Well, they’re now following up on that move with patent protection applications for the same bike names – and this is giving us all the more reason to look forward to a similar sporty redo as the R7.
It makes sense, really; with the R6 now fully retired and the new R7 being revealed as the sporty sibling to the MT-07 (and nothing currently matching Yammie’s MT-09), there’s a spot to be filled – and the MT-09’s reputation predicts that a similar full-fairinged unit would do well on the market.
“…the new documents are for ‘figurative’ trademarks intended to protect the actual appearance of the bike’s branding,” explains the report from CycleWorld.
“As such, they show the stylized R9 and YZF-R9 logos that will appear on the bike itself.”
“The initial trademark applications have been filed in Australia, but more will no doubt follow in other markets.”