2021 Yamaha MT-07 Front
The bike gets all-LED lighting

Yamaha has unveiled the 2021 MT-07 naked motorcycle with mechanical updates and a rather different styling.

Let us look at the err… looks first. The small LED headlight unit frankly would be the topic of discussion among bikers. Looking elsewhere, we can see that the tank is new, so are the intake and knee grip sections.

The motorcycle also sports new graphics, the radiator gets an angular black guard, while the turn signals and DRLs are also LEDs, but the tail section has not been touched.

There is also a new negative-display LCD display and a thumb switch on the left side of the handlebar that can be used to scroll through various readouts.

Along with the latest update, the Japanese firm has given the bike a new tapered handlebar too. Three colour options namely Storm Fluo, Icon Blue, and Tech Black are on offer on the 2021 Yamaha MT-07.

Powering the bike is a Euro 5-compliant 689cc parallel-twin engine that makes 73.4 PS and 67 Nm. While the power and torque figures have dropped slightly, Yamaha says the torque delivery is now more linear.

The smooth power delivery has been achieved thanks to redesigned intake ducts, tweaked EFI settings. There is also a new 2-into-1 exhaust with the catalytic converter moved toward the headers.

Suspension duties are carried out by 41 mm forks upfront and an adjustable monoshock at the rear.

Furthermore, the 2021 Yamaha MT-07 gets larger 298 mm discs at the front with Nissin calipers and a 245 mm disc at the back and yes, there is ABS as well.

Price-wise, the new Yamaha MT-07 has a starting price tag of $7,699 (Rs. 5.73 lakhs) overseas and will be available at showrooms come January next year. We hope that Yamaha brings the middleweight bike to India as well.

2021 Yamaha MT-07

  • Yamaha has unveiled the 2021 MT-07
  • The middleweight bike gets new styling and graphics
  • The engine is now Euro 5-compliant and puts out 73.4 PS
Digital Cluster
The LCD digital instrument display is new
2021 Yamaha MT-07 Rear
The motor puts out less power, but is said to provide a linear torque delivery
2021 Yamaha MT-07
The amount of updates made to the bike is extensive