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https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2019/01/22/2018-yamaha-mt-07-test-long-term-sport-commuter-review/

 

When we sent Associate Editor Kelly Callan off to Spain to review the 2018 Yamaha MT-07, she came back disappointed at her lack of riding time in the dry. While the rain in Spain is mainly on the plain, while she was there it poured on the Mediterranean Coast.

 

Her first ride review of the MT-07 was informative, but limited in scope. It took a while, but we were finally able to procure an MT-07 here at home for some extensive testing.

 

When Yamaha converted the FZ-07 to the world-bike MT-07, the company didn’t merely rebrand it. The MT-07 has functional changes, along with a new name. The most significant upgrade was the suspension.

 

Although many aggressive canyon riders complained about the FZ-07’s cushy suspension, we argued that Yamaha got it about right. The MT-09 and MT-10 are there for hardcore sport riders. Yamaha acknowledges that the “MT-07 [was] developed for younger and less experienced riders.” For that audience, the FZ-07 was ideally suited.

 

Yamaha hinted that it would like a bit stiffer suspension for the 698cc vertical twin, and we first saw it on the retro-themed XSR700. So, with the move to the MT-07 name, we get firmer springs and damping for the 2018 Yamaha MT-07.

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28 minutes ago, r1limited said:

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2019/01/22/2018-yamaha-mt-07-test-long-term-sport-commuter-review/

 

When we sent Associate Editor Kelly Callan off to Spain to review the 2018 Yamaha MT-07, she came back disappointed at her lack of riding time in the dry. While the rain in Spain is mainly on the plain, while she was there it poured on the Mediterranean Coast.

 

Her first ride review of the MT-07 was informative, but limited in scope. It took a while, but we were finally able to procure an MT-07 here at home for some extensive testing.

 

When Yamaha converted the FZ-07 to the world-bike MT-07, the company didn’t merely rebrand it. The MT-07 has functional changes, along with a new name. The most significant upgrade was the suspension.

 

Although many aggressive canyon riders complained about the FZ-07’s cushy suspension, we argued that Yamaha got it about right. The MT-09 and MT-10 are there for hardcore sport riders. Yamaha acknowledges that the “MT-07 [was] developed for younger and less experienced riders.” For that audience, the FZ-07 was ideally suited.

 

Yamaha hinted that it would like a bit stiffer suspension for the 698cc vertical twin, and we first saw it on the retro-themed XSR700. So, with the move to the MT-07 name, we get firmer springs and damping for the 2018 Yamaha MT-07.

Lol, the Mt-09 is there for the hardcore sport riders? It's suspension and throttle mapping is significantly worse than the 07 out of the box.

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