Yamaha Unveils DT-07 Dirt Tracker Concept At AIMEXPO Motorcycle Show
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width="580"] The DT-07 is
dressed in Yamaha's 60th Anniversary colors and unveiled October on
15th at the 2015 AIMExpo.[/caption]
Codenamed the "DT-07," Yamaha designed and built this is a one-off creation in conjunction Jeff Palhegyi Design with Yamaha's U.S. race shop. The DT-07 features a special race-tuned FZ-07 twin-cylinder engine with a Graves Motorsports exhaust.
Keith McCarty, Yamaha's US racing boss, explains the idea behind the DT-07 Concept: "Yamaha's history started in dirt track with Kenny Roberts, and we were quite successful in all those years. Since that time, we haven't really had an engine configuration than could compete in that class against the present models. Then the FZ-07 came out with its offset twin and crossplane crankshaft, and we all know that dirt track is all about traction and control. You have a specified tire, so you need to put all that power to the ground. That firing order, as in roadracing, definitely lends itself to good traction. It lets the tire recover a bit." according to Cycleworld.com
Yamaha didn't provide indication of when it plans to line up for Grand National competition. With its one-piece bodywork resplendent in 60th-Anniversary race livery, the DT-07 features a purpose-built frame, swingarm with anadjustable pivot and link system, modified R6 conventional-style forks, an Ohlins rear shock, wheels by Propulsion Labs, and ofcourse, the FZ-07's compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, twin-cylinder engine is the focal point of the machine.
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Yamaha DT-07 Flat Track Concept Specs:
Frame: Custom JPD/Yamaha Racing
Swingarm: Adjustable Pivot and Link Systems
Body: JPD Custom one-piece design
Airbox: Custom Tuned w/ K&N Filters
Triple Clamp: Adjustable Kit by Durelle Racing Products
Fork: R6 conventional w/Durelle Fork Kit and Mods
Shock: Ohlins TTX 36/ YA274
Wheels: Propulsion Labs
Brake Rotor: SK Racing
Engine: Race-Tuned FZ-07
Ported Cylinder Head: Yamaha Racing
Intake Stacks: Yamaha Racing
Exhaust: Graves Motorsports
Programmable ECU: Yamaha Racing Wire Harness/Customizable by ZENTEC