New trademark filing reveals potential new motorcycle from the Japanese manufacturer.
Yamaha already have two well-known and well respected tourers based off of their popular MT-07 and the MT-09 nakeds – the Tracer 700 and the Tracer 900 respectively.
So what does the reveal of a new trademark application for a motorcycle called the ‘Tracer GT’ in Europe let slip?
With only one large MT machine left to be given the tourer treatment, could it be that we’ll soon be due to see a big, brutal tourer built around the MT-10?
That would certainly be be the quickest and probably most sensible suggestion, but Yamaha released their MT-10 Tourer Edition earlier this year.
The MT-10 Tourer comes with soft luggage, a windshield, a more comfortable seat and a mount for a GPS, so what would a GT edition of the MT-10 bring above and beyond that?
In the four-wheeled world, the GT suffix tends to be used with two-seater (or 2 +2) fast/sporty cars that have been treated to additional luxury by way of comfier interior and softer, less sport-focused suspension and ride attributes, so maybe an MT-10 SP version with all of the sexy, sporty bits but with added chunky comfort and ride refinement might be on the cards? Something that puts it up against similar super nakeds like the Super Duke GT perhaps…
The honest answer is ‘who knows?’ – because a trademark filing doesn’t have to mean that Yamaha will have to launch a bike using that name.
But let’s be honest, why would you file the application if you weren’t going to consider using it?