Rumor Has It: Yamaha’s Getting a Absolutely-Faired Triple for a 2024 Debut

When Yamaha’s R7 got here out, our good moto group obtained greater than just a little excited. 

Right here was a lean, imply competitor with a grungy coronary heart and a swooping torque curve, able to kick the pants off of of any twisty on the town – and while Yammie hit the goal for slim, gentle, dependable fashions (and extra sustainable upkeep), the discharge of the YZF-R6’s smaller-cc substitute had many craving for one thing beefier, greater…

One thing just like the Yamaha MT-09

Yammie's iconic MT-09. Media sourced from I-90 Motorsports.
Yammie’s iconic MT-09. Media sourced from I-90 Motorsports.

“Bridging the hole between the parallel-twin, A2 restrictable R7 and the full-fat 998cc R1 superbike, the R9 would probably supply a extra usable package deal on the street than the outdated rev-hungry four-cylinder R6 – making the most of the MT’s meaty midrange and low-end punch,” agrees Dan Sutherland on MCN

Media accompanying this opinion reveals a rendering of what that R9 would possibly appear to be – and whereas the winglets are a bit a lot, there’s proof to again up the whispers popping out of Japan correct. 

Yamaha filed functions for the identify ‘R9’ in all hemispheres final yr, with follow-up this yr; add to this the truth that the MT-09 is now the one bare bike in Yamaha’s vary to not sport a sporty fraternal twin, and the puzzle turns into all of the juicier. 

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Yammie's iconic MT-09. Media sourced from the Motoworld of El Cajon.
Yammie’s iconic MT-09. Media sourced from the Motoworld of El Cajon.

“If our contacts are appropriate,” finishes Sutherland, “an official launch in 2024 would coincide with the R1’s twenty fifth anniversary, so it stands to cause {that a} livery of this sort can be on the playing cards for the brand new Yamaha.”

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*Media sourced from I-90 Motorsports, Motoworld of El Cajon, and CycleWorld*