We knew this day was coming, but that doesn’t mean we should be any less excited it’s finally here. Yamaha has pulled the wraps off the Tracer 700, a new upright sport-touring bike based off the FZ-07 naked bike we’ve all come to love.

Ok, so my content might not have a home for a minute, but after and epic weekend of motorcycle racing, Lorenzo going to Ducati, a beautiful new Harley Davidson reveal, Bell re-launching the Moto 3 helmet, and now this - well I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut. Especially since no one else seems to be writing about this yet. Who knows, maybe people will read it.

The Tracer 700 is a new, mid-sized upright touring bike from Yamaha. The Tracer name is Europe’s version of what we know as “FJ” here in the states (their Tracer 900 is our FJ-09).

I love how the turn signals are tucked under the brush guards. Yamaha photo


As such, it’s basically a modified FZ-07, given taller suspension, wind protection, more room for a passenger, and some luggage bits. Think of it as Yamaha’s version of the Kawasaki Versys 650. Only better.

As a fan of the FZ-07 over the FZ-09, this is fantastic news. That 698 cc twin is an incredible little motor, especially with a pipe and a tune. The FZ-07 is probably my most recommended bike but, depending where this lands price-wise, that could change real soon.


To make this more long-distance capable, the Tracer 700 gets a 50 mm longer swingarm, and a new suspension setup likely a little more tuned for a passenger and/or gear. Like the FJ-09, it gets a dual headlight (one for regular and one for high beam), brush guards, and optional luggage and windscreen options.




Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valves, 2-Cylinder

Displacement 689cc

Bore x stroke 80.0 mm x 68.6 mm

Compression ratio 11.5 : 1

Maximum power 75 hp @ 9,000 rpm

Maximum torque 50 lb-ft. @ 6,500 rpm

Lubrication system Wet sump

Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc

Fuel system Fuel Injection

Ignition system TCI

Starter system Electric

Transmission Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission Chain

Fuel consumption 4.3 l/100km

CO2 emission 100 g/km


Frame Diamond

Front suspension Telescopic forks

Rear suspension Swingarm, (link suspension)

Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm

Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm

Front tyres 120/70 R17 M/C 58W (tubeless)

Rear tyres 180/55 R17 M/C 73W (tubeless)


Overall length 2,138 mm

Overall width 806 mm

Overall height 1,270 mm

Seat height 835 mm

Wheelbase 1,450 mm

Min. ground clearance 140 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 196 kg

Fuel capacity 4.5 gallons

Oil capacity 3.0 L