But now there’s more than just rendering. Yamaha has achieved a 2022 certification from the CARB California Air Resource Board for one of its most iconic model names: the YZF-R7. For all fans, the R7 represents the legendary 750cc four-cylinder that Yamaha used to race in Superbike until the early 2000s, with riders of the caliber of Haga, Gobert, Vittoriano Guareschi and many others. Hearing that name again causes a certain excitement in sports lovers. But … we have to dampen the spirits a bit.
The new R7 will not be a four-cylinder racing super sports car, but in all likelihood the faired sports car developed on the basis of the MT-07 we were talking about at the beginning of the article. The documents filed with the CARB, in fact, tell us that the new R7 will be powered by a 689 cc engine, which is the same volume as the current CP2 parallel twin used on MT-07, XSR700 and Ténéré 700. The codes of the models presented at CARB they then suggest that the new R7 will be offered in two colors: Yamaha blue and black.
Other details on the bike at the moment remain top secret, we just have to wait in the coming months to find out more about the new Yamaha YZF-R7 2022.