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.
The new MY2022 YZF-R7 will initially be manufactured and sold in limited numbers via Yamaha’s online reservation system.
|Engine type||689 cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 4 valves per cylinder|
|Power||73.4 PS @ 8,750 rpm|
|Torque||67.0 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|Bore x stroke||80.0 mm x 68.6 mm|
|Fuel delivery||Fuel injection|
|Transmission||6-speed; multiplate wet clutch; with Assist & Slipper clutch|
|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 height||835 mm|
|Ground clearance||134 mm|
|Fuel capacity||13 litres|
|Fuel economy||24.66 kmpl|
|Wet weight||188 kg|
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.
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