Yamaha seems set to launch a new bicycle utilising its 3-cylinder 890cc CP3 a few-cylinder engine, with a new YZF-R9 likely on the way for 2024.
A Yamaha YZF-R9, or only R9, would be a thoroughly new design for the Iwata maker, while its origin would be rooted in the manufacturer’s modern earlier.
The R9 would just take the 890cc CP3 motor utilized in the Yamaha MT-09, Yamaha Tracer 9 assortment, and Yamaha XSR900, and add to it a fairing and a extra sporty driving situation and chassis requirements.
It would not be dissimilar to the way in which the existing Yamaha R7 is derived from the Yamaha MT-07. Both of those use the identical CP2 motor, for illustration, as would be the circumstance between the R9 and the MT-09.
The Japanese publication Autoby, whose Shinji Miyakubo has developed some renders of what the bike may look like, predicts that the R9 will be declared at EICMA this yr, and be all set for marketing in 2024.
Including to the opportunity for a YZF-R9, as Motorrad notes, is that the patent for the name “R9” has been taken by Yamaha in Japan, Europe, and India, amongst a number of other comparable names this sort of as “R2” and “R4”, and their respective “YZF” versions.
There is of class no obligation to use a patent the moment it has been obtained, while in Japan a period of time of 3 consecutive decades where the patent has been utilised would allow for the patent to be cancelled if a ask for is submitted. It need to therefore be assumed that Yamaha has not only obtained these patents to avoid other manufacturers or providers from using them, but mainly because it also needs to use them alone.
When “R2”, “R4”, and lots of others continue to be practically entirely baseless as prospective bikes for the upcoming, the R9 – mainly because of the path Yamaha took to provide the new R7, and because of the similarities concerning the R7’s CP2 platform and the CP3 system that would power a, for now hypothetical, R9 – is a extra sensible chance.