Trademark applications indicate that after the Yamaha YZF-R7 there will also follow a YZF-R9 and YZF-R2.
After the YZF-R6 was discontinued or only offered as a race track bike without street legal, because it does not meet the strict Euro5 standards, one filled the gap with the R7. Since the R7 is based on the MT-07 and is also equipped with the CP2 parallel twin, one had to forfeit however some at achievement and sportyness.
Is the R9 coming?
Even when there were the first rumors about the R7, voices were raised calling for an R9. Many saw in a R9 also more sense than in the R7, since the CP3 engine should offer a sufficient achievement. Apparently Yamaha is following up on this request, as they have now secured several brand names that point to an upcoming R2 and R9.
Some might find this news familiar, as earlier this year Yamaha secured the designations YZF-R1, YZF-R2, YZF-R3, YZF-R4, YZF-R5, YZF-R6, YZF-R7, YZF-R8, YZF-R9, YZF-R15, YZF-R20 and YZF-R25, as well as the abbreviations R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R15, R20 and R25. However, this only referred to the Japanese market.
The trademark applications now secured were filed for the territories of Europe, South America, and Oceania, i.e. the Pacific islands north and east of the continent of Australia. However, no application has yet been filed for the United States.
Even though a trademark application does not automatically mean that a corresponding motorcycle will also be released, an upcoming R9 is quite likely. It would only be a logical step, since one already proceeded in such a way with the R7. The R9 would also be able to wonderfully fill the large performance gap between the R7 and R1.
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