- 1 2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Specs, Price, Top Speed & Reviews
- 2 Introduction to the Yamaha YZF-R7
- 4 2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Key Specs
- 5 2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Specifications
- 7 Engine Performance
- 12 2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Features
- 14 Design and Ergonomics
- 17 Chassis and Handling
- 20.1 ENGINE
- 20.2 TOP FEATURES
- 21 Supersport Performance and Handling
- 23 Technology and Electronics
- 24 Price and Availability
- 25 Top Speed and Acceleration
- 26 Reviews from Riders
- 27 Conclusion
2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Specs, Price, Top Speed & Reviews
In the world of motorcycles, Yamaha has always been a brand that combines cutting-edge technology, exceptional performance, and stylish design. Their latest addition to the lineup, the 2023 Yamaha YZF-R7, is no exception. This blog post will dive deep into the specifications, price, top speed, and reviews of this highly anticipated motorcycle. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or an aspiring enthusiast, join us as we explore the features and capabilities of the 2023 Yamaha YZF-R7.
Introduction to the Yamaha YZF-R7The Yamaha YZF-R7 is a sportbike that combines race-inspired performance with street-riding comfort. It inherits its DNA from the renowned Yamaha R-series and is designed to deliver an exhilarating riding experience on both the track and the road. With its aggressive styling and advanced features, the YZF-R7 grabs attention wherever it goes.
2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Key Specs
- Make: Yamaha
- Model Year: 2023
- Type: Supper Sport
- Color: Intensity White, Team Yamaha Blue, Performance Black
- MSRP Price: $9,199
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Engine: 689cc
- Power: 72.4 HP
- Mileage: 58 mpg (24.7 km/l)
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 13 L (3.4 gal.)
- Seat Height: 836mm (32.9 in.)
- Wet Weight: 188 kg (414 lb.)
2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Specifications
Engine PerformanceAt the heart of the 2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 lies a potent 689cc parallel-twin engine. This liquid-cooled engine is derived from the Yamaha MT-07, known for its smooth power delivery and impressive torque. With an output of approximately 73 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque, the YZF-R7 provides ample power for thrilling acceleration and impressive top speeds.
|Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves/cylinder), inline twin cylinder
|Bore x stroke
|80 x 68.6 mm
|6.9 kg-m (50 ft-lbs.) @ 6,500 rpm
|6-speed; multiplate wet clutch; with Assist & Slipper clutch
|4.6 L/100km (58 mpg)
|Front suspension system
|Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel, adjustable for preload, rebound and compression
|Rear suspension system
|Linked-type Monocross shock, adjustable preload and rebound; 5.1-in travel
|Dual 298mm hydraulic discs / 4-piston calipers / ABS equipped
|245mm hydraulic disc / single piston caliper / ABS equipped
|23° / 1016 mm
|2,070 mm (81.5 in.)
|706 mm (27.8 in.)
|1,161 mm (45.7 in.)
|836mm (32.9 in.)
|1,394 mm (54.9 in.)
|135 mm (5.3 in.)
|188 kg (414 lb.)
|Fuel tank capacity
|13 L (3.4 gal.)
|2023 Suzuki SV650
|2023 Kawasaki Ninja 650
|2023 Honda CBR650R
2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Features
Design and ErgonomicsThe aggressive design of the YZF-R7 not only turns heads but also serves a purpose. The aerodynamic fairings and sculpted bodywork not only enhance the bike’s visual appeal but also improve its stability at high speeds. The riding position is sporty yet comfortable, thanks to a well-padded seat and strategically positioned handlebars that facilitate both spirited riding and long-distance journeys.
Adaptive Bi-Functional LED HeadlightThe iconic R-Series M-shaped intake duct and twin-eye look complement the all-new YZF-R7, along with an adaptive bi-functional LED headlight.
LED LightingLight Emitting Diode (LED) elements are used for the front and rear turn signals, the tail light unit, and the headlights. Not only do LEDs offer a long lifespan with minimal power consumption, but they also provide brilliant illumination for enhanced confidence and visibility day or night.
Refined Sportbike ErgonomicsThanks to the low-profile fuel tank design and the compact clip-on handlebar position, the rider is able to naturally grip the machine with confidence, especially when aggressively tucking behind the windscreen on the racetrack.
