If you love the new Yamaha MT-07, but you consider it a bit too strong for your riding skills or you are too young for its power output, than we have a great news for you.
The Japanese manufacturer decided to offer a free 48hp restrictor kit for its model which makes it eligible for A2 motorcycle licences.
Yamaha’s decision comes as a response to the new 2013 EU regulations which forbid to riders aged 19 or 20 to ride motorcycles that are stronger than 48 hp, so they get only an A2 licence. The A2-compliant motorcycles must have a power output of 48 hp and a power-to-weight ratio of 0.27 hp per kg.
Without the restrictor kit, the Yamaha MT-07’s 689cc, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves engine generates a maximum output of 55.0 kW (74.8PS) at 9,000 rpm and 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) of torque at 6,500 rpm.
As we’ve mentioned above, the restrictor kit is offered for free for all new MT-07s but if you want to install it on a used model then you will have to pay £124.99 (€149).
The motorcycle has a base price of r £5,199 (€6,200) and if you want the ABS version you will have to pay £400 (€477) more.