Yamaha took the wraps off its brand new 2019 Tracer 700 GT at Intermot 2018. The GT model goes all in on creating a light, fun, and relatively long-legged middleweight sports tourer which is powered by Yamaha’s 689cc, water-cooled, crossplane twin engine. The Tracer 700 GT makes 74 horsepower and 68 NM of torque in a package that weighs almost 205 Kilograms.
With the Tracer’s generous 17-litres tank and the engine’s natural efficiency, the GT looks to be pretty impressive. The GT features the base Tracer’s frame—which uses the engine as a stressed member—and aluminum swingarm. The GT has some respectable brakes with dual-channel ABS, but unfortunately no traction control or user-selectable ride modes.
While nothing’s been confirmed yet, Yamaha will probably offer a line of touring accessories for the GT to upgrade its capabilities even further. The Tracer 700 GT will be available in three colors—Phantom Blue, Nimbus Gray, and Tech Black. It’s set to go on sale in Europe soon, and it’ll compete against Suzuki V-Strom 650 GTA and Kawasaki Versys 650 Grand Tourer. Unfortunately, it looks like the Tracer 700 GT is a Europe-only tourer.