June 29, 2014

2015 Yamaha FZ-07

Yamaha announced it would import the MT-07 to Canada as the 2015 FZ-07. Until now, the twin-cylinder roadster had only been announced for Europe as the MT-07; there is no word the FZ-07 will be offered in the U.S., but the Canadian announcement is a good sign it may be coming soon.

Revealed at EICMA, the FZ-07 slots in under the three-cylinder FZ-09 (known as the MT-09 outside of the North America) with a newly-developed liquid-cooled 689cc parallel-Twin engine. The engine uses a 270-degree crank, giving it what Yamaha calls its “crossplane concept”, promising a linear throttle response and reduced inertial torque. Yamaha claims a maximum output of 75 hp and 50.2 ft.-lbs.

Yamaha says the camshafts were designed to accentuate low- to mid-range power, delivering strong torque from 3000-6500rpm. Each cylinder has four stainless steel valves, with the intake valves set at 14 degrees and exhaust valves at 15 degrees to keep the combustion chamber compact. Yamaha Canada says valve adjustment intervals are every 40,000 km (24,855 miles)

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