Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Battery


  1. Battery
  2. Negative battery lead (black)
  3. Positive battery lead (red)

The battery is located under the rider seat. This model is equipped with a VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) battery.

There is no need to check the electrolyte or to add distilled water. However, the battery lead connections need to be checked and, if necessary, tightened.


  • Electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous since it contains sulfuric acid, which causes severe burns. Avoid any contact with skin, eyes or clothing and always shield your eyes when working near batteries. In case of contact, administer the following FIRST AID.
    • EXTERNAL: Flush with plenty of water.
    • INTERNAL: Drink large quantities of water or milk and immediately call a physician.
    • EYES: Flush with water for 15 minutes and seek prompt medical attention.
  • Batteries produce explosive hydrogen gas. Therefore, keep sparks, flames, etc., away from the battery and provide sufficient ventilation when charging it in an enclosed space.

To charge the battery

Have a Yamaha dealer charge the battery as soon as possible if it seems to have discharged. Keep in mind that the battery tends to discharge more quickly if the vehicle is equipped with optional electrical accessories.


To charge a VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) battery, a special (constant- voltage) battery charger is required.

Using a conventional battery charger will damage the battery.

To store the battery

1. If the vehicle will not be used for more than one month, remove the battery, fully charge it, and then place it in a cool, dry place.

NOTICE: When removing the battery, be sure to turn the main switch off, then disconnect the negative lead before disconnecting the positive lead. 2. If the battery will be stored for more than two months, check it at least once a month and fully charge it if necessary.

3. Fully charge the battery before installation.

NOTICE: When installing the battery, be sure to turn the main switch off, then connect the positive lead before connecting the negative lead.

4. After installation, make sure that the battery leads are properly connected to the battery terminals.


Always keep the battery charged.

Storing a discharged battery can cause permanent battery damage.

    See also:

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Checking and lubricating the sidestand

    The operation of the sidestand should be checked before each ride, and the sidestand pivot and metal-to-metal contact surfaces should be lubricated if necessary.

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Replacing the fuses and bulbs