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2014 Yamaha MT-07 — Two Cylinders of Value

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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 type liquid-cooled
Displacement 689 cm³
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
Carburettor Fuel Injection
Clutch Type Wet
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh
Final transmission Chain
Chassis
Frame Diamond
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 130 mm
Caster Angle 24º
Trail 90 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)
Dimensions
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

Jensen Beeler

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