The YZF-R7 was developed as a middle-weight super sport model from the R series. Based on the 689cm CP2 engine and body of the road sports model MT-07, sharp handling, inverted front suspension, A&S clutch, etc. have all been adopted based on horizontal lines, an air management cowl that maximises aerodynamic performance, the M-shaped duct, and the twin-lens position lamp, etc., inherit all the styling from the R series.
The MT-09 is a road sports model equipped with a newly developed 889cm, three-cylinder engine. The weight has been reduced by 4kg compared to the conventional model due to incorporating technologies such as the unique SpinForged Wheel technology that has realised lightweight wheels, and a new frame made of lightweight CF aluminium die-cast. This model also features a sound design that creates a sense of torque and acceleration though independently designing and tuning the exhaust and intake, and an exterior design that expresses a functional beauty of the parts themselves.
The Red Dot Design Awards, organised by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, are widely recognised as one of the most prestigious design awards in the world.