Segment: Sport / Super Sport
Production years: 2021, 2022, 2023
A long time ago, in 1999, Yamaha came up with a race motorcycle called YZF-R7.
They only made 500 units, and they were designed to perform in the Superbike World Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours races - but we all know things don't always go as planned. Back then, it was hard for Yamaha to keep up with the racing updates, financially speaking, but when they finally did it, the crankshafts on the bikes failed. To simplify things and save money, Yamaha decided to detune the engine, as to meet the German maximum horsepower regulation. But that was not the best choice it could have done, because everyone that intended to buy the YZF-R7 was going to tune it back up from a street-legal bike to a race bike.
After almost two decades, Yamaha struck again, announcing on May 18, 2021 the production of a new supersport motorcycle, that shares the name with the 1999 YZF-R7. Also in 2021, the engine for the new YZF-R7 was updated to be Euro 5 compliant. The bike now has a 689cc liquid-cooled engine, rated at 73 hp at 8,750 rpm, and 67 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The new motorcycle was designed to be more aerodynamic, by compacting the engine and the front side and reducing the total weight down to 188 kg (414 pounds), decreasing the air resistance and making the new YZF-R7 flow through the air more easily.
The YZF-R7 even got a World GP 60TH Anniversary edition that was available from January 2022, with a starting price of $9,299 and many special touches.
|engine specs||Type:||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin- cylinder; 4-valves per cylinder||Displacement:||689 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.1x2.7 in OR 79 mm||Compression Ratio:||11.5:1||Horsepower:||/ KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||/ lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||Fuel Injection|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-manual speed||Clutch:||Wet, multi-plate||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||High-strength steel||Front Suspension:||Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel, adjustable for preload, rebound and compression||Rear Suspension:||Linked-type Monocross shock, adjustable preload and rebound; 5.1-in travel||Front Brake:||Hydraulic disc 298 mm||Rear Brake:||Hydraulic disc 245 mm|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||81.5 in OR 2070 mm||Overall Width:||27.8 in OR 706 mm||Seat Height:||45.7 in OR 1161 mm||Weelbase:||54.9 in OR 1394 mm||Ground Clearance:||5.3 in OR 135 mm||Weight:||414 lbs OR 188 kg||Fuel Capacity:||3.4 gallons OR 12.9 L|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|