With its angular mirrors, LED tail light and mass-forward body design, there's no mistaking the MT-07's resemblance to the bigger 850cc 3-cylinder MT-09. Other family features include the lightweight cast aluminium 10-spoke wheels as well as the Z-shape formed by the air intake-style scoops and the exhaust down pipes.
What gives the MT-07LA such a special character is its 655cc inline 2-cylinder engine which has been developed using Yamaha's' crossplane philosophy'. With an uneven firing interval, the 270-degree crank gives a strong feeling of acceleration and great traction, and the deep linear torque ensures outstanding performance.
The front forks feature revised settings for a sportier character, while the rear shock absorber now has a rebound damping adjuster that makes suspension set up easy. With 130mm travel at both the front and rear, the MT-07's suspension system gives smooth, progressive and predictable performance, making it ideal for a wide range of riding conditions.
For easy manoeuvrability and remarkable agility, the MT-07LA runs with a light and slim steel backbone-type frame that utilises the engine as a stressed member. Combined with its compact wheelbase and plush suspension systems, this strong and light chassis gives a responsive and engaging ride.
A newly designed fuel tank and bold air scoops give the MT-07 a sharper image and reinforce the MT family look. The new seat and separate black side panels accentuate the bike's mass-forward design and emphasises its athletic build. And the bold new headlight and MT-09 inspired taillight enhance the overall quality and style.
A lightweight, compact, full digital LCD instrument panel provides a modern, high quality appearance with all information available at a glance.