Yamaha ‘Tracer GT’ on the way

And the smart money says it’s a touring-edition MT-10

Yamaha ‘Tracer GT’ on the way

YAMAHA has filed a trademarked application for the name ‘Tracer GT’, raising the prospect of a touring edition of the MT-10.

The firm already produces the Tracer 700 and Tracer 900, touring spec versions of the MT-07 and MT-09, but has yet to give the MT-10 the same treatment.

As the MT-10 uses the frame and engine from the current YZF-R1, a Tracer version would mean a tourer based on the same superbike platform.

Yamaha currently offers a touring edition of the MT-10 (pictured above) using parts from the accessories range including a comfort seat, screen, soft panniers and sat nav. A Tracer version could go further, with revised suspension and more leg-room for rider and pillion.

It could be the Yamaha to take on the likes of BMW’s S1000XR, which shares an engine with the S1000RR superbike.

The trademark application was filed on April 19 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, reports the US site Motorcycle.com.