2014 Yamaha MT-09 Sport Tracker Revealed

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Yamaha Motor Europe has announced another variant on the MT-09 platform (FZ-09 for us in North America). Following the original model and the Street Rally comes the new Yamaha MT-09 Sport Tracker (Yamaha originally announced the name “Street Tracker” but apparently decided to change the name.) Unfortunately it looks like the Sport Tracker will be a special edition variant only available in Europe, though many of the parts may be available in Yamaha’s part catalog.

Created by a Yamaha dealership and now being mass produced, the MT-09 Sport Tracker was revealed exactly a year after Yamaha first announced the MT-09. In that time, Yamaha has added the Street Rally version, the twin-cylinder MT-07 and the entry-level MT-125 before revealing the Sport Tracker.

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The new scrambler-inspired model (or “urban scrambler” as Yamaha describes this street-only machine) is mechanically similar to the MT-09 but adds a number of aluminum and carbon components. The aluminum number plates on the side contribute to a track-inspired style, as does the aluminum headlight cowling which also provides a bit more wind protection.

Discuss this at our Yamaha FZ-09 Forum.

The new two-tone seat has a brown leather top and black “Alcantara-look” sides. Its shape is long and flatter than the regular MT-09′s seat. Along with the new knee grips and wider footrests, Yamaha says the Sport Tracker allows riders to better shift their weight during acceleration, braking and cornering.

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Other changes from the base MT-09 include wider aluminum handlebars, short carbon front fender with aluminum stays, a matte black frame, matte bronze wheels and a matte gray paint job.

The engine is the same 850cc Triple used on the base MT-09 but with a bronze-colored cylinder head. Performance specifications are identical, with Yamaha claiming 113.5 hp at 10,000 rpm and 64.5 ft-lb. at 8500 rpm. The Sport Tracker comes standard with the MT-09′s stubby exhaust but an Akrapovic exhaust exiting next to the tail is available as an option.

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Suspension and braking systems are also the same. The telescopic fork offers 137mm of travel while the link-type rear shock offers 130mm of give. The dual front 298mm brake discs are gripped by radial-mount calipers.

[Source: Yamaha]

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