For months now, Yamaha has been releasing accidental bits of info on the FJ-09; now we have a photo.
When Yamaha unveiled the FZ-09 naked bike, there was a clamor almost immediately for a sport-touring version. Within a few months, it became obvious Yamaha had heard their wishes, and was working on granting them.
The leaks started when a clever person going through trademark filings in the US noticed Yamaha had staked out a claim on the FJ-09 name; other leaks followed in similar suit. Someone found some patent drawings, someone else found some emissions testing information.
Now we have an actual photo of the bike, thanks to an accidental release on Yamaha’s Facebook page. Someone on ADVRider.com managed to download a copy of the shot, as seen above. The bike seems to follow the same basic lines that we saw in the earlier patent drawings, so we know whoever unearthed those wasn’t making things up, at least.