Yamaha teases the YZF-R7

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Is this the all new YZF-R7 – track weapon and street nemesis?

2020 was the last production year for not just the YZF-R6, but also the VMAX, WR250 and the SMAX scooter. With a gaping hole left in the middleweight sportsbike lineup post the R6 discontinuation, rumours have been aplenty of what is next to come from Team Yamaha.

Rumours are rife that Yamaha will plonk the MT-07 engine into a as-yet-unconfirmed YZF-R7 ensuring the motorcycle meets the Euro 5 emission norms.

Cut to march 2021, Yamaha listed two unseen model names in its 2022 California Air Resource Board filings – YZFR7NCB and YZFR7NCL. These could materialise into the YZF-R7 production model.

05 May 2021, Yamaha Motor Europe uploaded a 28-second teaser on its YouTube channel which hints strongly at the existence of a modern tarmac-scorching YZF-R7. The video is titled, “Track. Street. R/World.” and captioned, “R/World is coming your way with something new. Soon. #RWorld​”.

The video montage consists of a rider POV video of an unspecified motorcycle unleashed by the rider on a racetrack with a sweet symphony in the background score. The ending of the video replaces the music score for a smooth-revving parallel twin cacophony which is very reminiscent of the MT-07.

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