Europe always seems to get bikes before the US, and sometimes, key models never even make it to American shores. The Tracer 700 a lightweight sport-tourer based on the popular MT-07 naked bike, is an example of such a machine.
Lucky for us, Yamaha’s Tracer was presented as a testbike during a recent Bridgestone tire launch in Morocco ( and we jumped at the opportunity to check it out. The video above gives you a rundown of what’s been done to differentiate this bike from its MT-07 sibling and ready it for sporty touring. Once we actually ride the Tracer—in Morocco, of all places!—we’ll update this story with a link to a full review.
We’re excited by the prospect of a light and feisty sport-tourer, so hopefully this model makes it to America later this year or in 2019. Does the Tracer appeal to you? Leave a comment below so we can try to convince Yamaha USA to bring this baby Stateside.