Completely new body design for enhanced appearance
New style ‘air intakes’
Redesigned front headlight
MT-09 style rear light
Revised seat shape for improve riding position
New sportier front fork settings
Rear shock with rebound damping adjuster
The MT-07 is one of Yamaha’s most successful motorcycles of all time, with almost 80,000 new units purchased in just 4 years. The model has been hugely popular in Australia, particularly in LAMS form for new and returning riders.
Yamaha did a great job in bringing character to the fore with their 270-degree crossplane take on the parallel-twin layout and for 2018 the MT07 sports much sharper looks and improved suspension to make it a more ‘complete’ motorcycle than before.
A newly designed fuel tank and MT-09 style ‘air intakes’ give a sharper image and reinforce the MT family look, while a new seat and separate black sidepanels accentuate the mass-forward design.
For 2018 the MT-07 is equipped with a completely new seat design that gives an improved riding position for riders of all sizes.
The front of the new seat now extends to the sides of the rear of the fuel tank, giving increased comfort – and the new shape also gives the 2018 model a more integrated profile.
For 2018 the front forks are equipped with revised settings that give a sportier character, while the rear suspension is fitted with a new rebound damping adjuster that enables riders to set their bike up to suit their riding style and usage.
The twin-cylinder engine’s 270-degree crank gives the MT-07 a pulsating driving force that sets this value for money middleweight apart from other models, and this unique facet of the bike’s character has helped to make the MT-07 a top selling motorcycle in its class.
The 2018 MT-07 is likely to arrive in Australia early in the second quarter of 2018.
Yamaha MT-07 Technical Highlights
698cc, 74.8hp, 182kg wet
Liquid-cooled 689cc inline 2-cylinder 4-stroke
Crossplane philosophy design with 270-degree crank
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