Releasing the Yamaha FZ-09 (the Yamaha MT-09 for you Europeans) this year with much success, Yamaha seems set to do an encore performance, having taken the wraps off the 2014 Yamaha MT-07 tonight in Milan.
Whereas the FZ-09 was powered by a 850cc three-cylinder engine, the MT-07 makes-do with a 270-degree crank 689cc parallel twin lump, which is good for 74hp and 50 lbs•ft of torque. Other key figures are the Yamaha MT-07’s 395 lbs wet weight and 3.69 gallon fuel tank.
In the styling department, the apple clearly doesn’t fall far from the tree for the 2014 Yamaha MT-07, though we are imagining that is a good thing. Like the FZ-09, price is a huge factor for this tiny street bike, and so we can see that budget-oriented parts have been used to comprise the MT-07, though the bike remains devoid of looking tacky or cheap.
No word yet on MSRP (or even if the machine will come to the US), but if the Yamaha FZ-09 is any indication, the bang-for-the-buck on the Yamaha MT-07 should be stellar.
Technical Specifications of the 2014 Yamaha MT-07:
|Bore x stroke||80.0 mm x 68.6 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Maximum power||55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||130 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm|
|Rear Travel||130 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm|
|Front tyre||120/70 ZR 17M/C(58W) (Tubeless)|
|Rear tyre||180/55 ZR 17M/C(73W) (Tubeless)|
|Overall length||2,085 mm|
|Overall width||745 mm|
|Overall height||1,090 mm|
|Seat height||805 mm|
|Wheel base||1,400 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||140 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||179 kg / ABS 182 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||14 L|
|Oil tank capacity||3.0 L|
Source: Yamaha Europe