Yamaha MT 07 ABS (2015-2017)

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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!!

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Re: Yamaha MT 07 ABS (2015-2017)

#19 Post by Pie man » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:57 pm

What a great little machine the MT07 is. I have just purchased one (2019) for commuting and for the odd fun day out, but I find the more I ride it, the more enjoyable it is :wink: . I also own a BMW R1200GS for those long days in the saddle and touring, however the beemer is getting less and less use. The Little MT is lighter and more manageable to move on the driveway, its nimble and easy to filter in traffic. Yes it's cheap and cheerful. Like most nakeds, anything above 60mph starts to take it out of you, so a little sports touring screen has been ordered. I will report on this later. Speaking of touring, I think it would be possible, I've managed two weeks in Europe on my old CBR600F (tailpack & tank bag) tank range about 160-180, that's enough miles for me, its then brew and toilet time :lol: been riding for over 30 years and I sure do get ready for that break :lol: Plenty of accessories out there, first one for me will be the screen, then bobbins and levers. The suspension is soft, this takes some getting use to, especially compared to the GS. But I can live with that. I thought about a Katoom 1290GT, but after all the years riding I have found you can pay for a lot of gizmos to stop you riding the bike, traction this and anti wheelie that, cornering ABS :roll: WTF really :mrgreen: plus the be all and end all I couldn't afford £16K otherwise I would have one :shock: :D The MT is a great bike for today's roads, country or motorway. I can see why it sells well in Euroland. :thumb:

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Re: Yamaha MT 07 ABS (2015-2017)

#20 Post by Pie man » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:35 pm

This should probably go somewhere else, but eh ho :mrgreen: . following on from my last post, I Purchased an Ermax Sports Touring Screen for the little MT07. This is a great little addition. The fixing bracket is shaped to fit the front using the four front facing fixings, the screen then attached to that, simples. It certainly makes the motorway miles more bearable, no buffering or it is buffeting :idea: just good old helmet noise.