Europe is giving us a sneak peek at the 2023 Yamaha MT-07. The primary update this year is a new five-inch TFT dash that incorporates several new features. Let’s get right to what’s new about the 2023 Yamaha MT-07, famously known as being from the Dark Side of Japan.
There are two display themes available on the TFT screen. The Street Theme is a contemporary design, with a bar-style tachometer running above the digital speedometer and gear position indicator. Traditionalists will like the Touring Theme, which has an analog-style circular tachometer on the right side of the screen and a digital speed readout on the left.
Bluetooth connectivity comes to the 2023 Yamaha MT-07. The free MyRide app from Yamaha is the go-between for you and the dash. With MyRide enabled, you can get notified on the dash of messages, emails, and calls. MyRide can also be configured to send an email to the address of your choice should the MT-07 have a technical problem.
Social media fans can share information accumulated by MyRide. The MyRide app keeps track of your route, distance riding, acceleration rates, top speed, lean angle, and more. You can post the results of your ride on Facebook and enjoy plaudits, ridicule, or anything in-between.
Yamaha put new right-side switchgear on the MT-07 to make it possible to work the software on the TFT dash.
Although a quickshifter remains optional, the new MT-07 is prewired to make for an easier install than in previous years.
We don’t have a price for the 2023 Yamaha MT-07. Additionally, while we can’t guarantee that the US edition of the MT-07 will get the new dash, we are counting on Yamaha Motor US to not let us down!
2023 Yamaha MT-07 SpecsENGINE
Type: CP2 parallel twin
Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 68.6mm
Maximum power: 72 horsepower @ 8750 rpm
Maximum torque: 49 ft-lbs @ 6500 rpm
Compression ratio: 11.5:1
Valvetrain: DOHC; 4 vpc
Transmission: Constant-mesh 6-speed
Clutch: Web multiplate
Final drive: Chain
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm KYB fork; 5.1 inches
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!