The 2022 Yamaha Motorcycle Lineup + Our Take On Each Model
Alas, the wait is over. For fans of the naked bikes, Yamaha has finally released a new MT-10. But that is far from the only big news, say hello to the brand new for 2022 YZF-R7 and XCR900. Across the Supersport range, Yamaha is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of their joining World GP with some commemorative graphics. To complete the all-new additions is the awesome little Zuma 125 Scooter in all its rugged awesomeness.
A notable absence for 2022 is the Yamaha Star Venture TC, as of this writing I have not found any updates on its future.
Check out the 2022 Yamaha Lineup!
2022 Yamaha YZF-R1 | R1M
Unchanged from the 2021 model, the R1 and the Carbon Fibre wrapped R1M lead the Yamaha Super Sport offerings.
Key differences between R1M and R1
Premium Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS)
Communication Control Unit (CCU) – Datalogger & vehicle info via Wi-Fi (standard equipment)
Wider 200 series rear tire (200/55ZR17)
Carbon fiber bodywork
R1: Team Yamaha Blue, Performance Black, WGP 60th EDT
All-new for this year is the YZF-R7 packing Yamaha’s 689cc, inline twin, CP2 engine. The torquey new engine makes 47 ft/lb, and new hardware includes fully-adjustable 41mm KYB inverted forks, a Brembo braking system, forged aluminum parts, and a slipper clutch.
Available Colors: Team Yamaha Blue, Performance Black, WGP 60th EDT
Little has changed for 2022 mechanically, but to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Yamaha in World GP there is a new Heritage Red/White Edition. The R-3 continues to be a dominant choice among the small-displacement sportbikes.
Available Colors: Team Yamaha Blue, Midnight Black, WGP 60th EDT
Well done Yamaha, finally the new MT10 and MT-10SP are here. Both bikes have the new R1-derived inline-four that’s boosted to 164 hp. The key upgrade with the SP edition is the new six-axis semi-active Öhlins SMART EC 2.0 electronic suspension. I will give a quick breakdown of the highlights of each version.
More powerful EU5 998cc engine
Fully adjustable KYB suspension
Brembo radial master cylinder
Yamaha Variable Speed Limiter (YVSL)
Quick Shift System (QSS)
New 4.2” full-colour TFT display
2022 MT-10 SP
More powerful EU5 998cc engine
Tuned intake sound
Gen-2 Öhlins Electronic Suspension
Lightweight 3-piece belly cowl for aggressive styling and directing air at the oil cooler for consistent operating temperatures.
Braided brake hoses
Dedicated R1M-inspired colors
Available Colors: Cyan Storm, Matte Raven Black, Liquid Metal/Raven (SP)
The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 gets the updated 890cc inline-Triple that powers the latest MT-09 and Tracer 9 GT, as well as an all-new chassis, a more advanced electronics package, and a refreshed look drawn from Yamaha’s classic 1980s-era Grand Prix racing machines.
The XSR700 gets a few tweaks this year. New for 2022, the cockpit layout is revised with the inverted LCD meter repositioned for improved visibility, and lighting is improved with an all-new heritage-inspired round LED headlight. The retro-influenced bodywork hides a fantastic compact two-cylinder “Crossplane Concept” engine, and to help stop the XSR700 larger 298mm front disks are fitted this year.
Unchanged for 2022. The Bolt R Spec is stripped down with minimal chrome, epitomizing the “Urban Performance Bobber” look. The compact chassis proudly showcases the 58 cubic inch (942cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin sitting at the heart of the bike.
The Ténéré 700 was all new last year,™ featuring a fuel-injected, 689cc liquid-cooled, inline twin-cylinder engine derived from Yamaha’s award-winning MT-07®. This compact powerplant features an ideal power delivery for adventure riding, for tractable and controllable power in every riding condition. No changes for the 2022 model except colors.
No changes were needed after coming in all new for 2021, the 2022 Tracer 9 GT will just carry on being awesome.
Featuring an 890cc Liquid-Cooled 3-Cylinder DOHC Fuel-Injected Engine, Lightweight Aluminum Frame, KYB Electronically Controlled Suspension, and a newly developed 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The Tracer GT has all the goods needed to stay a top-level sport-touring machine.
Yamaha’s XMAX sport scooter is unchanged for 2022. The engine is a 292 cc liquid-cooled single that makes 27.6 horsepower, connected to a CVT automatic gearbox.
Other top-notch features include traction control, ABS, LED lighting, a charging port, keyless ignition, and more. It might be easy to simply dismiss the XMAX as another scooter but it really does offer a comfortable and practical ride experience, that’s both fuel-efficient and performance-focused.
All-new for 2022 is the reimagined Zuma 125 that clearly has had a run past the “get rugged” department.
Powering the Zuma 125 is a compact Yamaha Blue Core, VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) 125cc 4-stroke engine with 4 valves, a 11.2:1 compression ratio, DiASil cylinder, and aluminum alloy forged piston, giving this scooter modern reliability and economical performance. With an amazing 101 mpg* and a 1.6 gallon fuel tank, you get plenty of range, too.
With the rugged tires, excellent storage the new Zuma looks ready to fill the role of reliable go anywhere transport. The new adjustable headlights and modern LCD display make the little Zuma a nice looking package.