Yamaha has confirmed the rumour going around: the manufacturer plans to unveil a new touring motorcycle in the near future.
Last month, there was some conjecture that Yamaha was planning a new sport-touring motorcycle bearing the Tracer name. It seemed like a long shot at the time, but a Yamaha announcement yesterday in the US seems to indicate there might be some truth to the rumour. The presser said Yamaha plans to unveil a new touring bike on June 5.
However, it appears the new bike will be a cruiser, not a sport tourer, as the YouTube promo above hints. But will it be a V-twin? Yamaha’s built cruiser-styled touring bikes around other engines in the past, and a move towards a cruiser powered by a parallel twin or triple (from the FZ lineup) could signal an interesting future ahead.
Yamaha will unveil the motorcycle at the Americade rally next month, and if you’re interested, you can actually watch the live unveiling at Yamaha’s website.