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Yamaha leaves the YZF-R7 sportbike unchanged for 2024, which comes as no surprise considering it debuted as a 2022 model. It will be priced at $9,199, which is the same MSRP as last year’s edition, a nice change considering the mark-ups we’ve seen on other models like the YZF-R1 and R1M.

Editor’s note: We’ve ridden the YZF-R7 during the 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Review2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 MC Commute Review, and 2022 Yamaha YZF-R7 Track Review articles and videos with nearly 45 minutes of commentary describing the ins and outs of this product while riding on the street and racetrack.

The 2024 Yamaha YZF-R7 remains unchanged.
The 2024 Yamaha YZF-R7 remains unchanged. (Yamaha/)

The R7 was brought to market as the kinder, gentler midsize sportbike. It took the place of the YZF-R6, which became too niche as the midsize, high-performance (and racy) four-cylinder sportbike market continued to contract. Although to be fair, Honda’s reversing this trend with the announcement of its 2024 Honda CBR600RR (for European consumption, for now).

The R7 uses a mill borrowed from the popular MT-07, a 689cc parallel twin that is markedly more docile and user-friendly than the R6′s inline-four. We rode the machine soon after its debut and found it more akin to the R3, offering a muted though enjoyable riding experience. The slim design contributed to making the machine feel lithe and nimble on track, with a cockpit that was comfortable and clearly intended for a broader riding audience.

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The YZF-R7 is designed to be a more comfortable and approachable midsize sportbike.
The YZF-R7 is designed to be a more comfortable and approachable midsize sportbike. (Yamaha/)

Fully adjustable front suspension and spring preload and rebound damping at the rear give riders some customizability for different ride conditions, and we found the kit to be more than adequate for most folks. Styling is on point too, with the R7 looking right at home with its larger and more powerful siblings.

We’ve found the R7 to be an enjoyable machine both on and off the track.
We’ve found the R7 to be an enjoyable machine both on and off the track. (Yamaha/)

Other features of note include the assist and slipper clutch as well as the optional quickshifter upgrade Yamaha has made available for the platform. Brembo braking hardware provides better-than-average braking as well.

For riders who want sportbike styling with energetic-yet-approachable power, the R7 is hard to beat.

The 2024 Yamaha YZF-R7 will start at $9,199.
The 2024 Yamaha YZF-R7 will start at $9,199. (Yamaha/)

2024 Yamaha YZF-R7 Technical Specifications and Price

Price:$9,199Engine:689cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; 4 valves/cyl.Bore x Stroke:80.0 x 68.6mmCompression Ratio:11.5:1Fuel Delivery:EFIClutch:Wet, multiplate slipperTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chainFrame:DiamondFront Suspension:41mm KYB inverted fork, fully adjustable; 5.1 in. travelRear Suspension:KYB shock, preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.1 in. travelFront Brake:Radial-mount 4-piston caliper, 298mm discs w/ ABSRear Brake:245mm disc w/ ABSWheels, Front/Rear:Cast aluminum; 17 in./17 in.Tires, Front/Rear:Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22; 120/70-17 / 180/55-17Rake/Trail:23.7°/3.5 in.Wheelbase:54.9 in.Seat Height:32.9 in.Fuel Capacity:3.4 gal.Claimed Curb Weight:414 lb.Warranty:12-month

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Title: 2024 Yamaha YZF-R7 Preview
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Final Encore—Bizzarrini P538

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Photo: Casey AnnisThe 1950s and 1960s were a time of rapid change in both the road and racecar world. Technology was advancing quickly and with this advancement, it became increasingly harder and harder for a lone individual—either engineer or visionary—to be solely responsible for a complete automobile. Yet, some amazing vehicles were given birth during this time by some of the last of these automotive prodigies. One such automotive savant was Italian Giotto Bizzarrini. A tenacious and talented engineer and development driver, Bizzarrini either created or played a major role in some of the most iconic cars of the 1960s, including several built under his own name. Any true understanding of Bizzarrini’s cars, however, first requires an understanding of the man, as the two are virtually inseparable.

The author unleashes a healthy dose of the “Anniversario” Bizzarrini’s prodigious horsepower.
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Born Survivor

Giotto Bizzarrini was born in June 6, 1926, in Quercianella, near Livorno, Italy. Born into a long line of engineers, it is perhaps not surprising that Bizzarrini would gravitate toward things mechanical. However, his early childhood years were more dominated by soccer and hunting, at least until World War II intervened. When the war broke out, Giotto’s father took up arms against the Germans, leaving young Giotto behind to fend for his family. During the war years, times were tough and much of what the Bizzarrini family had to eat ended up coming from Giotto’s hunting prowess. Bizzarrini would look back on these years of deprivation and state, “That period really influenced me for the rest of my life. It made me into a survivor, somewhat of a maverick.”

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Saturday special: An elegant three-wheeler with a Mazda engine

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Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts
Although Bike EXIF is dedicated to art on two wheels, our automotive interests are wide-ranging. Our publisher has an enviable car collection, our workshop editor, Dean, is a vintage snowmobile fiend, and I’ve been in love with the Morgan Super 3 ever since I test-drove it at the Malle Mile. So today we’re bending the rules, and bringing you a stunning three-wheeler that’s only really thirty percent motorcycle.

Dubbed the ‘MAC 2,’ it’s the second handmade three-wheeler from Indonesian engineer and vintage bike enthusiast, Cosmas Lili Sudrajat. Cosmas has a major crush on Morgan’s V-twin-powered three-wheelers—but they’re expensive and hard to come by in Indonesia. Luckily, he knows his way around a workshop.

Custom three-wheeler with Mazda engine and motorcycle parts

The V-twin powerplant bolted to the front of the MAC 2 isn’t a motorcycle engine though. It’s out of a Mazda B600—a pint-sized, Japanese-made station wagon that was a hit in Indonesia in the 1960s. “The Mazda’s air-cooled 600 cc V-twin engine is the perfect size for a three-wheeler,” says Cosmas.

Once the Mazda B600 had been torn down to just its chassis and motor, Cosmas chopped off the rear half of the frame and installed a repurposed Honda swingarm. Repurposed 18” laced motorcycle wheels do duty up front, modified with cast aluminum MAC-branded hubcaps.

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Ferrari Challenge UK commences

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The 2024 Ferrari UK Challenge race series commences its sixth season this weekend at iconic English racing circuit Brands Hatch. Ferrari North Europe has confirmed another packed grid of experienced and new drivers in both the Trofeo Pirelli and Coppa Shell classes.

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The 2024 season welcomes the return of numerous racing favorites, including Andrew Morrow, who readies himself for a step up to the EU Challenge in 2024, and Tom Fleming, the EU Challenge rookie who went on to win the World Championship at Finali Mondiali in Mugello last October. With both drivers showing great talent, the stage is set for a hotly contested season opener.

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Several exciting newcomers also make their debut in the series this year, hoping to seize the initiative and pilot their Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race cars to victory in the final solus year for the 488 model, before the introduction of the new 296 Challenge in 2025.

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