As much as we all loved the original Yamaha MT-07, it did have its flaws, mainly in the suspension department. For many it was too soft and underdamped, and while most owners over-looked the handling issues it caused and simply rode around the problem, Yamaha took customer feedback on-board and for 2018 have addressed the issue.
Weighing just 182kg, the MT-07 is still blissfully light and manageable around town, yet equally just at home chasing up mountain passes or happy enough to loft the front wheel or scrape its pegs on an apex.
New suspension gives more control and freedback, which in-turn gives the rider mode confidence at speed. The new styling has added appeal and quality. Pound-for-pound one of the best bikes on the market and will continue to be a huge success for Yamaha.
The MT-07 has been a huge success for Yamaha, thanks to a pair of great engines, fantastic styling and competitive pricing.
In Europe alone it sold around 17,000 units each year since its launch in 2014 – it’s their most popular bike and dominates the MT range.