Yamaha are on a roll recently - they have just confirmed that the Yamaha Tracer 700 is on the way to us.
They have taken the best selling MT-07 and given it the Tracer treatment, just as they did with the MT-09 model last year.
The UK price has been released at £6299 so we suspect that the Irish price will be €8950 (allowing for the extra vehicle registration tax costs in Ireland). This price has not been confirmed just yet.
Same 75hp, twin cylinder engine but the Tracer 700 is longer than the original MT-07. Overall length is 1450mm (50mm longer). Really that is designed to better accommodate a pillion and luggage.
And get this - it's only 196kg!
It seems that every new bike they're releasing is exactly what the people on the street are looking for.
While chatting recently we realised that we have loads of great customer and, other than bumping into some at races, we've never actually gone out to enjoy the bikes with them.
We plan to change that in 2016 and arrange a few ride outs from the shop - purely for fun and to get out enjoying two wheels!