Ahead of its global unveiling, the first images of the Yamaha YZF-R7 middleweight sports bike have surfaced on the internet.
The bike can be seen donning Yamaha’s signature blue color scheme
Yamaha Motor Europe is set to unveil a new motorcycle on May 18, 2021, which will likely be a brand new YZF-R7. Ahead of its global unveiling, the first images of the middleweight sports bike surfaced on the internet. The all-new Yamaha YZF-R7 is likely to be introduced as a replacement for the R6, which was discontinued around the world last year due to updated emissions regulations. The two-wheeler maker had previously released two teaser videos of a new R-series model, which are causing rumors that the next bike could be the R7.
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To be based on the bare MT-07, the Yamaha YZF-R7 looks sportier and sharper than its predecessor. The leaked images suggest that the sporty design could be inspired by the brand’s R-series supersport motorcycles. It’ll get a single-pod LED headlight, dual LED daytime running lights, a nicely crafted fuel tank, split seat, LED taillight, fairing-mounted mirrors, R7 monikers on the side fairing, and Moreover.
As the leaked photos show, the bike has upside-down (USD) forks up front and a single-shock suspension setup at the rear. The sports bike will be equipped with two disc brakes at the front and a single disc at the rear, as well as a two-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard.
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At this time, we don’t have details on the exact specs. The bike could borrow the mechanics of the streetfighter MT-07 which uses a 689cc CP2 engine with cross-plane technology. The engine is tuned to produce 72.8 hp at 9,000 rpm and 67 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, while mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
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