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Updated for 2017 is a series of models from Yamaha’s catalogue, covering the gamut from its superbikes down its 125 cc commuter machines. Starting with the sports bike range, the YZF-R1 superbike now comes with a new shade – Tech Black – with Race Blu continuing on with new graphics.

The baby YZF-R125 comes with two new colour schemes – Tech Black like its big sibling and Radical Red, with Race Blu carried over from 2016. In the Sport Touring range, the MT-09 Tracer, which was recently released in Malaysia at a price of RM59,900, comes in Midnight Black and Mountain Green for 2017, with the 2016 Yamaha Blue paint scheme completing the set.

For Yamaha’s naked sports bikes, the MT-series, the MT-07 – which was recently reviewed – gets a trio of new colours. These are Tech Black, Yamaha Blue and Competition White, while the Night Fluo scheme released earlier this year follows through into the new year.

One MT-series bike we don’t get in Malaysia is the MT-125, which comes in Tech Black and Yamaha Blue. The baby MT also has a Night Fluo colour which is carried over from this year’s catalogue.

On the dual-purpose adventure side of things, the Yamaha XT1200Z, or Super Tenere, will sport two new colours. Affectionately known as the “Super Ten”, the 2017 version comes in Yamaha Blue and Tech Black.

Yamaha’s Sport Heritage range has three machines seeing updated paint schemes. The XV950R Bolt – which retails for RM52,500 – will come in Tech Graphite for 2017, while the sportier XSR900 gets Tech Black alongside the previous years colours of Garage Metal and Rock Slate.

Down the sport heritage range the XSR700 also comes in Tech Black for 2017. Crossing over from 2016 are the Forest Green and Garage Metal paint schemes, both of which are updated with a black radiator.

GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R1


GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha YZF-R125
GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha MT-07
GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha MT-125
GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha XV950R Bolt
GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha XSR900
GALLERY: 2017 Yamaha XSR700