Motorcycle.com has unearthed trademark documents that seem to hint at a high-performance touring version of a Yamaha FZ/FJ platform.
According to Motorcycle.com, Yamaha has applied for a trademark for a motorcycle or scooter named the Tracer GT. There’s nothing new about the Tracer name; Yamaha has used it for motorcycles and snowmobiles in the past, and currently uses for the European version of the FJ-09, as well as a sport tourer based on the FZ-07.
Will one of these models receive upgrades that make it worthy of the GT label, or will Yamaha take another model in its line and build a sport tourer off it? We’re sure to find out in the next few weeks. High-performance sport tourers seem to be gaining a bit of steam, with the Ducati Supersport and the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT coming on the market in the past couple years. Will a Yamaha entry be the first Japanese challenger?