When I rode the Yamaha Bolt last month, Yamaha’s staff told me they were up to something – something big.
Yamaha had been quiet, evaluating the market through the last couple years, they said, but that was about to change. First, they brought out the Bolt – an interesting step, but not revolutionary – but there was more to come in June. Or so they said.
Well, watch this video (titled “The Dark Side of Japan) and then think about it again. What’s coming? A superpowered supermoto? Just guessing, I’d say whatever the bike is, it’ll feature a triple, as seen at Intermot.
The new bike looks just like the FZ8 but has their new 3 cylinder engine in it. Google to see pictures.
I love 3 cylinder engines and Yamaha has lots of past experience on some excellent bikes from about 1974 till 1981.
It is interesting to see if the bike in question will be revolutionary, evolutionary, or just reactionary
It is interesting to see if the bike in question is revolutionary, evolutionary, or just reactionary.
Featuring Bold New Matte-Black Graphics!? 😉
Considering that the commercial is done by Yamaha Europe, there’s no guarantee that whatever is unleashed upon the European hooligans will make it to North America.
Signature Editions available for slight extra charge…