2014 Yamaha MT-07 announced

No big launches were expected from Yamaha at the EICMA, but Yamaha sure pulled out a beauty from its bag of tricks. After recently launching the Yamaha MT-09 (a.k.a. FZ-09), nobody really expected this twin from the manufacturer. What’s more interesting is that this does not feature the triple engine from the MT-09 but instead a parallel twin. A configuration that could trickle down to lower sub 500 cc bikes from Yamaha in the future. The MT-07 is essentially a bare minimum design and weighs 179 kgs wet. Engine outputs lie at 74 HP of power and 67.7 Nm of torque. The engine benefits from the ‘crossplane philosophy’ which enables it to develop linear torque for outstanding acceleration. And the MT-07 is also equipped with a compact and lightweight chassis for remarkable agility and easy handling. Key design elements include a mass forward look with an upright riding position. There’s also the signature ‘Z-shape’ — formed by the air intake-style scoops and the short exhaust header pipes — confirming its strong MT heritage. This new MT is designed to deliver high agility together with exciting torque, as well as an enjoyable riding character, for a very affordable price.

2014 Yamaha MT-07 technical specifications

  • Engine type: 2-Cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
  • Displacement: 689 cm³
  • Bore x stroke: 80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.5 : 1
  • Maximum power: 55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
  • Lubrication system: Wet sump
  • Carburettor: Fuel Injection
  • Clutch Type: Wet, Multiple Disc
  • Ignition system: TCI
  • Starter system: Electric
  • Transmission system: Constant Mesh, 6-speed
  • Final transmission: Chain
  • Frame: Diamond
  • Front suspension system: Telescopic forks
  • Front travel: 130 mm
  • Caster Angle: 24º
  • Trail: 90 mm
  • Rear suspension system: Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
  • Rear Travel: 130 mm
  • Front brake: Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm
  • Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
  • Front tyre: 120/70 ZR 17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
  • Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR 17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)
  • Overall length: 2,085 mm
  • Overall width: 745 mm
  • Overall height: 1,090 mm
  • Seat height: 805 mm
  • Wheel base: 1,400 mm
  • Minimum ground clearance: 140 mm
  • Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank): 179 kg / ABS 182 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity: 14 L
  • Oil tank capacity: 3.0 L