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Old 06-03-2015, 06:46 AM   #1
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Yamaha FJ-07

New FJ-07 / MT-07 Tracer?


http://www.moto.it/news/yamaha-mt-07...spy-photo.html
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:58 AM   #2
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From the FZ-07 forums. Notice how the front "bulge" in the moto.it spy photo fairing looks like it is a tacked on item. Maybe hiding a more FJ-09-like front fairing?

http://www.motorcycle-talk.net/forum...ps-mockup.html
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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Rough translation of the moto.it article:

Predictably, Yamaha is working on a smaller Tracer, built around the well loved MT - 07. Rumors have been circulating, but now we have photographed Yamaha conducting final testing operations. It seems very interesting.

With the MT- 09 and MT - 07, Yamaha it is reaping excellent results in terms of sales. The new two and three -cylinders are some of the best answers to the question of absolute motion well done: performance , nice to ride and sold at reasonable prices. And motorcyclists apparently approve. Not surprisingly, the bike that in Italy is displacing
the best selling motorcycle, the BMW R 1200 GS, from the podium is the last of the series MT - 09 , the Tracer (FJ-09). The two platforms, MT - 09 and MT - 07, have been developed to be modular, so seeing the MT-09 Tracer, it was predictable to expect the same crossover version on the structure of the two cylinder MT - 07. The rumors circulated for some time , the riding and also testing but it had not yet been photographed. The images that we show have been shot in the area of Milan in a totally random manner, as sometimes happens.

The similarities with the MT-07 are obvious: motor (twin cylinder 689 cc which currently delivers 75 hp), frame made of steel tubes, light alloy swing-arm (with a new form), dual disc front brakes and 17-inch wheels are quite similar. Fairing and rear lights, as well as bags, very reminiscent of those of the Tracer. The bike is photographed disguised, but also the half-fairing and headlights seem very similar to those mounted on the Tracer. It is noted, with respect to the MT-07, the suspension travel is elongated, the handlebar obviously more high and wide, the saddle is one piece and the passenger pegs less close to the seat. A true
mid-size mini-crossover. Everything suggests that there has been a willingness to contain the final price which, remember, is 5,990 euro for the base MT-07. A motorcycle, among other things, very convincing in the guide (handling?) as well as in the price. It's likely that the new MT-07 "Tracer" (?) Will come on sale for the 2016 season. By autumn we should then see it in its true final aesthetic, that could of course change over the specimen photographed. Competitors are warned...
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:33 AM   #4
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From the FZ-07 forums. Notice how the front "bulge" in the moto.it spy photo fairing looks like it is a tacked on item. Maybe hiding a more FJ-09-like front fairing?

http://www.motorcycle-talk.net/forum...ps-mockup.html
Nope. Your picture is a PS BS. OP has the real thing with bags and touring seat.
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:53 AM   #5
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Actually, I posted both of the pics. But yes, you're right about the second one, on both counts.

I was mainly posting the PS one as a comparison of the FJ-09's fairing to the (?) FJ-07's in the spy shot. It looks like there is some kind of cover on the front of that one. You can see it has a different color / sheen to it.
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Here's another pic showing a different angle - more to the front.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:18 AM   #7
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Will it have ABS?
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:40 AM   #8
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Will it have ABS?
Yes, in the EU (mandatory for all bikes over 125 cc starting 1/1/16).
Probably for the US; at the least optional. 650 Versys and Strom have it standard. I think it is optional on the NC700.

Edit: also optional on the Ninja 650.
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sure, why not? It's a preproduction mule status right now. My guess is as good as anyone's who doesn't work in the R/D division for Yamama.
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... It is noted, with respect to the MT-07, the suspension travel is elongated,...
Hmmmmmmmm.......
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:54 PM   #11
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I can hear Beavis now. Heh heh, he said elongated.

Don't imagine "longer stroke" would have been any better.
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This bike looks more like the mini-FJR that I was hoping the FJ-09 was going to be. I know the FZ-07 is a hoot, but with an extended wheelbase and gaining the 50 or so pounds that seems to be a necessity with the sport tourer transformation, I bet the 3rd gear power wheelies will be a thing of the past. Still, if they keep it under 450 lbs I might would give it a look-see. Looks like it could be a really nice commuter / light tourer with some 2 up capability.
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What are they doing working on another FJ? Where is our mini Tenere based off the 07?

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What are they doing working on another FJ? Where is our mini Tenere based off the 07?

Yeah, what he said!

This forum long ago decided the xtz700 was going to be the next bike based on this engine. Theres no way Yamaha didnt get that memo It was pretty much a uninimous decision, and now we get this?!

Total breakdown in communication and expectations...
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The XTz 700 is probably the most anticipated phantom bike ever on ADV. I don't think Yamaha has ever said anything official about it, other than maybe the standard "we're considering it" line.

I was certain that Yammie was going to target the Wee with their next 700 model, but when I checked on the top selling 650 a while back, the Ninja 650 (with the KLR right up there!) popped up. So I guess Yamaha is simply targeting the bigger market segment with this new bike. But, a 17" wheeled sport tourer also leaves more room for something more dirt worthy. Also, more time develop and refine it.
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