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MT-07 Moto Cage Night Fluo

23rd February 2016

 

Yamaha | Stunt oriented | Fluo yellow | 700cc

 

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MT-07 Yamaha Moto Cage Night Fluo for 2016

 

Yamaha call this newor, rather, updatedmotorcycle the "Night Fluo". It's based upon the MT-07 Moto Cage that was introduced in 2014.

 

The Moto Cage was itself derived from the 74hp 689cc (nominally 700cc) MT-07 parallel-twin and was conceived as a stunt oriented bike featuring a bash plate, frame-mounted engine guards, "knuckle protectors", an adjustable fly screen,  and a revised "designer" leather saddle. Over a matt grey base, Yamaha splashed around plenty of red paint to make it all more hip and edgy (see the MT-07 Moto Cage image immediately below).

 

If you attended Motorcycle Live in December 2015, you might have spotted this bike on the Yamaha stand where it was unveiled.

 

Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage 2014

 

The latest warm-over is the MT-07 Moto Cage Night Fluo which essentially replaces the red with luminous green paint to help ensure that your mobile tyre-shredding antics are visible at night (and/or in poor weather conditions) to your friends, the general public and the law.

 

MT-07 Yamaha Moto Cage Night Fluo

 

The questionable colour scheme aside, the Yamaha MT-07 is a pretty cool and competitive bike underpinned by competent, but never overwhelming, dual 282mm front discs with 4-pot calipers, a low 164kg (360lbs) dry weight,  taut handling, 10-spoke cast wheels, and a "mass-forward design with sculpted bodywork" (if you like that kind of thing).

 

Here are some basic specifications:


Engine: Twin-cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke, DOHC

Cooling system: Liquid
Displacement: 689cc

Bore and stroke: 80mm x 68.6mm
Compression ratio: 11.5 : 1
Maximum power: 74hp 55.0kW @ 9,000 rpm
(a limited 46hp (35.0kW) power version is available)
Maximum torque: 50.1lbs-ft (68Nm) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Clutch type: Wet, multiplate
Fuel system: Injection
Ignition system: TCI
Starting: Electric
Transmission: 6-speed
Final drive: Chain

Front brake: Twin 282mm disc
Rear brake: Single 245 mm disc
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR 17M/C(58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR 17M/C(73W) (Tubeless)

 

Yamaha feel that the bike can "thrill your dark side" with its "attention seeking chassis parts". And the firm's marketing men (and women) actually use the phrase "bad boy".

 

Groan.

 

An accessory package will be available featuring billet aluminium alloy clutch & brake levers, a rear carrier, a side-stand extension, plus a tank bag and saddle bags. And ask your dealer about exhaust upgrades.

 

It's not yet clear exactly when the bike will be available, except to say that it should be soon (we're guessing by April/May 2016).

 

Prices start at 6,299.

 

 

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