Spy Shots: Yamaha Tracer 9 Shows off New Toys for 2023

Radar-Guided Cruise Control, a New TFT Dash - Maybe Even some New Switchgear

A view of the Tracer 9 from Yamaha. Media courtesy of CycleWorld.
A view of the Tracer 9 from Yamaha. Media courtesy of CycleWorld.

Yammie’s beloved Tracer 9 has just been spotted going through a few test runs somewhere in Europe, with the resultant spy snaps giving us a better clue of what’s going to be under the proverbial hood for 2023’s model – and heads up, we’re very likely to get some new trinkets to play with in the electronics department. 

Spy shots showing a refresh for the Yamaha Tracer 9's electronics. Media sourced from MCN, with all rights reserved.
Spy shots showing a refresh for the Yamaha Tracer 9’s electronics. Media sourced from MCN, with all rights reserved.

“Most noticeable is a new black box hanging above the front 17-in wheel, which is made more prominent by the exposed wiring positioned between the front riding lights and beneath the main headlights and air intake,” contributes a report from MCN, who provides the spy shots in question.

“Not seen on the current production model, it strongly suggests the adoption of the increasingly common radar-controlled cruise control.”

Spy shots showing a refresh for the Yamaha Tracer 9's electronics. Media sourced from MCN, with all rights reserved.
Spy shots showing a refresh for the Yamaha Tracer 9’s electronics. Media sourced from MCN, with all rights reserved.

Radar systems are already a thing for some of the bikes in the camps of Bavarian-based BMW, Ducati, KTM and Kawasaki – but Yammie’s models have yet to make the jump;.

Add to this the bangin’ new screen seen above the bike’s handlebar, and it looks like the coming ranges are set for a long-awaited electronic refresh. 

We gusta. 

A view of the Tracer 9 from Yamaha. Media courtesy of Yamaha.
A view of the Tracer 9 from Yamaha. Media courtesy of Yamaha.

Considering the ready state of the bike being tested, 2023’s new addition could be debuted as early as Q3 of this year – possibly even at EICMA.

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*Media sourced from MCN, Cycleworld, and Yamaha*