Sleek R-Series StylingThe YZF-R7’s aggressive new design represents the next generation of R-Series styling, featuring the slimmest bodywork in the supersport lineup to optimize aerodynamics, handling, and agility. The striking face of the YZF-R7 showcases a compact LED headlight housed in the iconic M-shaped intake duct, while its sharp tail is reminiscent of the YZF-R1.
Chassis and Handling
The YZF-R7 features a lightweight aluminum frame that ensures optimal rigidity and agile handling. Its compact size and low center of gravity make it easy to maneuver through tight corners and city streets. Equipped with fully adjustable KYB suspension components, including inverted front forks and a rear monoshock, the YZF-R7 offers customizable settings to suit individual riding preferences.
Inverted Front ForkThe YZF-R7 features a preload, rebound, and compression adjustable inverted KYB 41mm front fork that offers optimized spring rates and damping settings for an excellent front-end feel during cornering and braking.
Lightweight Frame Tuned for Rigidity BalanceA high-strength steel frame with a rigid-mount aluminum center brace provides an optimized balance of rigidity for linear and nimble responsiveness to rider input.
Monocross Rear ShockThe all-new linked-type Monocross single-shock design reduces weight and further centralizes mass. Its adjustable spring preload and rebound damping are tuned to strike an ideal balance between ride comfort and sporty performance, capable across a wide range of uses from urban commuting to track days.
Potent BrakingA newly-designed radial brake master cylinder from Brembo combines with radial-mounted front brake calipers on dual 298mm front brake rotors to optimize braking pressure for linear delivery with excellent performance and controllability.
Sporty New SuspensionThe YZF-R7 features an inverted 41mm front fork with an optimized spring rate and damping settings for an excellent front-end feel during cornering and braking. An all-new linked-type Monocross single-shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping strikes an ideal balance between ride comfort and supersport performance, capable across a wide range of uses from urban commuting to track days.
Supersport Riding PositionThe YZF-R7’s carefully developed rider’s triangle and racing-inspired cockpit put you in a comfortable, confidence-inspiring riding position. A new seat combined with new tank covers featuring deep knee pockets provide optimal hip and knee positioning. Riders have the freedom to adjust positions while also maintaining a firmly planted feel in corners and a sturdy body hold under braking. Separate clip-on handlebars are set in relation to rider hip and footpeg placement for a commanding riding position.
Thin Proportions for Perfect ControlAll-new dimensions give the YZF-R7 the slimmest proportions of the entire R-Series family, aiding in confident cornering performance on the track and quick, agile direction changes on twisty roads. The slim design also reduces wind resistance for optimal aerodynamics, while new bodywork incorporates the rider’s body to improve the flow of air around the bike.
Digital LCD InstrumentationA new full LCD instrument panel provides the rider with information on gear position, fuel capacity, real-time and average fuel economy, water temperature, clock, and more. All of this is presented in a high-contrast display.
All-New A&S ClutchFor the first time on Yamaha’s CP2 platform, the all-new Assist and Slipper clutch reduces clutch lever force while providing seamless downshifts and a controlled feeling during engine braking. This makes the supersport riding experience more accessible to a wider range of riders. For fast and smooth upshifts, the YZF-R7 also offers an optional Quick Shift System (QSS).
Linear Torque with Smooth AccelerationThe all-new YZF-R7 features a 270-degree crankshaft that provides a tactile experience of pulse and acceleration with minimal vibration. The CP2 engine offers a linear-feeling, direct connection from the throttle to the rear wheel.
Quick Shift System for Smooth UpshiftsTo enable speedy and smooth upshifts, the YZF-R7 can be equipped with the optional Quick Shift System (QSS). When the sensor on the shift rod detects movement in the gearshift lever, the engine output is adjusted based on ECU calculations to instantly eliminate the drive torque of the engaged gear, promoting faster gear changes.
Strong, Lightweight PistonsThe YZF-R7 utilizes forged aluminum pistons with direct-plated cylinders integrated into the crankcase. This design ensures lighter weight and excellent strength at extreme temperatures, providing reliability at higher RPM.
Torquey CP2 PowerplantYamaha’s proven 689cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder DOHC fuel-injected CP2 engine delivers exceptional power and performance throughout the RPM range, offering an exhilarating ride and a true supersport experience. Its 270-degree crankshaft delivers linear torque for exciting acceleration with minimal vibration.
TOP FEATURESAdaptive Bi-Functional LED Headlight The all-new YZF-R7 features an iconic R-Series M-shaped intake duct and twin-eye look, complemented by an adaptive bi-functional LED headlight.
