Most interestingly, the Yamaha R7 fully faired bike and the Yamaha MT-09 hyper-naked bike can also be seen in the video with the TN number plate. This indicates the possibility that these bikes may be launched in the Indian market soon.
Yamaha has been able to increase the market share in the premium motorcycle segment and the next big push could come with its bigger bikes like Yamaha R7 and MT-09. Such possibilities are also supported by the statements of Ishin Chihana, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India Group.
Earlier this year in June, Chihana had said that Yamaha is planning to bring bigger bikes like the R7 and MT-07 to India in limited quantities. With its launch in 2022, the company will be able to avoid OBD-II norms, which will come into effect from April 1, 2023. But if we go by the teaser, it seems that the company has chosen MT-09 instead of MT-07 for India.
Yamaha R7 will compete with Honda CBR650R and Kawasaki Ninja 650 in the Indian market. Yamaha R7 is powered by a 689cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers maximum power of 73.4bhp and peak torque of 67Nm.
This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox, which is integrated with assist and slipper clutch and quick shift system. With Yamaha R7, users can expect a true supersport experience. The engine features smooth acceleration along with linear torque, ensuring optimum power and performance across the rev range.
On the other hand, Yamaha MT-09 was available in India for a short time earlier. It is powered by an 890cc, inline 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 119 Bhp of power and 93 Nm of peak torque. The latest version of the engine is packed with a full range of updates.
It gets a redesigned fuel delivery system, lightly forged pistons, fracture-split connecting rods, offset and direct plated cylinders and a new air intake system. A 6-speed gearbox is available with this engine. Performance and ride dynamics have been improved with a range of ride-by-wire systems.