REVIEW: YAMAHA MT-09 Tracer – Budget Sport Touring?

I had the opportunity to review the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer recently. There are praises and also some gripes.

While the bike may not be one that flattered me most, it has definitely set a precedence that a bike in its category can be as affordable. For someone my size, 5 foot 6 weighing at 45 kilograms, a bike weighing 31 stones and more surely does not match my physique. My biggest concern with big bikes has always been that I would probably drop the bike and not being able to pick it up.

The trick to not drop the motorcy

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REVIEW: 2018 Yamaha MT-09 – Dark Side of Japan

Ever since the Yamaha MT-09 was introduced back in 2014, customers have been loving its torquey setup and motard inspired design but at the same time complained about its suspension that’s too soft for liking when pushed hard and abrupt throttle. In 2017, during EICMA, Yamaha previewed & revised the looks and the chassis while keeping the engine tuning intact. We had the opportunity to stretch its legs for a few days, courtesy of Hong Leong Yamaha, who assembles and distributes the MT-09 locally. iPantas received the test unit and rode it on the streets of Kuala Lumpur urban sprawl for a few days before taking the Yamaha MT-09 to our test route to see how much it has improved.

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