Yamaha YZF-R7 supersport's headlight teased ahead of May 18 debut

The new Yamaha YZF-R7 supersport will fill in the gap left by the departure of the YZF-R6.It is likely to use Yamaha's MT-07 platform.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 14 May 2021, 01:06 PM
The Yamaha R7 will feature a twin-beam design at the front, something similar to the discontinued YZF-R6.
The Yamaha R7 will feature a twin-beam design at the front, something similar to the discontinued YZF-R6.
The Yamaha R7 will feature a twin-beam design at the front, something similar to the discontinued YZF-R6.
The Yamaha R7 will feature a twin-beam design at the front, something similar to the discontinued YZF-R6.

Yamaha is gearing up to expand its middleweight portfolio with the introduction of a new supersport machine. It is most likely the new YZF-R7. The bike was teased a few days back in a teaser video, and the company has now rolled out another clip informing that the new superport will make its official world debut on May 18th, 2021.

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Apart from the reveal date, the most prominent bit of information revealed through the video is a glimpse of its headlamp design featuring LED DRL and an air scoop placed in the middle of the light. Thus the motorcycle will feature a twin-beam design at the front, something similar to the discontinued YZF-R6.

(Also Read: Yamaha suspends production at its two plants amid Covid-19 surge)

Documents filed with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the past hint that the upcoming bike could in fact be named YZF-R7 but confirmed details will only be revealed next week. The new R-series supersport is likely to fill in the gap left by the departure of the YZF-R6.

The leaked documents also hint towards the two different variants which could be announced. These trims may differ from each other in terms of equipment and features set.

(Also Read: Yamaha India extends warranty and service period in view of Covid-19)

While confirmed specification details are scarce at the moment, the new R7 is likely to use MT-07 platform. It could source power from a tuned 689 cc parallel-twin engine, unlike the YZF-R6's inline-four setup. The engine is likely to push out 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.

As far as its India launch is concerned, there is no confirmation yet.


First Published Date: 14 May 2021, 01:06 PM IST
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