Yamaha MT-07 Tracer: World Launch report – part one.

We’re at the world launch of Yamaha’s new Tracer 700 – we’re in Italy right now at the official presentation of the new model and we’re going to be riding it tomorrow.

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MoreBikes editor Tony Carter, currently atop of the Dolomites in Italy preparing for the world launch of the Yamaha Tracer 700.

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The latest addition to the Tracer range is going on sale from next month (July) and costs £6,299.

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The new Tracer 700 will be available in three colours – Radical Red, Tech Black and Yamaha Blue. Based around the Japanese firm’s 75bhp twin-cylinder motor the powerplant used in the MT-07 there’s not much different mechanically from the donor bike in the engine-front but the newest Tracer does get a 50mm longer swingarm than the one used on the MT-07 for extra stability. The bike tips the scales at 196kg wet.

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To suit its long distance role, the 130mm travel front and rear suspension get revised settings for a smoother character in a variety of conditions. Dual 282mm front discs with four-pot calipers and a 245mm rear disc take care of the braking and ABS is equipped as standard.

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We’ll bring you our first impressions of the bike once we’ve got a few miles under our belt in the morning, we’ll show you around the latest member of the MT family soon here on MoreBikes.

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Here’s the launch video of the model (not the launch we’re on, we’ll show you that when we’ve shot it… this is the video Yamaha released when it launched the bike) – the spec sheet from Yamaha is below the video:

 

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