First Look Video: The Europe-Only Yamaha Tracer 700 Sport-Tourer

What would the MT-07 look like as a sport-tourer?

Yamaha's FZ/MT-07 is a big seller in the US of A. Something tells us the Tracer 700 would be too.

Europe always seems to get bikes before the US, and sometimes, key models never even make it to American shores. The Tracer 700, a lightweight sport-tourer based on the popular MT-07 naked bike, is an example of such a machine.

Lucky for us, Yamaha's Tracer was presented as a testbike during a recent Bridgestone tire launch in Morocco, and we jumped at the opportunity to check it out. The video above gives you a rundown of what's been done to differentiate this bike from its MT-07 sibling and ready it for sporty touring. Once we actually ride the Tracer—in Morocco, of all places!—we'll update this story with a link to a full review.

We’re excited by the prospect of a light and feisty sport-tourer, so hopefully this model makes it to America later this year or in 2019. Does the Tracer appeal to you? Leave a comment below so we can try to convince Yamaha USA to bring this baby Stateside.