Yamaha Tracer trademarked in India: Tiger 900, Multistrada 950 S rival incoming?

Yamaha trademarking the Tracer nameplate in India gives rise to multiple possibilities. Here we list all of them!

By:Updated: May 24, 2021 11:23 AM
Yamaha Tracer 700 (Representational image)


Yes, you read that absolutely right! Yamaha has finally trademarked the Tracer name in India. The said nomenclature is being used currently for the company’s Tracer highly promising sports tourer that is available in the 700cc and 900cc category. That said, with the brand registering this name in India, it is likely that the company is working on bringing the Triumph Tiger 850 Sport/900 and the Ducati Multistrada 950 S rivalling model in the country. The goods and services description section on the Government’s website states that the name Yamaha Tracer can be used for the company’s motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, three-wheeled scooters, and three-wheeled mopeds.

Within bikes then, that make the most sense for this name, while we are speculating that Yamaha will bring a 700cc or a 900cc sports tourer to India, one can also not deny the fact that it can be a sub-400cc ADV. If you remember, a few days back, speculations about a 250cc Tracer were doing rounds on the web. Well, the same can turn out to be true for multiple reasons. Yamaha already has the FZ25’s potent 250cc engine at its disposal and hence, the possibility of a Tracer 250 is very much there. Moreover, the sub-400cc ADV segment in India is generously being accepted by the audience with the likes of KTM 250 Adventure, 390 Adventure, the BMW 310 GS, and of course Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Hero XPulse on offer.

With that being said, Yamaha would want to take a share of that pie. Speaking of the last possibility, we wouldn’t be surprised if Yamaha chooses to bring nothing at all in the name of Tracer. It is quite often that manufacturers register certain names but it is not always that all those names come stickered on a product. The story remains open-ended in that case as of now and if something is brewing around the India-bound Yamaha Tracer, then expect the details to spill in the coming days.

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