2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Parallel Twin Sportbike

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  1. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    1982 was the last year of the 1000cc Superbikes.
    In 1983 they went to the 750's.
    Amazing how Honda brought out the 750 Interceptor in 1983 and by 1985 we had the FZ750, GSXR750 and 750 Limited and the 750 Ninja and a few years later we had the World Superbike championship (750 cc's).
  2. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Not to mention the 600 super sport series that lasted around 35+ years fed by the ZX600 Ninja, Yamaha FZ600, and the Honda CBR600 Hurricane. I'd say the AMA race series did a lot for the sales of them.

    Who knows, maybe the 700 twin class in the MotoAmerica may help feed the sales a bit.
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  3. proeliator

    proeliator Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to ride one, looks like a great all rounder/canyon bike. Im cheap, so the "limited production run" will likely keep prices higher than I want to pay for a year or two.
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  4. Manifold

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    For me, twins are where it's at with motorcycles. Lighter, narrower, easier maintenance, more character. I'm liking what I hear about the 700 engine.
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  5. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    If you like what you hear you'd really like what you feel riding one. It is the RD350/400 of four stroke twins... :thumb
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  6. oldoval

    oldoval Pleasant as fuck

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  7. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Yamaha demo truck was up here in MN today. They had 2 black R7's for demo riding.

    I hopped on a Tenere 700 and sat on a R7. They are in MN this week FYI.
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  8. Vertical C

    Vertical C Long timer

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    Please tell us how the r7 felt?
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  9. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    Like a narrow sport bike? :dunno

    I can't ride the sport bikes (too old) but I was bored and wanted to take a spin on the T7. :D
  10. Hero of Moka

    Hero of Moka Adventurer

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    Just realized that Yamaha is gonna have demo rides - including R7 - at Road America this weekend. Will try to catch a ride and report back.
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    relayer4u Been here awhile

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    Another reason there are no Tenere 700s for me to buy. Damn u Yamaha!
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    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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    I'm going to hold my breath in hopes that the suspension from the R7 finds its way to the XSR700.
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    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum Super Moderator

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    I doubt it as well but a boy can dream :D
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  14. proeliator

    proeliator Been here awhile

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    Yeewww! Just rode the R7!! light, flickable torquey, comfortable seating position but definately has sportbike ergos (5'9" 170) decent wind protection even on the highway. Feels so small and lightweight between the knees. I dont know if it's the next bike ill buy, but I really want one.

    In no way is this a replacement for an R6, Big gap in performance to the R1 and I can see Yamaha bringing a triple version in a yr or two. The R7 seems will sell in spades. next im riding the 2022 mt09sp!

    Edit: my only nitpick of the R7 was twitchy on/off throttle at parking lot speeds in 1st gear it was only a demo ride though so could smooth out once used to the bikes throttle & friction zone idk.

    I was surprised how smooth it felt for a twin, no vibes at all. Suspension felt planted, stable, and forgiving of rough roads.
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  15. proeliator

    proeliator Been here awhile

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    relayer4u Been here awhile

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    Thanks Chillis, went and had a look, they wanted $13,260 out the door.
    Glad I got to sit on it to discover it's not what I'm looking for after all. The search for a stablemate continues...

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  17. Hero of Moka

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    Demo'd the R7 at Road America today. My first time riding a bike with the CP2 engine, and wow that engine feels really interesting! I got used to the throttle feel and clutch halfway through the ride and was able to get on it in a couple spots. My thoughts:
    Not very comfortable unless you are tucked/hanging off. Puttering behind the demo leader until we got to open road was hard on my wrists. But when getting on it or leaning off on the corner it felt great.
    Very smooth flow of air even at 80mph.
    Brakes felt great, and bike felt very stable under braking.
    Stability in general felt good, especially corner entry.
    Engine didn't feel fast like an I4 but somehow you find yourself moving at very high speed - I dunno lol.
    Like proeliator said - FI was a little jerky at super low speed in 1st gear but nowhere near as bad as my old FZ-6. About same as my husbands DL650.
    I think a couple tweaks to the ergos could make it a good street bike, but this beast was built to win in twins racing.
    Me:5'10", 145lbs
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  18. SGrider

    SGrider I give up Supporter

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    I got a look at and a chance to sit on one at the local demo rides, both were black and great looking bikes and as was mentioned by others it has true sport bike ergonomics. Position reminded me of the R6 but this would have a much better engine for street riding than the R6. I would have tried to ride one but I got there just in time for the first ride of the day and the R7's were already booked so I finally got to test ride a 700 Tenere, other than some vibration through the bars I loved riding that bike and see one in my future. Felt way more powerful than the last time I rode a XSR 700, probably comes down to gearing differences. When I went back in to sign up for another test ride the line had at least 50 people waiting to sign up for a demo ride.

    I walked out and went riding the rest of the day on my S10. :jkam
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    dtysdalx2 Just send it!

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    oldoval Pleasant as fuck

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