The future is just around the corner, and it involves motorcycles that recognize and interact with their owners.
Supposedly, the model would be known in Europe as the MT-09 SP; chances are, Canadians wouldn’t be able to buy it, at least not soon.
Yamaha’s hip neo-retro parallel twin will be available here as an early-release 2018 model, starting this fall.
Yamaha has unveiled its big-bore bagger version of the Star Venture mega-touring machine. The Eluder is a bit lighter, and a bit less expensive.
Details are scarce, but Yamaha says it’s about to unveil a new luxury touring motorcycle on September 6.
The project running in Saitama City could be the first sign of industry-wide changes, ushering in an era of battery bikes.
You’ll have to go overseas to ride this step-through, at least for now, as the maxi-scooter market in Canada is weakening.
Is this parallel twin going to be the replacement for the XT660?
Yamaha has unveiled a massive V-twin tourer aimed directly at the North American cruiser market. Canadian MSRP is $31,999.
DueRuote has a feature article on the rally-styled prototype, as well as a video at its website, showing the bike in action.