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2016 Yamaha FJ-09 Review
2016 Yamaha FJ-09 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The Yamaha FJ-09 offers the most performance, versatility and value packed into a single motorcycle…
MOST VERSATILE SPORT TOURER
The most performance, versatility and value put into one motorcycle – the FJ-09 with its 3-cylnder engine dominates the competition.
Designed around the concept of a “Versatile, Sporty Multi-Use machine”, the FJ-09 offers a comfortable and exciting ride whether taking a relaxing tour or hitting the hustle of the city on your daily commute. An upright riding position, wide handlebar and adjustable seat design combine with the exciting power of the 3-cylinder Crossplane Concept engine to create a machine that will leave you grinning after every ride.
The FZ-09 based 850cc in-line 3-cylinder fuel-injected engine offers great real world performance. The power is perfectly suited for normal street riding with a wide spread of “right now” torque and power even from low rpms. And the exhaust note combined with the overall engine character must be experienced.
It would be great to have a bike for commuting, sports riding and touring, but for most that isn’t realistic. Enter the versatile FJ-09 and you have a machine that can do it all. The potent engine, lightweight chassis and ABS brakes are perfect for the twisties. While the comfortable riding position, new seat and 18 litre fuel tank are ready for exploring the open road. And for those days when work gets in the way the FJ-09 is sure to be one of the bright spots.
Note the FJ09 is called the MT-09 Tracer in Europe
The two souls of the Dark Side
The original MT-09 was a game changer. Now we’re taking the concept one step further with an action tourer that combines an aggressive character with serious long distance potential. Introducing the uncompromising new MT-09 Tracer.
Equipped with a sharp looking cowling as well as a large capacity fuel tank – and benefiting from an adjustable riding position – the Tracer is built to take you all the way in comfort.
But this is no ordinary tourer, and the Tracer’s torque laden triple cylinder engine with traction control is built to thrill. With its lightweight aluminium chassis as well as high-tech brakes and ABS, the Tracer lives for the next corner. One bike, two souls.
2016 Yamaha FJ-09 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Stunning 3-cylinder Engine
847cc liquid-cooled, in-line 3-cylinder, DOHC, 12-valve “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” engine derived from the award winning FZ-09™. This engine combines advanced high tech components including YCC-T® and Yamaha D-Mode, with a crossplane concept crankshaft to deliver an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character.
•Advanced Engine Control
Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) is Yamaha’s exclusive ride-by-wire throttle system, derived from MotoGP® technology. YCC-T works in unison with the standard Traction Control System (TCS) to give the rider responsive throttle feel with the security of traction control for roads with less than ideal traction.
•Practicality Plus Performance
Touring amenities include a height-adjustable windshield, side fairing, adjustable riding position, 12V electrical outlet and a generous 4.8 gallon fuel tank. The FJ-09™ is ideal for the daily commute, short fun rides, or weekend getaways.
•Powerful, Controllable Brakes
Modern radial-mount four-piston front calipers squeeze 298mm rotors for exceptional stopping ability, while the anti-lock brake system (ABS) works to help prevent wheel lock during hard deceleration.
•Top Shelf Features
A modern and stylish LED headlight offers superior visibility and complements the FJ-09’s design. Multi-function dot matrix LCD instrument panel is designed to visually relay data to the rider quickly and clearly, including fuel consumption info and gear position.
•Ready to Travel
Slim-design hard bags, a Genuine Yamaha Accessory, provide storage convenience, as does an accessory top case.
2016 Yamaha FJ-09 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Stunning 3-cylinder Engine
847cc liquid-cooled, in-line 3-cylinder, DOHC, 12-valve engine with fuel injection. This engine combines advanced high tech components including YCC-T and Yamaha D-Mode with a crossplane crankshaft concept to deliver an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character.
This FJ-09 engine features Yamaha’s “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” that provides linear torque development in response to the rider’s throttle input.
The ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) system senses the slightest throttle input by the rider, relays the data to the ECU which sends commands to a servo-motor actuator controlling the intake airflow volume.
•Selectable Engine Character
The FJ-09 is equipped with Yamaha D-MODE (or “Drive Mode”) variable throttle control system. The rider can choose at will from three throttle valve control maps (Standard Mode, “A” Mode, and “B” Mode) for different performance characteristics.
