Spyshot: 2022 KTM RC 390 spotted in production guise

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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

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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

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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

KTM to launch 750 models in conjunction with CFMoto in 2022

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KTM signed a strategic cooperation agreement with CFMoto 11 years back. The JV allows CFMoto access to the 790/890 LC8c compact twin-cylinder engine platform while KTM stands to benefit from the manufacturing prowess of CFMoto.

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There has been a massive increase in cooperation level. CFMoto is developing a trio of 750 cc motorcycles based on the tried and tested 790 LC8c motor – 750 Duke, 750 Adventure and 750 Supermoto T. These models will form a new product range for KTM and help acquire newer riders. All the 750 models will be earmarked for the Chinese domestic and global markets.

📍 750 Duke (Naked or Roadster)
📍 750 Adventure (Adventure Tourer)
📍 750 Supermoto T (Supermotard)

These will be manufactured at the new CFMoto factory in Hangzhou, China. KTM should unveil the final production models at EICMA 2021.

The 750 LC8c platform will be positioned between the 890 and the 490 parallel-twin platform being developed by Bajaj in India, which is also expected to be showcased soon. The 750 models will be priced considerably lower than the 890 Duke and Adventure, to allow more riders to upgrade within the KTM family from their current 200/250/390 motorcycles while also providing exceptional value to the experienced riders.

Which of the three models are you interested in? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Pierer Mobility

CFMoto enters Europe with 2021 models

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CFMoto had signed a strategic agreement with KTM for middle-weight segment. The first model to be launched from the CFMoto stable based on the 790 LC8c platform is the 800MT adventure tourer, slated for a Q2 2021 launch.

Now, we get to know that CFMoto has prepared an onslaught of models for Europe as MY2021 models. The motorcycles have a fresh design thanks to Kiska Design – who have been aiding the design and branding process for every KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas motorcycle.

The first catchment would include multiple small and medium-capacity models.

The entry variant is the 300NK naked which can be a good beginner motorcycle. The 292 cc single DOHC, four valve powertrain produces 27.9 hp and delivers the power in a smooth fashion. This would augur well for novice or new riders. It comes equipped with a tubular steel frame, USD forks, the rear monoshock is preload adjustable, dual channel ABS. A 795 mm seat height and 151 kg kerb weight ensure that the motorcycle does not intimidate new riders.

On the other side of the naked spectrum, the 650NK comes equipped with a liquid cooled, DOHC, four valves, parallel-twin motor which belches out 57.6 hp of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 62 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. And just like the 300NK, it has a tubular steel frame, USD forks, preload adjustable rear monoshock and dual channel ABS. The 800 mm seat height, 195 kg wet weight and 17 litre fuel tank make it more suitable for seasoned riders.

The same 650 cc parallel twin powers two more models in CFMoto’s 2021 lineup – 650MT and 650GT. The 650MT is an adventure tourer, sharing all the cycle parts with the 650NK but gaining a 18 litre fuel tank, 830 mm seat height (30 mm higher) and ~10 kilograms. While, the 650GT comes with a touring-friendly fairing, 19 litre fuel tank and a 800 mm seat height.

Pricing has not been divulged yet for the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT. However, Italian dealers expect the first models to hit showrooms by June 2021. CFMoto also intends to ship the 800MT and 700CL-X to Europe in 2022.

Motorad Gears Take –

The Indian launch for the 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and 650GT models is expected by June 2021.

We may have to wait a little bit longer than our European counterparts for the 800MT and 700CL-X though.

Are you excited for the 2021 CFMoto models? Let us know in the comment section below.

Yamaha teases the YZF-R7

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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.