2017 Yamaha FJ-09 Review
2017 Yamaha FJ-09 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
MOST VERSATILE SPORT TOURER…
The most performance, versatility and value in one motorcycle – the FJ-09™ with its 3-cylinder engine, Traction Control and a long list of sport touring features 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 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 is intoxicating.
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 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 makes a great commuter too.
Turn up your emotions
More than anything, the Tracer 900 is about discovering the meaning of freedom. It’s your life, and what you do next is down to you. You want the ability to get up and go whenever you feel like it – and this versatile Sport Touring bike is ready to make things happen!
Its torque rich, 3-cylinder engine and lightweight aluminium chassis are built to thrill – while an upright riding position, 18-litre tank and sport cowl make long distances easy.
With outstanding performance and the ability to excite and inspire you wherever you go, this Sport Tourer gives you an instant escape route from the daily routine. So choose freedom. And turn up your emotions with the Tracer 900.
Note: The Yamaha FJ-09 is the Tracer 900 in Europe.
2017 Yamaha FJ-09 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
///Key Improvements for 2017
•New compact slipper & assist clutch
•Revised traction control system (2 modes & off)
•Stunning 3-cylinder Engine
847cc liquid-cooled, in-line 3-cylinder, DOHC, 12-valve engine, derived from the award winning FZ-09™. This engine combines 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 an updated 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.
2017 Yamaha FJ-09 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
• Sporty, 847cc, DOHC, 4-valve, inline triple with lots of torque & character
• Yamaha’s Chip controlled throttle with 3 – position “D Mode” variable throttle control
• Traction Control (2-modes & off)
• CF die cast aluminum frame & externally mounted aluminum swingarm
• ABS Braking System
•Adjustable tapered aluminum handlebars
• Stylish, “layered” fairing with adjustable windshield & LED headlight
• Separate rider & passenger seats
• 18 litre fuel tank
• Multi-function meter assembly with 12 volt DC outlet
• Centre stand
•Slim, compact, 847cc, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, 42.5 degree inclined, inline-three cylinder engine. The engine has been tuned to provide plenty of low & mid-range torque with strong yet linear throttle response.
•engine meets or exceeds strict EU-4 regulations
• 4-valve, downdraft style combustion chamber
•excellent torque output… especially in the low to mid rpm range
•4-valve design maximizes flow into & out of combustion chamber
•31 mm intake & 25 mm exhaust valves
•valve angle is 26.5 degrees to keep combustion chamber compact
•stainless steel valves feature an Isonite surface treatment & carburized tips for excellent durability & wear resistance
• Valve adjustment intervals are every 42,000 kms.
•120 degree crankshaft with “even” 240 degree firing order.
•design reduces inertia torque while emphasizing linear torque in response to the rider’s throttle action
•design has been optimized to achieve strong torque over a broad rpm range
•fast, linear throttle response
•engine design allows a whole new level of “rider – machine communication”
• Lightweight “coupling force balancer” is used to reduce engine vibration for excellent rider comfort.
• “Fracture split” connecting rods feature a “nut less” design.
•lower end “cap” of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion; the 2 pieces are “split” apart using a special fracturing process & then machined
•design aids in establishing true big end roundness & greater precision in con rod dimensions for excellent durability despite the high horsepower loads
•Lightweight, forged, aluminum short skirt pistons.
•design aids in fast engine response
•reduces mechanical vibration
•Direct ceramic composite plated cylinder uses “liner less” bores
•ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block, eliminating the liner & reducing weight
•excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
•coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
•Offset cylinder design
•cylinder is “offset” relative to the crank (toward exhaust side)
•reduces frictional losses between the pistons & cylinder wall during the power stroke for improved power output
•One-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly
•superior engine & chassis rigidity (engine is a stressed member)
•Lightweight hollow camshafts.
•cam profiles are designed for excellent torque in the low & mid rpm range
• Crankcases feature a “Tri-Axis” layout for the crank, main & drive axles.
•creates a more compact & shorter engine front to back
•shorter engine allows for optimum engine placement in the “sweet spot” of frame for desired weight distribution & great handling
•”Closed loop” 41 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system.
