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Yamaha R7, MT-09 teased; might launch quickly | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

A industrial on Yamaha India’s web site and social media profile reveals the R7 supersport and MT-09 avenue bare with Indian quantity plates.

The Yamaha R7 and the MT-09 have been noticed in a industrial on the bike maker’s India web site and social media profile. Together with the remainder of Yamaha India’s portfolio, the R7 and MT-09 are seen with Indian quantity plates within the teaser, fuelling hypothesis that the supersport and avenue bare might be launched right here within the coming months.

In truth, we had reported completely that Yamaha is contemplating bringing small batches of the R7 and even the MT-07 to India. Within the interview, Eishin Chihana, Yamaha India chairperson stated, “Large bikes just like the R7, we try to usher in some batches. Not massive portions, however sufficient to fulfill our top-range prospects. If we are able to import inside this yr, we are able to keep away from the OBD-2 rules.”

Whereas the MT-07 and R7 are each Euro-5 (BS6) compliant, the Indian authorities has mandated that every one automobiles bought after April 1, 2023, should characteristic OBD-2 on-board diagnostic know-how. That is one yr sooner than Europe’s OBD-2 mandate, which is scheduled for 2024. 

The Yamaha R7 has a 689cc, twin-cylinder engine that makes 73.4hp and 67Nm. If and when launched, it can go up in opposition to bikes just like the Kawasaki Ninja 650.  

The MT-09, then again, will face competitors from the Triumph Avenue Triple R and the Kawasaki Z900. The MT-09 acquired some updates final yr, together with a bump in cubic capability to 890cc, with the three-cylinder unit now making 117hp and 93Nm. The bike can also be 3kg lighter than the earlier bike and options revised styling.

Each the Yamaha R7 and MT-09 are anticipated to be delivered to India through the CBU route, which may have a big influence on the pricing. 

Tell us what you assume can be the worth you’d pay for the R7 and the MT-09.

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