Yamaha unveils the FZ-07. The bike is a hodge podge of cool parts.
The DT-07 Flat Track Concept was devised by Yamaha’s US Racing Division and Jeff Palhegyi Design(JPD). Composed of a custom chrome-moly frame with a 90-horsepower version of the FZ-07 parallel-twin, backed with a Graves exhaust.
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Black Propulsion Lab wheels, a Saddlemen seat, and some VORTEX handlebars round out the race bike package. The yellow and black combination paint scheme just gave the bike that extra alluring touch it needed to “wow” the crowd at the AIM expo. Plus black and yellow blur together nicely when the bike blows past the crowds at the race track.
“One of our specific goals with the DT-07 was to retain some of the FZ-07’s styling cues,” Derek Brooks, Motorcycle Product Planning Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., added. “I worked with Jeff (Palhegyi) on the design of the bike, and we literally used the FZ-07’s fuel tank cover as the basis for the body mold on the DT-07 Concept. The entire bike was essentially built from scratch, and it is Yamaha’s interpretation of what a dirt tracker designed from the ground up in 2015 should look like.