Yamaha T7 Concept Video Preview

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Middleweight adventurer staging for launch

yamaha t7 concept video preview
Videos by Evans Brasfield, Brett Colpitts

Although this is a so-called concept bike, we’re confident we’ll be seeing a production version of this mid-sized adventure bike by EICMA 2017. It uses a new frame wrapped around a version of the FZ-07’s satisfying and compact parallel-Twin motor, with longer-travel suspension to soak up off-road hits.

Yamaha T7 Concept

More details on the T7 can be found in the link above, including how it was co-developed with Yamaha’s official rally team. For now, take a look at what Evans Brasfield has to say about it after perusing in Milan at the EICMA show.

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  • Bigjohnsd Bigjohnsd on Nov 10, 2016

    I'll buy one to replace my KLR

  • Kirk Harrington Kirk Harrington on Nov 11, 2016

    On a related small cc subject. If Yamaha pulls this off does Honda use a CB500 platform to build an Africa or Ralley model? Even more interesting- with the semi-successful CSC RX3, the upcoming BMW 310GS, the rumored KTM 390 Adv- do you think the market is there for the Suzuki DL250, Kaw Versys 300? If so, How could Yamaha pass up on a FJ03/Tenere300? Basically, are we ready to go small?

    • Kevin Duke Kevin Duke on Nov 14, 2016

      I see no reason why Honda couldn't easily create a CB500X Rally for modest development costs. As for smaller-displacement ADVs, one thing to keep in mind is that they will be popular in markets beyond the U.S., so the business cases for the OEMs won't hinge solely on us.