Full-power Yamaha MT-07 in Australia

Full-power MT-07HO is on sale alongside the learner-approved model
Full-power MT-07HO is on sale alongside the learner-approved model

The full-power Yamaha MT-07 is now available in Australia, boasting 55kW from the larger 689cc engine.

The popular learner-legal 655cc MT-07LA (for Learner Approved) will remain on sale alongside the new MT-07HO (for High Output), and now all LAMS-approved ones will come with ABS brakes.

The two models are identical except for the engine capacity, output, the lack of ABS on the HO model and a small weight difference because of the ABS.

The LAMS MT-07 has a price tag of $9599 (plus on-road costs) while the HO is only slightly dearer at $9999 (+orc).

Small, light and with strong engine torque, the LAMS MT-o7 is a delight to ride; it’s nimble and very responsive in true learner-friendly style.

That same kind of handling will make the full-power version an exciting ride for more experienced riders, all without spending big money.

The MT-07HO comes in a white colour scheme with Race Blu highlights. The LAMS model is being sold in Competition White, Matt Grey, Deep Armour and new Extreme Yellow.

See the Yamaha Australia website or your local dealer for more information.

Model: Yamaha MT-07LA and MT07HO
Price: LA – $9599; HO – $9999 (plus on-road charges)
Colours: LA – Deep Armour, Competition White, Matt Grey, Extreme Yellow; HO – Race Blu
Warranty: 24 months, unlimited distance
Servicing intervals: 10,000km
Engine: Liquid-cooled parallel twin with 270° crank phase. DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke: LA – 78 x 68.6mm; HO – 80 x 68.6mm
Displacement: LA – 655cc; HO – 689cc
Compression: LA – 11.0:1; HO – 11.5:1
Power: LA – 39kW @ 8000rpm; HO – 55kW @ 9000rpm
Torque: LA – 58Nm @ 4000rpm; HO – 68Nm @ 6500rpm
Transmission: Wet multiplate clutch, 6-speed gearbox, chain drive
Frame: Steel backbone
Dimensions: Seat height 805mm, wet weight 182kg/179kg (LA/HO), fuel capacity 14L, wheelbase 1400mm, rake 24.5º, trail 90mm
Suspension: Front, 41mm fork, 130mm travel. Rear, monoshock, preload adjustment, 130mm travel
Brakes: Front, 2 x 282mm discs, 4-piston calipers. Rear, 245mm disc, single-piston caliper. LA has ABS
Tyres:  Front, 120/70ZR17 (58W). Rear, 180/55ZR17 (73W)
Fuel consumption (LA only): 4.9L/100km
Theoretical range (LA only): 285km
Our verdict on the LA*: A high-performance LAM with quality, value and open-road ability

*The Yamaha MT-07LA was tested in issue #110 of ARR.