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ADV BikesWatch the Yamaha T7 in Action During Exclusive First Test

Watch the Yamaha T7 in Action During Exclusive First Test

An off-road test ride of the new T7 ADV Bike in the Italian Alps stirs the soul.

Published on 05.19.2017


 
Yamaha’s vision of the ideal adventure machine has been gathering a huge fan base ever since it was first announced last November. The Yamaha T7 Concept excites the eyes with its aluminum fuel tank, Quad LED headlights and Rally Bike styling – it’s a modern interpretation of the Big Rally Machines from the 90’s.

Yamaha has taken their tractable 689cc parallel-twin from the FZ-07 and mated it with a dirt-focused chassis that runs a 21″/18″ wheel combo and long-travel KYB suspension. A simple but effective recipe for an off-road-capable Adventure Bike. Even better, the T7 is expected to be released as a production model in 2018.

Yamaha T7 Adventure Motorcycle


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Development of the bike has been a joint effort between Yamaha’s Rally Team of France, R&D Team of Italy and GK Design of the Netherlands, and it appears it’s ready for action. Recently, the Italian Motorcycle Magazine DueRoute was given the keys to the Yamaha T7 for a chance to test the bike for a day. They took the bike to one of their proving grounds in the Alps to see if it truly is as capable off-road as it looks.

It’s a beautiful thing to watch just how effortlessly, the T7 drifts, jumps and bounces off berms, and the sound coming from the 270° crossplane crank motor with Akropovic exhaust is soul stirring. 2018 can’t get here soon enough! For more details check out the story on DueRoute.

Yamaha T7 Adventure Motorcycle

Yamaha T7 Adventure Motorcycle

Photos Courtesy DueRoute

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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Giorgos Siima MotoWear
Giorgos Siima MotoWear
May 19, 2017 3:09 pm

Looking forward to see it in the market!

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May 19, 2017 3:18 pm

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Vince
Vince
May 19, 2017 3:23 pm

Just hope Yamaha don`t get greedy with the price.

Biffy Ravenscroft
Biffy Ravenscroft
May 19, 2017 11:12 pm
Reply to  Vince

Absolutely. Price was the only reason that I didn’t get the new Africa Twin. These companies have got to get real. We’re not all well-off retirees with bulging bank balances.

dan vall
dan vall
May 19, 2017 6:53 pm

please Yamaha, just put turn signals on it, ..and stop. nothing else. (o.k. maybe a yellow/black throw back version..) she looks perfect as is.

OAG
OAG
May 29, 2017 11:11 am
Reply to  dan vall

NC doesn’t require turn signals, so I’m happy either way!

Wayfarer
Wayfarer
May 20, 2017 2:52 am

Not much of a ‘test’ looks like a promo vid using a prototype bike to me

Mark P.
Mark P.
May 20, 2017 10:02 am
Reply to  Wayfarer

Read. It is a test for a review of the bike done by an Italian publication. They link to it.

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Richard Squillace
Richard Squillace
May 20, 2017 7:56 am

These promo vids with a pro rider intimating at doing jumps, railing berms on a more than likely 450 pound bike are always somewhat comical. Kind of like the pre release Africa twin promos. Just build a 300 or less pound WR 450 R thumper and be done with it already. That being said it will sell just like the AT

Brian Edwards (@BrianBuzz)
Brian Edwards (@BrianBuzz)
May 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Yeah, what it is about a WR450R that Yamaha is missing? Are they afraid they would sell too many? The 250 is nice, but way, way under powered.

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith
June 20, 2017 1:42 pm

The T7 is going to have the motor that can go the distance. I ride a 525 KTM both off rode and super moto, but the fact is that it is a race engine with little oil capacity and limited miles before a rebuild. I am all for the T7 twin. Yamaha can make it lighter than the competitors which they demonstrated well with the FJ09 I ride which is lighter than anything in it’s class. Yamaha gets it and that is why I will buy even the first year model. I put a slipper clutch with Yamaha parts 2 years before the factory offered it on the FJ09 and beefed up the suspension. Bought it used and still have less into it than a new one. No regrets.

Bring on the T7 Yamaha, I have full faith in what you have been doing in the 49 years I have been riding!

