2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7
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2022 Yamaha YZF-R7: A Brand New Super Twin

Brand new for Yamaha’s 2022 lineup is the 2022 YZF-R7. After failing to catch up with Euro-5 regulations, Yamaha decided to completely scrap one of their best-selling motorcycles of all time: the Yamaha YZF R6 (an inline-four beast that was the perfect stepping stone for intermediate and advanced riders before graduating to maximum R1 performance). After a brief period of silence, Yamaha finally announced that they would be taking their CP2 mill borrowed from the highly successful MT-07 and would be translating it into a new supersport model dubbed “the YZF-R7”.

Although it takes a slightly different approach to the supersport formula by offering a two-cylinder engine instead of the typical four that are usually found in bikes of this nature, Yamaha still checks all the boxes when it comes to power output and performance. The 689cc CP2 engine with A&S clutch provides a torque-heavy output perfect for powering you out of corners on both the track and street. 74 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque ensure that this new Japanese model can compete with the likes of its rivals in this newly burgeoning super-twin market.

Including fully-adjustable inverted 41 mm front forks, ABS, radial-mount front brake calipers, lightweight 10-spoke wheels, and even an optional quick shift system – this new model is sure to leave a good impression on the middleweight motorcycle community.

As with all models in Yamaha’s R-Series, the R7 also comes in a limited edition colorway for 2022 in the form of the “World GP 60th Anniversary Edition”.

The 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 starts at $8,999 USD / $10,799 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 in one place.

 

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $8,999 USD / $10,799 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Rider-Assist Modes
    • A&S clutch
    • Brand new model, meaning brand new design
    • Yamaha’s tried-and-true CP2 engine

Key Specs

  • Engine: 689cc 2-cylinder CP2 motor
  • Power: 74 HP
  • Torque: 50 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 414 lbs (188 kg)
  • Seat Height: 835 mm (32.8 in.) at lowest point

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7


2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Specifications

From Yamaha

ENGINE

Engine 689cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 4-valves per cylinder
Power 74 Hp
Bore x Stroke 80.0mm x 68.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Starter Electric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch; with Assist & Slipper clutch
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS

Suspension Front Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel, adjustable for preload, rebound and compression
Suspension Rear Linked-type Monocross shock, adjustable preload and rebound; 5.1-in travel
Brakes Front 298mm hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear 245mm hydraulic disc
Tires Front 120/70ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22F E
Tires Rear 180/55ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22R E
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.4 gal
Color

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 81.5 in
Overall Width 27.8 in
Overall Height 45.7 in
Wheelbase 54.9 in
Ground Clearance 5.3 in
Seat Height 32.9 in
Wet Weight 414 lb

WARRANTY

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Extension

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7


2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Features

TOP FEATURES

  • Torquey CP2 Powerplant
    Yamaha’s proven 689cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder DOHC fuel-injected CP2 engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the rpm range for an exhilarating ride and a true supersport experience. Its 270-degree crankshaft delivers linear torque for exciting acceleration and limited vibration.
  • All-New A&S Clutch
    A first for Yamaha’s CP2 platform, the all-new Assist and Slipper clutch reduces clutch lever force while providing seamless downshifts and a controlled feeling over the bike’s engine braking. This helps make the supersport riding experience more accessible to more riders. For fast and smooth upshifts, an optional Quick Shift System (QSS) is also available on the YZF-R7.
  • Thin Proportions for Perfect Control
    All-new dimensions give the YZF-R7 the slimmest proportions of the entire R-Series family, aiding in confident cornering performance on the track and quick, agile direction changes on twisty roads. The slim design also reduces wind resistance for optimal aerodynamics, while new bodywork incorporates the rider’s body to improve the flow of air around the bike.
  • Sporty New Suspension
    The YZF-R7 features an inverted 41mm front fork with optimized spring rate and damping settings for an excellent front-end feel during cornering and braking. An all-new linked-type Monocross single-shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping strikes an ideal balance between ride comfort and supersport performance, for capability across a wide range of uses from urban commuting to track days.
  • Adaptive Bi-Functional LED Headlight
    The iconic R-Series M-shaped intake duct and twin-eye look compliments the all-new YZF-R7 along with an adaptive bi-functional LED headlight.

