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Franco Morbidelli says it’s become routine to brand collisions like his horrific shunt in the MotoGP Austrian GP a racing incident, but demands “someone needs to pay” for it. The Petronas SRT rider collided with the rear of Johann Zarco’s Avintia Ducati on the run through the fast Turn 2 kink during Sunday’s Red Bull Ring race, with both lucky to escape the violent crash unscathed.The two machines also narrowly avoided wiping out the Yamaha’s of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales in a sickening incident, which led to the race being halted.
Yamaha has revealed a number of updates to its fan-favorite MT-07 naked standard for 2021. Style changes lead the way, with designers aiming to give the bike an even more pronounced “Dark Side of Japan” look. There are also improvements to the braking components and cockpit which, all together, result in a $100 increase in MSRP over last year’s model. The bike will be available in authorized dealerships starting January at $7,699. © Provided by Motorcyclist The 2021 Yamaha MT-07 will carry an MSRP of $7,699.
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The bodywork is slimmed-down compared to the 2020 model, with panels surrounding the tank and radiator reshaped for a more aggressive and streamlined look. The headlight assembly is also revised with a new LED light taking center stage. The light promises a stronger high and low beam and is flanked by new LED indicator lights that bring the bike’s look closer to that of its older sibling, the MT-09. There are new LED indicator lights at the back as well.
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Related: 2020 Yamaha MT-10 MC Commute Review © Provided by Motorcyclist Updated front brake discs promise a more refined braking feel.
Other stylistic touches include Crystal Graphite engine covers and a new silver-color exhaust pipe, muffler, and exhaust protector.
The cockpit promises to be more comfortable for riders too, thanks to wider aluminum handlebars. An updated LCD instrument panel is larger making the standard ride information easier to see. © Provided by Motorcyclist 2021 Yamaha MT-07 in Storm Fluo colorway.
Braking is improved thanks to larger wave discs at the front, up from 282mm to 298mm each. © Yamaha Motor Corp., US Style updates are meant to give the MT-07 a meaner, more streamlined look.
Michelin’s versatile Road 5 tires will come standard on the new MT-07 also.
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The bike will come in three different colorways: Storm Fluo, Team Yamaha Blue, and Matte Raven Black. © Provided by Motorcyclist New LED lighting is one of the prominent updates for 2021.
2021 Yamaha MT-07 Technical Specifications and Price © Provided by Motorcyclist 2021 Yamaha MT-07 in Team Yamaha Blue.
|Price: ||$7,699 |
|Engine: ||689cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, inline-twin; 4 valves/cyl. |
|Bore x Stroke: ||80.0 x 68.6mm |
|Compression Ratio: ||11.5:1 |
|Fuel Delivery: ||Fuel injection |
|Clutch: ||Wet, multiplate |
|Transmission/Final Drive: ||6-speed/chain |
|Frame: ||Steel trellis |
|Front Suspension: ||41mm telescopic fork, 5.1-in. travel |
|Rear Suspension: ||Single shock, adjustable for preload and rebound damping, 5.1-in. travel |
|Front Brakes: ||298mm discs w/ ABS |
|Rear Brake: ||245mm disc w/ ABS |
|Wheels, Front/Rear: ||Cast aluminum |
|Tires, Front/Rear: ||120/70ZR-17 / 180/55ZR-17 |
|Seat Height: ||31.7 in. |
|Fuel Capacity: ||3.7 gal. |
|Claimed Wet Weight: ||406 lb. |
|Warranty: ||1-year limited factory warranty |
|Available: ||January 2021 |
|Contact: ||yamahamotorsports.com |
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2021 Yamaha MT-07 in Team Yamaha Blue.
New LED lighting is one of the prominent updates for 2021.
2021 Yamaha MT-07 in Storm Fluo colorway.
Updated front brake discs promise a more refined braking feel.
The 2021 Yamaha MT-07 will carry an MSRP of $7,699.
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