In most respects, the Yamaha MT07 is a conventional middleweight roadster. It uses a compact tubular backbone frame. Its rear monoshock unit is placed horizontally within the subframe to give a shorter wheelbase, to save weight and to lower the centre of gravity. Front forks are conventional telescopic items, whereas its 3-cylinder sibling, the MT09, has USD forks. Anti-lock braking is available as an option.
Both the Yamaha MT07/MT09 are base models, from which a range of derivative bikes is intended to follow in due course. For example, Yamaha commissioned designer Shinya Kimura to create a cafe racer special based on the Yamaha MT07. In June 2015, Kimura revealed the machine, which he called "Faster Son". Motorcycle News said that they expect Yamaha to announce a production version based on "Faster Son" in late 2015.PP Tuning performance parts for Yamaha MT07/MT09, rearsets, adjustable brake and clutch levers, protectors etc. are produced from highly resistant materials. This ensures their longevity.