Yamaha is planning to unveil another new touring bike in the near future.
Earlier this spring, Yamaha kickstarted a new series of touring bikes with the Star Venture, a heavy-duty V-twin tourer that came as a bit of a surprise. There was gossip of another new touring bike to come, but nothing too serious.
Now, Yamaha says it will indeed unveil a new touring bike next week. Details are scarce, but a Yamaha bigwig says it will be a luxury model. That’s all we know, beside what little information is in the video above.
A lot of Yamaha fans will be hoping that this time, we get the full-on touring version of the FJ-09 platform. Frankly, that’s not likely. We’re far more likely to see something else in the mold of the Star Venture: big, loaded with features, and pricey, seeing Yamaha’s already attached the “luxury” tag to the bike.
Hopefully it will come in at a lower price than the Star Venture, which has a $31,999 price tag in Canada at the moment.