July 8, 2014 at 11:49 am #3995
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:
and here’s it run through Google translate:
Let’s hope Motorad are right!
Attachments:August 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm #9671
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.
Attachments:September 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm #13946
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.September 17, 2016 at 1:28 pm #13947GremlinParticipant
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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.September 17, 2016 at 2:35 pm #13948
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.November 8, 2016 at 10:37 am #15252
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.
Attachments:November 8, 2016 at 11:00 am #15257Michael J BreenParticipantRank: 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 waitinghNovember 8, 2016 at 11:08 am #15258
Apparently it’s being developed by Yamaha’s Rally Race team so hopefully it will be well sorted when it comes out.November 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm #15259December 12, 2016 at 10:09 am #16111
Stumbled across a close up pic
Attachments:March 14, 2017 at 10:31 am #17198
Rough Crafts in Taiwan did some mods to scramblerise a MT07
Attachments:April 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm #17775
Any updates on what Yamaha are up to with the T7?May 16, 2017 at 1:53 pm #17949
If you can read Italian then DueRoute magazine has an article and some video of the Yamaha T7June 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm #18554
More video of the T7, who can speak French?June 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm #18556Mark ClaasenParticipant
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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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