Yamaha has launched in Europe the 2023 MT-07, its 690cc ‘naked’ bike, which arrives with a new color TFT panel and other improvements, but retains the mechanics, design and colors of the previous model.
The main novelty of the 2023 MT-07 is the new 5″ color TFT panel with Bluetooth for smartphone connection. It allows you to choose two different screen themes: Street and Touring. The former has a more modern looking layout with a bar-style tachometer at the top, while the latter has a more conventional analogue-style circular tachometer on the right and digital speedometer on the left.
In addition, when connected with a Smartphone, it is possible to view notifications of incoming calls, emails and messages, and also there is a possibility to notify the rider of any technical problem that may be detected on the motorcycle and transmite a notification to a dealership or any other contact that has been designated.
Finally, the model received a preparation for the ‘quickshifter’ system, facilitating the installation of the optional genuine accessory.
In terms of colors, there are no changes. The 2023 MT-07 is still available in the colors Cyan Storm, Icon Blue and Tech Black.
How is the 2023 MT-07
The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 received its last major update in 2021, when it arrived with a new design, mainly front, with new optics, adopting the LED projector for high and low beam. In addition, it has incorporated two vertical LED lines on the sides of the headlight for daytime running lighting (DRL).
In the 2021 update, all lighting became LED, that is, headlights, flashlights and blinkers now rely on this technology. Still regarding the design, it received a new tank with new lines and new air intakes.
In the last update, the MT-07 gained larger front brake discs, measuring 298 mm in diameter. Each has four pistons, offering more progressive braking characteristics.
In addition, it has been fitted with new Michellin Road 5 latest generation tires measuring 120/7017 at the front and 180/55-17 at the rear, which offer sporty and safe handling, especially on bad and slippery roads, as well as allowing for a shorter wear.
The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 remains with the same engine as the previous model, that is, it is a liquid-cooled, 689 cm³, two-cylinder CP2, capable of generating up to 54 kW (73.4 hp) of maximum power at 8,750 rpm, and 67 Nm (6.8 kgfm) of torque at 6,500 rpm. In Europe, there is also a version for A2 driver’s license, with a maximum power of 35 kW (47 hp).
The transmission is a 6-speed with an assist and slipper clutch, the fuel tank capacity is 14 liters and the kerb weight is 184 kg.
Anyway, the 2023 MT-07 received these occasional improvements to remain one of the most successful Yamaha motorcycles of all time on the European continent.
For more information, visit https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/products/motorcycles/.