•system uses throttle position sensor (TPS) & acceleration position sensor (APS)
•injectors feature 12 holes & 20 degree spray pattern
•injectors spray fuel directly at the intake valve
•”closed loop system” uses an oxygen sensor to “sniff” spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
•fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
•Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T)
•YCC-T electronically controls throttle valves for outstanding throttle response & controllability
•YCC-T system provides precise control of intake air volume for a smoother torque curve
•ECU that controls YCC-T is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th of a second
• Yamaha D-Mode variable throttle control… 3 modes available
•enables the rider to adjust the performance characteristics of the engine based on riding preferences or riding conditions
•standard mode emphasizes very linear throttle & torque feel of the engine
•A Mode allows the rider to enjoy even sportier engine performance in the low to mid rpms
•B Mode reduces throttle response for riding situations that require softer power characteristics, such as slippery or wet conditions
•D-Mode button is conveniently located on the RHS handle bar switch gear
•Traction control system with 2 modes plus off.
•mode 1 provides mid-level intervention (allows some wheel spin)
•mode 2 provides maximum intervention (no wheel spin)
•works in conjunction with the YCC-T system (utilizing same wheel sensors as ABS system)
•system senses when the rear wheel begins to spin & modifies the YCC-T function, ignition timing & fuel injection volume to reduce power & eliminate wheel spin
•status indicator / warning light in meter assembly
• Electronic Control Unit (ECU) utilizes a powerful 32-bit processor for fast control of the injection, engine management & ignition processes.
•Air box features dual resonator chambers & unequal internal intake funnel lengths for all 3 cylinders.
•benefit is a wide torque curve & exciting intake sound that accentuates the exhaust note
•viscous paper type air filter is used
•Compact 6-speed transmission.
•gear ratios are optimized to accentuate the torque & throttle response of the engine
• Compact, slipper (back limiter) clutch with assist.
•slipper clutch reduces the negative effects of engine braking on handling & suspension
•reduces rear wheel hop/ chatter when decelerating for improved riding performance & smoother corner entries
•assist function reduces clutch lever effort by up to 20%
• Stylish, compact, low mounted, 3 into 1 exhaust system
•stainless steel header pipes with special “Nano-film” coating
•muffler is a triple expansion type with a 3-way honeycomb catalyzer to reduce emissions
•low mounted design centralizes mass for excellent handling & light weight feeling
•Flat design radiator for maximum cooling efficiency.
•protector plate on lower edge of rad prevents small stones from hitting the rad & cooling fan
• Liquid-cooled oil cooler maintains stable lubricant temperatures for extended engine life.
• Convenient spin-on type oil filter & easy access drain plug for fast oil changes.
•Convenient oil level sight glass.
• Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
•produces a strong spark for fast starts
•provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
•Air Injection System (AIS… not ram air) injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, further reducing exhaust emissions.
///CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
•CF (Controlled Filling) die cast, twin spar, diamond-type, aluminum frame.
•provides an optimized rigidity balance for incredible sports performance & excellent stability
•engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter, more compact main frame
•light, agile handling qualities
•The riding position is one of the most important features of the FJ-09 chassis.
•upright seating position offers a balance between sports handling & excellent rider comfort
•Key chassis geometry figures include:
•1440mm (56.7″) wheelbase, 25 degrees of rake & 103 mm of trail
•front to rear weight distribution is 51 / 49%
•lean angle is 51 degrees, highlighting the sporty nature of the FJ-09
•chassis dimensions & shape are designed to enhance the qualities of the 3 cylinder engine, to centralize mass & lower the centre of gravity
•Detachable, round tube steel rear sub frame.
•designed to withstand the extra load & forces applied during casual touring
•sub frame provides mounting points for Genuine Yamaha accessory hard saddlebags
•allows easier access to rear suspension components
•reduces costs in the event of damage
•Externally mounted, C.F. (Controlled Filling) die cast aluminum, truss-type rear swingarm.
•external design means the swing arm mounts on the outside of the frame spars… not the inside
•external design keeps unit narrower in the seat – fuel tank junction which influences seat height & makes it easier to touch the ground
•lightweight design reduces unsprung weight for superior suspension performance
•excellent rear wheel traction & control
•Adjustable, 41mm inverted cartridge style fork offers 137mm (5.4″) of wheel travel.
•adjustments include; 6 steps of spring preload (15mm range) & 11-way rebound damping
•inverted design benefits include, reduced “unsprung” weight & reduced fork flex since the larger diameter tubes are gripped in the triple clamps
•adjustable design allows the rider to tailor suspension settings to match rider weight, road conditions & load to maximize handling & suspension performance
•Lightweight, aluminum upper & lower triple clamps.
• Adjustable link Monocross rear suspension with 130 mm (5.1″) of wheel travel.
•rear shock adjustments include: 7-steps of spring preload & 3 turns of rebound damping
• ABS equipped, dual 298mm floating front discs squeezed by radial mount, Advic, mono-block, 4-piston calipers.
