The year 2023 is barely beginning when we already look towards the novelties of 2024, and more precisely, in the case of what interests us today, towards the 2024 catalog of Yamaha.
Already mentioned several months ago, it seems that the unpublished Yamaha R9 It is confirmed. If the fingerboard firm has already registered the name R9 (but also R2) for more than a year with the competent authorities in Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom, according to certain information, the great Japanese sports car could even be presented as soon as possible. . as the end of the year on the occasion of the next EICMA exhibition, to be held in Milan in November 2023.
Based on the Yamaha MT-09, the sports version will therefore carry the engine of the great roadster, developing 119 horsepower. Apart from the engine, one can easily imagine that Yamaha will use the same recipe for the R9 as for the R7 presented a few months ago, namely to keep the chassis of the R9 decorating it with parts with more sporty characteristics. He Yamaha MT-09, in its SP versionit could also serve as a solid foundation for a streamlined sports car.
With the arrival of the Yamaha R9, which should be positioned as a sports version of the MT-09 rather than a pure sports car like the YZF-R1, the Japanese brand undoubtedly intends to revitalize its offer with a more accessible version. A choice inspired by the one made with the R7 presented in 2021.
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