2015 Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage
The stunt-inspired 2015 Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage is a special European edition built by Yamaha dealers with Yamaha parts.
Though it does include some special bits, it does not include an Akrapovic exhaust, LED flashers and license plate holder – unless ordered.
What it does include is a DOHC liquid-cooled four-stroke, four valve, twin cylinder displacing 689cc, with an 11.5:1 compression ratio putting out 73.7 horsepower at 9000 RPM and 50.1 ft/lbs of torque at 6500 RPM. Electronic fuel injection feeds the beast and TCI ignition lights the fires.
The power flows to the ground through a wet multi-plate clutch and six speed constant mesh transmission hooked to a chain final drive system. The brakes to undo the speed that powertrain can produce are dual hydraulic disc brakes up front on 282 mm discs and a single 245 mm rotor with a hydraulic brake on the back.
The chassis is a diamond configuration fitted out with stunt-inspired components. The new MT-07 Moto Cage features a vibrant new color scheme with special tank and tail graphics, and is equipped with a range of exclusive new components that give the 700cc twin a more edgy and aggressive stunt-bike image.
The bike’s specially developed parts include frame-mounted engine guards as well as a tubular under guard that give extra protection and to enhance its tough urban look, the MT-07 Moto Cage is fitted with lightweight knuckle protectors as well as an adjustable front light mask, while protective stickers are located on the slim bodywork. To complete this exclusive new package the MT-07 Moto Cage is fitted with a special newly designed passenger seat and lightweight radiator guards finished in red.
The Moto Cage comes in a Matt Grey base color, and features exclusive new red graphics on the tank and tail unit – as well as a number of red chassis components – that highlight the bike’s street-inspired looks. To underline its unique appeal it is fitted with a red front wheel combined with a black rear wheel featuring a red pin stripe.
MT-07 Moto Cage can be personalized with a specially developed lightweight Akrapovic exhaust. Yamaha offers a range of Genuine Accessories for the MT-07 Moto Cage, including red steel mesh air scoops and side covers, as well as a wide choice of high quality billet covers and billet protectors.
The list of Genuine Yamaha Accessories also features a special license plate holder and side stand extension, as well as numerous other items that enable the rider to create a unique package.
The front forks are conventional design with 5.1” (130mm) of travel, which is matched mm for mm by the rear link-type swing arm suspension.
Up front, a 120/70 ZR 17M/C (58W) tubeless tire makes ground contact with a 180/55 ZR 17M/C (73W) tubeless on the rear.
With a 55.1” (1400 mm) wheelbase, there is the promise of very nimble handling. Seat height is 31.7” (805 mm) and overall length is 82.0” (2,085 mm).
Though the MT-07 Moto Cage is slated for European markets at present, it is anticipated that it will make its appearance in the U.S. late in 2015.