Yamaha revs up India with MT-09, R7, and MT-07 launch in 2024

In a groundbreaking move, Yamaha, a stalwart in the global motorcycling scene, is set to redefine the landscape of high-performance bikes in India with the launch of its much-anticipated models in 2024. The Japanese manufacturer, known for its innovation and precision, is introducing the Yamaha R7, MT-07, and MT-09, marking a significant shift towards catering to the demands of the premium middle-weight motorcycle segment.

Yamaha’s Strategic Pivot: A Glimpse Into the Future

While Yamaha has previously refrained from introducing high-capacity bikes in the Indian market, the recent launch of the Yamaha MT-03 and R3 suggests a strategic shift. The official confirmation of the impending launch of the R7, MT-07, and MT-09 was made at an exclusive dealership event, creating a buzz among motorcycle enthusiasts across the country.

Yamaha MT-07

Yamaha MT-07: Unleashing the Streetfighter Beast

The MT-07, Yamaha’s formidable streetfighter, is set to captivate riders with its dynamic design and powerful performance. Boasting a 689cc liquid-cooled, In-line twin engine, the MT-07 delivers a robust 73.4PS at 8750rpm and 67Nm at 6500rpm. Positioned in the price range of Rs 8 to 9 lakh, the MT-07 will go head-to-head with rivals like the Kawasaki Z650, Honda CB650R, and Triumph Trident 660.

Yamaha R7: The Supersport Marvel

For those seeking the thrill of the track, the Yamaha R7 emerges as a formidable choice. As the faired sibling of the MT-07, the R7 is expected to come with a slightly higher price tag, ranging from Rs 9 to 10 lakh. This supersport model is set to rival the likes of the Honda CBR650R, Kawasaki Ninja 650, and the upcoming Triumph Daytona 660.

Yamaha R7

MT-09: Yamaha’s Powerhouse on Two Wheels

At the pinnacle of Yamaha’s 2024 lineup is the mighty MT-09. This powerhouse of a motorcycle is equipped with a 998cc liquid-cooled In-line 4 engine, unleashing an astonishing 165.9PS at 11500rpm and 112Nm at 9000rpm. Priced around Rs 13 lakh, the MT-09 will enter a fierce competition, challenging the Ducati Monster, Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple RS, and the BMW F 900 R.

Yamaha’s Return to the Big Bike Arena

For motorcycle enthusiasts, witnessing Yamaha’s resurgence in the big bike segment is nothing short of exhilarating. Notably, Yamaha holds the distinction of being the first to introduce a litre-class bike in India back in 2009. Over the years, it has continued to surprise and awe riders, bringing iconic models like the Yamaha V-Max and the audacious Yamaha MT-09.

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