Yamaha Motor Australia has revealed its new MT-07 2021 naked bike, which will arrive in Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year with a number of styling and equipment upgrades.

Specifically, the LAMS friendly MT-07LA will launch in Storm Fluo, Icon Blue and Tech Black colourways, followed by the full-power MT-07HO in February which will be exclusively finished in Tech Black.

Pricing for the new model has yet to be confirmed, however, the current range is priced from $11,849 rideaway, and $12,599 for the MT-07LA and MT-07HO, respectively.

Yamaha MT-07 2021

The updated naked bike will arrive around the same time as the all-new Triumph Trident (from $10,999 plus on-roads), which was designed specifically to take market share from heavy hitters in the segment, like the MT-07.

While the Trident is poised to perform well in the showroom, Yamaha will have the advantage of offering both LAMS and full-power variants, while the Trident will only be available locally with the softer tune.

MT-07 winglets

For 2021, the Yamaha MT-07 takes on a similar styling upgrade to the MT-09 that debuted last month, while an updated flagship MT-10 has yet to materialise.

Distinguishing the new range is a minimalist LED headlight, new winglets and a newly-designed 14-litre fuel tank.

The new fuel tank uses injection-moulded plastic to reduce weight, and is said to have a particular texture to increase grip around the rider’s knee.

Other exterior changes include new fork covers, footpegs and engine covers.

Yamaha MT-07 2021

In full-power guise, the new MT-07 uses a familiar 689cc parallel-twin with optimised fuel injector settings, a new two-into-one exhaust and a revised ECU for “more linear engine response”.

Power is rated at 54kW/67Nm, while the learner version makes do with a 660cc version of the engine with a weaker tune to meet LAMS requirements.

Other upgrades across the range includes larger front brake discs, now measuring 298mm (+16mm), and 245mm at the rear, and new Michelin PR5 tyres further enhances performance.

MT-07 dash

On the tech front, the MT-07 benefits from new LED indicators, as well as an uprated LCD dash which is now controllable via a switch on the handlebar.

Yamaha engineers also adjusted the riding position of the MT-07 2021, using new aluminium tapered bars which are 32mm longer than its predecessor.

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3 years ago

Best lookin’ factory ‘zorst since my Blade…… ??