Yamaha Tracer 250 could be an entry level sports tourer from the Jap which could target Asian markets like Indonesia, India, etc…
Sports tourers are gaining more and more prominence as these motorcycles offer just the perfect ergonomics for long distance tourering. They are not too aggressive like the supersports/sports machines and they also offer much better wind protection unlike naked/streetfighters.
In a latest, Yamaha is rumored to be working on a quarter liter sports tourer – which could be labelled under the company’s Tracer brand. Tracer 250’s design render pics have surfaced at Young Machine. Young Machine is a popular Japanese motoring magazine which has a knack of revealing upcoming models and most of their scoops turn into the real thing!
While there is no official word about it yet, the rumored quarter liter Tracer could share its engine with the highly popular MT-25. If it does, expect the engine to be re-tuned to match the Tracer 250’s touring characteristics. Not only the engine, but the bike may also share a lot of components with the MT-25, including the frame, exhaust, etc.
In terms of design, the rendering shows it as a semi-faired motorcycle very similar in design to the bigger Tracer 700 (the latest generation model). It houses a large windshield (for protection against wind blasts). But unlike the 700, the 250 features USD forks at the front.
Tracer 250, if it is soon going to be a reality, will have a Euro-5 compliant engine (which is similar to BS6 emission norms in India). The entry level sports tourer may be announced by the end of this year.
Source – Young Machine