For now, details are limited, but we understand Yamaha has gone ahead and built a sport touring machine based on its MT-07 platform.
Dubbed the Yamaha Tracer 700GT, the machine fills a niche that manufacturers have long forgotten—the middleweight sport tourer. It’s similar to the Tracer 900GT, but instead of the inline triple, it’s powered by the same 689 cc parallel twin that previously starred in the MT-07 and XSR700.
The Tracer 700GT will come with an improved seat for touring, a 17-litre fuel tank, a higher touring windscreen, and 20-litre sidebags. It all sounds good to us; we’ll share more details when they’re released!