Yamaha Motor Europe has begun its teaser campaign for what we expect to be a new adventure bike in the company’s lineup.
Debuting the Yamaha T7 Concept at the 2016 EIMCA Show, the 689cc, twin-cylinder, ADV motorcycle is the prime suspect for the unseen motorcycle in this teaser video.
Yamaha hasn’t been bashful about the T7 Concept either, with prototype versions of the bike being caught out testing, and even loaned out the bike for a special photo shoot with Italian publication DueRoute.
Even in Milan, it was widely known that the concept on stage would be headed into production. So, here we are.
Based off the FZ-07 street bike, the T7 Concept brings an updated middleweight Ténéré to Yamaha’s dual-sport offering (replacing the Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré), which should compliment the 1,200cc Super Ténéré quite well.
The Yamaha T7 Concept is a fully functional prototype, and it is being developed with help from the Official Rally Team in France, Yamaha R&D in Italy, and GK Design in The Netherlands.
It features an aluminum fuel tank, four-project LED headlight, KYB fork suspension, carbon fiber fairing and skid plate, and a custom Akrapovi? exhaust.
Sharing a 270° parallel-twin engine that also finds duty in the Yamaha MT-07/FZ-07 street bikes, the Yamaha T7 (expect that name to change) will be a fairly basic model, and is expected to focus on bringing value and reliability to its purchasers.
We have another month or so to wait, and see what has been cooking in Yamaha’s kitchen, but judging from early indications, it should be something quite good. Check back in, September 6th.
Source: Yamaha Motor Europe