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.

Are you excited for a MT-07 based YZF-R7? Let us know in the comment section below.

2021 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia

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2021 Honda CBR600RR launched in Malaysia

Honda has launched the 2021 CBR600RR in Malaysia. The motorcycle was unveiled in August 2020.

  • 599 cc liquid-cooled inline-four cylinder engine
  • 119.35 bhp of peak power at 14000 rpm
  • 63 Nm of peak torque at 11500 rpm
  • 41 mm fully adjustable Showa USD forks
  • Showa Pro-Link rear suspension
  • dual channel ABS
  • 310 mm double discs at front
  • 220 mm disc at rear
  • slipper clutch
  • emergency stop signal
  • Honda electronic steering damper
  • torque control
  • wheelie control
  • traction control

The motorcycle is priced at RM 98,888 which is Rs 17.82 lakh. Would you want Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) to launch the CBR6000RR in India? Let us know in the comments below.

Registrations open for the Suzuki GSX-R Racing Academy

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Registrations open for the Suzuki GSX-R Racing Academy

Suzuki Italy has opened applications for GSX-R Racing Academy courses

The course will cover

  • body position
  • track safety
  • optimal racing lines
  • expert riding techniques


  • limited to 8 students per class
  • a teacher-student ratio of 1:2
  • Dates: 6 June, 18 July, and 17 October (with a possible date in September)
  • Venue: Mugello circuit, Italy

Should Suzuki India organize such an experiential learning experience at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT), Chennai or Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Noida? Let us know in the comments below.