Since 2008, Honda and Yamaha have been battling it out to be the biggest scooter seller in Thailand and Yamaha did not have any real performance motorcycles in its portfolio. Fast forward to 2015 and the market is completely different now. Yamaha has a competitive model for everything that its competitor Honda is selling.
Yamaha’s upcoming streetfighter version of the YZF-R15, expected to be christened MT-15, has been spotted testing in Indonesia. The sparsely camouflaged test mule previews the updates for the next-generation YZF-R15.
Yamaha recently pulled the wraps off its first mass production ‘Faster Sons’ custom motorcycle – the XSR700. Based on the MT-07 streetfighter, the XSR700 is a modern incarnation of the XS650 twin-cylinder motorcycle from the 1970s.
Custom motorcycles seem to be a rage nowadays, as giving your motorcycle a personal touch has become the latest trend among enthusiasts. However, creating custom motorcycles can take up a lot of time and money, something which not everyone can manage. For such people, Yamaha has unveiled its latest addition to the ‘Faster Sons’ custom motorcycle range – the XSR700.
After numerous spy shots and speculations, Yamaha finally unveiled the MT-25 in Indonesia last month. While it was obvious that the Japanese manufacturer was going to introduce a more powerful MT-03 motorcycle for the European markets, we have the first confirmation of the model in the form of this leaked patent drawing.
The upcoming touring-focussed version of the Yamaha MT-07 has been spotted testing in Italy. While the test mule was missing the adjustable windscreen, the bike is still easily identifiable thanks to the distinct frame and styling of the motorcycle.
A semi-faired touring-focussed version of the MT-07 has been spotted testing in Milan, Italy. Though the Japanese manufacturer hasn’t confirmed this yet, we can expect this new model to be christened MT-07 Tracer, along the lines of its bigger sibling - the MT-09 Tracer.
Yamaha has official unveiled the latest addition to its MT family of streetfighters – the MT-25. This quarter-litre naked motorcycle made its maiden public appearance during the Biker Street Night Party in Jakarta, and has been priced at IDR 45 million (Rs 2.15 lakh) in the Indonesian market.
The Yamaha MT-25 has been spotted undergoing trials, once again. The completely undisguised test mule was spotted in Indonesia, and can be identified as the MT-25 thanks to the familiar tail section, which has been borrowed from the Yamaha YZF-R25.
Yamaha has unveiled the new MT-09 Tracer at the ongoing EICMA Show in Milan, Italy. The MT-09, or the FJ-09, as it is called in the US market, is an adventure touring motorcycle based on the Japanese manufacturer’s popular middleweight naked, the MT-09. The MT-09 Tracer has been given several upgrades to transform it into a long distance tourer, fit to take on the likes of the Triumph Tiger 800XC, Ducati Hypermotard and the Suzuki V-Strom 1000. Check out the detailed photo gallery of the MT-09 Tracer.