Yesterday I was searching for part number (and price) for my ScorpioZ.
When I open the Yamaha web page I saw they will have a "new" V-Ixion called lightning
Matter of curiosity I have made some search on the net:
From where I take this pic: http://overbore.wordpress.com/2012/1...ng-futuristik/
From what I can see, the basic of the motor will be same; same engine, same frame. Mainly only esthetics change... except for the wheel! and tire.
From this "prototype" it have bigger tire and rear disk brake. Now a day prototype are made for being produce, it have good chance the final product will be like that. They say it will be at the motorcycle show.
Not so long I have told I would love if they remake the "new" scorpio based on this Brazilian model (Yamaha Fazer 250) as I like a lot the wheel.
They are now using the same style of wheel on this V-Ixion lightning.
The tire are smaller than the Fazer at 90/80-17 front (2.15 rim) and 120/70-17 rear (3.5 rim) for the V-Ixion lightning
I hope they will also apply the same change to the ScorpioZ soon.
I don't really expect they will do that before next year minimum as the "new" ScorpioZ is still quite new, but... that change nothing, I'm still dreaming