2021 Yamaha MT-07 Review

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By Troy Siahaan

2021 Yamaha MT-07

Editor Score: 84.5%

Engine 17.5/20
Suspension/Handling 11.0/15
Transmission/Clutch 9.0/10
Brakes 8.0/10
Instruments/Controls 3.5/5
Ergonomics/Comfort 8.0/10
Appearance/Quality 9.0/10
Desirability 9.0/10
Value 9.5/10
Overall Score 84.5/100

There’s something about inexpensive twin-cylinder middleweight naked bikes like the Yamaha MT-07 (and former FZ-07) that appeals to us. Their simplicity and practicality, combined with their spirited riding attributes make them hard not to love. Clearly, the riding public feels the same, as other manufacturers are starting to get in on the action, making the choices in this category bigger and bigger. Through it all, the MT-07 has been a mainstay since its introduction in 2015.

2015 Yamaha FZ-07 First Ride Review

In fact, since its introduction, Yamaha has sold more than 25,000 FZ/MT-07s, proving just how popular the bike is. Looking deeper into the rider demographics, Yamaha revealed a nearly identical percentage of owners spanning different age groups ranging from 25-55, with most owners in their early 30s, but only by a few percentage points.

Back in 2015, this was called the FZ-07. It was great back then, and it still is now.

The same even split can be found in the riding experience of the various owners, with a nearly identical percentage of owners reporting less than five years of riding experience as those with over 20 years of riding under their belt.

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With such a vast field of owners, Yamaha clearly understands that it has a popular model in its hands. However, looming Euro 5 regulations are forcing every manufacturer to update their models to suit. Yamaha’s response with the MT-07? KISS – or Keep It Simple, Stupid.

So, What’s New?

In this sense, the newly updated 2021 Yamaha MT-07 is very much the same bike we’ve come to know and love for all these years. …read more

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