YMA has released two new models that add further Street Cred to the MT range – The MT-07 and MT-09SP, with the MT-07 now available in Australian Yamaha dealerships, for $9999 (LA) and $10,699 (HO) plus on-road costs.

The MT-07 is available in an LA version that has power maximised for the AUS LAMs market. And there is also a full power 689cc version which will be in dealers from next week (MT-07HO).

The 2018 MT-07 receives a styling update

The 2018 MT-07 receives a styling update

MT-07 new for 2018 features

  • Completely new body design for enhanced appearance
  • New style ‘air intakes’
  • Redesigned front headlight
  • MT-09 style rear light
  • Revised seat shape for improve riding position
  • New sportier front fork settings
  • Rear shock with rebound damping adjuster

The new MT-07’s more mature body design retains the fundamental character of the previous model, and blends it with new elements that have been inspired by the MT-09 – such as the bolder headlight that gives a more imposing face.

2018 Yamaha MT-07

Bodywork brings the MT-07 closer to the MT-09 styling-wise

A newly designed fuel tank and MT-09 style ‘air intakes’ give a sharper image and reinforce the MT family look, while a new seat and separate black side panels accentuate the mass-forward design.




For 2018 the MT-07 is equipped with a completely new seat design that gives an improved riding position for riders of all sizes. The front of the new seat now extends to the sides of the rear of the fuel tank, giving increased comfort – and the new shape also gives the 2018 model a more integrated profile.

2018 Yamaha MT-07

Suspension has also been updated

With 130mm travel at both the front and rear, the MT-07’s suspension system is designed to give comfortable, progressive and predictable performance, making it ideal for a wide range of riding conditions.

For 2018 the front forks are equipped with revised settings that give a sportier character, while the rear suspension is fitted with a new rebound damping adjuster that enables riders to set their bike up to suit their riding style and usage, with a new rear light also boosting style.

The exceptional CP2 crossplane twin-cylinder engine is retained

The exceptional CP2 crossplane twin-cylinder engine is retained

One of the key features of the MT-07 is its CP2 crossplane engine that produces strong, linear torque, making it a joy to ride in a wide range of conditions. The two-cylinder engine’s 270-degree crank gives the MT-07 a pulsating driving force that sets this value for money middleweight apart, and this unique facet of the bike’s character has helped to make the MT-07 the top selling motorcycle in its class.

MT-07 technical highlights

  • 689cc HO and 655cc LA models with 182kg wet weight
  • Liquid-cooled, inline twin cylinder 4-stroke
  • Crossplane philosophy design with 270-degree crank
  • Deep and powerful linear torque output
  • Slim and compact tubular backbone frame
  • Agile, manoeuvrable and easy to handle
  • Mass-forward design with sculpted bodywork
  • Lightweight 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels
  • Digital instrumentation with full LED display
  • Dual 282mm front discs with 4-pot caliper
Yamaha also have a range of genuine accessories on offer

Yamaha also have a range of genuine accessories on offer

Yamaha Genuine Accessories

Yamaha has developed a range of high quality Genuine Accessories for MT riders, enabling every customer to build their very own unique Hyper Naked motorcycle.

The extensive line-up features many performance parts including Akrapovič exhaust systems, as well as Öhlins rear shocks and fork springs for enhanced handling. Yamaha Street Cred owners looking for the ultimate in riding comfort can choose from a selection of seats and screens, and a range of stylistic bolt on accessories such as radiator covers and billet levers are also available.




There’s a diverse selection of soft and hard luggage that looks great and increases the MT’s carrying capacity – and the Genuine Accessories line up also includes many lightweight billet components and other bolt on items that are designed to enhance the style of these best-selling naked models.

The MT-07 promises to be better than ever in 2018

The MT-07 promises to be better than ever in 2018

2018 Yamaha MT-07 Specifications

Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valves, 4-cylinder, 689cc/655cc, 80 x 68.6 mm/78 mm x 68.6 mm bore x stroke, 11.5/11:1 compression ratio, EFI, TCI
Clutch: Wet, multiple disc
Transmission: Constant mesh, 6-speed

Frame: Diamond
Front suspension system – Telescopic forks, 130mm travel
Caster angle: 24º 50
Trail: 90mm
Rear suspension system – Link type suspension, 130mm
Front brake: Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm, ABS
Rear brake: Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm, ABS
Tyres: 120/70 ZR 17M/C(58V), 180/55 ZR 17M/C(73V) (Tubeless)

Overall length: 2085 mm
Overall width: 745 mm
Overall height: 1090 mm
Seat height: 805 mm
Wheel base: 1400 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank): 182 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 14 L

Warranty: 24 months, unlimited kms, parts and labour
Colours: LA model – Night Fluo, Tech Black, Yamaha Blue
Colour:  HO model – Tech Black
RRP (inc GST): $9999 (LA) and $10,699 (HO) + ORC

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