Yamaha Motor USA has confirmed to Asphalt & Rubber that the Yamaha MT-07, the twin-cylinder cousin to the MT-09, will be coming to the United States after all, and like its three-cylinder counterpart, the budget-conscious naked bike will get a renaming, known henceforth as the Yamaha FZ-07.
Yamaha has a real trend going with its MT/FZ line, with its three similarly styled bikes (don’t forget about the Yamaha MT-125) bringing some serious bang-for-the-buck to new and seasoned riders alike. For the American market, the Yamaha FZ-07 comes with an MSRP of $6,990, and will be available in July of this year.
Tipping the scales 17 lbs lighter than the FZ-09 (397 lbs wet), the Yamaha FZ-07 is sans a cylinder, helping differentiate it further from its counterpart. Thus using a 689cc parallel-twin engine, the FZ-07 is good for a peppy 74hp and 50 lbs•ft of torque.
Well put-together machine upon our close inspection, affordably priced in its segment, and good for 58 mpg on its 3.7 gallon tank, the the FZ-07 seems to continue Yamaha’s trend to bring real value to its MT/FZ line.
Available in Pearl White, Liquid Graphite, and Rapid Red, we look forward to swinging a leg over the Yamaha FZ-07 later this month, and putting it through its paces.