At the 2013 EICMA motorcycle show, Yamaha has revealed the next motorcycle in its Darkness collection, the 2014 Yamaha MT-07. The smaller version of the MT-09 (called the FZ-09 in the USA) shares a many features with its big brother.
The 2014 Yamaha MT-07 has a muscular look with a sporty tail as well as a slim steel backbone-type frame that utilizes a brand new 689 cc, parallel twin, liquid cooled, inline, two-cylinder, four-stroke engine with 270-degree crank. The brand new engine is linked to a constant mesh six-speed transmission with wet, multiple disc clutch, and delivers 73.8 hp at 9,000 rpm and 50.2 ft.-lbs. of torque at 6,500 rpm. Wheelbase is 55.1 inches.
Like the MT-09/FZ-09, the 2014 Yamaha MT-07 features lightweight cast aluminum 10-spoke wheels, the exhaust down pipes and “the Z-shape” formed by the air intake-style scoops. With a fully 3.69 gallon fuel tank, the Yamaha MT-07 weighs 395 pounds. Front and rear breaking duties are handled by hydraulic dual 282mm brake discs and hydraulic single 245mm brake discs, respectively.
For the moment, Yamaha didn’t reveal any prices, but we can expect the 2014 Yamaha MT-07 will cost lower than the MT-09 ($7,990). It will be available in five colors: Deep Armor, Matt Grey, Competition White, Race Blu, and Racing Red.
Yamaha has also presented the MT-09 Street Rally edition at the show. This version adds a headlight cover, side number plates, fuel tank shrouds, fork covers, knuckle guards. It also receives wider footrests, a slimmer seat, engine underguard and all-new 10-spoke alloy wheels.