Yamaha Launches All-New R7; Is Significantly Cheaper than R6

Yamaha R7 price has also been announced for the American market. Check out its specs, features and details…

Some time back, Yamaha surprised everyone by announcing that the R6 will be discontinued from the market. Nobody knew back then that a new, slightly bigger model is under works, that will, kind of, replace the half-liter supersport.

After its pics got leaked few days back, Yamaha has officially unveiled its all-new R7. The full-faired sportster looks beautiful and does have a lot in common with Yamaha’s R series of bikes. It now sits right between the R1 and R3. However, it is not as aggressive a looker as the 2020 R6! In fact, R7 is not exactly an out and out track supersports bike like the R6. Based on the streetfighter MT07, it could be called as a sports tourer.

And that gets reflected in the engine of both these motorcycles. While the R6 used a 599cc, DOHC, inline FOUR Cylinder engine that belted out 118 horses, this new R7 continues with the same 689cc, DOHC, inline TWIN Cylinder motor of the MT07. It produces 73.4 PS of peak power at 8750 rpm and 67 Nm of max torque at 6500 rpm. That makes the power difference to a whopping 45 PS! And the peak rpm numbers also speak loudly that this is not the same screamer as the R6 was (R6 churned its max power around 14,000-15,000 rpm)!

Yamaha R7 price

The R7 has got a single centrally mounted projector LED headlamp with eyebrow-like LED DRLs. It is a compact looking mid-sizer with a well-sculpted body flow. The motorcycle comes with twin rotors at the front and a single disc at the rear for braking. It weighs 414 lb which is equal to 187.7 kilos.

Yamaha R7 Price


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Now, you know why the reduced kit! In INR terms the R7 costs roughly equal to Rs 6.60 Lakh only against $12,199 (or just around Rs 9 Lakh) which is the price of the 2020 R6 in the USA.

Yamaha says the R7 will be available from next month onwards in two colors – Team Yamaha Blue and Performance Black.

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We have no clue whether Yamaha India’s headquarters are talking about this new midsizer for our market or not, but this is a clear indication that a relatively less sportier and cheaper model may go to various cost conscious markets.