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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #10 on: May 03, 2022, 03:13:33 PM
If you want small and light for track use, get a supermoto.
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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #11 on: May 03, 2022, 04:51:08 PM
My track days are over. Only road riding now on my S1R which leaves so much of its performance redundant and itís almost disappointing. Thatís why I was looking at the R7. I was thinking with its lower mass and softer suspension it would be easier to ride down a bumpy road.

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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #12 on: May 03, 2022, 11:24:58 PM
Have you tried a R1250R? Great fun to ride and versatile.

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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #13 on: May 03, 2022, 11:42:43 PM
*Originally Posted by Chinook [+]
My track days are over. Only road riding now on my S1R which leaves so much of its performance redundant and itís almost disappointing. Thatís why I was looking at the R7. I was thinking with its lower mass and softer suspension it would be easier to ride down a bumpy road.


Even better circumstances for a supermoto.

No supersport-esque bike will be comfortable under those conditions.
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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #14 on: May 04, 2022, 07:32:55 PM
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
Have you tried a R1250R? Great fun to ride and versatile.

My friend has just swapped his KTM 1290 GT for a 1250 RS and loves it

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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #15 on: May 04, 2022, 07:35:28 PM
Good to hear. I have been interested in an RS after a test ride last year but not many available nearby

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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #16 on: May 04, 2022, 08:49:18 PM
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
Have you tried a R1250R? Great fun to ride and versatile.

Not thought of a R1250R but at 230 kg bit lardy for me. Always like light bikes. Supposed brought up on small two stokes and must be reliving my youth 😄

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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #17 on: May 04, 2022, 09:56:11 PM
At the risk of sounding like a BMW salesman, the low center of gravity due to the boxer layout makes the weight less noticeable. It is though a heavy bike.

Another option I am considering that you may like is the KTM 890R. Lightweight and sporty and upright.
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Re: Yamaha R7
Reply #18 on: May 05, 2022, 08:20:45 AM
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
At the risk of sounding like a BMW salesman, the low center of gravity due to the boxer layout makes the weight less noticeable. It is though a heavy bike.

Another option I am considering that you may like is the KTM 890R. Lightweight and sporty and upright.

The KTM is a good shout and is one I fancied testing. Unfortunately for me KTM and Aprilla dealerships are as rare as henís teeth where I live.