Just days after launching the new MT-09, Yamaha has just revealed the 2021 MT-07. The new motorcycle features updates to its styling, performance and efficiency.
Just like the MT-09, the MT-07 gets new LED projector headlights. That means it also takes on the polarizing cyclops look of its bigger brother. This may possibly be applied to the MT-03 as well. Besides the center headlight, there are also LED position lights, as well as LED turn signals.
Helping to distinguishing it from the MT-09 are slightly smaller intake ducts on either side of the tank. Their not just for decoration, and actually do help to direct more air into the engine.
Powering it is a new 689cc liquid-cooled, inline twin cylinder, DOHC engine with fuel injection. This engine was designed to deliver good low- to mid-range torque with linear throttle response and strong high-rpm pulling power. Thankfully, Yamaha hasn’t changed the 270- degree crossplane crank design. Exhaust is sent to an integrated 2-into-1 exhaust pipe and muffler and repositioned catalytic converter. Naturally, the ECU has been updated to better maximize this new configuration. The power output hasn’t changed, staying at 75 horsepower and 67.8 Nm of torque.
Yamaha has also tweaked the riding position. One of the biggest changes is to the handlebar which is no 32mm wider and 19 mm taller for a more comfortable but controlled ride. It also gets a new, more compact LCD instrument panel.
The new MT-07 rides on a 41-mm telescopic fork in front, an adjustable monoshock in the rear, and a pair of 17-inch wheels. It’s brought to a stop with a pair of larger 298mm discs with two four-piston calipers in the front and a 245mm disc with a single-piston caliper in the back, governed by ABS. The MT-07 is just a bit heavier, gaining 1.3 kilos to weigh in at 184.2 kg.
The 2021 MT-07 is available in Storm Fluo (grey), Matte Raven Black, or Team Yamaha Blue.
The new 2021 Yamaha MT-07 will be available in the US in January, 2021. It may reach the rest of the world a few months later. It’s priced at US$7,699 (PhP372,643).
Take note that the price may be higher once it arrives here owing to taxes and duties. The colors offered may also differ. It's also possible that the Philippine model may be fitted with different tires from the standard Michelins fitted on the US model.