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Yamaha FJ-07 Coming To North America



Yamaha announced a new sport-tourer based on its MT-07/FZ-07 platform for the European market. Dubbed the Tracer 700 in Europe, we expect to see it arrive in North America as the FJ-07.

The Tracer 700 slides into Yamaha’s sport-touring lineup behind the FJR1300 and the FJ-09 (known on the other side of the Atlantic as the MT-09 Tracer, though it appears Yamaha may soon be renaming it the Tracer 900.) But enough with the nomenclature, let’s take a look at what the Tracer 700 offers.

The Tracer 700 shares the same 689cc parallel-Twin engine with 270-degree crankshaft as the FZ-07, claiming the same 73.8 hp at 9000 rpm and 50.2 lb-ft. at 6500 rpm. The fuel tank holds 4.5 gallons, and with claimed fuel consumption at 54.7 mpg, the Tracer 700’s estimated range works out to about 246 miles.

The chassis was developed from the FZ-07’s tubular steel frame. The swingarm, however, is two inches longer, increasing the overall wheelbase to 57.1 inches for added stability at highway cruising speeds. Both the front and rear suspension offer 5.1 inches of travel, just like the FZ-07, but Yamaha says it revised the settings to better handle a wider variety of riding conditions. The brakes are also similar to the FZ-07’s, with four-piston calipers and dual 282 mm front discs up front and a single 245 mm disc at the rear. ABS is standard.

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Old 11-20-2016, 04:49 AM
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This is no surprised especially when you look around at what else is happening in the motorcycle world and you see all these other bike makers getting into a style of bike and segment as this, combined with what Yamaha has been doing trying to fill up the MT/FZ range of bikes. Among what it's up against this FJ should fair well. Will be interesting to see how things pick up around here in response to that.
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Old 11-21-2016, 01:18 PM
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We may start to see a few converts joining this forum soon when it comes out.
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:21 PM
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Think it can stand up against the BMW tourers? Not the top of the line 1200 GS but something closer to the FJ07 in power.
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:00 PM
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Something like the 700GS ? It already out does it in the aesthetics department... I don't think we know enough about it yet to really know if it'll do better.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:56 AM
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We may start to see a few converts joining this forum soon when it comes out.
That's if they aren't already sold on the FZ and from the people i've talked to some are still very open to going FZ and if you look at the differences going on between the two its easy to see why.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:49 PM
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So where do you stand on it so far? Obviously you can't be dead set yet considering we haven't the opportunity to really learn much about the FJ, but based on what you're hearing, what are your thoughts?
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Well for one, the ergo's are more to my liking since all these years I have spent time on sport bikes. Now I don't care for that nearly as much. Rather enjoy my longer distance rides and daily commutes in a relaxed riding position. Just look at how many sport bikes sit in outside office towers in city centers compared to cruisers, naked, adv, etc. .... i'm not the only one.
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:14 AM
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That is true. When it comes to office areas and what not, you rarely see sport bikes. I do see a lot more sport bikes in my neighborhood and hang out areas but that pretty much speaks for itself. We'll probably see the difference in the age of buyers buying the FZ and the FJ
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All depends on where you're located really. I frequent an area where I always see a ton of cruisers in the spring/summer time but granted it's not infront of an office but it is a hangout area. I think it all just comes down to where you are stationed.
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