Yamaha Tracer 700 launched in Europe
The Yamaha Tracer 700 is essentially a more touring ready Yamaha MT-07 with a semi fairing<br />
Like Yamaha did last year with the MT-09, the company has now bestowed its smaller naked sports bike with a semi fairing. However Yamaha hasn't just slapped on a fairing and decided to call the MT-07 a sport tourer. Further changes to make the MT-07 more touring friendly are a new swingarm, longer by 50mm which effectively increases the wheelbase by 50mm, making for a more stable motorcycle. The suspension now has a little more travel and has been recalibrated for the motorcycle's new purpose. Fuel tank capacity...
The 600cc naked bike now comes in an ABS option at a premium of Rs 31,000
Railways upgrade 48 trains to superfast category, raise fares, increase speed by 5 km/ hr; no new amenities
Passengers will have to shell out Rs 30 more for sleeper, Rs 45 for second and third AC and Rs 75 for first AC class as superfast charges.
Interestingly, the new Yamaha MT-09 version has been launched as a CBU product, just like before, but is priced lower than the previous version.