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  • #3995
    Eddieb
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    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Ever since Yamaha released the FZ-07/MT-07 (depending on market) it’s been getting rave reviews for it’s 690cc 74hp parallel twin cylinder motor and relatively light wet weight of 179kg.

    German bike Mag Motorad has a history of predicting what manufacturers are going to release and it’s recently published that Yamaha are looking at releasing 15 new models or major updates to existing models for 2015, and that a FZ 07 powered adventure bike is going to be one of them.

    Here’s the original article:
    http://www.motorradonline.de/motorraeder/neuheiten-blick-in-die-zukunft/568614

    and here’s it run through Google translate:
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.motorradonline.de/motorraeder/neuheiten-blick-in-die-zukunft/568614&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.motorradonline.de/motorraeder/neuheiten-blick-in-die-zukunft/568614%26biw%3D1440%26bih%3D754

    Let’s hope Motorad are right!

    #9671
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Rumours are still floating around that Yamaha will release a FZ-7/MT-07 based adventure bike, here’s a recent artists rendition of what one could look like.

    #13946
    Team Buffoon
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    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    I would have either of the top two tomorrow if the power, weight, price predictions/rumours came true. Sadly talking to two Yamaha dealers in Auckland doesn’t seem it is due to arrive any time soon. In fact one of the dealers I spoke to did not really know what I was talking about. Still don’t understand why someone has not filled the mid capacity/weight adventure bike niche, so many manufacturers talking about it but all seem years away? Baffles me.

    #13947
    Gremlin
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    • Bike: 2010 R1200GSA, 2018 1090R
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    The Honda CB500X or NC750X has been modified by a few (including a Rally Raid kit) but it’s still a street bike at the core. Given that Yamaha had the XT660, I can’t imagine they will change much from that, just a new model further leveraging the R&D costs of the new engine.

    #13948
    Team Buffoon
    Participant
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Not entirely sure by what you mean by “they will not change much” it is all rumours anyway so far. But if they bring out a 700 twin that looks like the 660 Tenere then that is fine by me, but they need to shave some weight from that beast 206 wet, 183kg dry is just too much for a single.

    #15252
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Yamaha has shown a concept model at the 2016 EICMA show called the T7. This uses the MT 07 motor and is likely to be the Tenere 600 replacement as it was announced earlier the 660 Terene is being discontinued in 2017

    The game moves on dramatically though with this concept. Packing the MT-07’s CP2 engine into an all-new chassis, the T7 should dig into the soft stuff with superb tractability from the parallel-twin 700.

    Equipped with an aluminium fuel tank, quad-projector LED headlight, a carbon fairing and skid plate, and a custom made Akrapovic exhaust – as well as high specification KYB front suspension, 21in front and 18in rear, the T7 concept is a serious statement.

    #15257
    Michael J Breen
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    If KTM don’t pull finger; that might be the bike I buy. But until I know the weight and full specs; I’ll keep waitingh

    #15258
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Apparently it’s being developed by Yamaha’s Rally Race team so hopefully it will be well sorted when it comes out.

    #15259
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider
    #16111
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Stumbled across a close up pic

    #17198
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Rough Crafts in Taiwan did some mods to scramblerise a MT07

    #17775
    Team Buffoon
    Participant
    • Rank: 125cc Rider

    Any updates on what Yamaha are up to with the T7?

    #17949
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    If you can read Italian then DueRoute magazine has an article and some video of the Yamaha T7

    http://www.dueruote.it/notizie/moto-scooter/esclusiva-mondiale-il-primo-contatto-con-la-yamaha-t7

    #18554
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    More video of the T7, who can speak French?

    https://www.facebook.com/YamahaMotorFrance/videos/10154543560477233/

    #18556
    Mark Claasen
    Participant
    • Bike: 1200GSA KLR650NE WR450 RMX250, DR750,
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Its going to be very exciting soon us twin guys.
    If it can weigh 200kg full of fuel I’ll be laughing all the way to the bank

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