Best all round bike
I previously owned a lams MT07 and fell in love with the bike, sadly it got written off. A year or two down the track I got another opportunity to purchase another bike. I was looking at MT07's again and ended up buying the HO (high output) version to give it a go, personally I've never been so happy with a bike before. I own an R1 also but the MT07 just does everything right! Commuting to work is so easy on the 07 and having the unrestricted version I can definitely feel the difference in power & torque, no regrets buying the HO it's very much...worth the extra $$. The sound these bikes make is unreal and so addictive! I would do anything to just take the bike out for a quick spin around the block, the throttle response is brilliant and I love how the power comes on. The bike looks/feels/handles excellent!! Only fault I can find is a slightly noisy chain haha
I stand behind what other people are saying. Fantastic motorcycle, I’m normally a Honda fan but decided to buy the MT-07 HO over the Honda and I’m certainly glad I did. It’s smooth, powerful, comfortable and affordable. There are plenty of after market parts available so you can customise as much or little as you like. I normally get buyers remorse but not for this purchase. I love it, have not regretted a minute of ownership. Owned it for about 6 months.
Purchased in November 2019.
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My second motorcycle
i couldn’t wait to provide my review on this little beast because Yamaha and the MT07 is just a sublime naked motorcycle in its own right.
i’ve had this motorcycle for over a year and five months and is an upgrade from the CBR300RR. i am 1m63 and i can handle the size the MT07 is.
first and foremost, i have the model which does not have the ABS feature hence i am completely relying on my raw skills to brake and the brake system are fairly strong.
off the mark, this motorcycle is quick so do not go full throttle unless you are more lun...atic than the model implies. from first to second gear, it is amazing that it would put a huge grin on your face, it just takes off and have you ahead of the traffic without any problems. from second to third gear, you are in the clear for safety to overtake experienced other fast riders but do not treat it like a motor racing bike, if you do, the mt09 2018 would be your best bet to have. it has an excellent handling in the cbd and narrow traffic, and allows filtering easier compared to other mid-range motorcycle (i have not tried the others) but the size is the most decent i could find. the seat is very comfortable for both the short and long distance because it is narrow at the waist and Yamaha knows this would cater for riders like myself. the geometry of the engine and motorcycle is just brilliant hence the power and handling with the adrenaline WILL give an awesome riding experience with every each single ride. when chucking corners or deep corners, do not feel afraid of falling over because the torque handles very well for safety.
this bike is amazing for a learner approved bike. super quick and easy to ride. you would not even need to upgrade when getting opens. they look really nice also. they are a bit pricey but worth the tag. plus its always nice getting through the traffic quick and spending little on fuel.
I have had my my-07 for 2 months now. I think it’s a really good bike for the price point. I use to commute and it’s very comfortable with the wide wing seat that allows you a few different riding positions (I’m 6 foot) and is way more power then I will even need.
Best Bike ever made
I had this bike few months ago and let me tell you this was one of the best bike i have ridden, Smooth on road, perfect road grip and the speed.. just amazing.
You can get the bike.. ride it for few years and again sell it.. the resale value is really good as it is a YAMAHA engine
Love my baby:)
My dream bike:)
Very comfortable position while riding.
Reaaally quick start
I put Titanium Acropovich exhaust and customized the look of the bike, and now - its simply masterpiece!
Every detail works like a clock
Japanese engine wins of course over all
Never let me down:)
A bit quick for learners tho
Very easy to ride
I brought this bike about 2 months ago upgraded from a LAMS approved perfect stepping stone for me as a female rider , light and easy to maneuver, perfect for those long trips, fuel efficient loud , I love the colours silver and purple, so easy to take corners as it doesn't have the fairings, can see your Blind Side very easily.
Yamaha usually only makes the top quality bikes and with the MT-07 they have proved me right it gives me an amazing fuel efficiency and it's really smooth to drive looking at the immensely high speeds it can reach. It is honestly a pleasure to drive it every day. Love it.
If you have read any of my other reviews you will know that I am a returning rider who currently owns a Honda CBR300R and I am in the process of going through options for upgrading from the 300cc to something a bit more powerful and better for some longer trips.
I ventured into the local Yamaha Dealer (BayCity Moto Hervey Bay) and saw the MT07 Tracer and was instantly impressed, as I plan to do some long trips and I hate the wind blowing the bike and sometimes me around I thought this looked like a good option. After a bit of a look around I o...