•radial mount design helps to reduce caliper distortion for improved braking performance
•master cylinder uses a 16 mm piston
•excellent stopping power & control with good lever feedback
•ABS helps prevent wheel lockup during hard braking or slippery conditions
•ABS equipped, 245mm rear disc is squeezed by a lightweight single piston, slide-type Nissin caliper.
•ABS or Anti-Lock Braking System.
•features a linear controlled 3- position system that helps to prevent wheel lock up
•controlling ECU & hydraulic unit are combined into a single compact unit
•when ABS system senses impending wheel lock-up (via active type wheel sensors) it regulates hydraulic pressure to the point just before the wheel(s) lock-up
•ABS benefits include; excellent control under hard braking or when braking on wet, slippery or loose surfaces
•design reduces weight & centralizes mass
•Lightweight, cast-aluminum 10-spoke wheels.
•lightweight design reduces unsprung weight for excellent suspension & handling characteristics
• front rim size is MT3.50-17
• rear rim size is MT5.50-17
•Adjustable, tapered aluminum handlebar.
•Handlebar can be adjusted 10 mm by turning the eccentric handlebar holders
• lightweight design with excellent strength
•offers a comfortable, upright riding position for all day riding comfort
•handlebar holders feature special threads for accessory installations (GPS etc.)
•traditional “handlebar” design allows easy replacement to a different “bend” if desired
•Stylish, hand covers / brush guards.
•offer good wind protection
•also offers some unit protection in the event the bike tips over
•18-litre steel fuel tank.
•slim design with great knee grip
•steel allows use of magnetic style tank bags
•reserve portion of the tank is 2.6 litres (low fuel light illuminates)
• internal electric fuel pump
• Adjustable, separate rider & passenger seats.
•designed to offer excellent longer distance riding comfort
•rider seat offers 2- positions of height adjustability… 845 mm (33.3″) low position & 860 mm (33.9″) high position
• Passenger grab rails for extra peace of mind.
•Dual display, multi-function meter / instrument.
•left side features digital tach, speedo, fuel gauge, clock & status indicators for traction control, D-modes & Eco System
•right side utilizes a DOT Matrix LCD display, includes odometer, dual trip meters, outside air temp, coolant temp, instant & average fuel consumption, estimated travel range (based on remaining fuel), time trip, low fuel trip meter (counts kilometers since low fuel light illuminated), gear position indicator & grip heater status (grip heaters are optional genuine Yamaha accessory)
•all functions are controlled by buttons on the L.H.S. switch gear
•full range of warning & indicator lights
•background illumination is adjustable
• Handy 12 volt DC outlet (max output = 24W & 2A) located beside meter assembly.
•”Layered design” front fairing offers an edgy & aggressive styling with good wind protection.
•No tools required, adjustable windshield features 37mm (1.5″) of adjustment.
•Eye catching LED headlights & LED position lights.
•offer excellent illumination & visibility
•easy access headlight adjusters for changing load conditions
• Centre stand (note: centre stand will not retro fit to the FZ-09).
• Brilliant LED rear tail light with unique running / brake light display.
• Unit is pre-wired for Genuine Yamaha accessory hot grips ? plug & play
• Lightweight forged aluminum footrests, shifter & rear brake pedal
• Numerous bungee cord hook points
• Excessive lean angle engine cut-out switch (if unit is on its side the engine will shut down)
• Lockable steering
• Durable “O”-ring drive chain
• Low-maintenance sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
• Yamaha diagnostic tool connector
NOTE: The FJ-09 offers a significant level of power and performance. It is not intended for novice or inexperienced riders.
2017 Yamaha FJ-09 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10,699 – Galaxy Blue – Available from February, 2017
$10,699 – Electric White – Available from February, 2017
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 assist and slipper 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
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal
Fuel Economy** 44 mpg
Wet Weight*** 463 lb / CA model 465 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Galaxy Blue; Electric White
2017 Yamaha FJ-09 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $11299 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 settings) & 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 / 137mm (5.4″) wheel travel
Adjustable link Monocross / 130mm (5.4″) wheel travel
Dual 298 mm discs / radial mount 4-piston calipers / ABS equipped
245 mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS equipped
2,160 mm (85″)
950 mm (37.4)
1,345 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)
210 kg (463lb.)
Bluish Pearl White
Dark Purplish Metallic Blue
2017 Yamaha Tracer 900 – 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
Limited power version N/A
Maximum torque 87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel consumption 4.3 l/100km
CO2 emission 100 g/km
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
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