The MT-07 is a naked street bike that belongs to the MT series of motorcycles manufactured by Yamaha. It follows the ‘Dark Side of Japan’ theme which involves the adaptation of darker colours and unconventional design forms in the motorcycles. The MT-07 is the sibling of the MT-15 and MT-09 that are sold in the country.
Like all MT bikes, the MT-07 carries a minimalistic design with hardly any body panels, an exposed engine, aggressive stance and pocket-rocket performance. The light-weight motorcycle is powered by a torque 689cc parallel-twin motor with a crossplane crankshaft. The engine is capable of pumping out 72.7bhp of max power and 68Nm of peak torque. The unit comes mated to a slick six-speed gearbox.
The motorcycle is suspended by 41mm telescopic forks up front and an adjustable monoshock with preload and rebound damping, both offering 130mm of travel. Braking is done by 282mm twin discs at the front and a 245mm single disc at the rear, both equipped with ABS. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch wheels shod with 120/70 (front) and 180/555 (rear) section tyres.
In the international market, Yamaha offers the MT-07 with the choice of three colour options – Ice Fluo, Matte Raven Black and Team Yamaha Blue. When launched in India, the MT-07 will compete against the likes of Kawasaki Z650, Benelli TNT 600i and the Suzuki GSX S750.