 49 mpg. The bike also gets 6-axis IMU, LED lighting all around, cornering lights, heated grips, and cruise control.

There’s also KYB electronically controlled suspension, Nissan brakes, two ride modes (Sport and Comfort), lean-angle-sensitive traction control, lift control, slide control, brake control (with ABS), a quick shifter, ride-by-wire-throttle, and two TFT displays that measure 3.5-inches.

The 2021 Tracer 9 GT has a starting price of $14,899. The motorcycle will be available in Liquid Metal (grey) or Redline (red). It will be available in April of 2021.


  1. Lee Spector
    November 23, 2020

    $14900? Really? And what is it w/Yamaha beating their bikes w/the ugly stick? I think- no, I know- I’d buy a leftover 2020 Tracer 900 GT first, but more likely a 2020 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 before I’d even give this Tracer 9 GT a close look.

  2. Tim
    November 23, 2020

    Why does every article emphasize “CP3 crossplane”? If that’s an important thing, why? It’s certainly isn’t because it’s adding to the horsepower or torque numbers. These are fairly anemic. I’m looking for a lightweight sport touring bike emphasis on sport. The verses and the 1250 RS are just kind of porky, the H2 is too expensive. The KTM SDGT has everyone beat as far as I can tell. Except that talk about being hit with an ugly stick, KTM’s just look awful to me.

    • Brian
      November 23, 2020

      You are correct, almost EVERY article written on the FZ, MT, Tracer, XSR or Niken since its inception rave about the CP3 motor because for its displacement, it is simply one of the most well rounded, exhilarating, potent and yet user friendly motors available today.
      Fairly anemic? compared to the other bikes you mention, that’s understandable but in an apples-to-apples fair comparison the CP3 more than holds its own.

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