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The R7 will have a price of $8,999 for both Team Yamaha Blue and Performance Black.

Yamaha's website says the R7 will be available starting in June.
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That is DIRT CHEAP!! I just bought a new Trek Top Fuel 9.9 Mountain Bike for $9,500.00. I am amazed how cheap sport bikes are!
 

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That is DIRT CHEAP!! I just bought a new Trek Top Fuel 9.9 Mountain Bike for $9,500.00. I am amazed how cheap sport bikes are!
MT07 is $7699. Same engine minus fairings and adjustable forks.
CBR650R is $9699. 94HP Inline 4 and Traction control.

$8999 R7 is not so cheap for what it is.
72HP.
 

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Do you think dealers still have their allocation?
In this low production/inventory and high demand economy.... From what I've seen happening around me in a general sense... I see units for various other makes and models for dealer allocation already having deposits on them.

That means inventory is sold out before it ever gets to the showroom floor. That also leads me to believe that at least for the short term, if you want something that is in demand, you'll likely have to find yourself putting a deposit on it before you even get to see it in person, otherwise the story is likely to be that you are not getting one for a while.

I look at it this way, I have put deposits on two different motorcycles... both sight unseen... and both are sold out of their available initial numbers available. If I discover I don't like something about it when I see it in person, I can either finish the purchase and flip it pretty easily(maybe for a profit), or I can just cancel the order and get my deposit back. ...and some other lucky soul will find that machine on the showroom floor for about an hour or so?

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you are waiting to see something in person when they are in stock, you may be in for a longer wait than you might expect.

I could be wrong, but I don't think I am. I've seen too much of this spread over a lot of industries over the last year and a half.

Hopefully this helps perspective a bit.
 

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MT07 is $7699. Same engine minus fairings and adjustable forks.
CBR650R is $9699. 94HP Inline 4 and Traction control.

$8999 R7 is not so cheap for what it is.
72HP.

I'm not so sure its a bad a deal. The cost of an MT07, then swap out an R6 front end, add fairings... and it still does not add up to the R7, and for more money and time to build it.

Frame was initially based on the MT07, but the geometry was then revised, and strength was added in important places. That in itself makes it new and not an MT07 with fairings and forks. There is more that can be openly seen in the R7 package than many are giving Yamaha credit for. 👍

We're all excited to eventually get our hands on it to find out exactly what we've got here. hehe

Yamaha Motor Releases YZF-R7 Supersport for Europe and the United States ― A new R-Series model in line with Yamaha’s platform strategy ― - News releases | Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (yamaha-motor.com)
 

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Yamaha called me today. They wanted to thank me for my R7 order. It was more than that though... They called to make sure I didn't have any unknown detail I may be still wondering about in this process. It was a professional, and pleasurable call. They seem to love their work, as the man I was speaking with seemed to be just as enthusiastic about motorcycles as I am.

I can't recall a more pleasant interaction/experience with buying a vehicle than I've had in this instance. Nice work Yamaha.

EDIT: I stopped by the dealer today and they told me that the bike is shipping the first half of June, so I should take delivery at the end of June or the first week of July. They also told me that there were no other preorders coming to them, so I'll have the only one in my area for a while.
 

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Yamaha called me today. They wanted to thank me for my R7 order. It was more than that though... They called to make sure I didn't have any unknown detail I may be still wondering about in this process. It was a professional, and pleasurable call. They seem to love their work, as the man I was speaking with seemed to be just as enthusiastic about motorcycles as I am.

I can't recall a more pleasant interaction/experience with buying a vehicle than I've had in this instance. Nice work Yamaha.

EDIT: I stopped by the dealer today and they told me that the bike is shipping the first half of June, so I should take delivery at the end of June or the first week of July. They also told me that there were no other preorders coming to them, so I'll have the only one in my area for a while.
Glad to hear the call went so well. Small things like that make such a difference to me. That will be cool to have the first bike from your dealer.
 

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I wonder how easy it'll be to test ride the bike when it reaches dealers.
It seems like the dealers selling Japanese brand bikes in the USA aren’t very willing to let people test ride new bikes. My local Ducati / Aprilia / Triumph / KTM dealer asks if I brought my helmet when I come through the door….:)

Keep an eye on the factory Yamaha demo ride schedule. At some point I’m sure the R7 will be included in their fleet.

 

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I don't expect you'll get to demo an R7. It's unlikely Yamaha will have demos for a high demand bike like the R7 with no real competition and the ones being produced are already sold. I worked for a local dealership a long time ago and about this time every year, they ask me to help with the flood of new units. I've test ridden just about every Jap bike since the mid '80s but never had to test drive anything to know I had to have it. Specs and unbiased reviews are enough for me.
 

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Those demo rides at scheduled events require you to jump thru hoops and pay the admission price if you want to ride. The demos I'm referring to are the ones that dealerships get and must prove they've been ridden by a certain number of people to get and sell at a lower price. The dealer will let you to ride them in exchange for your signature as proof to get the reduced price. If it's not a demo model, the dealership has nothing to gain and you probably won't get to ride it unless it's a model that doesn't sell well and they think you're serious about buying it. Show bikes at the big events are often provided by the manufacturers and are destroyed rather than sold as demos like they are at dealerships so someone has to pay.
 

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Those demo rides at scheduled events require you to jump thru hoops and pay the admission price if you want to ride.
Yes, I could see that. Looks like you’d have to have to get into the paddock first before you could sign up for a ride.

I enjoy doing the manufacturer demos that they set up at the dealerships. Just show up with a license and your gear and fill out a little sheet asking what the last new bike you bought was, and which bikes you would prefer to ride.

Last time I did one (last summer) I ended up riding six bikes. Not too many riders showed up, maybe because of the pandemic. My favorites ended up being the XSR900 and the MT-09, which surprised me. I had expected to like the 700 twin better.
 

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Yes, I could see that. Looks like you’d have to have to get into the paddock first before you could sign up for a ride.

I enjoy doing the manufacturer demos that they set up at the dealerships. Just show up with a license and your gear and fill out a little sheet asking what the last new bike you bought was, and which bikes you would prefer to ride.

Last time I did one (last summer) I ended up riding six bikes. Not too many riders showed up, maybe because of the pandemic. My favorites ended up being the XSR900 and the MT-09, which surprised me. I had expected to like the 700 twin better.
Did they feel more refined? Did the 700 feel underpowered? What are the reasons?
 
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