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Currently own a Yamaha Bolt and a Zero FX. I've owned about 30 various street bikes in the past 40 years but no fully faired bikes. I almost bought a 600 Hurricane in '86 but from my experience, mid-range and even low-end torque is more practical for a street bike than just high HP. The R6 is too peaky and the R1, too heavy so I'm really looking forward to getting the R7 even though I missed the pre-order.
 

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Currently own a Yamaha Bolt and a Zero FX. I've owned about 30 various street bikes in the past 40 years but no fully faired bikes. I almost bought a 600 Hurricane in '86 but from my experience, mid-range and even low-end torque is more practical for a street bike than just high HP. The R6 is too peaky and the R1, too heavy so I'm really looking forward to getting the R7 even though I missed the pre-order.
Welcome to the forum @EDS! Would the R7 replace either the Bolt or Zero FX? Or are you planning on keeping all three?
 

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They're both keepers. The Bolt is used for toting the wife around. We got it set up with a comfortable passenger seat and sissy bar. The FX is an ongoing "cafe" project with clip-ons, rearsets, 18" front rim, low front fender, street tires, bikini fairing, etc. Our electricity is included in the rent so it costs nothing to refuel. It's just too much fun to get rid of! The R7 would nicely fill the gap between the two.
 

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I’m seriously considering the R7. Currently on a ‘19 R3 and will regret not keeping it -but I can’t afford two bikes. I had a Yamaha rep call me after a recall notice, (last summer), who asked if I was liking my new R3. I told him that I was loving the thing, but while I had him on the phone I told him that like most folks, I was already thinking of my “next” bike and what I’d like to see from Yamaha. What I expressed was to take an MT-07 and do what they had done with the R3 and MT-03. I mentioned although nakeds were seemingly the hot thing, a lot of us still like the fairings but aren’t ready for, or simply don’t want a committed R6. The R7 is more than I hoped for with the improved suspension, geometry changes, and slight driveline tweaks. The news of the R7 seems like they built exactly what I was hoping for. I plan to own one I just hope they follow one more R3/MT-03 sales technique, and offer a third colorway. Would love to see this in a yellow with speed strobes, or better yet something inspired by the OW-02...
Looking forward to conversations on this new forum with other enthusiastic Yammys
WedgeSG
 
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