New rumours have emerged in Japan suggesting that a three-cylinder fully-faired sportsbike based on the Yamaha MT-09 is set to arrive in 2024.

  • Japanese publication, Autoby claimed that Yamaha to release the R9 in 2024.
  • The R9 will feature the same CP3 engine found in the MT-09. 

The rumour has been ongoing since the introduction of the R7 in 2022, but the demise of the road-legal R6 is what initiated the demand for a fully-faired machine.

The arrival of the R9 was also handed to us by Yamaha’s trademark application of the R9 nameplate, suggesting that a CP3-wielding sportsbike is on its way.

However, the latest report from the Japanese publication, Autoby suggests that the motorcycle will arrive in the lineup in 2024.

Accompanying the report is a set of render images explaining how the R9 could turn out. 

As expected, the upcoming R9 will likely borrow much of its features from the MT-09, including the aluminium beam frame and swingarm.

The R9 is also likely equipped with the same suspension setup and braking components as the MT-09. 

Also likely to be carried over is the full-colour TFT instrument cluster and electronic package. 

Similar to the MT-09, the R9 is expected to make 117hp @ 10,000rpm and 93Nm @ 7,000rpm. 

According to Autoby, the R9 is set for release in 2024, with the bike making its first appearance at EICMA 2023. 

(Source: Autoby)

Yamaha could introduce its own retro-style fully faired motorcycle to its lineup to compete with Honda’s Hawk 11 and Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR.

  • Yamaha is developing a fully-faired retro-style motorcycle.
  • To feature the firm’s newest 890cc CP3 engine. 

Japanese publication Young Machine claimed that Yamaha is working on a new motorcycle called the XSR GP. 

If you’re an avid reader, you know that we are a fan of Young Machine because they have insider information about what’s happening behind the scenes at the Japanese Big Four factory.

In its latest issue, Young Machine reveals a rendered image of what the upcoming XSR GP could look like.

At a glance, the XSR GP resembles the Honda Hawk 11 and MV Agusta Superveloce 800, but Yamaha could also intend to take the fight to Triumph’s Speed Triple 1200 RR.

Like the XSR 900, the fully-faired GP will likely feature the same 890cc CP3 (inline-three) engine that produces around 117.3hp and 93Nm. 

In addition, the XSR GP could also be a strong indicator that a fully-faired race-type YZF-R9 is in the works, as Yamaha previously patented the XSR GP and R9 nameplate earlier this year. 

While we are excited about the upcoming motorcycle, sadly, it is unlikely the bike will ever make its way to Malaysia anytime soon; this is because none of the XSR range (including the XSR 155 and XSR 900) is available here. 

Yamaha didakwa bakal perkenalkan Tenere dengan enjin yang lebih besar bagi sertai Tenere 700 sedia ada.

Menurut laporan, Yamaha ketika ini sedang giat membangunkan Tenere yang lebih besar yang didakwa mengguna pakai enjin CP3 890cc.

Ini sekaligus menyaksikan portfolio Tenere akan terus berkembang dengan model 900 sertai Tenere 700 dan Tenere Raid 700 sedia ada.

Walaupun Yamaha pernah memperkenalkan pelbagai varian enjin bagi Tenere – termasuk 600cc hingga 1200cc – namun difahamkan pengeluar motosikal Jepun itu menerima banyak gesaan agar varian baharu dengan enjin tiga silinder 890cc dari MT-09 diperkenalkan.

Majalah permotoran Perancis, Moto-Station mendakwa Yamaha sedang membangunakn Tenere 900 tersebut dengan sesi ujian telah pun berada di peringkat akhir.

Dikuasakan enjin sama yang menggerakan MT-09, Tracer 9, dan XSR900, Tenere 900 ini pastinya akan mengisi kekosongan yang ditinggalkan Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere yang telah diberhentikan pengeluaran.

Menariknya, Tenere 900 akan datang itu pastinya akan menghadirkan saingan terhadap Triumph Tiger 900, Ducati DesertX dan MV Agusta Lucky Explorer 9.5.

Sources indicate that a larger and peppier Yamaha Ténéré 900 is already in advanced development stages.



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