Yamaha have released a teaser video featuring a high-performance bike based on the MT-09, ahead of this month's Milan Motorcycle Show where full details are expected to be unveiled.
This is the second chapter of the Japanese firm's Faster Sons series and shows the first glimpse of a new Yard Built machine created by Roland Sands based around the MT-09's three cylinder 850cc engine. The film even includes a cameo from Grand Prix legend and Yamaha icon, Kenny Roberts, a prelude to the next installment.
Sands, the 1998 AMA 250cc Champion, is seen performance testing before we see him doing what he does best and tinkering with the bike, taking inspiration from both his and 'King Kenny's' racing careers, creating an agressive dirt tracker version in 60th anniversary yellow and black Yamaha livery.
Cue fist-pumping and a series of gratuitous and grin-inducing rolling burn-outs, skids and wheelies.
The Yamaha 'Faster Sons' story combines an acknowledgement to the firm's bike builders of the past with the latest technology to create production motorcycles ready for customising using Yamaha's 'Yard Built' philosophy. The latest sport hesritage model is the MT-07-based XSR700, due in dealerships at the beginning of 2016, although we've already reviewed the £6249 machine.
Yamaha are set to provide full details on Monday 16th November. Stay tuned to Bike Social for all the Milan Motorcycle Show news.