Inspired by Japanese subculture and created by some of the most visionary designers in the business, the Yamaha MT-07 marked the real beginning of Yamaha’s “hyper naked” segment when it arrived in 2014. The 2021 MT-07 represents the progressive evolution of Yamaha’s popular naked middleweight, reinforcing the core values of this outstandingly successful and much-loved motorcycle.With over 125,000 units sold, the MT-07 has held the number 1 position in the Hyper Naked class since it was launched. With its torque-rich 690cc CP2 engine, compact and agile chassis and outstanding all-round versatility, it’s impossible not to love one of Yamaha’s top-selling model.For 2021 the next-generation MT-07 gets distinctive new bodywork with twin winglet-type air intakes and a compact new LED headlight that projects a futuristic Y-shape face – the signature style for the latest Hyper Naked models. And the refined EU5-compliant engine gives you even more linear response with a gutsier exhaust note.New wider aluminium taper handlebars give easier turning and a more commanding riding position, while larger 298mm dual front discs deliver stronger braking – and the inverted LCD instruments as well as black control levers and compact LED flashers underline the top specification and best-in-class value.Being the runaway market leader tells you a lot about the MT-07. It’s been the best-selling Hyper Naked every year since its launch in 2014. But what you may not know is how the whole idea behind the MT concept came about.