Featured In the September 2023 issue of Roadracing World:
As technology matures, its price typically comes down and it gets better. It’s one thing to sell a pricey cutting-edge system on a motorcycle to a few sophisticated customers who can afford specialized technical support. It’s another thing entirely to sell a similar system to the masses, when it has to withstand abuse and neglect.
It has to be simple to operate even for the least technically inclined riders, cost-effective and, especially when it comes to anything related to how the motorcycle performs in motion, it absolutely, positively has to work!
Yamaha product planners selected the Tracer 9 GT platform to introduce the Adaptive Cruise Control system and a world-first Radar-linked Unified Braking System to the company’s motorcycle lineup in the form of the 2024 Tracer 9 GT+…
“Intro: 2024 Yamaha Tracer 9 Gt+: Loaded With Tech,” by Michael Gougis
Editor-at-Large Michael Gougis tested Yamaha’s advanced cruise control and braking systems and found that they were easy to operate and behaved exactly as Yamaha said they would. They were an awesome addition that made the touring part of sport-touring far less mentally taxing while taking nothing away from the sporting side of the equation. At a cost of $16,499, this machine may be the harbinger of technology to come for many more motorcycles in the future, Gougis wrote. Read the rest of his impressions in the latest issue of Roadracing World!
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