Not content with offering the incredible MT-07 HO to riders with their full licence, Yamaha developed this LA version for AUS/NZ so that learner riders could also enjoy the experience.
The MT-07 LA is not simply a sleeved down version of its big brother, but purpose-built from the factory to offer the same direct linear drive and sharp handling. Featuring a 655cc parallel twin motor, the LA version is quite simply the most fun you can have before you pass your test – and remains fun afterwards. The lightest motorcycle in its class also produces category leading torque, incredible power to weight and outstanding fuel economy.
655cc parallel twin
What gives the MT-07LA such a special character is its 655cc inline 2-cylinder engine which has been developed using Yamaha's' crossplane philosophy'. With an uneven firing interval, the 270-degree crank gives a strong feeling of acceleration and great traction, and the deep linear torque ensures outstanding performance.
All new lightweight, compact, full digital LCD instrument panel provides a modern, high quality appearance with all information available at a glance.
With its angular mirrors, LED tail light and mass-forward body design, there's no mistaking the MT-07's resemblance to the bigger 850cc 3-cylinder MT-09. Other family features include the lightweight cast aluminium 10-spoke wheels as well as the Z-shape formed by the air intake-style scoops and the exhaust down pipes.
The MT-07LA is characterised by its mass-forward design that emphasises its athletic build and creates an immediate feeling of power. The slim fuel tank accentuates the bike's compact looks and offers excellent knee grip - while the lightweight air scoops and aluminium side covers give the MT a sporty and purposeful image.
Light and Agile
For easy manoeuvrability and remarkable agility, the MT-07LA runs with a light and slim steel backbone-type frame that utilises the engine as a stressed member. Combined with its compact wheelbase and plush suspension systems, this strong and light chassis gives a responsive and engaging ride.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, 2-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||78.0 x 68.6|
|Compression Ratio||11.0 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet sump|
|Fuel Management||Fuel Injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||14.0|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 130mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm (link suspension), 130mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Hydraulic dual discs, 282mm - ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Hydraulic single disc, 245mm - ABS|
|Tyres Front||120/70 ZR 17M/C(58W) Tubeless|
|Tyres Rear||180/55 ZR 17M/C(73W) Tubeless|
|Seat Height (mm)||805|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||140|
|Wet Weight (kg)||182|