How Much Power Does the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT Make?

Horsepower and torque figures on Yamaha’s updated sport-tourer.

The 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT is the next step in the bLU cRU’s evolution of its successful sport-touring model, supplanting the outgoing Tracer 900 GT and the original FJ-09. Yamaha decked out the new model with a number of functional updates aimed at improving the performance and feel of the motorcycle while remaining an in-class value.

Horsepower and torque figures on the 2021 Yamaha Tracer 9 GT.Robert Martin Jr.

There’s no question that the most notable change is Yamaha’s all-new liquid-cooled DOHC inline-triple CP3 engine, which grows in displacement from 847cc to 890cc for the 2021 model year, identical to the updated MT-09. Yamaha’s aim here was to maintain, if not improve, the already impressive performance of the powerplant despite  tightening emissions regulations. To do so, stroke was increased by 3mm to achieve the larger displacement with several additional changes as covered in our first ride review of the 2021 Yamaha MT-09.

Following our first experience aboard the Tracer 9 GT, we placed it on our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, recording horsepower and torque figures. The Tracer produced a peak of 104.23 hp at 9,890 rpm and 62.24 pound-feet of torque at 6,990 rpm. The numbers are very similar to the 104.90 hp of the last Tracer 900 GT we tested, but gets a slight bump in torque from its 59.80 pound-feet. It’s also worthy to note that the 2021-model Tracer’s horsepower curve drops off sooner and more aggressively as it approaches its slightly lower 10,500-rpm redline (from 11,200).