A couple of days before, Yamaha Motorcycles expanded its portfolio by introducing the new R7.
While Yamaha thinks MT-07 was the ideal base for the new YZF-R7.
The highly lightweight 689 cc parallel two-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder and forged pistons are taken to an entirely new level.
Combine with a six-speed gearbox. The 689cc motor makes 73.4 PS at 8,750 tours and 67 Nm at 6,500 rpm.
While many Yamaha fans thought MT-09 was the ideal base with an 847cc,3-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves that made 84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm.
We are sure Yamaha is in the process of building R9 as they had already filed a trademark for R9.
However, the Italian dealer Venezia Moto went one step ahead and had built a fully-faired Yamaha R9M.
The R9M is the brainchild of Jacopo Mazaro, who took a year to convert the Tracer 900 GT into track base R9M.
The fairing arrives from carbon fibre, and the bodywork is glossy red, black and white stripes.
The front and rear are new, while the front is watching for Jacopo.
As you may have guessed already, the R9M also includes a new exhaust system with a beautiful unique design.
Not to mention the tank and rear mudguard further, we see Ohlins on both the ends, Brembo GP 4 RX and OZ magnesium rims.
Straightway the Tracer 900 GT loses 60 kgs and comes down from 215 kg to 155 kg.
The new Akra exhaust, updated cartography, and BMC air filter ensured the 847cc made 140 hp from 115 hp.
We are sure the machine will get much attention and will have potential buyers in line.
The question is will Yamaha make R9M similar to what Jacopo has built?
Or will we see an all-new avatar of R9M?