Yamaha Tracer 700 (Kawasaki Versys 650 rival) adventure tourer unveiled

The Yamaha Tracer 700 adventure tourer based on the MT-07 street fighter has been unveiled. While this one looks more focused on tarmac touring, a hardcore version with spoke wheels (likely to be called as Tenere 700) is currently undergoing testing in Europe.

The Tracer 700 retains the MT-07’s chassis and powertrain as it is but is equipped with front telescopic fork and rear monoshock with longer travel (130 mm). The naked bike’s split-seat tailpiece has been replaced by a redesigned unit with a heavily contoured seat. The fuel tank, tank extensions, front fairing with a windshield to further differentiate the Tracer 700 from its sibling.

Yamaha MT07 Tracer
Yamaha MT07 Tracer

The Tracer’s 689 cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission to develop 74.8 PS at 9,000 rpm and 68 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The motorcycle has a wheelbase of 1,450 mm and a kerb weight of 196 kg. Braking is courtesy of twin 282 mm front discs and a single 245 mm rear disc, both governed by ABS.

Other noteworthy features include a 17-litre fuel tank, twin headlamps, manually adjustable windscreen, aerodynamic knuckle guards, 10-spoke alloy wheels, digital instrument console with LED display, etc. Yamaha will also sell a range of touring accessories for the motorcycle.

Yamaha MT07 Tracer
Yamaha MT07 Tracer

The Yamaha Tracer 700 is pitted against the likes of Kawasaki Versys 650. The tourer will go on sale in Europe in July this year. Price in the UK stands at 6,299 pounds (around INR 5.98 lakhs).



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