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Yamaha R7

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    Yamaha R7

    I got a text message from Yamaha this morning informing me the new for '22 R7 is available for order. Having ridden the 660, I am interested to see how this compares.

    However, no plans to get rid of my R6 anytime soon. I would like to see an R9 with the CP3 motor...

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    https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/su.../models/yzf-r7

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Fz07 in R6 skin?

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    they really shouldnt have called it an R7. it's not the same bike as the 99-02 R7 (750cc).

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    R07 would have been a better name. Once we get past those feelings it looks like it could be great platform, the FZ is already being raced quite a bit.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    I got excited that by the time I may be ready for a track bike, this would be the one. Nope.
    Name is misleading for sure.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    As a prior R7 OW-02 owner, the designation of R7 is meaningless. OW-01 and OW-02 is where the value in a designated name comes from.
    Iím sure the new one is a cool bike, I wonít be buying one.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Yamaha just emailed me that all deposit slots have already been filled (I'm not sure how I even got on these things). I find it a little surprising the deposits are booked up already. Personally, I think the Yamaha may be the better racer platform, but the RS660 may be the better street bike. Like I said before, I will be holding onto my R6.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    I would not be surprised in the least if a lot of r6 owners that got the email do not understand the difference between the R6 and the R7, other than assuming the displacement is a little more.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Price is good. Suspension is fully adjustable. Weight is good as well at 414 lbs. Looks good. I think they would do well to keep the clip-on's above the triple tree not to give the wrong impression

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    I’m curious how it would do again the Kramer snd the ktm

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    I’m curious how it would do again the Kramer snd the ktm
    It won’t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    It won’t.
    What you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    What you mean?
    I mean it wouldn’t be remotely competitive to either of those bikes.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I mean it wouldn’t be remotely competitive to either of those bikes.
    Kramers have a hard time finishing a race, from what i've seen. few owners i've talked to complain about electronics issues on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I mean it wouldn’t be remotely competitive to either of those bikes.
    My understanding is that this was build for the twins class ? Sounds like it would give them a good run, no? Is it weak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    My understanding is that this was build for the twins class ? Sounds like it would give them a good run, no? Is it weak?
    It's down on horsepower and up on weight significantly. Should be a great club racing bike where us mortals still pay to play, but it's not really a competitor at the pointy end of the spear.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    It's crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    It's down on horsepower and up on weight significantly. Should be a great club racing bike where us mortals still pay to play, but it's not really a competitor at the pointy end of the spear.
    Gotcha. Thanks for explaining.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Similar, if not the same, power of the FZ07 engine is pretty hard to compete with these 100hp 790 dukes & RS660’s on the race track.

    For the street and/or track day rider I think this would be a great choice. Just enough power to use the full gear box unlike the typical I4’s and hopefully with some fine tuning these will handle on rails. From riding a well tuned SV on the street I like the appeal of this as a replacement though I’m a cheap bastard and wouldn’t drop that much coin on an FZ07 with fairings.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Quote Originally Posted by Crconnor18 View Post
    Similar, if not the same, power of the FZ07 engine is pretty hard to compete with these 100hp 790 dukes & RS660’s on the race track.

    For the street and/or track day rider I think this would be a great choice. Just enough power to use the full gear box unlike the typical I4’s and hopefully with some fine tuning these will handle on rails. From riding a well tuned SV on the street I like the appeal of this as a replacement though I’m a cheap bastard and wouldn’t drop that much coin on an FZ07 with fairings.
    I think it is much more than FZ07 with fairing. The suspension itself maybe worth the extra $$$. Curious to see some ride reports

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Quote Originally Posted by dankatz View Post
    I think it is much more than FZ07 with fairing. The suspension itself maybe worth the extra $$$. Curious to see some ride reports
    It does seem like a decent price for a sporty bike with adjustable suspension. The Duke 790 is only a class killer for CCS, and the RS660 is like $4k more than the R7.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    An SP version would spice this offering up a bit as I'm sure I am not the only one that finds the MT09 SP enticing as a street and track duty machine. I wanted to love/need to buy the RS660 but I'm seeing too many service bulletins and reliability issue reports to make me want it.

    I think for people who've been enticed by the FZ07r builds they see around tracks this is a nice option that would need less in terms of complete build. I'm older and busted up due to injuries by now so I don't need horsepower over convenience, reliability and fun factor.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    I wonder if they have fixed the geometry issues that the fz07 had? I also wonder what they are running for a rear link? The frame and geometry was the weak point of the "fz07R" so I'm curious how much this has improved...

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    I understand the purpose of this bike. I don't think it's addressed to take down the RS660 but is closer to the ethos of the Tenere 700. Make it desirable BUT make it CHEAP as possible. Same CP2 engine with suspension that is capable of being used on a track. Geometry has been changed for race track with a steeper steering head angle. Brakes upgraded to radial mount and radial master cylinder. I see this as the replacement to the SV650 track bike. Hopefully it lasts as long as an SV in that track duty.

    The Aprilia RS660 is more like KTM's ready to race ethos. When you ride a KTM790/890 ADV bike and then ride the T7 you see and feel immediately the differences in every component. That $3-$4k in saving went everywhere. Same with this bike. It's no R7 of old but for what it is I think they will sell a bunch of them.

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    Re: Yamaha R7

    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    I don't think it's addressed to take down the RS660 but is closer to the ethos of the Tenere 700.
    100% was made to compete in the twins classes in racing

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