The much anticipated 2022 Yamaha YZF R7 Supersport was launched this week. The newcomer, which replaces the discontinued old faithful R6, is powered by Yamaha’s 689cc, liquid-cooled, in-line twin CP2 engine, borrowed from the MT-07. Yamaha says the 2022 YZF-R7 is aimed at bridging the gap between the entry-level YZF-R3 and the prestigious YZF-R1, offering a midlevel option for both new riders looking to grow into a more powerful motorcycle, as well as experienced riders seeking a motorcycle with Supersport performance that fits within their budget.
Priced at $8,999 the R7 offers a host of new features such as forged aluminum pistons and direct-plated cylinders to lighten the weight of the bike while simultaneously increasing strength. Additionally, the 270-degree crank creates an uneven firing sequence for a sound and feel that sets it apart.
So what else is new?
Suspension consists of a fully adjustable inverted 41mm KYB fork. A forged aluminum lower triple clamp and a gravity-cast aluminum upper triple clamp hold it together up front. The horizontally-mounted rear linked-type Monocross single shock has adjustable preload and rebound. It’s mounted to the crankcase for those all-important mass centralization purposes.
A first for Yamaha’s CP2 platform, the all-new Assist and Slipper clutch reduces clutch lever force providing seamless downshifts and controlled feeling over the bike’s engine braking. For fast and smooth upshifts, an optional Quick Shift System (QSS) is also available on the YZF-R7.
An optional Quick Shift System (QSS) can be paired with the YZF-R7 to help provide speedy, smooth upshifts. When the sensor on the shift rod detects movement in the gearshift lever, adjustments are made in the engine output according to ECU calculations to instantly cancel out the drive torque of the engaged gear to promote swifter shifting of gears.
Adaptive Bi-Functional LED Headlight
The iconic R-Series M-shaped intake duct and twin-eye look compliments the all-new YZF-R7 along with an adaptive bi-functional
Light Emitted Diode (LED) elements are used for the front and rear turn signals, the tail light unit and the headlights. Not only do LEDs offer ong life with minimal power draw, they provide brilliant illumination for confidence and visibility day or night.
Refined Sportbike Ergonomics
Thanks to the low-profile fuel tank design and compact clip-on handlebar position, the rider is able to naturally grip the machine for
confidence, especially when tucking aggressively behind the windscreen on the racetrack.
Sleek R-Series Styling
The YZF-R7’s aggressive new design is next generation R-Series.
The glaring face of the styling, with the slimmest bodywork in the supersport lineup for optimal aerodynamics, handling and agility.
YZF-R7 features a compact LED headlight housed in the iconic M- shaped intake duct, while its sharp tail is reminiscent of the YZF-R1
2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Specs
Engine Type 689cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC inline twin- cylinder; 4-valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 80.0mm x 68.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch; with Assist &
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel, adjustable for
preload, rebound and compression
Suspension / Rear Linked-type Monocross shock, adjustable preload
and rebound; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front 298mm hydraulic disc
Brakes / Rear 245mm hydraulic disc
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT
Tires / Rear 180/55ZR17 Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT
L x W x H 81.5 in x 27.8 in x 45.7 in
Seat Height 32.9 in
Wheelbase 54.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 23°40′
Trail 3.5 in
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal
Fuel Economy 58 MPG
Wet Weight 414 lb/
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Team Yamaha Blue; Performance Black
Check out our video on the new R7