Lean angle-sensitive traction control system
The Traction Control System (TCS) detects the difference in speed between the front and rear wheels and helps to efficiently extract drive force from the rear tire during acceleration. The new TCS on the Tracer 9 GT uses this data for the lean angle, estimated by the IMU to adjust the degree of intervention by the TCS. As the lean angle increases, so does the amount of TCS intervention (1 = little intervention; 2 = moderate intervention; 3 = strong intervention).
Lift Control System (LIF)
The Lift Control System (LIF) intervenes when the IMU predicts front-wheel lift to adjust the engine's output to compensate and assist the rider. On the Tracer 9 GT, the system settings are focused on providing smooth behaviour once the intervention ceases. The Lift Control System’s intervention is set up to work together with the other rider aids, and with Mode M, the level of intervention can be chosen manually by the rider.
MotoGP®-developed slide control system (SCS)
The Tracer 9 GT features the Slide Control System (SCS), just like the one on the acclaimed YZF-R1. When the IMU predicts that a sideward slide is occurring at the rear tire, the SCS responds by adjusting the power output to help the rider focus on riding. The degree of intervention is pre-set for the TCS with Mode 1 and Mode 2, but Mode M allows for the level of intervention to be selected or for the system to be turned off.
Brake control system with ABS
With the Brake Control (BC) system, data for the front and rear wheel speed as well as data from the IMU is compiled and calculated in real-time in the hydraulic unit assembly (including the ABS control unit) to independently control and modulate the front and rear brake pressure. The rider can select between two intervention modes: BC1 and BC2. BC1 is a standard ABS-active mode that accommodates hard emergency braking in upright, straight-line braking conditions while BC2 controls the brake pressure in addition to ABS and operates in situations where machine behaviour is likely to become unsettled, such as unavoidable panic braking mid-corner.
Quick Shift System for clutchless upshifts & downshifts
The QSS on the Tracer 9 GT provides both clutchless upshifts and downshifts. When the sensor on the shift rod detects movement in the gearshift pedal, adjustments are made in the engine output according to ECU calculations to instantly cancel out the drive torque of the engaged gear to promote swifter shifting of gears.
Ride-by-Wire YCC-T throttle system with mew APSG
The Tracer 9 GT's Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) electronically governs the throttle valves, but unlike the system on former models that use a cable to relay throttle inputs via a pulley, the Tracer 9 GT features the new Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (ASPG) ride-by-wire unit that provides excellent throttle feel. With the APSG, the degree of throttle opening is detected by a sensor and magnet and reflected with signals to the throttle valve motor. For a good operational feel, the APSG is comprised of a spring, slider and gear and produces varying degrees of friction (resistance) to recreate a natural throttle feel during use. The construction of the APSG for the Tracer 9 GT is the same as the one on the 2020 YZF-R1/R1M but has model-specific settings for the degree of friction and throttle opening.
Twin 3.5-inch Full-Color TFT Instrument Displays
The Tracer 9 GT features twin 8,9 cm full-colour TFT displays. The left-hand display includes a bar-type tachometer that changes colours as rpm rises or falls, the fuel gauge, average mileage indicator, water temperature, air temperature and a gearshift indicator while the right-hand screen enables the selection of four different types of information or indicators to allow more information to be displayed at once. Switching between displays and information can be performed with the handlebar switches.
The running modes available on the D-Mode system have been increased from three on the current model to four. Riders can select between Mode 1 for enjoying direct, sharper response, Mode 2 to accommodate a variety of conditions, Mode 3 for a gentler character and Mode 4 which moderates maximum power for a milder riding experience.
The Tracer 9 GT features a cruise control system for easy riding. Cruise control can be set when going at least 50 kph and in 4th gear or higher. After the cruise speed is set, the speed can be increased or decreased in increments of 2 kph with single pushes of the switch or by continuously holding down the switch. Cancel the cruise control by braking or by using the clutch or the throttle. The “Resume” function reengages the system and returns the bike to its previous set speed.