Yamaha R7 To Reveal On May 18th
The Yamaha recently published a teaser video indicating that it might produce a new midweight bike, which could be the R7. The iconic R6 has been discontinued and it is generally known that the R6 has become one of the world’s most popular motorcycles in history. The supersport division of medium weight died steadily so manufacturers struggle for a new start.
A new teaser video was released by Yamaha, which tells that on 18 May 2021, the new superport will make its worldwide debut.
Apart from the release date, a snapshot of the headlight configuration with LED DRL and an air scoop in the center of the light is the most prominent aspect of the details reveals through the video. Therefore the motorcycle is built in a twin beam, identical to the YZF-R6 discontinued.
The new MT-07 platform for the Yamaha R7 is probably based. But it could have the same 689cc parallel-twin engine and identical chassis. The bodywork is tied to various components, but we should hope to borrow other bike parts from mt-07, such as suspension, brakes, and tires. The next YZF-R7 would likely be around 72.4bhp in 8750rpm and 67Nm at 6500rpm. Yamaha R7 weighs about 184kgs.
Compared to the R6, the current R7 is believed to be less offensive. The R6 was a track weapon, designed to decipher lap times with just one purpose in mind. The legends about R6 state that the R6 could also smoke liters of crotch rockets around a close circuit in the hands of a professional rider.
Manufacturers start to see this new race of super sports bikes rather than just tracking weapons. The R7 may even be doubled as a powerful tourer.