Yamaha MT-09 Tracer ECU remap – a horrible mess as standard and properly transformed!

8 Comments Posted March 22nd, 2017 in ECU Remap, Yamaha.

We rode this Tracer in standard form and it was horrible. It’s got major issues and you can feel every time the lambda chimes in or out leaning out the mixture, and on a constant throttle when the ECO light comes on snatchiness follows instantly.

It’s a great engine hamstrung by its power delivery, and the only way round it is to ride very aggressively and constantly keep the gas tapped on – which your average road rider used to a smooth four-cylinder is not going to appreciate. We’d go so far as to say that stock the Yamaha 3-cylinder is nowhere near a similar Triumph.

Very poor – and while Yamaha may have to deal with stricter emissions testing (our feeling) they seem to have missed the point, and to get it through they’ve blessed it with awful off-throttle and part-throttle (cruising) manners. Rolling around a roundabout you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get…

Now before we start with the ECU remap we just want to say one thing; anybody buying a full Akrapavic system for one of these is wasting their money. With the baffle in it kills the bike dead, losing 30bhp. The bike was running poorly and massively rich so we stopped work to have a rethink. And what we found is a de-catted standard pipe gives the best results for minimum spend.

So after we’d gutted the stock pipe, remapped the ECU the results were amazing – smooth off the bottom plus a linear feel with all engine modes intact as well. The engine also remains completely consistent. Job fully done!

This bike can be fantastic, but needs major attention to the ECU mapping.

This bike can be fantastic, but needs major attention to the ECU mapping.

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8 Responses to Yamaha MT-09 Tracer ECU remap – a horrible mess as standard and properly transformed!

  1. Hi. What is the cost of doing the ECU and the exhaust modification?

    Comment by alan on March 24, 2017 at 3:48 pm. Reply

  2. Hi, thanks for the comment regarding the MT09 Tracer. The customer actually de-catted his own exhaust and then we reflashed the ecu.
    The cost of the re-map is £325.00+vat.
    Gill.

    Comment by Gill on March 27, 2017 at 7:29 am. Reply

  3. Hi Guys, what are your thoughts and experience with re-mapping the 2017 MT-09? I have the 2017 with the full Akra system. cheers

    Comment by Christopher James Sheppard on May 15, 2017 at 11:47 pm. Reply

  4. Hi James, thanks for the question regarding the MT09. These bikes respond very well to the ecu re-map, we can switch off all the controls that cause the slow speed running and throttle problems.
    The cost of the re-map is £325.00+vat and there is also an option to buy the RACE TOOLS Package, which gives you autoblipper,l aunch control, pit lane limiter and race shift pattern, cost £340.00+vat.
    Regards, Gill.

    Comment by Gill on May 17, 2017 at 10:27 am. Reply

  5. hi I have a 2015 mt09 with a full ackra exhaust on it (decat), what would this cost to flash and would it make abig difference? I agree its very flat and snatchy at the moment

    Comment by Brian on May 30, 2017 at 8:39 pm. Reply

  6. Hi Brian, thanks for the comment. The price for the re-map is £325.00+vat and yes it does make the bike more rider friendly, because we switch off all emission controls and custom fuel map for the exhaust fitted.
    Gains at the rear wheel should be between 6-8 bhp, with the full exhaust fitted.
    Regards, Gill.

    Comment by Gill on May 31, 2017 at 10:59 am. Reply

  7. Hi, Just bought a 2016/66 plate tracer 900 – yes it is snatchy. Do you need the whole bike, or just the ecu off it to re-flash.
    I am in Cornwall, hence asking.
    Thanks
    Graham

    Comment by graham rowe on July 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm. Reply

  8. Hi Graham, thanks for the message. I am afraid we need the bike here, because everyone of these bikes we have done, have been different.
    We would need the bike for approx 3 hours and the cost is £325.00+vat, regards Gill.

    Comment by Gill on July 24, 2017 at 7:42 am. Reply

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