Yamaha has been caught testing a new model of the much-popular MT-07. A few spy shots of the test mule have been released on the Internet. Looking at the images, it appears that the bike is in its early stages of testing.
The spy shots reveal that there would be a new headlight unit, perhaps, an LED projector-type. The tank panels are also covered in black wrapping suggesting a revised styling. With all those wires and test equipment onboard, it seems that Yamaha is trying to gather a lot of data on this test run.
The current Yamaha MT-07 is powered by a 689cc, parallel-twin engine that produces approximately 75PS and 68Nm of torque. While the engine of the test bike looks similar from the outside, chances are that Yamaha must have done some internal changes to make it Euro-5 compliant. We also see a slightly modified exhaust system.
We are also expecting Yamaha to provide a new full-colour TFT dash in the updated MT-07 because most of its competitors are quite modern and offer a range of electronic aids and features. The MT-07, while a fun bike to ride, lacks in this field. The rest of the features are most likely to remain untouched.
There is no word on the launch or reveal of this prototype bike but considering the fact that the Euro-5 emission norms are going to kick in by 2021, it’s being speculated that Yamaha would launch the new MT-07 some time then.