Is Yamaha about to announce a flat-track-style MT-09?

New video teases the next phase of the Faster Sons project

YAMAHA has just released this video teasing the next phase of its Faster Sons project, which it's calling Faster Sons Chapter Two - The Challenge.

The dramatic video features Roland Sands putting the finishing touches on a bike he's building and testing before Kenny Roberts Snr drops by at the end, as he does.

The bike looks like it's based on an MT-09 that's been given some flat-track inspired custom treatment and Yamaha's iconic 'Speed Block' livery.

The original Shinya Kimura Faster Sons bike eventually spawned the new XSR700, based on the MT-07.

Yamaha has set up a website that promises more information next Monday 9 November, before a full reveal on November 16. 

Yamaha said in a press release:

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.

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