Yamaha has just revealed the pricing of their new and upcoming – well, new if you discount the old R7 from memory – 2021 R7 and R7 60th Anniversary edition.
Including VAT and OTR costs, the 2021 Yamaha R7 will be priced at £8,200 – and available from November 2021. Whilst the stunning 60th Anniversary edition model will be priced at £8,500, and we are told it will be available from launch too.
Meanwhile, if you prefer going for the monthly option and a PCP deal, with a deposit of £2,083 you’ll pay £94.00 a month over 36 months, with a final payment of £3,757.50 to secure the bike after that time. This is quoted on a 3.55% interest rate and representative 6.9% APR.
Sounds like a pretty tempting deal, and if you fancy tucking the latest Japanese sports bike in your garage we’re sure there’s a Yamaha dealer around the corner happy to speak with you.
How does it compare to rivals?
To compare the R7 price to rivals, the Aprilia RS660 is a stonking £10,149, whilst the Honda CBR650R is £8,149, and the Kawasaki Ninja 650 starting at £7,349. Placing the Yamaha on the pricier end of the scale, but not in the soaring heights of the RS660 (although that’s an outrageously fun bike).
In fact, considering the 60th Anniversary unit is only £300 more… Personally, I think it’s one of the nicest liveries on two wheels in years.
As of writing, we are currently out at the press launch for the R7, testing the super successful MT-07 CP2 motor for our upcoming review! The 689cc unit puts out 72.3 BHP at 8750 rpm, therefore making it eligible for an A2 restrictor kit alongside its naked sibling (that’s a weird sentence).
Our sales forecast puts the R7 amongst one of the more anticipated releases for the 2022 market, but it’ll be interesting to see how it gets off the mark.