It Would Make Sense
The rumors are swirling that Yamaha may do a smaller version of the Tracer with a 125cc engine and bring it to the States. Morebikes reported on some spy shots that show a bike that could be it in Vietnam testing. However, the publication notes that there’s no guarantee that it will hit production or that it will go to any markets outside of Asia.
With that said, the spy shot shows that Yamaha is working on another small displacement bike. As RideApart points out, the company doesn’t have a bike that competes directly with the Honda Grom or the Kawasaki Z125 Pro.
Both publications not that the bike in question looked a lot like the Yamaha MT 125. We don’t get that bike in the U.S., and if the motorcycle is based on that bike, it could mean this bike won’t come to the U.S either. There’s a lot of speculation here and very few details to mention at this time.
All that’s absolutely clear is that Yamaha is working on a small-displacement motorcycle that looks a lot like the Tracer. Everyone seems to think it’s a 125cc bike, and the optimistic ones want it to come to the U.S. and other markets outside of Asia so that we can all enjoy its small displacement goodness.