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Yamaha reveals 689cc R7 supersport motorcycle with 73.4 HP

Yamaha 689cc R7
Written by Nizam Shaikh

Yamaha has unveiled the all-new Yamaha 689cc R7 in the European market. The supersport motorcycle boasts of offering a balance between track riding and everyday use. The R7 will be available in the next-generation colour, including Team Yamaha Blue and Performance Black options. The Yamaha R7 will be available from June 2021 at USD 8,999 MSRP in the United States. The brand has not yet announced the price on the Old Continent, but expect the price to be around EUR 8,000 mark. 

Yamaha 689cc R7 –  Design & Styling

The Yamaha R7 features the smallest front surface on any R series motorcycle. This gives the Yamaha R7 the highest aerodynamic efficiency. The motorcycles also feature a central LED headlamp unit in the central ram-air duct. Flanking the headlamp and intake is the twin-eye LED daytime running lights and a winglet giving it a wide appearance. The super slim and aerodynamic fairing features extractors on the sides and near the belly to vent hot air away from the engine and rider. The motorcycle features a narrow tail with aerostructures built into the rear cowling. 

The hallmark tank design characterises pure R-series DNA into the Yamaha R7. The chiselled tank features deep knee recesses that help the rider hold on to the bike while cornering and braking. The motorcycle also gets clip-on handlebars and rear-set footrests. The handlebars and footrest combined with the sporty seat design allow adaptable sporty driving position on the track and comfort on the road. The Yamaha R7 draws inspiration from the R1M, R1 and the R6 RACE, the winner of the World Supersport Championship. 

Yamaha 689cc R7 Engine Specification

Powering the Yamaha R7 is a 689cc CP2 series 270-degree twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. The Euro5 compliant engine with Yamaha’s Crossplane Concept crankshaft produces 73.4 Hp of power and 67 Nm of torque. The brand will also provide a restricted 35 kW power output engine, compatible with the A2 licence holders in Europe. The engine comes with electronic fuel injection and a 6-speed gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch. The A&S clutch provides a light and smooth clutch action and prevents rear wheel lock-up during aggressive downshifts. The CP2 series engine also does duty on the Yamaha MT-07 and Tracer 700. 

Chassis, Suspension & Brakes

The Yamaha R7 comes with a bridge tube frame that rides on 41mm upside-down front forks. The front suspension is adjustable for preload, rebound and compression. The R7 features the same swingarm from the MT-07 and comes with a linked-type mono-cross shock absorber with adjustable preload and rebound. The Yamaha R7 features 298mm dual discs on the front with hydraulic callipers and a single 245mm hydraulic disc brake on the rear. The R7 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod in Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT tyres. 

Features & Dimensions

The Yamaha R7 comes with all-LED lighting and a new full-LCD digital instruments cluster. The high-contrast display features speed, engine rpm, gear position, fuel level, water temp, real-time and average fuel economy, clock etc. The Yamaha R7 measures 2,070 mm in length, 705 mm in width and 1,160 mm in height. The motorcycle comes with 1,395 mm of wheelbase and a commanding 835 mm of seat height. The R7 also features 135 mm of ground clearance, 13-litre fuel tank capacity and 188 kg of weight ready to ride, with a full tank. 

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