Virgin Yamaha R7

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Power and torque Est

163bhp 75ftlb

Weight, power to weight ratio

162kg (356lb), 1.0bhp/kg

Acceleration (est) Standing 1/4 mile time, terminal speed

9.8s, 154mph

Top speed


Geometry Rake, trail, wheelbase

22,8°, 95mm, 138-141cm

Fuel consumption

11mpg, 24 litres, 55miles


Engine: Liquid-cooled 749cc (72mm x 46mm) 20v dohc four-stroke in-line four with Mitsubishi programmable fuel injection. Six gears

Chassis: Aluminium twin-spar from factory race kit with works swingarm

Front suspension Ohlins 43mm inverted forks, adjustments for pre-load, compression and rebound damping

Rear suspension: Ohlins single shock with rising-rate linkage, adjustments for

pre-load, compression, rebound damping and ride height

Tyres: Dunlop 501 slicks; 120/70 x 16.5 front, 190/50 x 16.5 rear mounted on Marchesini magnesium wheels.

Brakes: Nissin/Brembo; 2 x 298mm front discs with 6-piston calipers, 245mm rear disc with Brembo 2-piston caliper

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff