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2017 Yamaha FZ-07 Review
2017 Yamaha FZ-07 on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
THE MOST FUN & PERFORMANCE FOR THE PRICE…
The ultimate sportbike for just over $7K, the FZ®-07 offers huge thrills and fun in a value packed light weight and nimble package — now available with ABS brakes.
The FZ-07 is a motorcycle that brings fun, affordability and riding enjoyment back to the street. This versatile naked roadster offers deep engine torque and a comfortable riding position in a lightweight, easy to handle sports chassis. It’s the perfect machine for both new and experienced riders alike who are looking for outstanding value.
Liquid-cooled, 689cc, inline twin has been designed to provide deep, powerful torque in the most frequently used rpm range (3,000 to 6,500 rpm). A single balancer shaft keeps things silky smooth, while the 6-speed transmission with overdrive 6th gear reduces engine rpms at highway speeds.
The addition of ABS to the dual 282 mm disc, 4 piston caliper up front and 245 mm disc, single piston caliper in the rear gives you piece of mind while braking under pressure or in wet conditions.
From the compact “diamond type” frame to the single 60/55 watt headlight to the naked roadster bodywork, the FZ-07 is super lightweight and the conventional handlebar design and upright riding position translates into all day riding comfort.
Rise up your darkness
The MT-07 is designed to bring fun, affordability and enjoyment back to the street. And just about everything about this versatile naked bike – from its deep torque through to the agile chassis and outstanding economy – make it hard to resist for both newer and experienced riders.
The 689cc inline 2-cylinder engine benefits from our special ‘crossplane philosophy’ which enables it to develop linear torque for outstanding acceleration. And the MT-07 is also equipped with a compact and lightweight chassis for remarkable agility and easy handling.
MT-07 from Yamaha. There’s never been a better reason to rise up and ride.
Note: FZ-07 is the MT-07 in Europe.
2017 Yamaha FZ-07 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Compact, Torque-Rich Engine
The FZ-07 features a compact 689cc liquid-cooled, inline twin cylinder, DOHC engine with fuel injection. This engine provides a unique power character, combining outstanding low- to mid-range torque with strong high-rpm pulling power.
This 2-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s “Crossplane Concept” 270 degree crank that provides linear torque development in response to the rider’s throttle input. The CP2 engine is also light, slim and compact and offers an excellent level of rider/machine communication.
•Compact Frame Design
A lightweight diamond-type high tensile steel frame provides an optimized rigidity balance for light, agile handling and stability. The engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter, more compact main frame design.
•Sporty Chassis Dimensions
The wheelbase, seat height, fuel tank width, rake and other dimensions are all set to work with the qualities of the compact twin-cylinder engine to achieve a sporty, light and neutral handling character.
The compact full-LCD instrument panel includes a digital bar-type tachometer display with gear position indicator, digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, fuel reserve trip meter, clock, instant and average fuel consumption and a range of warning and indicator lights.
2017 Yamaha FZ-07 www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
///Key Improvements for 2017
•ABS equipped brakes
•Slim, compact, 689cc, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, 20 degree inclined, inline twin cylinder engine.
The engine has been tuned to provide plenty of low & mid-range torque with very linear throttle response. This engine is not about big specification numbers; it produces 75 hp. and 50 ft. lbs. of torque and is designed to maximize riding fun in the real world.
• 4-valve, downdraft style combustion chamber with 11.5:1 compression ratio.
•excellent torque output… especially in the low to mid rpm range
•4-valve design maximizes flow into & out of combustion chamber
•31.5 mm intake & 26.5 mm exhaust valves
•stainless steel valves feature an Isonite surface treatment & carburized tips for excellent durability & wear resistance
• Valve adjustment intervals are every 42,000 kms.
• Lightweight hollow camshafts.
•cam profiles are designed to accentuate low to mid-range torque & power in the most commonly used rpm range (3,000 to 6,500 rpm).
• “CrossPlane Concept” 270 degree crankshaft with an “uneven” firing order.
•design reduces inertia torque while emphasizing linear torque
•design has been optimized to achieve strong torque over a broad rpm range
•CP Concept offers “ride ability that allows the rider to control the machine at will.”
•engine design allows a whole new level of “rider – machine communication”
• Lightweight gear driven “coupling force balancer” reduces engine vibration for excellent comfort.
• “Fracture split” connecting rods feature a “nut less” design.
•lower end “cap” of the rod is made from the same piece of material as the upper portion; the 2 pieces are “split” apart using a special fracturing process & then machined
•design aids in establishing true big end roundness & greater precision in con rod dimensions for excellent durability despite the high horsepower loads
• Lightweight, forged, aluminum short skirt pistons.
•design aids in fast engine response
•reduces mechanical vibration
• Direct ceramic composite plated cylinder uses “liner less” bores.
•ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum block, eliminating the liner & reducing weight
•excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
•coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
• Offset cylinder design.
•cylinder is “offset” relative to the crank (toward exhaust side)
•reduces frictional losses between the pistons & cylinder wall during the power stroke for improved power output & excellent fuel economy
• One-piece cylinder and upper crankcase assembly.
•superior engine & chassis rigidity (engine is a stressed member)
•engine is a stressed member for increased chassis rigidity
• “Closed loop” 38 mm Mikuni throttle body fuel injection system.
•system uses throttle position sensor (TPS) & idle speed controller (ISC)
•12 hole injectors for optimum fuel atomization
•system is “tuned” to provide excellent “ride ability” & “linear” throttle control.
•”closed loop system” uses an oxygen sensor to “sniff” spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
•fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
• Compact Electronic Control Unit (ECU).
•utilizes a powerful 32-bit processor for fast control of the injection & ignition processes
•compact design reduces weight.
• Air box design features dual intakes.
•reduces intake noise
•viscous paper type air filter is utilized
• Compact, 6-speed transmission.
•Tri-axis design “stacks” input/output shafts centralizing mass
•overall engine size is shorter front to back allowing the engineers the freedom to place the engine in the frame for optimum front to rear weight balance
•transmission ratios are designed to suit the character (torque & power) of the engine
•specially chosen gear ratios means fewer gear changes
•6th gear is an over drive gear reducing engine rpms at highway speeds for a comfortable ride
• Compact, clutch design with light clutch lever pull
• Stylish, compact, low mounted, 2 into 1 exhaust system.
•triple expansion muffler design with 3-way honeycomb catalyzer reduces exhaust emissions
•low mounted design centralizes mass for excellent handling & a light weight feeling
• Lightweight, vertical flow flat radiator with ring type cooling fan.
•ring type cooling fan pulls more air than a normal design
• Liquid-cooled oil cooler maintains stable lubricant temperatures for extended engine life.
• Convenient spin-on type oil filter & easy access drain plug for fast, easy oil changes.
• Convenient oil level sight glass.
• Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
•produces a strong spark for fast starts
•provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
• High performance direct ignition coils (ignition coil is built into the spark plug caps).
•reduces weight & complexity
• AC Magneto produces 410 watts of power @ 5,000rpm.
• Air Injection System (AIS… not ram air) injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, further reducing exhaust emissions.
• Diamond-type, high tensile steel backbone type frame.
•optimized rigidity balance for light, agile handling & excellent stability
•engine is a stressed member of the chassis, allowing a lighter, more compact main frame
• Upright, comfortable riding position is a key feature of the FZ-07.
•excellent all day rider comfort
•Key chassis geometry figures include:
•1400mm (55.1″) wheelbase
•24.5 degrees of rake & 90mm of trail
•front – rear weight distribution is 49.2% front and 50.8% rear
•lean angle is 49 degrees, highlighting the sporty nature of the FZ-07
•chassis dimensions & design centralizes mass & lowers centre of gravity for light, agile handling
• Lightweight, high tensile steel “gull wing” type short design swingarm.
•lightweight design reduces unsprung weight for superior suspension performance
•excellent rear wheel traction & control
• 41mm conventional style fork offers 130mm (5.1″) of wheel travel.
• Lightweight, aluminum upper and lower triple clamps.
• Adjustable link-type Monocross “link-less” rear suspension with 130 mm (5.1″) of wheel travel.
•horizontally mounted rear shock can be adjusted for 9 steps of spring pre-load
•adjustment allows the rider to tailor pre-load settings to match rider weight or load
• ABS equipped dual 282mm floating wave-style front discs & ultra-rigid 4-piston monoblock calipers.
•excellent stopping power & control with good lever feedback
• ABS equipped 245mm wave-style rear disc is squeezed by a lightweight single piston slide-type Nissin caliper.
• Anti-lock braking system (ABS).
•controlling ECU & hydraulic unit are combined into a single compact unit to reduce weight & centralize mass
•when ABS system senses impending wheel lock-up (via active type wheel sensors) it regulates hydraulic braking pressure to the point just before the wheel or wheels lock-up
•ABS benefits include; excellent control under hard braking or when braking on wet, slippery or loose surfaces
• Lightweight, cast-aluminum 10-spoke wheels.
•lightweight design reduces unsprung weight for excellent suspension & handling characteristics
•front rim size is MT3.50-17
•rear rim size is MT5.50-17
• Conventional / traditional handlebar design.
•combines with the upright riding position to provide excellent all day riding comfort
•conventional design means the bars can be easily changed to a different “bend” if desired
• 14-litre fuel tank with replaceable covers.
•slim design with great knee grip
•slim design combines with low seat height for a light, agile feel & increased rider confidence
•reserve portion of the tank is 2.7 litres (low fuel light illuminates)
•steel tank covered by three easy to replace plastic panels, significantly reducing costs in the event of damage
• Stylish, separate rider and passenger seats. Rider seat height is 805 mm (31.7″).
•offer excellent comfort
•narrow design rider seat makes it easier to touch feet flat on the ground
•rear seat can be removed & replaced by optional Genuine Yamaha Accessory rear seat cowl
• Compact, liquid crystal multi-function digital meter.
•functions (all digital) include bar-style tachometer, digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometres since fuel went on reserve), clock, gear indicator, instant & average fuel consumption, intake air temperature and coolant temperature. Plus a range of warning and indicator lights
•full range of warning & indicator lights
•background illumination is adjustable
• Compact handlebar switch gear.
•starting function is integrated into the engine kill switch
•passing flash button is provided
• One piece, multi-reflector 60/55 watt halogen headlight enhances the naked roadster styling.
• Lightweight aluminum footrest mounting brackets & heel guards
• 5-position adjustable front brake lever
• Fold out under seat bungee cord fastener straps
• Brilliant LED rear tail light with unique running / brake light display
• Lockable steering
• Durable “O” ring drive chain
• 1 piece chain guard & inner rear fender
• Excessive lean angle engine cut-out switch (if unit is on its side the engine will shut down)
• Low-maintenance sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
•Yamaha diagnostic tool connector can significantly reduce diagnostic time in the event of a problem
2017 Yamaha FZ-07 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7,199 – Glacier Blue – Available from February, 2017
$7,199 – Rapid Red – Available from February, 2017
$7,199 – Matte Silver – Available from February, 2017
$7,499 – ABS – Rapid Red – Available from February, 2017
Engine Type 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 8 valves
Bore x Stroke 80.0mm x 68.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 41mm fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS model
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS model available
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 180/55ZR17
L x W x H 82.1 in x 29.3 in x 42.9 in
Seat Height 31.7 in
Wheelbase 55.1 in
Rake (Castor Angle) 24.8°
Trail 3.5 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy 58 mpg
Wet Weight 397 lb, 403 lb (ABS Model)
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Glacier Blue; Rapid Red; Matte Silver; ABS –
2017 Yamaha FZ-07 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $7999 CDN
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves/cylinder), inline twin cylinder
Bore and Stroke
80 x 68.6 mm
6.9 kg-m (50 ft-lbs.) @ 6,500 rpm
Mikuni 38 mm dual bore throttle body F.I.
Estimated Fuel Consumption±
24.5 kpl / 69.2 mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting
TCI / Electric
41mm fork / 130mm (5.1″) wheel travel
Adjustable link Monocross / 130mm (5.1″) wheel travel
Dual 282mm discs / 4-piston calipers / ABS equipped
245mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS equipped
Rake / Trail
24.5° / 90mm
140 mm (5.5″)
14 litres (3.1 imp. gallons)
183 kg (403 lb.)
Vivid Cocktail Red
Pale Metallic Blue
2017 Yamaha MT-07 – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine type 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 689 cm³
Bore x stroke 80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Maximum power 55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Limited power version 35.0 kW
Maximum torque 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel system Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel consumption 4.3 l/100km
CO2 emission 100 g/km
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Front travel 130 mm
Caster angle 24º 50
Trail 90 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
Rear travel 130 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre 120/70 ZR 17M/C(58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 180/55 ZR 17M/C(73W) (Tubeless)
Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 745 mm
Overall height 1,090 mm
Seat height 805 mm
Wheel base 1,400 mm
Minimum ground clearance 140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 179 kg / ABS 182 kg
Fuel tank capacity 14 L
Oil tank capacity 3.0 L
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