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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.
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Very nice, happy with purchase
I had some specific requirements for a new bike:
1) faster than my previous bike
2) upright seating position cause my back and wrists can't take a supersport
3) good on fuel, this was going to be my daily commuter AND weekend toy so I wanted good fuel as well as good performance
4) I'm only a little guy so I wanted a light, flickable bike
This thing fits the bill perfectly. I rode stacks of bike, I researched even more. I would have been happy with half a dozen bikes but this one kept drawing me back and gave me the bigger smile. I'm ...not a speed demon and I'm still sharpening my corning skills so ultra fast speeds didn't concern me. Exhaust is too quiet and will be replaced. The engine braking is pretty strong so you need to account for that when dropping back a gear for a corner. Torque is great, I can rip it in top gear and the thing just pushes hard. It's lighter than most bikes, and feels even lighter than light bikes.
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Simple & awesome!
This is an awesome motorcycle. No fancy gizmos, just pure riding pleasure. The riding position is great, has decent power, superb handling, good economy and its value for money - what else can you ask for? Well, maybe a better suspension would make it really perfect! The stock exhaust is OK, but I have an Akrapovic fitted!
Simple and brilliant
In the world of Motorcycles, as in Cars, complexity of the machine is a direction that we all seem powerless to avoid. I test rode the MT07 because I love simplicity, I don't want to change forks or shocks....Pipes maybe...but that's it!
This bike impressed me beyond my expectations, it has such a managable torque curve and is super smooth, plus it handles well. It was like a good movie, lingering with me long after the ride.
I am after the HO version as I have my open license.
I want a bike long term, that's fun, fast, easy to ride and above all....simple, this is the one for me.
Take it for a ride and prepare to be blown away.
H-O Version Review
I have just completed 1000 kms and had the first service done on my 689cc full power version. Almost everything is perfect apart from the appalling rear shock which is way underdamped, especially in rebound and the archaic rod-holder front forks which are far too harsh over square-edged bumps - i.e. just about every road in SEQ. Great engine, reasonably slick gearbox, good brakes, excellent handling on smooth roads, nimble, light and fast enough for anybody but a speed freak.
Questions & Answers
How much have you paid for a HO ride away in QLD? I have been told that I should be able to get one for $11 if I’m buying other stuff on top.
Is the MT 07 lams standard exhaust the same as the MT 07 HO exhaust?
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