Spyshot: 2022 KTM RC 390 spotted in production guise

Posted on Leave a comment

MY2022 KTM RC 390 in production guise spotted at a dealership –

KTM has been steadily working on upgrading the RC model line for the MY2021. We saw images earlier in January 2021.

Now, we have received an image of an RC390 in production guise at a motorcycle dealership. The motorcycle was spotted in the trademark KTM orange livery.

We expect the motorcycle to have the same specifications as it was recently updated to the BS6 (Euro 5) norms.

▪️ 373 cc
▪️ 43 hp @ 9000 rpm
▪️ 35 Nm @ 7000 rpm
▪️ New front fairing
▪️ New head-light design
▪️ New rear tail-light and seat assembly

Motorad Gears Take –

The 2022 KTM RC390 could be launched at EICMA 2021 along with the all-new 490 LC8c parallel twin models. An Indian launch can be expected in January 2022.

What do you think of the 2021 RC 390? Let us know in the comments section below.


Source: Motorradonline

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 unveiled

Posted on Leave a comment

Yamaha has launched the all new YZF-R7 as a 2022 model year motorcycle

We had covered the teaser shared by Yamaha Europe on YouTube which hinted 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 consisted 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.

The motorcycle is poised to be a great track tool and street weapon. The motorcycle is available in two colors – Team Yamaha Blue and Performance Black.

A new generation supersport with Yamaha’s legendary styling combines an advanced CP2 engine with an ultra‑thin and lightweight chassis to provide torquey performance on both the track and the street.
– Yamaha

The new MY2022 YZF-R7 will initially be manufactured and sold in limited numbers via Yamaha’s online reservation system.

Specifications

Engine type689 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 4 valves per cylinder
Power73.4 PS @ 8,750 rpm
Torque67.0 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Bore x stroke80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression ratio11.5:1
Fuel deliveryFuel injection
Transmission6-speed; multiplate wet clutch; with Assist & Slipper clutch
Final driveChain
Suspension (Front)Telescopic fork; 129 mm travel, adjustable for preload, rebound and compression
Suspension (Rear)Linked-type Monocross shock, adjustable preload and rebound; 129 mm travel
Brakes (Front)298mm hydraulic disc
Brakes (Rear)245mm hydraulic disc
Tyres (Front)120/70ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22F E
Tyres (Rear)180/55ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22R E
Seat height835 mm
Wheelbase1394 mm
Rake23°40′
Trail88.9 mm
Ground clearance134 mm
Fuel capacity13 litres
Fuel economy 24.66 kmpl
Wet weight188 kg
2022 YZF-R7 Technical specifications

Motorad Gears take –

The YZF-R7 makes for a compelling motorcycle – offering the tried and tested 689 cc parallel-twin from the MT-07 in a supersports package.

Will it come to India?
It can be quite a while before we get the YZF=R7 here in our midst. We do not have the MT-07 retailed here; the YZF-R7 is based on that very model.

Are you excited about the all-new YZF-R7? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Yamaha

First photos of the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 leaked

Posted on Leave a comment

The first images of the 2022 YZF-R7 have been leaked.

Just 10 days back, we had covered the teaser shared by Yamaha Europe on YouTube which hinted 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.

Today, we have the first pics of the 2022 YZF-R7. The motorcycle seems poised to be a great track tool and street weapon!

Engine: 689 cc parallel twin from the MT-07. Could be tuned for a higher power-band.
Styling: based on the erstwhile YZF-R6
Suspension: USD forks vs conventional telescopic forks on the MT-07
Brakes, wheels, exhaust: MT-07

Launch date: 18 May 2021!

We will keep you posted on further developments.

Are you excited about the all new YZF-R7? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: nieuwsmotor.nl

Yamaha teases the YZF-R7

Posted on Leave a comment

MT-07 BASED YZF-R7 IN THE OFFING? –

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

Posted on Leave a comment

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

Posted on Leave a comment

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


Note

  • 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.