2022 Yamaha YZF R7 Bike – All Details
This week some filings from the California air resources board revealed that Yamaha looked to be on the brink of launching a new sports bike that will revive the famous r7 name it’s triggered a bunch of attempts to render what it’ll look like all of which look pretty tasty to me so in today’s post we’ll go over the details and tell you everything you need to know so far but before we get started if you’re new here and you want to see all of the latest motorcycle news right here on This Website then please do remember to hit Bell icon ( Downside – on your left )
The record showed that the new r7 will be a 2022 bike that doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll have to wait till next year though America has a bit of a different convention when it comes to model years often released in 2022 models for example a year before and given that emissions data has been submitted to carb Yamaha must be close to having the finished product ready to go the record also states that
ENGINE & COMPARISION
The new r7 will use a 689 cc engine which is the exact same capacity as Yamaha’s cp2 parallel twin that’s used on their MT-07 xsr700 tracer 700 and 10 Array 700. so it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting an inline-four like the previous r7 which was a limited run of 500 bikes produced in 1999 to allow them to race it in the superbike world champs and the Suzuka 8 hours endurance race that bike cost 32,000 DOLLARS whereas this new r7 will most likely be at the opposite end of the pricing spectrum, The mt07 is priced competitively and sells in high volumes and it looks like Yamaha will be hoping to do the same but with a sportier take on the platform in the mt07 the cp2 engine makes 73 ps at 8750 rpm and 67-newton meters of peak torque at 6,500.
so not astonishing figures especially in the context of the sports bike market but the cp2 is renowned for being fun and lively on the road whether they’ll make any modifications to allow it to rev up a little higher for some extra power remains to be seen but either way it should make for an entertaining ride. the carb record also shows a manual six-speed gearbox so no surprises there
WEIGHT & CHASSIS
It also looks like the chassis will be roughly the same as the weight figures quoted match the mt-07 while 280 kilograms or 670 pounds might sound super heavy carb actually use a formula which includes the rider weight as well as the bike so we can realistically expect it to come in at around the 184-kilogram wet weight of the mt there’s nothing particularly fancy about the mt07s diamond frame design and the suspension and brakes are built to a price but that low weight is one of its key advantages over other bikes in the market and that should benefit the r72 there are two models listed in the carb document the YZF r7 NCB and the YZF r7 NCL.
Apart from the trailing letter the two records are identical so it’s expected that they’ll just be two color options personally my favorite finish on the mt07 is the storm grey with fluo wheels and touches of teal and I’d love to see what it would look like as a fully fed version but of course black is perennially popular and a Yamaha sports bike will almost always be offered in their race in blue.
There are two bikes that jump out straight away as the key competition for the r7 and that’s the honda cbr 650r and kawasaki’s ninja 650 the inline four of the cbr will rev out a little more and produces decent top-end power of 95 ps at 12,000 rpm the ninja is a little down on power with its parallel twin making 68 ps at 8,000 rpm but it is about a grand cheaper than the honda starting at 7099 pounds my guess is that the r7s price will end up somewhere in the middle of the two you could also consider that aprilia rs 660 is similar being a 270 degree parallel twin in a sports bike form yet with slightly easier going road biased ergonomics but that bike gets the absolute works from an electronics and tech perspective and the suspension and brakes are also pretty well spec’d so the 10 149 pound starting price puts it in a more premium category as far as i’m concerned yamaha will almost certainly keep it simple and cost effective as they have with the rest of their cp2 powered bikes personally i think this bike would be a lot of fun on the road but as always i’d love to know what you think and are they right to have used the r7 name or is it sacrilege given the race bred dna of the original.
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