2014 Yamaha MT-07 — Two Cylinders of Value

11/04/2013 @ 2:47 pm, by Jensen Beeler6 COMMENTS

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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.

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Technical Specifications of the 2014 Yamaha MT-07:

Engine

Engine typeliquid-cooled
Displacement689 cm³
Bore x stroke80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression ratio11.5 : 1
Maximum power55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
CarburettorFuel Injection
Clutch TypeWet
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh
Final transmissionChain
Chassis
FrameDiamond
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel130 mm
Caster Angle24º
Trail90 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm
Rear Travel130 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre120/70 ZR 17M/C(58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre180/55 ZR 17M/C(73W) (Tubeless)
Dimensions
Overall length2,085 mm
Overall width745 mm
Overall height1,090 mm
Seat height805 mm
Wheel base1,400 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil  and fuel tank)179 kg / ABS 182 kg
Fuel tank capacity14 L
Oil tank capacity3.0 L

Source: Yamaha Europe

Comment:

  1. Deeds says:

    Still waiting on a ST version of the 09… they ARE going to unveil one, right?

  2. Good move by YAMAHA.

    Now only if they launch & Manufacture/Assemble CKD units of the following in India ASAP:
    1. YZF—R6. One of the best 600s.
    2. A 350 cc motorcycle just like the RD 350 HC.

    Motorcycle afficionados here are Power Starved.

    Bereft of any 350s or 600s. We only have 1000s for which we need to pay over 110% Duty!

    YAMAHA make us happy soon!

  3. Westward says:

    Excellent, a Yamaha Monster that is more affordable…

  4. Sentinel says:

    Not offering these bikes in the US is beyond disheartening to say the very least! :(

  5. SteaminSteven says:

    This thing would sell big time in Canada’s big cities

  6. Edd says:

    At last a twin from the orient that’s as light as a 1960s Bonnie!