2018 Yamaha MT-07 LA

Yamaha MT-07 LA

The Yamaha MT-07 LA is a custom built learner motorcycle and this one is based on the regular full power MT-07. Yamaha claims that the MT-07LA version has been specifically designed for the learner market. I like the look of the MT07 as it is a good looking modern motorcycle design that is similar yet different from the rest of the naked motorcycle class.

Technically the MT-07 is a power restricted version of the regular by reducing engine capacity and ECU modifications. The MT-07LA is the only learner motorcycle I know that uses a full 180 width rear tyre fitted as standard (180-55-17) so no one but keen motorcyclists will know the difference which is arguably the key selling feature of the MT-07.  The engine has been reduced in capacity and retuned for torque and there 68Nm is very high for a reasonably weighted approx 200kg motorcycle.

In terms of design the MT-07LA uses the latest Yamaha styling themes which means it looks good and different to other motorcycle brands. Picures on the internet do not do it justice so check one out in the showroom of not the street.

The Yamaha MT-07LA costs $9999 AUD on the road so it is a little more expensive than the popular LAMS or learner motorcycles like the Kawasaki Ninja 300 but the MT-07 is a more modern motorcycle with more expensive parts. Although it shouldn’t matter the most important and key selling points are: the MT-07LA is arguably the fastest LAMS or learner motorcycle you can buy and it looks exactly like the full power motorcycle.

Yamaha MT-07 LA Key Specifications (2018)
Engine: IL2 cylinder (EFI)
Capacity: 655cc
Power/Torque: 38Kw @ 4000RPM 68 Nm @ 6500RPM
Gearbox: 6 speed
Kerb Weight: 182Kg Approx
Performance: 0-100kph NA seconds Approx
Max Speed NA Kph Approx
Fuel Economy: 12 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
Seat height: 805mm
Dimensions: L2085 x W745 x H1090
Recommended Retail Price: $9,999 Ride away (2017)