Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage
The Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage is a mid-range naked bike which is basically the standard MT-07 with a few bolt on bits aimed at protecting the bike a bit more. It's powered by a 689cc parallel twin engine which puts out 74bhp.
- The excellent MT-07 with bling
- Quality, comfort, brakes
- Stock MT-07 with an exhaust upgrade
- Fiddly switches, range
In 2015 the Yamaha MT-07 Moto Cage ABS was launched to appeal to younger riders, particularly those who are fans of stunt riding. The standard MT-07 was praised for being light and fun with a friendly liquid cooled parallel twin 689cc engine, producing 75bhp at 9,000rpm.
- Dual 282mm wavy discs up front with 2 piston calipers
- Rear 245mm disc with single piston caliper
- Non-adjustable 41mm fork with 130mm travel
- Rear shock with 130mm travel
- 6 speed gearbox
- LCD console with gear position indicator
- LED tail light
Even the standard MT-07 was discovered to be a great wheelie machine - so it makes sense that it might become the ideal stunt bike from a manufacturer. The liquid cooled 689cc 2 cylinder crossplane engine achieves maximum power at 9000rpm.
The Moto Cage gets a lot of stylistic touches to demonstrate the stunt riding potential. First up is the bright red tubular cage around the centre section for additional crash protection, along with the fact the light ten-spoke wheels have contrasting colours, and the edgier graphics. It also has a new adjustable headlight shroud. Although the wheels have changed colour, they're the same 120/70ZR17 front and 180/55ZR17 rear.
So in a similar fashion to bikes like the Aprilia Caponord getting some crash protection and panniers for a Caponord Rally version, the stunt-inspired Moto Cage takes the good standard MT-07 and makes mainly cosmetic changes to produce something Yamaha hope will appeal to younger riders. The lightweight 10-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.
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