ENGINE

  • Torquey CP2 Powerplant
    Yamaha’s proven 689cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder DOHC fuel-injected CP2 engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the rpm range for an exhilarating ride and a true supersport experience. Its 270-degree crankshaft delivers linear torque for exciting acceleration and limited vibration.
  • Linear Torque with Smooth Acceleration
    The all-new YZF-R7 boasts a 270-degree crankshaft that delivers a tactile experience of pulse and acceleration with limited vibration. The CP2 engine provides the rider a linear-feeling direction connection from the throttle to the rear wheel.
  • All-New A&S Clutch
    A first for Yamaha’s CP2 platform, the all-new Assist and Slipper clutch reduces clutch lever force providing seamless downshifts and a controlled feeling over the bike’s engine braking that helps make the supersport experience more accessible to more riders. For fast and smooth upshifts, an optional Quick Shift System (QSS) is also available on the YZF-R7.
  • Quick Shift System for Smooth Upshifts
    An optional Quick Shift System (QSS) can be paired with the YZF-R7 to help provide speedy, smooth upshifts. When the sensor on the shift rod detects movement in the gearshift lever, adjustments are made in the engine output according to ECU calculations to instantly cancel out the drive torque of the engaged gear to promote swifter shifting of gears.
  • Strong and Lightweight Pistons
    Forged aluminum pistons with direct-plated cylinders integrated with the crank case makes for lighter weight and excellent strength at higher temperatures, ensuring reliability at higher rpm.

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

  • Supersport Riding Position
    The carefully developed rider’s triangle puts you in a clear supersport riding position. The YZF-R7’s racing-inspired cockpit puts you in a comfortable confidence-inspiring position. A new seat, combined with new tank covers featuring deep knee pockets, provides optimal hip and knee positioning. Riders get the freedom to adjust positions while also maintaining a firmly planted feeling in corners plus sturdy body hold under braking. Separate clip-on handlebars are set in relation to the riders hips and footpeg positions for an aggressive rider position.
  • Inverted Front Fork
    The YZF-R7 features a preload, rebound and compression adjustable inverted KYB 41mm front fork featuring optimized spring rates and damping settings for an excellent front-end feel during cornering and braking.
  • Lightweight Frame Tuned for Rigidity Balance
    A high-strength steel frame with a rigid-mount aluminum center brace provides an optimized balance of rigidity for linear and nimble responsiveness to rider input.
  • Monocross Rear Shock
    The all-new linked-type Monocross single-shock design reduces weight and further centralizes mass. Its adjustable spring preload and rebound damping are tuned to strike a balance between ride comfort and sporty performance, for capability across a wide range of uses, from urban commuting to track days.
  • Potent Braking
    A newly-designed radial brake master cylinder from Brembo combined with radial-mounted front brake calipers on dual 298mm front brake rotors optimize braking pressure for linear delivery with excellent performance and controllability. ABS is standard.
  • Thin Proportions for Perfect Control
    All-new dimensions give the YZF-R7 the slimmest proportions of the entire R-Series family, aiding in sporty riding with optimal handling for cornering on the track and agility for changing lean directions on twisty roads. The slim design reduces wind resistance for optimal aerodynamics with new bodywork that incorporates the rider’s body to influence the flow of air around the bike.
  • Sporty New Suspension
    The YZF-R7 features an inverted 41mm front fork with optimized spring rate and damping settings for an excellent front-end feel during cornering and braking. An all-new linked-type Monocross single-shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping strikes a balance between ride comfort and supersport performance, for capability across a wide range of uses, from urban commuting to track days.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Adaptive Bi-Functional LED Headlight
    The iconic R-Series M-shaped intake duct and twin-eye look compliments the all-new YZF-R7 along with an adaptive bi-functional LED headlight.
  • LED Lighting
    Light Emitted Diode (LED) elements are used for the front and rear turn signals, the tail light unit and the headlights. Not only do LEDs offer long life with minimal power draw, they provide brilliant illumination for confidence and visibility day or night.
  • Refined Sportbike Ergonomics
    Thanks to the low-profile fuel tank design and compact clip-on handlebar position, the rider is able to naturally grip the machine for confidence, especially when tucking aggressively behind the windscreen on the racetrack.
  • Sleek R-Series Styling
    The YZF-R7’s aggressive new design is next generation R-Series styling, with the slimmest bodywork in the supersport lineup for optimal aerodynamics, handling and agility. The glaring face of the YZF-R7 features a compact LED headlight housed in the iconic M-shaped intake duct, while its sharp tail is reminiscent of the YZF-R1.

ELECTRONICS

  • Digital LCD Instrumentation
    A new full-LCD instrument panel informs the rider of gear position, fuel capacity, real time and average fuel economy, water temp, clock and more—all presented in a high-contrast display.


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