Article By Ministry of Bikes
Posted on 08 Nov 2016
Yamaha reveal their full line up for EICMA
Just like most other motorcycle brands, Yamaha revealed additional bikes to top off their stunning 2017 range. All of which were uncovered at the EICMA press conference yesterday.
MT-07 T7 Concept
The first bike announced was the MT-07 T7 concept. The motorcycle concept was developed to hopefully one day replace the XT660 Ténéré. However, Yamaha have made it clear that the bike is just a concept for now.
So, what we know so far about the bike is that it’s a CP2 700-cc parallel-twin engine, with brand new chassis. The bike roughly provides 74 bhp and weights a total of 185kg. The bike also carries WR450F Dakar styling, featuring a LED quad-projector front light and an Akrapovic exhaust which excitingly is custom made. Unfortunately for interested buyers, isn’t available until 2018. (That Sucks!)
The subsequent motorcycle announced by Yamaha was the very much awaited TMAX which has been given an exceptional new look since it was first delivered fifteen years ago. In addition, the bike will be available in three diverse models, TMAX, TMAX DX and the TMAX SX.
Each bike will carry a 530-cc parallel-twin engine, 60bhp, an 800mm seat, catalytic converters and of course traction control. Moreover, the motorcycles feature a new frame for 2017, although recognisable as the TMAX. A generous level of storage space has been added to the sports bike, as well as being keyless and much more powerful and responsive making riding much easier and more enjoyable for the user.
When it comes to the TMAX DX, the main purpose of the bike is meant for longer trips as it features a heated seat and hand grips, making the journey more luxurious. The rider can take advantage of cruise control and features an electronic adjustable windscreen.
It is not yet clear whether or not the TMAX SX will be available in the UK at the same time as the other bikes, or if it will be available at all. Anyway, the bike is much sportier than the other two versions and offers a D-Mode selector which permits the rider to switch between modes for driving in town or fast roads.
The good news is we don’t need to wait until 2018 for these bikes, as they are expected to make an appearance at dealers in March 2017.
The final bike exposed by Yamaha was the limited edition XSR900 Abarth. The manufacturer has stated that they will be producing a total of 695 units, where a plaque will be placed on the side of the bike to prove its authenticity.
Yamaha will open their online registration on the 17th January where they will release 95 on a first come first served basis, and the final 600 will be released to Yamaha dealers in April of 2017.
Although many of us won’t get the chance to get our hands on one of these exciting new bikes, it’s nice to know the facts right?
The motorcycle is an updated version of the XSR900, which some of you might have guessed and does feature a number of slight changes which mostly add to the aesthetic, including a suede seat, grey paintwork with the Abarth logo (of course). The new retro bike features an 847-cc incline triple engine with 133 bhp and a total weight of 196kg. In addition, the motorcycle carries a carbon seat and front cowl with an akrapovic exhaust. Exciting right!