Yamaha’s popular parallel twin powered MT-07 gets updates for 2021, including fresh style and a Euro 5 compliant motor. Yamaha recently took the wraps off a heavily reworked MT-09 and this has been followed by an update for the smaller MT-07. Where the Yamaha MT-09 received far more upgrades, including a bigger motor, the changes to the MT-07 aren’t as extravagant. The MT-07 has never been sold here in Nepal. The MT-07 in Nepal would have made a great fit at the right price. There is further incentive for a Yamaha MT-07 Nepal launch because the all-new Triumph Trident 660, will launch in Nepal in the first quarter of next year.
The most notable change comes in styling, where the MT-07 gets a similar and highly polarizing face to its older brother. Behind the new LED headlight, the fuel tank has been redesigned, the mirrors are different, and the radiator covers appear to have been modified as well. The bike has new LED indicators and a new LCD instrument cluster. While the handlebar is now 15mm wider. Behind the fuel tank, things are still more or less the same in terms of the shape of the seats and the tail.
The MT-07 sees very few changes made to its revered parallel twin engine apart from being able to meet Euro-5 emissions norms. The company has achieved this via a revised intake, a new exhaust design and a new ECU. Power has dropped slightly from 74.8hp at 9000rpm and 68Nm at 6500rpm to 73.4hp at 8750rpm and 67Nm at 6,500rpm. The performance drop is low enough that it probably won’t be noticed, but Yamaha says that this bike has a more linear power delivery, so the riding experience might feel slightly different.
Not much has changed on the simple diamond chassis, but Yamaha has increased the size of the front brake rotors from 282Nm to 298Nm. The company has also moved to Michelin’s highly rated Pilot Road 5 tyres for this bike. The updated bike is slightly taller and wider than before, but the seat height remains accessible at 805mm. Meanwhile, the kerb weight has increased from 182 to 184kg. For more information about auto news in Nepal, stay tune with us.