Yamaha keeps a low profile at EICMA revealing the Tracer 700GT tourer and its largest scooter ever – the TMAX 560
Yamaha has showcased the facelifted Tracer 700 that sees some minor updates to the styling as well as mechanicals to bring it up to date for the 2020 model year. The company revealed its TMAX and TMAX Tech MAX sport-scooters which get new features and a more powerful engine for 2020, making it the most powerful scooter bearing the Yamaha badge yet. Yamaha also showcased the retro-sport XSR700 and XSR900 with vintage Yamaha colours. The 2020 R1 was present at the Yamaha stand too, although it was launched a few weeks earlier at the Superbike World Championship round at Laguna Seca.
The 2020 Tracer 700 GT sees a host of updates on the cosmetics side as well some mechanical updates. To bring the Tracer up to date with the rest of Yamaha’s model line-up, the bike receives a twin-LED headlamp setup complimented by redesigned fairing and front-end to make it more aggressive. There are also new sleeker LED turn signals. The Tracer 700 gets the same 698cc 2-cylinder crossplane engine as before with updates to the fuel injector and ignition as well as a tweaked gear ratios and a reworked exhaust. Further helping rider comfort is a 41mm fork at the front with adjustable preload and rebound damping and a rear shock that allows adjustable preload and rebound. The 2020 Tracer also gets a new instrument cluster in the form of an LCD screen offering a range of information to the rider.
For 2020 the TMAX gets updated styling and a tweaked 560cc two-cylinder engine that offers more power and torque than before. The TMAX is one of the company’s best selling models in international markets but due to the lack of interest for sports-scooters we will probably not see this one come to our shores.
The 2020 model lineup gets new vintage Yamaha colour schemes in white and black that also incorporate gold details to give the bike an uber-cool look. The bike is propelled away from the past by a very modern 689cc inline-twin engine paired to a six-speed gearbox. To stop you from heading into the future, the bike gets 282 mm dual hydraulic discs at the front and and 245mm hydraulic discs at the rear, coupled with dual channel ABS. There is also an LCD panel that houses a digital tachometer, speedometer, gear position, eco mode indicator, ambient and coolant temperature, a fuel gauge and range of trip computer functions.
There is also a larger XSR 900 which gets a more powerful 847cc inline triple-cylinder engine, a more aggressively positioned seat and more exposed aluminium around the headlights and taillights. The XSR 900 is also available in the same new vintage colour schemes as its smaller sibling but with the addition of a ‘Garage Metal’ colour.