Yamaha T7, new FZ-7/MT-07 based adventure bike?

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    Keith Fenwick
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    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I might be tempted myself. I want to go riding in the South Island next year and this might be the beast to do it on

    #18675

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Spy shots have emerged of the T7 in road testing, however the bodywork is shrouded so it is hidden.

    Motorcyclenews.com make a pile of speculation of the T7 based on the pics that you can read about here: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2017/july/spy-shots-yamaha-mt07-adventure-bike/.

    #18678

    Mark Claasen
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    • Location: Auckland, NorthShore
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    It looks reasonably light and with that engine its going to be a corker, Maybe a KLR replacement ?

    #18717

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    We’ll wait and see but so far I’m not convinced. It’s a lot bigger than I expected.

    #19548

    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Before Yamaha based it’s MT series model names on the motors capacity the MT03 which is now powered by a 320cc parallel twin was actually a single cylinder 660 model which used the 660 Tenere motor.

    Personally I think this is the sort of thing I would like to see manufacturers put a small-mid range twin into like the 685/655 in LAMS spec Yamaha parallel twin. A no frills back to basics setup with a light stock weight that can be customised to suit the owner.

    Unfortunately this exact design probably wouldn’t work with a twin due to the rear short mounting location but I’m sure the manufacturers could come up with some good designs.

    #19554

    Brainflex
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    • Location: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty
    • Bike: CT110, Husky TE 250, DRZ250
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Sub 600cc twin for me. Cheaper rego and enough get up n go to be fun.

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