Yamaha has released details of its new bikes a day ahead of the Intermot show in Cologne, the first of which is the new MT-07 Moto Cage; a dealer-built special edition of the brilliant bike launched this year. Here’s what Yamaha has to say:

MT-07 goes extreme 


The Yamaha MT family is taking the world of motorcycling by storm. First came the MT-09 triple, followed soon after by the MT-07 twin, and more recently the MT-125 – and each one of these bold and innovative new models has set new standards for performance, originality and affordability in their respective categories.

Inspired by the Dark Side of Japan and characterized by their strong linear torque and aggressive naked styling, the dynamic MT family is attracting a wide range of customers from diverse sectors of the biking world. In their debut year, Yamaha’s MT models havetotally reinvigorated the motorcycle market by opening up a whole new direction and lifestyle for thrill-seeking riders who are looking for something different.



Universal acclaim 

Few new model launches in recent years have attracted such widespread acclaim from the press and public, and in their debut season the MT-09 triple and the MT-07 twin have brought fun, excitement and enjoyment back to motorcycling. In the same way that the MT-09 line has been reinforced with the recent arrival of the Street Rally and Sport Tracker variants, the top-selling MT-07 twin will be joined by the extreme new MT-07 Moto Cage variant, giving younger MT fans an even wider choice of unique and characterful models.

Being announced shortly after the arrival of the ground breaking MT-09 triple, the MT-07 had a lot to live up to. Following glowing press tests this new 700cc twin has established itself as one of the most exciting, original and thrilling bikes on the street, and it is already being talked about as one of the most influential designs in recent years.


The record shows that the MT-07 has exceeded expectations in virtually every area, and thanks to its class-leading combination of strong linear torque, lightweight agility and a thrilling riding experience, this affordable middleweight twin is topping the sales charts all over Europe.


New MT-07 Moto Cage: the more extreme face of the Dark Side 

Inspired by the Dark Side of Japan, the Yamaha MT-07 has struck a chord with today’s generation of bikers who appreciate soul, character and individuality – as well as unbeatable value for money.

Now Yamaha are about to take the concept into new territory with the imminent arrival of the radical new MT-07 Moto Cage. Featuring bold and vibrant graphics and equipped with a range of stunt-inspired chassis components, the new MT-07 Moto Cage is ready to unleash the more extreme face of the Dark Side!


Stunt-inspired chassis components for a more extreme image 

The new MT-07 Moto Cage features a vibrant new colour scheme with special tank and tail graphics, and is equipped with a range of exclusive new components that give this exciting and charismatic 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 tough tubular under guard that give extra protection and also underline the bike’s extreme stunt-inspired image. 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 colour, 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 exclusive components 

  • Frame mounted engine guards
  • Tubular engine under guard
  • Special new passenger seat
  • Lightweight knuckle guards
  • Adjustable front light mask
  • Red radiator guards
  • Red front wheel / black rear wheel with red pinstripe
  • Red chassis components
  • Protective stickers


Optional Akrapovic exhaust 

MT-07 Moto Cage riders who want to create the ultimate package can personalize their bike with a specially developed lightweight Akrapovic exhaust that emits a forceful note and gives an even more exclusive look.

Yamaha also offer a wide 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 licence plate holder and side stand extension, as well as numerous other items that enable the rider to create a unique package.

The MT-07 Moto Cage is available in Matt Grey (with Moto Cage graphics) from November 2014 onwards.



2015 MT-07 Moto Cage*



2-Cylinder, Liquid-cooled,4-stroke,DOHC,4-valve


689 cc

Bore x stroke

80.0 x 68.6 mm

Compression ratio

11.5 : 1

Max. Power


Max. Torque

68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6500 rpm

Lubrication system

Wet sump

Fuel supply system

Fuel Injection

Clutch type

Wet, Multiple disc

Ignition system


Starter system


Transmission system

Constant mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission system


Primary reduction ratio

77/40 (1.925)

Secondary reduction ratio

43/16 (2.688)

Gear ratio 1st gear

37/13 (2.846)

Gear ratio 2nd gear

34/16 (2.125)

Gear ratio 3rd gear

31/19 (1.632)

Gear ratio 4th gear

26/20 (1.300)

Gear ratio 5th gear

24/22 (1.091)

Gear ratio 6th gear

27/28 (0.964)




Front suspension

Telescopic forks

Front wheel travel

130 mm

Rear suspension

Swingarm (Link type suspension)

Rear wheel travel

130 mm

Caster angle

24° 50″


90 mm

Front brake

Hydraulic dual discs, Ø 282 mm

Rear brake

Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm

Front tyre

120/70 ZR 17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)

Rear tyre

180/55 ZR 17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)


Overall length

2085 mm

Overall width

745 mm

Overall height

1,090 mm

Seat height

805 mm


1,400 mm

Min. ground clearance

140 mm

Fuel capacity

14 litres

Oil capacity

3.0 litres

* The MT-07 Moto Cage is a special edition built up by an official Yamaha dealer with genuine Yamaha parts.

Tony Carter

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