Nice looking..very fast smooth bike...Well priced $10000 on road....Seat will need repadding with a thicker foam..not a hugh cost..Will become uncomfortable in time. Being picky though...Learner approved who should take caution. Be aware services due are not cheap...$300 to $400 so I'm told as yet to hit 1000km service...Hard to go wrong with a Yamaha...Cheers
I purchased my MT 07 new in February and have been very happy with performance, handling and fit and finish. I feel for the price of the bike it is great value, would recommend the bike to anyone looking for an entry level street bike or LAMS approved road bike.
Loved it from the beginning. Looks good, goes great and very reliable. Modified throttle stop in order to get full throttle and that makes a huge difference in drivability. A little vibration due to the cross plane engine, but who cares when you're enjoying the freedom. Rear shock is a little soft for my weight & height, 6'1" 100kg and no I'm not obese like all the doctor's charts claim.
This is perfect
taking it off the lot was hard going from the XVS650 16 classic but after a few days i quickly fell in love with it haha unfortunately I'm not getting enough mileage out of of it as I would like to hopefully I fix that with a few weeks as it's a beautiful ride and the freedom is unbelievable
Purchased the bike as a commuter (coming from a sports bike). Has been a great improvement for the long ride (> 45 min each way) and the ride position is perfect.
Was a bit worried coming from a higher powered sports bike to a 2-cylinder parallel twin, but the power and torque are amazing. Can be improved even more with an after-market exhaust but that will be down the track.
Plenty of power in any gear, engine is very quiet, and breezes through traffic with very smooth steering.
Great bike and I highly recommend it!!
A fun bike that has character
Great bike to ride and has character which is really engaging. Very light and handles like it is on rails, seat is ok for a couple of hours riding. Smooth motor with no vibration thanks to the 270 degree crankshaft and plenty of power even though it is a LAMS approved. Excellent on fuel returning 3.8 to 4.0 litres/100 giving a range of 450 Kms. The main downside is the harsh suspension which can be uncomfortable on rough bitumen. I have ordered a Nitron Shock for the rear and experimenting with preload on the front forks. Highly recommend this ...bike for touring or commuting am very pleased with my purchase. March 16th 2018 Update: Update on first 12 months This is the best motorcycle I have ever had. After 12000 kms it never ceases to amaze me how good this bike is. I have fitted a Nitron shock to fix the harsh rebound and changed to lighter front fork oil which has really improved the ride. Fuel economy is between 21 and 33 kms/ litre depending on speed and conditions giving between 350 and 500 kms per tank. After a recent 3500 km trip with one 1000 km day I found the comfort quite acceptable as the seat is firm. No bike is perfect and I have ridden many motorcycles but this bike is a keeper. Congratulations to Yamaha for making a bike that has soul.
I'm 68 yrs old had more bikes than i can remember and been riding 55 yrs. 1Ltr sports, nakeds,2 stroke screamers, big tourers, you get the picture. The mt07ho is perfect just about the best fun bike I've ever had. Got a yoshi exh. system great! a mate said to me, rowdy little bugger init. Given he rides a REALLY noisy Harley, praise indeed. Its very very light,fast enough, and wheelies like a mad thing (I,m 68 not dead!) Ifyou don't want to buy one don't ride one! cause you will, you've been warned. John.
Hadn't ridden a bike at least 20+ years. Didn't even test ride one. Brought New with 2 Brothers Exhaust. So much fun. Sounds Deadly goes great . Can't wait for a track day hopefully Mallala. You won't be disappointed if you purchase this bike. Forgot to mention hhow much Low Down Grunt it has ...Well Done Yamaha. Too Good.
Great Advanced Learner`s Bike
I`ve just bought one of these to use in my motorcycle training business
[replacing the old Honda NC700]
Changed to this bike as it`s about 35kg lighter, & slimmer. You can really notice the difference.
What a beast. Hard to believe it`s LAMS legal. You need to be a confident rider if you`re thinking of buying this bike.
Great fun to ride. Really punchy down low, & it does`t run out of puff at the speed limit.
I think earlier models had fuelling issues, but no dramas with this one.
Suspension is a bit soft, but bearable, unless ridden hard...
