New Yamaha YZF-R7 supersport teased ahead of world debut

Yamaha's new R-series YZF-R7 supersport motorcycle could be used to fill in the gap left by the departure of the famed YZF-R6.
By : Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 07 May 2021, 21:11 PM
Representational image of Yamaha YZF-R6.
Representational image of Yamaha YZF-R6.
Representational image of Yamaha YZF-R6.
Representational image of Yamaha YZF-R6.

Yamaha Motor Europe has rolled out a teaser video hinting that the rumoured Yamaha YZF-R7 supersport debut could be just around the corner. The teaser video shows a glimpse of a racetrack and public roads, suggesting that the upcoming bike could sport friendlier riding ergonomics than the discontinued YZF-R6.

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The new R-series supersport motorcycle from Yamaha could be used to fill in the gap left by the departure of the famed YZF-R6 that still has a cult following especially in the markets such as Europe and the US. Recent documents filed with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hinted at the name YZF-R7, but concrete details are likely to break out sooner than later.

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For the uninitiated, the leaked documents also pointed towards two different variants which could be launched at different prices. These variants might differ in terms of equipment and features set.

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While the deeper details are scarce at the moment, previous reports point out the use of MT-07 platform for the new YZF-R7. If reports are anything to go by, the upcoming YZF-R7 could feature a tuned 689 cc parallel-twin motor instead of an inline-four setup on the YZF-R6. The engine currently delivers 72.4 bhp of maximum power at 8,750rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The transmission will be a six-speed setup.

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Being based on a slightly more humble setup, the bike is likely to carry a more competitive tag against the YZF-R6. It is unlikely to reach the Indian shores anytime soon after its global debut.

First Published Date: 07 May 2021, 14:07 PM IST
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