All-New A&S ClutchA first for Yamaha’s CP2 platform, the all-new Assist and Slipper clutch reduces clutch lever force while providing seamless downshifts and a controlled feeling over the bike’s engine braking. This helps make the supersport riding experience more accessible to a wider range of riders. For fast and smooth upshifts, an optional Quick Shift System (QSS) is also available on the YZF-R7.
Sporty New SuspensionThe YZF-R7 is equipped with an inverted 41mm front fork with optimized spring rate and damping settings, ensuring an excellent front-end feel during cornering and braking. An all-new linked-type Monocross single-shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping strikes an ideal balance between ride comfort and supersport performance, making it suitable for a wide range of uses from urban commuting to track days.
Thin Proportions for Perfect ControlWith its all-new dimensions, the YZF-R7 boasts the slimmest proportions of the entire R-Series family, enhancing confident cornering performance on the track and enabling quick, agile direction changes on twisty roads. The slim design also reduces wind resistance for optimal aerodynamics, while the new bodywork incorporates the rider’s body to improve the bike’s airflow.
Torquey CP2 PowerplantYamaha’s proven 689cc liquid-cooled, inline 2-cylinder DOHC fuel-injected CP2 engine delivers excellent power and performance throughout the rpm range, providing an exhilarating ride and a true supersport experience. Its 270-degree crankshaft delivers linear torque for exciting acceleration with limited vibration.
Supersport Performance and Handling
2023 Yamaha YZF-R7 Top SpeedThe R7 beast can reach a maximum speed of about 231 km/h (or 143.5 mph) – slightly faster than its long-time rival, the Kawasaki Ninja 650. However, what is not so impressive is that the bike’s speed increases gradually after reaching 210 km/h (130.4 mph) and changes digits slowly after 220 km/h (136.7 mph). Some may question why we consider this impressive. The answer is simple: despite Yamaha claiming that the R7 is not a replacement for the R6, it actually falls in the same category. Moreover, our top speed tests only prove that it doesn’t even come close to the R6’s top speed of 165 mph! Instead of being positioned between the R1 and R3, the R7’s capabilities are actually closer to the R3 and miles behind the R1. Anyone looking to experience the power of the R1 will not find the R7 to be a suitable choice. Is it Yamaha’s strategy to pave the way for an R9 model derived from the MT-09? Only time can tell.
AccelerationFor experienced riders who have previously owned the MT-07, they might expect the straight-line performance of the 2023 R7 to be similar – only slightly less aggressive in everyday street riding. In fact, the R7 now weighs more than the MT-07 due to its lengthened gearing. Initially, we assumed that this change would negatively impact the R7’s acceleration and put it at a disadvantage compared to the MT-07. However, to our surprise, this was far from the case. Despite having a shorter wheelbase, frequent testing revealed that the R7 was more consistent, easier to launch, and less prone to wheelies than the MT-07. The longer gearing and additional weight – contrary to our initial expectations – actually helped. Combined with the sportier seating position, these factors ensure that there is little extra weight on the front to control wheelie tendencies. All of these features contribute to better personal bests and more precise timing when maneuvering through turns.
So what are the exact numbers? Our testers discovered that the R7 can:
- Go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.27 seconds (gear changes are required for this benchmark, but thanks to the R7’s quick shifter, we didn’t waste much time shifting into second gear).
- Reach 0 to 100 mph in approximately 7.88 seconds – quite fast for a 70-HP motorcycle.
Engine Braking and Cornering
The well-developed racing cockpit and rider triangle of the R7 provide us with a confident and extremely comfortable riding position. The seat is equipped with deep-knee pockets and tank covers that offer optimal knee and hip positioning. We were able to adjust our positions to our liking while remaining firmly planted in corners and under braking. Furthermore, the Brembo master cylinder brake comes with radial-mounted calipers on dual front rotors (298mm) to optimize braking pressure. During test rides, our control, engine performance, and linear delivery were top-notch. To seal the deal, Yamaha features a rebound-adjustable spring preload and compression inverted front fork (41mm, KYB), which utilizes damping settings and spring rates. Regardless of our braking and cornering techniques, the front-end feel was unbeatable.https://motoinworld.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Motobikeinworld Twiter: https://twitter.com/motoinworld2023 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/motoinworld/ Pinteres: https://www.pinterest.com/motoinworld/