2021 Yamaha MT-07

by MotoGusto Editor

As the best-selling naked model in its category, it’s clear that the MT-07 is giving Yamaha’s customers exactly what they want in their bike. Featuring distinctive new bodywork that reflects its pure, next generation MT DNA, the 2021 MT-07 represents the progressive evolution of Europe’s favourite naked bike, and reinforces the core values of this outstandingly successful and much-loved middleweight.

A range of upgraded features including an engaging and characterful EU5-compliant engine as well as more powerful front brakes confirm the MT-07’s class-leading riding experience — while the overall feel of quality is underlined by the fitment of a new LED headlight with LED turn signals and position lights and LCD instruments. Tapered handlebars and a new tank and seat contribute towards a more comfortable upright riding position, while the exceptional Michelin Road 5 tyres give confident roadholding — and turn up the fun factor up by another few clicks.

Next generation design: Pure Hyper Naked DNA

The new model’s next generation bodywork reflects the ongoing evolution of the MT family, and gives the 2021 MT-07 a more refined and distinctive look with a quality feel.

Key to the new look is a compact and minimalist new LED headlight assembly whose position lights and headlight gives the front face a Y-shape icon that symbolizes the signature look of the next generation MT family. With minimal overhang, the new LED headlight underlines the sense of lightness and agility from the rider’s viewpoint, and by tightly compacting the new bodywork, radiator and seat around the machine’s CP2 engine, the mass-centralized layout projects a real sense of torque and power.

New winglets on the sides of the newly-designed 14-litre fuel tank covers feature sharply sculpted air ducts that visually convey the flow of the air into the engine, giving the bike a more dynamic stance and emphasizing the new model’s pure Hyper Naked DNA.

The newly developed fuel tank covers are manufactured from injection-moulded plastic resin to reduce weight, and a 3D moulded texture is featured around the rider’s knee grip area to give improved controllability for a sportier character. Many other details changes to the colour and finish of fork covers, footpegs, engine stays and engine covers serve to enhance the overall feeling of quality, underlining the MT-07’s winning combination of outstanding value with a premium specification.

The 2021 690cc 2-cylinder CP2 engine delivers a smoother torque/rpm curve for excellent top speed and thrilling acceleration, and with maximum torque of 67.0Nm/6.8kg-m produced at just 6,500rpm – and maximum power of 73.4PS/54kW at 9,000rpm – this is the ultimate middleweight powerplant.

A new electric purge cut valve and lightweight battery ensures easy starts even when the machine has been parked for longer periods, and the 2021 engine also features new Crystal Graphite engine covers, as well as a new silver-coloured exhaust pipe and new muffler and exhaust protectors.

The crossplane concept engine’s 270 degree crank gives an uneven firing sequence with a more characterful exhaust note that emphasizes the torque feeling during acceleration – and the 2021 powerplant’s more linear torque delivery ensures outstanding response at all engine speeds, making the MT-07 one of the most enjoyable and accessible bikes in any category.

One of the most significant technical upgrades on the MT-07 is the new high specification front braking system. Front dual disc size is increased from 282mm on the previous model to 298mm on the new bike, giving more stopping power and greater controllability with no gain in weight. Together with the 245mm rear disc, the new system offers increased performance – and with the fitment of the new tyres, the increased stopping power is especially apparent in wet conditions.

The new MT-07 will be available in three colours: Storm Fluo, Icon Blue and Tech Black — all detail and reinforce the bike’s MT family DNA. With an extremely competitive price point, the MT-07 is ready to maintain its leading position as the bike that works for everyone by offering the best balance of performance and value in its segment.  

Technical highlights

  • Next generation body design with pure MT family DNA
  • Winglet-style air intakes create distinctive MT-07 style
  • New LED projector headlight with signature Y-shape icon
  • 690cc crossplane technology CP2 engine
  • EU5-compliant
  • 270-degree crank for linear torque delivery
  • Maximum torque of 67.0Nm/6.8kg-m produced at 6,500rpm
  • New 298mm dual front wave-type discs
  • New wider aluminium tapered handlebars
  • More comfortable and assertive riding position
  • Inverted LCD spot colour instruments with remote control
  • New LED turn signals
  • Latest generation Michelin Road 5 tyres
  • New colours and graphics
  • Compact tubular frame with 805mm seat height

Deliveries to European Yamaha dealers will commence from January  2021. Prices vary per region, so please contact the national Yamaha distributor for full information.

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