Yamaha’s new naked given a competitive price
Yamaha UK has just announced a price for the new MT-07 of £5,200.
The new model uses a 689cc parallel-twin engine putting out 75hp, with the same cross-plane crank philosophy as the R1 super bike. According to Yamaha this ‘enables it to develop linear torque for outstanding acceleration’.
It's £699 less than Kawasaki's ER6-N and £499 less than Suzuki’s SVF650 Gladius, it's two closest rivals. The new Yamaha also makes 3hp more than the ER6-N and 4hp more than the Gladius.
However, the MT-07 is still £225 more than Suzuki's half-faired SV650S, which uses the same engine as the Gladius.
And if you really want a budget all-rounder, it's £401 more than Honda's lower-capacity naked twin, the CB500F.
It will be available from February in red, white, black/blue, grey and dark purple.
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It's a step in the right direction &, had I not owned a Yamaha (an MT) which fell apart because I was told I was "doing too many miles" by the servicing staff (sold with 30k on it in 3 yrs?), I might have been tempted. Good for competition though.
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