1 Going the distance
It’s hard to be definitive, but the petrol tank beneath the jousting skirt appears to be quite large – we’d estimate 21 litres – which combined with the frugal engine could easily give the T7 a 250-mile range.
2 Room for two
The radical bodywork on the T7 concept was classic lean, mean Dakar racer, but the production bike has a more modest subframe design to allow for passengers. The pillion seat is clearly visible, while there are no pillion pegs on this test bike.
3 Other options
The two-piece seat is a departure from the concept’s pure off-road styling, but it’s possible Yamaha will offer a single piece seat and other accessories, or even offer two versions of the model – a roadfocused one, and a more extreme rally-styled version.