2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Track Review

An ancillary video review of Yamaha’s parallel-twin powered YZF-R7.

Earlier this year, Yamaha announced it was retiring its beloved YZF-R6 four-cylinder sportbike. (Find out more in the 2021 Yamaha YZF-R6 Race First Look Preview article).

Replacing it on paper, but not in spirit is its more affordable and easy riding twin-cylinder powered YZF-R7 (learn more in the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Preview writeup and video). After test riding it a couple times during the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Review and 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 MC Commute Review, we got our hands on one of our own motorcycles.

So we hauled it out to a Yamaha R World owner’s trackday operated by Z2 Track Days at Sonoma Raceway. Tune-in to watch what it’s like to ride around the circuit on OE-fitted Bridgestone Battlax S22 tires. Lastly, stay tuned for another review dedicated to the R7′s capability as an everyday street bike.

2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $8,999
Engine: 689cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 80.0 x 68.6mm
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection
Clutch: Wet, multiplate slipper/assist
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Steel trellis
Front Suspension: 41mm inverted KYB fork, preload, compression, rebound adjustable; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Single shock, preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.1 in. travel
Front Brakes: 298mm discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 245mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Cast aluminum
Tires, Front/Rear: Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22; 120/70-17, 180/55-17
Seat Height: 32.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 414 lb.
Warranty: 1-year limited factory warranty
Available: June 2021
Contact: yamahamotorsports.com