Yamaha YZF-R7 Launching Soon & Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

CalenderPublished at April 15, 2023 by BikeJunction
Yamaha YZF-R7 Launching Soon & Here’s Everything You Need to Know!

The Yamaha YZF-R7 was recently showcased along with a few other models at a recent dealer event. And select Yamaha dealers have already begun taking reservations for booking this bike (unofficially). However, Yamaha is yet to formally announce the launch date of the YZF-R7. But here’s everything we know about this upcoming Yamaha bike before it comes to India.

Yamaha YZF-R7 Design & Styling Features

The Yamaha YZF-R7 headed for India will resemble the international-spec model in terms of design. A few of the styling features of the future YZF-R7 are the following -

  • Single-pod headlight with twin LED DRLs, 
  • An M-shaped air intake modelled after the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, 
  • A complete fairing, 
  • A clip-on handlebar, 
  • Rear-set footpegs, 
  • Split-style seats, and 
  • A compact exhaust.

Other styling features include:

  • Rear-view mirrors are mounted on the fairing.
  • A large fuel tank (13 litres) with a YZF-R1-inspired fin design.
  • A YZF-R1-inspired taillight.

In the international markets, Yamaha  YZF-R7 is offered in 2 colours —  Icon Blue and Yamaha Black. Both shades are anticipated to enter the Indian market.

2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Specifications

The India-bound Yamaha YZF-R7 will use the same 689cc, parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled CP2 engine that powers the MT-07. The motor has a 270-degree crankshaft, which causes an irregular firing pattern. When connected to a 6-speed gearbox, this motor is configured to produce 67 Nm at 6,500 rpm and 72.4bhp at 8,750 rpm. The gearbox features a slipper clutch and assists as standard features, while a quick shift system is an additional component that may be added.

Yamaha YZF-R7 Value-Adding Features

The international model of Yamaha YZF-R7 features - 

  • LED illumination, 
  • An optional Quick Shift System, 
  • An LCD instrument cluster with a negative mode display, and 
  • ABS.

A Bluetooth module is noticeably absent from the international edition, and the unit destined for India is probably also missing the connectivity capability.

Yamaha YZF-R7 Hardware

Since the hardware on the model headed for India is probably not going to change, we anticipate the forthcoming YZF-R7 will feature a diamond-type frame. The suspension system should comprise upside-down front forks that are completely adjustable and made by KYB and a rear mono-shock with preload and rebound damping adjustments. Most likely, a single 245mm rotor and two 298mm discs positioned radially at the front and back, respectively, will do the braking duties.

2023 YZF-R7 Price in India

In the Indian market, the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and the Honda CBR 650R will directly compete with the Yamaha YZF-R7. Therefore, we anticipate that the pricing of the Yamaha YZF-R7 will be closer to that of the Kawasaki Ninja 650 than that of the inline four-cylinder Honda bike. The Yamaha YZF-R7, which is destined for India, may thus cost between Rs. 7 and Rs. 8 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). The YZF-R7 is anticipated to arrive in India in the second half of 2023, as was previously announced, and unofficial bookings have already started at a number of dealers.

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