Ken
Ken
May 20, 2017 10:13 am

I was under the impression this was going to be an ADV bike? no?

Richard Squillace
Richard Squillace
May 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Reply to  Ken

YES an ADV bike that can rail berms and do jumps, single track and enter the next Rally race under a professional rider only
Unfortunately it will more than likely see heavy use for coffee runs and the like. It would be more appropriate if the promo vids showed it being used as intended. But I guess all of us work a day rat race drones dream of some off road adventure so the videos try to capitalize on that.

Carlos Costa
Carlos Costa
May 21, 2017 2:45 pm
Reply to  Ken

Its a Dual Sport isnt it? Im not seeing that bike carrying big trunk boxes around like the so called adventure bikes. For that they have the Super Tenere. I just hope Yamaha keeps it as it is coz i got a piggy bank with T7 on it 😉

Mario W.
Mario W.
May 20, 2017 6:52 pm

It’s great to finally see the T7 in action! That engine sound…wow. I’ll be crushed if it doesn’t come to the US!

satos
satos
May 22, 2017 3:28 am

I ride XT660Z Tenere and looking forward for T7.
BUT, last week my front fender was broken by the limb lay on the forest track.
Nothing happend more, just broked fender.
BUT, Did Yamaha forget why the breaking hose can not be attached to the front fender as I see it on T7?

Svenja Svendura
Svenja Svendura
May 22, 2017 4:06 am

Very promising bike. I like it. As long as it is under 200 kg fully fueled and under 10K EUR I’m in. Otherwise I’ll skip this one. Hope there will be an even lighter TT version.

WB
WB
May 22, 2017 3:05 pm

If its imported street legal, add 100 lbs.

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Bob
Bob
May 23, 2017 12:22 pm

I want one!

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TBurd01
TBurd01
May 25, 2017 1:55 pm

Has this even been confirmed as a street-legal production?

Loadedmind
Loadedmind
May 26, 2017 11:51 am

I guessing I’m in the minority when I say that this thing looks ugly as hell.

OAG
OAG
May 29, 2017 11:09 am

Goodbye FJR, goodbye KLR, Hello T7!

JAMES GRAY
JAMES GRAY
June 4, 2017 11:04 am

U should have up graded the 660 tenere full large lcd display 2 charging points sat nav and camera mayb a third one for mobile phone plus centre stand. it was beutifull no matter which angle u looked at it. it had a very good stance head up standing to attention it just looked great . I was about to buy one when u stopped making them !!!!……The new T7 looks ugly !!

brad
brad
June 6, 2017 4:34 am

It looks to me like a bike that can be as good if not better then the ktm990 ? . I am keen to see it come out as soon as possible. Hope the subframe can handle bags but if not I will beef it up hahaha I want one. All hail the ktm killer hahaha, nothing personal ktm your awesome as well.

Keith
Keith
June 8, 2017 12:33 am

Looks heavy to me, from the body language of the rider.

Bob
Bob
June 12, 2017 9:48 am

Anyone else notice how close to the front tire the fender is? Can you say “break a fender from mud packing?”

I need a sub-frame for this cycle. I do not want to spend $1500 installing an external subframe, for luggage capacity. Soft bags, but the sub-frame has to be able to support some load. Not just a piece of plastic fender extending rearward (a-la KTM690 / Husky 701).

Peter Lindblom
Peter Lindblom
July 20, 2017 10:59 pm
Reply to  Bob

I was also looking at the lack of sub-frame. For me an adventure bike must be able to do more than day trips. I want to pack alu panniers and a top box and still have an agile motorcycle.
I’m very happy with my F800GS but it could lose some weight.

Alex Scheuerell
Alex Scheuerell
July 6, 2017 2:49 pm

Shut up and take my money!

Dick Butkis
Dick Butkis
July 23, 2017 3:22 pm

how about the tenere 650 they have been selling for years in Europe!!! nothing new here! A supped up version of with a lot of hype .

Dick Butkis
Dick Butkis
July 25, 2017 6:44 pm
Reply to  Dick Butkis

Yamaha xt 660z 2008 – 2016

Damion bilson
Damion bilson
July 25, 2017 11:30 am

If it looks like that il be the first waiting outside the dealership for it.
We need a good rally looking bike no one as done it yet.

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