Yamaha MT 07 ABS (2015-2017)

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Claretmac
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Re: Yamaha MT 07 ABS (2015-2017)

#16 Post by Claretmac » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:02 pm

Some good comments on here and good review, if I could throw my tuppence in....

I have been riding little over 2 years or so, first bike was ZX6R J1 and boy did I make a mistake getting that as a first bike!! I decided to change and got a brand new 2018 MT07 ABS and what a difference!!

It is so much lighter, nimble and can literally throw it about! Bike is so much more capable than me and as already mentioned by another user my confidence is holding the bike back!

The indicator and horn switches / buttons are still a massive negative, far too close together but if ya hit the horn by mistake then no bad thing I guess! Not like it's a fog horn that's gunna disturb the whole neighbourhood!!

The stock exhaust is horrendous!! This is something I am desperate to change,

elizabethf - you mentioned that you fitted a scorpion exhaust, did you get it remapped / flashed or not? If not have you had any issues with lower end rpm throttle response or anything as I have read that it can become quite poor if not remapped?

Regarding the wind issue, I find this another negative but have found that if you adopt a kind of sports bike position (on motorway, duel carriageway) and get close to the dash then it can reduce the battering quite significantly and didn't feel too bad a position to be in!! Not sure how it would look from an observer but if it reduces drag and battering then who cares!! :lol:

The seat I find isn't that comfy after long time on the bike, not sure if that's coz I have got a boney small backside though, and I have seen that you can change the seat I think if you wanted to!

On the whole though an absolutely cracking little bike for the money!! Would definitely recommend to a new rider!

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Re: Yamaha MT 07 ABS (2015-2017)

#17 Post by Phill » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:45 pm

speaking of scorpion exhausts, at Coventry MotoFest i saw a MT-07 with a Scorpion de-cat system, which i have recorded coincidently:



it sounds lush! it's very loud, the 'normal' slip on will not sound as loud. That's what the scorpion bloke said.
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Re: Yamaha MT 07 ABS (2015-2017)

#18 Post by Claretmac » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:58 pm

^^^^ sounds good!! Still after an answer on whether the MT07s still run sweet with new exhaust system fitted without being remapped/flashed!! Coz as mentioned I have heard that they don't run as well at lower rpm unless remapped but personally can't see it being too much of an issue!!