New Yamaha sport tourer revealed

Yamaha Tracer 700 700px

Yamaha has revealed the new Yamaha Tracer 700, the latest Sport Tourer in the Japanese manufacturer’s line-up.

Tracer is a name familiar to Yamaha fans, with the MT-09 version the brand’s big new model last year.

The Tracer 700 though is based on the Yamaha MT-07 and uses the same frame and 689cc engine. It has also been introduced to make touring more affordable, just as its predecessor did.

Front and rear suspension has been updated from the MT-07, to improve responsiveness while dual front discs, as well as a rear disc have improved braking.

ABS comes as standard on the Tracer 700 while a large capacity 17-litre fuel tank allows for long range riding.

As you’d expect of a tourer, there’s a dual seat and passenger grab bar at the back, as well as knuckle guards and a manually adjustable windscreen up front.

Three colours will be available, in variants of red, black and blue, when it arrives in UK dealerships in July.

A full range of add-ons, equipment and extras will be revealed by Yamaha closer to launch.

Yamaha 700 Tracer front end up close

Next page: Yamaha MT-09 Tracer tops sales charts