Best Bigginer < Middleweight Bike
My understanding is this is the Fastest Lams bike on the market and it lives up to that easily, riding with my friends they cant keep up maxed out when i feel like im cruising, white and black is best colour as it makes the bike look a little bigger and defined i suggest an exhaust to complete the picture but as i am drawn to a more sport like look i am considering the 2016 honda cbr500r but my dream bike is by far the 2012 Honda CBR600RR
Personal opinion as well as all other reviews youll find CBR's are the most comfortable to ride
Questions & Answers
can i still ride my mt O7 after reaching its 1st 1,000km mandatory change oil for ANOTHER 500k?
I have just finished my two day training course and I am about to go for my learners next week. I've had my eyes set on an MT-07LA (Blue) and would like to ask for some honest opinions. Now I am a big bloke, 6'3" @ 145kg, and I would like to know if this bike is going to be right for me? I rode a Honda CB125 (1st bike i've ever been on) for the course with no issues. I am guessing with the higher engine output, the MT-07LA is going to be bigger and certainly more powerful. I have been reading that the back suspension/shock isn't all that great and I am wondering if my being a bigger build is going to make this bike an unlikely choice (which will be very sad if that is the case.) It is going to be my daily commuter as we're selling our two cars for a new upgrade, the wife gets the car, I get a bike, YAY!!!
Any input would be appreciated.
Hi there, this will be alot different for you as the bike is very Torquey. I weigh just over ninety kilos so my experience is different to what yours would be. Most bikes are tuned to suit a ninety odd to a hundred kilo rider, I'm unsure of what riding experience you'd have on a stock suspension mt07. The only thing I'd be worried about for you is definitely the suspension, the power and anything else you'd be worried about is all up to your control :) if you're just going to be commuting the bike will be absolutely fine, it's just if you decide to take it for a more spirited ride in the twisties you'd probably pick up the suspension imperfections. Honestly just take one for a test ride, you'd be surprised how willing dealerships are to let you take one for a test ride. They're a beautiful bike to ride and when I test rode one it caused me to buy it haha whoops wish you luck in your bike hunt :)
I am an older bloke and brand new to the world of motorcycle riding. I have sought advice from a number of mates, some like me older blokes not long starting out and others who have been riding for many years. I have my L's and now its time to buy a LAM approved first bike. I am 6'0" and 105kg's. The Yamaha MT-07 comes highly recommended and my first choice but from the comments here may not be the ideal first bike. I have also considered the Kawasaki z400 and Z650 and Honda CB500F. I am looking to buy new rather than save a couple of grand and buy second hand. Any feedback welcome.
Hi there, personally the mt07 is an amazing first bike. If I had the budget that would've been my go to hands down, the only down side of the mt07 would be the suspension but that'll only affect you if riding hard in the twisties. If riding semi aggressive or laid back riding the mt07 is absolutely incredible! The torque these bikes produce and the exhaust note (akrapovic full system fitted to demo bike) caused me to fall in love with the bike & found myself purchasing the bike even though beforehand I had no intention of buying it. I had my full licence and had no problems with buying a learner approved bike, the mt07 has no lack in power for the road and especially for a learner. You will not regret purchasing this bike, I hope this helped you a little :) good luck
Thanks Chris, feedback appreciated. The 07 looks fantastic but I am a little concerned it may get away from me though due to my inexperience and its torque/power. Probably the best looking bike of the bunch and as a few of my mates have told me, its all in the wrist. You only go as fast as the turn the throttle. I am leaning towards the CB500F with its less torque etc but this might be a false sense of security.
Hi again, the mt07 is very Torquey indeed but it is just like you said all in your wrist :) I must say I was experienced with powerful bikes beforehand, I found the mt07 to be very forgiving in the way the power does come on. Yes if you give it a handful your front wheel will go up in the first two gears but to be honest you'd have to be meaning it to actually get it there, when you're learning on it just take it nice and easy and you'd be very surprised at how easy these bikes are to ride, extremely forgiving in corners due to the soft suspension that I think you being inexperienced will definitely benefit from. I've owned both the lams and HO version and I had to get the second as I absolutely loved the bike and the character that comes with it :) if you decide to take one out for a test ride, trust me you will not regret it. All the best with your bike hunting, be careful though as the test ride will make you want it haha
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