Yamaha unveils selection of 2019 models at EICMA
Tenere 700 headlines launch, special edition YZF-R1 and XSR700 models introduced.
Yamaha was one of the first to unveil a selection of its 2019 models at EICMA in Milan this weekend, with its presentation overnight being headlined by the all-new Tenere 700 amongst a special edition YZF-R1 and XSR700 motorcycles.
Now the time has come to re-establish Yamaha as a leading force in the adventure segment with the introduction of the all-new Tenere 700 – a lightweight no compromise adventure model with one of the highest specifications in its class, and one of the most exciting and significant new adventure models to be launched for many years.
Yamaha has revolutionised the motorcycle world with the development of the crossplane philosophy engines that power a range of the company’s best-selling models, and the new Tenere 700 is equipped with the highly respected 689cc parallel-twin engine.
The key characteristic of this compact CP2 engine is its strong and linear torque output that gives instant throttle response together with outstanding acceleration – attributes that make it a capable and versatile performer on and off the road.
Producing maximum torque at 6,500rpm, this engine offers the ideal balance of performance and controllability – and with its excellent fuel economy, it contributes towards the Tenere 700’s ability to cover long distances between fuel stops. Click here for more information.
2018 saw the 20th anniversary of one the most iconic designs in motorcycle history, the Yamaha YZF-R1. This first 1998 model revolutionised superbike engineering. The engine size and position, the configuration of parts within the chassis and the chassis itself were all re-imagined. Yamaha have continued to use their industry defining superbike as a platform for innovation for two decades now, reaching unprecedented levels of excellence in the sport bike industry.
Marking this momentous occasion and two decades of leading the way in superbike technology, Yamaha Motor Europe are proud to announce they will be releasing the limited edition, track ready 2019 YZF-R1 GYTR.
Featuring the winning 20th Anniversary Suzuka 8 Hours livery including a wide range of GYTR Performance Products – Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing – and other performance parts as standard. Pricing and availability in Australia is yet to be confirmed.
Over 40 years ago Yamaha introduced the XT500, an air-cooled four-stroke single that went on to become one of Europe’s best-loved motorcycles.
The key to its success was simple design, useable power and all round versatility, and with its XT-inspired colours and classic scrambler looks, the new XSR700 XTribute respects the XT’s true character and pays homage to this iconic bike.
This special combination of timeless good looks and modern technology perfectly illustrates the true spirit of the Faster Sons philosophy, and with its unique specification the XSR700 XTribute gives a new generation of riders the chance to celebrate the past.
While at the same time it benefits from the very latest technology and an outstanding riding experience. Availability along with domestic pricing has not yet been revealed.
For 2019, the XT1200Z and XT1200ZE will be available in a new Ceramic Ice colour option that sharpens their rugged looks. Equipped with 74-litre side cases, a high screen and fog lamps, the exclusive XT1200ZE Raid Edition is continued for 2019.