Traction Control System (TCS) reduces rear wheel slip on wet surfaces or unpaved roads. The system detects rear wheel spin and reacts through combined control of the ignition timing, fuel injection volume and throttle opening (YCC-T).
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Plush, Controlled Suspension.
For excellent damping characteristics, the front suspension is an inverted fork with 41mm inner tubes with 5.4 inches of travel. The front suspension features adjustment for spring preload and rebound damping.
•Compact, Horizontal Monoshock
The rear suspension features a linked-type Monocross® shock. The shock is positioned below the seat and features an almost horizontal alignment. This unique positioning contributes to mass centralization and a slimmer body design. The rear suspension is also adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping.
•Powerful, Controllable Brakes
Front brakes consist of two floating 298mm discs with 4-piston calipers. The calipers are radial mounted for improved feel just like Yamaha’s race-winning supersport machines. The standard anti-lock brake system (ABS) works to help prevent wheel lock during hard deceleration for additional braking security.
Large 4.8 gallon fuel tank with 44 miles per gallon means less frequent stops for fuel when on the open road.
•Strong, Lightweight Frame
Lightweight Controlled-Fill die cast aluminum frame and swingarm is used to reduce weight.
The aluminum tapered handlebar is adjustable up to 10mm to accommodate different rider preferences, while the rider’s seat can be easily adjusted 0.6 inches up or down for additional legroom. An accessory low saddle is available, dropping the seat height by 1.25 inches, and the rear suspension height adjuster accessory brings the seat down an additional 9/16”.
Multi-function digital instrument panel features speedometer, tachometer, fuel level and consumption, clock, gear indicator, eco indicator, D-MODE and TCS indicators.
The windscreen is height-adjustable to three positions at 15mm increments without the use of tools.
A centerstand is standard on the FJ-09 for added rider convenience when parking or doing maintenance.
A 12V electric outlet comes standard as an additional convenience, mounted adjacent to the instrument panel, and a second port can be added with Genuine Yamaha Accessories.
2016 Yamaha FJ-09 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10,490 – Raven – Available from October 2015
$10,490 – Matte Silver – Available from October 2015
Engine Type 847cc liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder, DOHC; 12 valves
Bore x Stroke 78.0 mm x 59.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch
Final Drive O-ring chain
Suspension / Front 41mm fork, adjustable preload and rebound
damping; 5.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound
damping; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm; ABS
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 180/55ZR17
L x W x H 85.1 in x 37.4 in x 53.0 in – 54.1 in
Seat Height 33.3 in or 33.9 in
Wheelbase 56.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 24.0°
Trail 3.9 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal
Fuel Economy 44 mpg
Wet Weight 463 lb / CA model 465 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Raven; Matte Silver
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2016 Yamaha FJ-09 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $10999 CDN
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 12-valves (4 valves / cyl), inline-three cylinder
BORE AND STROKE
78 x 59.1 mm
8.9 kg-m (64.3 ft-lbs.) @ 8,500 rpm
YCC-T, D-Mode (3 positions) & Traction control
Mikuni 41 mm throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
18.6 kpl / 52.5 mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
Adjustable 41 mm inverted fork
Adjustable link Monocross
Dual 298 mm discs / radial mount 4-piston calipers / ABS
245 mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS
/// CRITICAL DATA
2,160 mm (85″)
950 mm (37.4)
1,338 to 1,375 mm (52.9 to 54.1″)
1,440 mm (56.7″)
RAKE / TRAIL
24° / 100 mm
135 mm (5.3″)
845 or 860 mm (33.2 or 33.8″)
18 litres (4 imp. gallons)
207 kg (456 lb.)
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
2016 Yamaha FJ-09 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine type 3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 847 cm³
Bore x stroke 78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Maximum power 84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple Disc
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 137 mm
Caster Angle 24º
Trail 100 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
Rear Travel 130 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ã˜ 298 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ã˜ 245 mm
Front tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)
Overall length 2,160 mm
Overall width 950 mm
Overall height 1,345 mm max 1,375 mm
Seat height 845 mm max 860 mm
Wheel base 1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance 135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 210 kg
Fuel tank capacity 18 L
Oil tank capacity 3.4 L
*Starting at MSRP is the manufactured suggested price and excludes delivery, setup, tax, title, license, and additional fees and expenses. Bikes may be shown with optional accessories. Final sale price determined by an authorized dealer. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change.
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