Yamaha has unveiled its 2020 Tracer 700 which features an updated styling package as well as other tweaks for the next year.
With its all-new twin LED headlamp arrangement, the bike boasts a more aggressive front-end design in-keeping with Yamaha’s most recent design language, while updated fairings and new colour options complete the look.
In terms of engine, it has a minor upgrade to the 698cc twin crossplane engine with revised fuel injection and ignition settings, a modified exhaust and tweaked gear ratios.
Delivering maximum power at 8750rpm with maximum torque at 6500rpm, the Tracer 700’s engine gives a wide band of linear torque ensures strong acceleration through the rpm band, and with a revised secondary gear ratio the 2020 model is even more exciting and responsive when charging through the six-speed transmission.
The bike has also received updrated spenders in the shape of uprated 41mm cartridge-type front forks. The spring rate has been adjusted in order to optimise the roadholding characteristics, and the 2020 model is equipped with preload and rebound damping adjusters.
Together with the preload and rebound-adjustable rear shock, the bike is easy to set up to suit different rider weights and riding conditions and achieve the best balance of comfort and control.
One of the many new features on the Tracer 700 is the negative LCD instrument panel that features a clearly marked multi-function display. Spot colour is used on the rev counter and large gear position indicator - and the rider can easily adjust the display using a remote switch on the left handlebar.
At a glance:
New half fairing with aggressive new twin headlight face
Thrilling torque-rich 689cc CP2 engine, Euro5 compliant
Lightest in class, best power to weight ratio
Adjustable front and rear suspension
Aerodynamic screen with single-handed adjustment
Commanding riding position with comfortable ergonomics
Contoured dual seat for rider and passenger comfort
17-litre fuel tank gives long range autonomy
Negative LCD instruments
Compact LED flashers, integrated in handguards