2023 Yamaha Tracer 7 and Tracer 7 GT First Look

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

A 5-inch TFT, bigger brakes, revised forks, 20-liter saddlebags, and comfort items highlight the changes.

This just in from Yamaha Europe, whether this applies Stateside remains to be seen:

The Yamaha Tracer 7 at the Yamaha booth during EICMA 2022. Photo by Ryan Adams

Accompanying the revised Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT+ is its updated little brother – the Tracer 7 and Tracer 7 GT. While the changes aren’t as dramatic as the Tracer 9, the 7 still gets changes to give it a more premium feel than before.

First on the list of upgrades is the 5-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity. The full-color display provides all the information you want to know about the bike and where it’s going in a clear, easy-to-read format. There are two screen options to choose from – a “Touring” display that shows information in an analog-like format, or a “Street” display is more stylish and contemporary. Both Tracers can link their smartphone to Yamaha’s MyRide app via Bluetooth to view call information, emails, and messages on the screen. Lastly, a revised handlebar switch cluster makes all of these features easier to access and sort through.

From a performance standpoint, both Tracers get larger, 298mm front brake discs for better stopping power. Suspension is updated, too, with revised forks getting different internal settings. Both ends are fully adjustable, too.

Tracer 7 GT

Both the Tracer 7 and Tracer 7 GT get a new display, new forks, and bigger brakes, but the GT version gets several new pieces to make it that much more comfortable for the long haul. For starters, there are the 20-liter side cases that add some storage space and were designed in conjunction with the bike.

For true touring duties, the GT now also features a new touring windscreen that’s 3.6 inches (92mm) higher and 2.8 inches (70mm) wider than the previous GT for better wind protection. This touring screen pairs nicely with the new comfort seat for both the pilot and their passenger, as the seat foam inside has different densities to keep your butt nicely padded. It’s wrapped in a dual-material skin with contrasting stitching.

The rear carrier on the GT serves double duty as a structure to provide more stiffness and rigidity to the rear subframe, but also as another handle for a passenger to grab. Of course, it’s also ready to accept an optional top case should you need more storage space.

As noted at the top, Yamaha USA has yet to confirm whether the Tracer 7 will arrive in North America in 2023 at the time of this post, so price and availability obviously have not been determined. Should this change, we’ll be sure to update this information.

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Larry W Larry W on Nov 08, 2022

    There is a market for these in the USA, though many will likely go with the new Transalp even if they don't go off road. Best looking Yamaha I've seen in a long time.

    • SunnySide SunnySide on Nov 08, 2022

      It may sound weird but if I were to sell my 2015 FJ-09 I would likely replace it with this. I love the triple but it's honestly more power than I need and this looks like a great bike.

  • C w C w on Nov 08, 2022

    So, a Honda, an Aprilia and a Suzuki 1000GT walk into a bar...