|Year of specifications
cc, inline 4 cylinder, 4-stroke
The Yamaha R7 was a homologation superbike
built in extremely limited numbers, 500 to be exact.
Because of its exclusivity and desirability there were certain
criteria which had to be met before Yamaha would even sell you
an R7. You had to either commit to a season of racing or sponsor
a race rider. Then Yamaha would allow you to swop a considerable
amount of money (about 3-4 times the price of a similar, less
exclusive machine) for the privilege of owning one.
Powering the Yamaha R7 was a four-stroke, inline four cylinder,
749 cc engine which developed around 105 horsepower in road
going form. However after adjusting the fuel injection system
and adding a racing exhaust 135 hp was available. Racing spec
versions of the Yamaha R7 produced around 150 hp.