What happens when you combine the punchy crossplane parallel twin of the Yamaha MT-07 with the long distance touring capability of the Tracer 900 GT? Well, you get what could quite possibly be the most practical sport touring motorcycle to ever roll out of production. As you probably know by now, Yamaha has been hard at work updating its model range for 2021. With that, we get another addition to the Yamaha big bike lineup in the form of the Tracer 7 GT.
Based on the same 689 cc, crossplane parallel twin we all know and love from the Yamaha MT-07, the Tracer 7 GT carries over all the rowdy fun and wheelie-popping potential of its naked brother. That being said, it’s a tad more refined by way of a full fairing and tall, adjustable windscreen. After all, it was designed to effortlessly tackle kilometers of highway on end.
The Yamaha Tracer 7 GT churns out an impressive 75 hp, and is outfitted with a slew of creature comforts. Equipped with side panniers, an adjustable windscreen, and a comfortable two-up seat, the Tracer 7 GT, is sure to take you to the furthest destination you would please in comfort and style. Slotting itself nearly as the smallest sport touring oriented motorcycle from Yamaha, the Tracer 7 GT will surely make for an enticing alternative for those who find the Tracer 900 GT a tad too overbearing.
Available in three colors: Tech Kamo, Redline, and Icon Grey, the Yamaha Tracer 7 GT is expected to roll out next year. Now, as to whether or not we will see this sport tourer in the local market remains to be confirmed. In the meantime, if you’re in the market for a high performance sport tourer, you’ll probably be best served by the Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, which retails for P619,000.