Hot on the heels of its popular FZ-09, Yamaha will add a new FZ-07 to its lineup for 2015. Designed to appeal to experienced and entry-level riders alike, the FZ-07 is powered by an all-new, liquid-cooled 689cc parallel twin with a “Crossplane” 270-degree crankshaft that should give it some nice pulse feel as well as torquey performance. The twin makes a claimed 74 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque.
The engine is carried as a stressed member in the diamond-type steel frame, which, along with chain final drive, helps keep weight down to a claimed 397 pounds wet, 17 pounds lighter than the FZ-09. A 41mm fork and link-type single shock handle suspension duties (5.1 inches of travel front and rear), and the triple disc brakes feature wave-style 282mm dual discs with opposed 4-piston calipers in front.
At an EPA-estimated 58 mpg, Yamaha says the FZ-07 will achieve a 200-mile range from the 3.7-gallon tank. Seat height is 31.7 inches.
The 2015 FZ-07 will come in Rapid Red, Liquid Graphite or Pearl White with an MSRP of $6,990. According to Yamaha, the FZ-07 will be in dealerships this month (June).