The Yamaha MT-07 is a very interesting motorcycle, especially in its 2020 model. Using an irregular interval firing parallel twin-engine, power is very decent for a near-700 CC engine at 74 crank HP with 50 lbs-ft of torque from low to mid-range on the revs, even earning the nickname “The Master of Torque” from riders. The biggest innovation in the MT-07 engine is the 270-degree crankshaft, which produces a very nice, nearly cruiser style burble from the exhaust at idle.
The MT-07 has very quickly become known as a very stable daily rider. One of the most important things towards that is that instead of a vertical spring for the rear, it uses a horizontal suspension that brings the center of gravity lower, as well as making the wheelbase shorter than its two bigger brothers in the MT-10 and the MT-09. As well, like all models in the MT range, it has traction control, dual-zone ABS, and Yamaha QuickShift.
The Yamaha MT–07 starts at $7,599 US/$8,499 CA.
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The engine has been tuned to provide plenty of low & mid-range torque with very linear throttle response. This engine produces approximately 75 hp & 50 ft-lbs. of torque and is designed to maximize riding fun in the real world.
4-valve, downdraft-style combustion chamber with 11.5:1 compression ratio.
excellent torque output in the low-to-mid rpm range
4-valve design maximizes flow into & out of combustion chamber
31.5 mm intake & 26.5 mm exhaust valves
stainless steel valves feature an Isonite surface treatment & carburized tips for excellent durability & wear resistance
42,000 km-valve adjustment intervals.
Lightweight hollow camshafts.
cam profiles & timing accentuate the low-to-mid-range torque & power in the most commonly used rpm range (3,000 to 6,500 rpm).
excellent rideability with linear throttle response
CP3 “CrossPlane Concept” 270-degree crankshaft with an uneven firing order.
design reduces inertia torque while emphasizing linear torque
design has been optimized to achieve strong torque over a broad rpm range
Lightweight, gear-driven “coupling force balancer” reduces engine vibration for excellent comfort.
Fracture split connecting rods feature a “nutless” design.
lower end “cap” of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion; the 2 pieces are “split” apart using a special fracturing process & then precision machined
design aids in establishing true big end roundness & greater precision in con rod dimensions for excellent durability despite the horsepower loads
Lightweight, forged, aluminum short skirt pistons.
lightweight design aids in fast engine response
reduces mechanical vibration for excellent durability
Direct ceramic composite plated cylinder uses “liner less” bores.
ceramic coating is sprayed directly on the aluminum block, eliminating the liner & reducing weight
excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
Offset cylinder design.
cylinder is “offset” relative to the crank (toward exhaust side)
reduces frictional losses between the pistons & cylinder wall during the power stroke for improved power output & excellent fuel economy
One-piece cylinder & upper crankcase assembly.
superior engine & chassis rigidity (engine is a stressed member increasing chassis rigidity)
design reduces weight
“Closed-loop” 38 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system.
system uses throttle position sensor (TPS) & idle speed controller (ISC)
12-hole injectors for optimum fuel atomization
system is “tuned” to provide excellent rideability & linear throttle control.
closed-loop system” uses an oxygen sensor to “sniff” spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
Compact Electronic Control Unit (ECU).
utilizes a powerful 32-bit processor for fast control of the injection & ignition processes
Airbox design features dual intakes.
design reduces intake noise
viscous paper type air filter is utilized
Compact, 6-speed transmission.
Tri-axis design “stacks” input/output shafts to centralize mass
overall engine size is shorter front to back allowing the engineers the freedom to place the engine in the frame for optimum front to rear weight balance
transmission ratios are designed to suit the character (torque & power) of the engine
specially chosen gear ratios means fewer gear changes
6th gear is an over drive gear reducing engine rpms at highway speeds for a comfortable ride
Compact, clutch design with light clutch lever pull.
Lightweight, vertical flow flat radiator with ring type cooling fan.
ring type cooling fan pulls more air than a conventional non-ring type design
left & right rad covers add a stylish highlight
Liquid-cooled oil cooler.
maintains consistent lubricant temperatures for extended engine life
Convenient spin-on type oil filter & easy access drain plug.
front rim size is MT3.50-17 & rear rim size is MT5.50-17
Conventional handlebar design.
combines with the upright riding position to provide excellent all day riding comfort
conventional design means the handlebar can be easily changed to a different “bend” if desired
14-litre fuel tank with new, more stylish replaceable covers.
slim design with great knee grip
slim design combines with low seat height for a light, agile feel & increased rider confidence
reserve portion of the tank is 2.7 litres (low fuel light illuminates)
steel tank covered by easy-to-replace plastic panels, significantly reducing costs in the event of damage
Larger, more stylish, separate rider & passenger seats. Rider seat height is 805 mm (31.7″).
excellent comfort & support
rear seat can be removed & replaced by optional Genuine Yamaha Accessory rear seat cowl
Compact, LCD multi-function digital meter.
functions (all digital) include: bar-style tachometer, digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometers since fuel went on reserve), clock, gear indicator, instant & average fuel consumption, intake air temperature & coolant temperature
full range of warning & indicator lights
background illumination is adjustable
Compact handlebar switch gear.
starting function is integrated into the engine kill switch
passing high beam flash button is provided
One piece, multi-reflector 60/55 watt halogen headlight.
Design with lower winglet enhances the naked roadster styling
LED taillight with 24 bulbs for excellent visibility.
5-position adjustable front brake lever
fold out under seat bungee cord fastener straps
durable “O” ring drive chain
1 piece chain guard & inner rear fender
excessive lean angle engine cut-out switch (if unit is on its side the engine will shut down)
low-maintenance sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
Yamaha diagnostic tool connector can significantly reduce diagnostic time in the event of a problem