News 18 Jun 2015

Bike: Yamaha MT-07HO

'High Output' edition added to expanded Yamaha MT-07 range.

Yamaha Motor Australia has officially confirmed it has released an MT-07HO, which is a ‘High Output’ version of the popular MT-07 learner-approved model.

Boasting 74.8 horsepower and 68Nm of torque, the 689cc 270-degree parallel twin cylinder is an up-spec option of the learner-approved 655cc MT-07 (52.1hp and 57.5Nm) released locally in 2014.

The MT-07 was originally scaled back for learner approval prior to its Australian release, however Yamaha has now decided to release this HO version alongside the existing model (which has now been upgraded with ABS braking and titled the MT-07LA).

The MT-07HO, which shares the same chassis and running gear as the standard MT-07, is available in Race Blu only and is priced $9999 RRP including GST. It’s not learner approved and not available with ABS braking.

Source: Yamaha Motor Australia.

Source: Yamaha Motor Australia.

Technical highlights:
– Liquid-cooled 689cc in-line twin-cylinder DOHC four-stroke
– Lightweight and compact engine with 270 degree crank
– 689cc model produces 74.8hp @ 9000rpm, 68.0Nm @ 6500rpm
– Outstanding fuel efficiency
– Four-valve design with forged pistons and direct plated cylinders
– Offset cylinder design for increased fuel efficiency
– Compact clutch, six speed box
– Lightweight single axis balancer
– 689cc model is 179kg wet weight with full fuel tank
– Slim frame with 805mm seat height for easy agility and manoeuvrability
– Compact and upright riding style with freedom to adopt different positions
– Class-leading 180 wide rear tyre and wave discs front and rear
– Chassis geometry, weight distribution and dimensions designed for optimal riding excitement and controllability
– Best in class, high end asymmetrical swingarm
– Link-type Monocross rear suspension with horizontal adjustable shock mounted directly to the crankcase
– 41mm front forks with 130mm of stroke and narrow 190mm pitch
– 17-inch radial tyres and best in class lightweight 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels
– Dual 282mm wave front discs with monocoque four-pot opposed piston calipers
– Handlebar-mounted digital instruments with full LED display
– MT-07 is available with a wide range of genuine accessory parts which include a sports/learner kit and a touring kit, fly screens, radiator side covers, licence plate holder and a full titanium Akropovic exhaust system.

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