Yamaha has unveiled its all-new supersport bike, YZF-R7, soon after revealing its teaser image in the first and second week of May. The 2021 Yamaha YZF-R7 is based on the Yamaha MT-07 and replaces the YZF-R6.
The design of the Yamaha YZF-R7 is inspired by Yamaha YZF-R1. However, the positioning of the LED projector headlight gives it a distinctive look. In Yamaha-YZF R1, the twin projector headlights are located right below the LED DRLs, whereas the new YZF-R7 comes with the single headlight bang, which is positioned in the center of the front fairing.
The rear of YZF-R7 is in line with the styling on other YZF-R models. It gets the large openings in the side fairing to dissipate hot air. The bike is made available in two colours – Team Yamaha Blue and Raven Black. Overall, the new Yamaha sportbike looks attractive.
To speak about ergonomics, the Yamaha YZF-R7 gets rear-set footpegs as well as clip-on handlebars. It uses the same seat cushion and material as the YZF-R1. The company says that the riding position is sporty without making it too uncomfortable for customers.
Yamaha YZF-R7 is packed with MT-07’s 689cc, liquid-cooled inline-twin engine, mated to a six-speed gearbox with slip and assist system. The engine is capable of producing 73.4hp and 67Nm of peak torque.
Additionally, the bike gets the latest ECU, air intake and exhaust system, and an optional quickshifter. To make it simpler, Yamaha has equipped the R7 with a new LCD that shows real-time and average fuel economy, fuel level, gear position, and more.
Yamaha YZF-R7 receives the price tag of $8,999 (Rs. 6.57 lakh) in the USA. There is no update on Yamaha launching the YZF-R7 in the Indian market. The Yamaha YZF-R7 will rival the likes of the Aprilia RS 660.