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A heav­ily-dis­guised test pro­to­type of the as-yet-un­seen Yamaha MT-07 Tracer was spot­ted on the streets of Milan last sum­mer and we are ex­pect­ing this ma­chine to be re­vealed of­fi­cially in the very near fu­ture.

The for­mula for the MT- 07 Tracer fol­lows the path set by the big­ger, three-cylin­der MT- 09 Tracer which bor­rowed the en­gine, chas­sis and run­ning gear from the MT-09 naked bike while adding a top fair­ing, re­in­forced sub­frame and mi­nor changes to the sus­pen­sion.

The MT- 07 Tracer is still a road- go­ing mo­tor­cy­cle and, while it may have some out­ward styling cues rem­i­nis­cent of an ad­ven­ture bike, it will keep 17in wheels and leave the dirty work to the new MT- 07 Ténéré.

At the time MCN ran the spy shots Yamaha UK didn’t deny the bike’s ex­is­tence – a bit dif­fi­cult when the pho­to­graphs were so clear – but the spokesman did say the bike was still some way off. MCNS sources now sug­gest that it will be only a mat­ter of weeks un­til the pro­duc­tion bike is of­fi­cially re­vealed.

Scaled down Tracer will be ready for tour­ing du­ties soon

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