Renderings aren't official, but if the rumor is true... this is great news!
Read about Yamaha's potential new sportsbike based on the MT-07 to plug the gap left in their range by the outgoing R6 here.
It will never perform even close to a Daytona 765. The MT07 twin is in a different class altogether. It is more in the Ninja 650, Honda Nc750 range.Yea there is no way they're going to squeeze out triple-digit horsepower from that engine. What's intriguing/baffling is their choice of calling it the R7. Is there something else up their sleeve? Or is it a bored-out R6?
If they call it R7, then it'd better be on par with or better than Triumph Daytona 765.
It’s right there in the article.....Given that they already have a middleweight sport naked MT-07, the R7 has to be a supersport.
I don't see anything convincing that this is going to be the same engine.
Anything in the CARB filing that confirms it? I'm not doubting the journalist here, but what is in the CARB filing leak that confirms it?It’s right there in the article.....
“Yamaha are working on a faired MT-07 to fill the gap left by the outgoing R6” and.... “The parallel twin in the latest MT-07 produces 74bhp, so it’s clear that unless Yamaha give it a massive overhaul the new bike would compete with the Kawasaki Ninja 650 or Honda CBR650R rather than the Aprilia RS660. The CP2 engine is arguably the best bit of the MT-07, delivering a fun and engaging ride without brain-warping power.”
I really hope what you're saying won't come true. The 689cc engine comes up for all xYMXC.689 searches (1st letter indicates the year) for the displacement and emissions. If this turns out to be true, I really don't see a point why anyone would buy it. Might as well get an R1