Manufacturers are getting really crafty with their introduction media. A few years ago they were just able to put out an image with the shadows turned way up, and the exposure way down. With the availability of photo editing software out there, they are having to take a different approach with new models.
Putting a full image of your new machine in a video and then on YouTube is risky as well. Someone, somewhere will have the time and the knowhow to steal that frame and expose your machine long before you want it out.
Enter the fast cut video that Yamaha released a moment ago. ^ The one up there ^ You get no full shots and if you try to pause it for a screen cap, you get a grainy mess. Even if you are able to get a crispy photo, you don't get much of the machine. Good work Yamaha.
The best whole shot of the machine I could snag, but I could not get any detail to come out in PS.
Vinyl seats with body colored inserts.
Aggressive and sharp hood. 4 lamp headlight system.
The shocks look to be a little tightly wound to be a super long throw shock to me though.
I will say though... The engine note sounds amazing!