Styling remains sleek and aggressive.

Styling remains sleek and aggressive. (Yamaha/)

Yamaha will give its MT-07 a light-touch upgrade for 2023, with a new instrument panel and connection options. It will be available in dealerships starting in April of 2023 at $8,199, a $300 increase over the 2022 MSRP.

The MT-07 has received modest upgrades in recent years, with new braking components, LED lighting, bodywork, and ergonomic improvements implemented for the 2021 model year. The 2023 model takes these and adds a new 5-inch, full-color TFT display panel equipped with two layout options. “Street” has a bar-style tach, digital speedometer, and gear selection information. “Touring” has a circular tachometer on the right and a digital speedometer on the left.

Additionally, the MT-07 will be equipped with Yamaha Motorcycle Connect, allowing riders to make use of the Y-Connect app. With a rider’s smartphone connected via Bluetooth, functions such as call and text information can be displayed on the new display panel. Ride data such as fuel economy and ride logs will also be available.

For those who want to spend a little extra, the MT-07 will also be prewired for the Yamaha Quick Shift System.

The essentials of the bike remain unchanged, however, from the 689cc liquid-cooled twin to the suspension and braking setups.

If you want to get a sense of what this middleweight naked is like in action, check out our 2021 review. This is a superb commuter machine and particularly great for riders in urban areas and the upgrades introduced for 2023 will likely be appreciated by riders of that ilk.

Color options will include Cyan Storm, Matte Stealth Black, or Team Yamaha Blue.

2023 Yamaha MT-07 Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $8,199
Engine: 689cc, liquid-cooled twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 80.0 x 68.6mm
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: 41mm telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock, preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.1 in. travel
Front Brake: Dual hydraulic calipers, 298mm discs, ABS
Rear Brake: Single hydraulic caliper, 245mm disc, ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Cast aluminum; 17 x 17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70-17 / 180/55-17
Rake/Trail: 24.5°/3.5 in.
Wheelbase: 55.1 in.
Seat Height: 31.7 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 4.6 lb.
Available: April 2023
Contact: yamahamotorsports.com

The 2023 MT-07 is prewired to easily accommodate a Yamaha Quick Shift System upgrade.

The 2023 MT-07 is prewired to easily accommodate a Yamaha Quick Shift System upgrade. (Yamaha/)

The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 gets a brand new instrument panel.

The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 gets a brand new instrument panel. (Yamaha/)

The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 will start at $8,199.

The 2023 Yamaha MT-07 will start at $8,199. (Yamaha/)

The new MT-07 will be equipped with Yamaha Motorcycle Connect, allowing riders to easily pair their smartphones with the bike.

The new MT-07 will be equipped with Yamaha Motorcycle Connect, allowing riders to easily pair their smartphones with the bike. (Yamaha/)

2023 Yamaha MT-07 in Cyan Storm.

2023 Yamaha MT-07 in Cyan Storm. (Yamaha/)

2023 Yamaha MT-07 in Matte Stealth Black.

2023 Yamaha MT-07 in Matte Stealth Black. (Yamaha/)

2023 Yamaha MT-07 in Team Yamaha Blue.

2023 Yamaha MT-07 in Team Yamaha Blue. (Yamaha/)

2023 Yamaha MT-07.

2023 Yamaha MT-07. (Yamaha/)

2023 Yamaha MT-07.

2023 Yamaha MT-07. (Yamaha/)
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