Yamaha’s MT-07 retro based bike, the XSR700 is only just hitting showrooms in Europe but it Yamaha seems so sure of its success that a MT-09 based retro bike is also in the works. Carrying on from the ‘Faster Sons’ theme that saw Japanese custom builder Shinya Kimura create his precursor to the XSR700, Yamaha is this time teaming up with Roland Sands Design.
The video shows a bike with flat tracker influences but like Shinya Kimura’s effort, the final release will probably be a lot tamer for the broader market. Let’s hope in addition to a shiny retro look, Yamaha finally upgrade the front suspension to better accompany the brilliant engine housed in the MT-09. Full press release below:
Yamaha’s Sport Heritage evolution keeps moving ahead of the pack through 2015 and is about to arrive now at an exciting new chapter. Leading the market by offering easy to customize factory motorcycles takes constant innovation and collaboration with the brightest in the industry and beyond.
First came the question, what role can we take to offer more diversity and innovation? The answer was ‘Faster Sons’, a natural evolution of our Sport Heritage bike building philosophy. ‘Faster Sons’ tips its hat in respect to the bikes that came before, whilst also showing pride in the faster sons of today and tomorrow, because above all, we love to ride.
‘Faster Sons’ became a reality through a unique collaboration this year with master builder Shinya Kimura. Together we made our mantra real with the stunning ‘Faster Son’, a real world concept machine that perfectly blended everything great about our motorcycle heritage combined with the latest technology we have to offer.
As the ‘Faster Sons’ story grows and gathers speed we now reach the next level. Taking inspiration again from our unrivalled heritage, we went looking for more speed, more power and more fun. We found what we needed in our racing history books, combined it with our latest technology and found a new collaborator to write a new chapter with.
Get ready because on Monday 16th November at 21:00hrs CET Yamaha’s Faster Son will get faster…