After having sold more than 80,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2014, Yamaha has decided to renew its Yamaha MT-07 for 2018 by introducing a series of changes to improve its character and bring its image closer to that of its older sister, the Yamaha MT-09, which next year is also premiere with a new SP version.
Yamaha has focused the novelties of the Yamaha MT-07 2018 mainly in its chassis, completely redesigned, which maintains its diamond structure and its compact size. The fuel tank is also new, sharper, while the side air intakes give it a more aggressive character, all topped off with the redesigned front headlight.
For 2018, the Yamaha MT-07 has a completely new seat design that provides a better riding position for users of any size, located 805 mm above the ground. The front of the new seat now extends to the sides of the rear of the fuel tank, which increases comfort, and the new shape also gives the 2018 model a more integrated profile.
At the level of suspensions, the Yamaha MT-07 has been revised the adjustments of the front fork to look for a sportier character, while the rear suspension is equipped with a new rebound damping adjuster that allows users to regulate their motorcycle to adapt it to your driving style and type of use. Both have the same route: 130 mm.
The engine does not receive changes: we are facing the same CP2 of 689 cc with the crossplane crankshaft and a final power of 74.8 hp at 9,000 rpm, an engine that can be limited to the A2 license and has been another of the Sales successes of the Yamaha MT-07 among the younger audience.
The new Yamaha MT-07 2018 will hit the market in three colors: Night Fluo (gray/black/yellow), Tech Black (black) and Yamaha Blue (black/blue). Its price has not yet been announced, so we will take as reference the 6,799 euros of the 2017 model.
Features Yamaha MT-07 2018
Engine type 2 cylinders, 4 strokes, liquid cooled, DOHC, 4 valves
Displacement 689 cm³
Diameter x stroke 80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.5: 1
Maximum power 55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Limited power version 35.0 kW
Maximum torque 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Wet clutch type, Multi-disc
Carburetor Fuel injection
Ignition system TCI
Electric start system
Transmission system Constant intake, 6 speeds
Final transmission Chain
Consumption approved 4.3 l / 100km
CO2 emission 100 g / km
Front travel 130 mm
Pivot advance angle 24º 50
Advance of the pivot 90 mm
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (Suspension type link)
Back travel 130 mm
Front brake Double hydraulic disc, Ø 282 mm
Rear brake Single hydraulic disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tire 120/70 ZR 17M / C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tire 180/55 ZR 17M / C (73W) (Tubeless)
Total length 2.085 mm
Total width 745 mm
Total height 1090 mm
Seat height 805 mm
Wheelbase 1,400 mm
Minimum distance to the ground 140 mm
Weight (including oil tank and full fuel tank) 182 kg
Fuel tank capacity 14 l
Oil tank capacity 3.0 l