1999 Yamaha YZF R7

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Reader Restoration -


Type: Liq­uid -cooled, dohc, 16v, in­line-four Ca­pac­ity: 749cc

Bore x Stroke: 72 x 46mm

Com­pres­sion Ra­tio: 11.4:1

Ig­ni­tion: CDI

Car­bu­ra­tion: Fuel in­jec­tion, two in­jec­tors per cylin­der


Pri­mary/fi­nal Drive: gear/chain Clutch: Wet, mul­ti­plate Gear­box: six-speed


Frame: Twin spar al­loy frame

Front Sus­pen­sion: 43mm Öh­lins USD forks, preload, com­pres­sion and re­bound damp­ing ad­justable

Rear Sus­pen­sion: Öh­lins monoshock, preload, com­pres­sion and re­bound damp­ing ad­justable Front Brake: Two 4 pis­ton calipers, 320mm discs Rear Brake: Op­posed pis­ton caliper, 245mm disc Wheels: Cast al­loy

Front Tyre: 120/70 17

Rear Tyre: 180/55 17


Weight: 207.6Kg (53% Front) – Fully fu­elled (457.67lb)

Wheel­base: 1400mm (55.11 inches)

Seat Height: 840mm (33.07 inches)

Fuel Ca­pac­ity: 23 litres (5.05 gals)


Top Speed: 163mph (claimed)

Power: 121bhp @ 13,270rpm (tested) Torque: 53.6lb.ft @ 10,690rpm (tested) Price new: £22,000

Thanks to:

Gary Smith: for lend­ing us his Evo Blade and R7 Brit­tany Fer­ries: for get­ting us there

Fo­cused Events: for track time at Alme­ria

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