Yamaha R7 takes center stage at MotoGP event in India, check details
Delhi : YZF-R7, a revered middle-weight supersport from India Yamaha Motor, was on display at the recently finished Indian MotoGP at the Buddh International Circuit. The motorcycle was initially exhibited in India in July at the MMRT in Chennai, and it is anticipated that it would be formally introduced at some point this year's end.
The design of the YZF-R7 was influenced by that of its larger litre-class sibling, the YZF-R1. It has a single projector LED headlight that is perfectly concealed behind the main air inlet and is surrounded by stylish LED DRLs. This gives it a radical appearance. It looks proportioned and stylish from the side thanks to the sculpted fairing, powerful fuel tank, and upswept tail section with big scoops. The R7, however, only has dual-channel ABS and an optional quick shifter; unlike its litre-class counterpart, which is stuffed with electronics.
A 689cc twin-cylinder engine coupled to a six-speed transmission powers the R7. It has a six-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch and produces 73bhp at 8,750 rpm and 67Nm at 6,500 rpm. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with 120/70 front and 180/55 rear tires, and is supported by a monoshock and non-adjustable USD front forks. Dual 298mm discs up front and a single 245mm disc in the back are dropping anchors at the same time.
The Aprilia RS660 and the Honda CBR 650R are just two of the motorcycles the Yamaha YZF-R7 will face off against when it arrives in India CBU (fully built-up).