Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Tire air pressure

The tire air pressure should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted before each ride.


Operation of this vehicle with improper tire pressure may cause severe injury or death from loss of control.

  • The tire air pressure must be checked and adjusted on cold tires (i.e., when the temperature of the tires equals the ambient temperature).
  • The tire air pressure must be adjusted in accordance with the riding speed and with the total weight of rider, passenger, cargo, and accessories approved for this model.

Tire air pressure (measured on cold tires):
1 person:
Front: 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 33 psi)
Rear: 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
2 persons:
Front: 225 kPa (2.25 kgf/cm², 33 psi)
Rear: 250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm², 36 psi)
Maximum load*: 172 kg (379 lb)

* Total weight of rider, passenger, cargo and accessories


Never overload your vehicle. Operation of an overloaded vehicle could cause an accident.

Tire inspection

Tire inspection

  1. Tire sidewall
  2. Tire tread depth

The tires must be checked before each ride. If the center tread depth reaches the specified limit, if the tire has a nail or glass fragments in it, or if the sidewall is cracked, have a Yamaha dealer replace the tire immediately.

Minimum tire tread depth (front and rear): 1.6 mm (0.06 in)


The tire tread depth limits may differ from country to country. Always comply with the local regulations.


  • Have a Yamaha dealer replace excessively worn tires. Besides being illegal, operating the vehicle with excessively worn tires decreases riding stability and can lead to loss of control.
  • The replacement of all wheel and brake-related parts, including the tires, should be left to a Yamaha dealer, who has the necessary professional knowledge and experience to do so.
  • Ride at moderate speeds after changing a tire since the tire surface must first be "broken in" for it to develop its optimal characteristics.

Tire information

Tire information

  1. Tire air valve
  2. Tire air valve core
  3. Tire air valve cap with seal

This model is equipped with tubeless tires and tire air valves.

Tires age, even if they have not been used or have only been used occasionally.

Cracking of the tread and sidewall rubber, sometimes accompanied by carcass deformation, is an evidence of ageing. Old and aged tires shall be checked by tire specialists to ascertain their suitability for further use.


  • The front and rear tires should be of the same make and design, otherwise the handling characteristics of the motorcycle may be different, which could lead to an accident.
  • Always make sure that the valve caps are securely installed to prevent air pressure leakage.
  • Use only the tire valves and valve cores listed below to avoid tire deflation during a ride.

After extensive tests, only the tires listed below have been approved for this model by Yamaha.

Front tire:
Size: 120/70 ZR 17M/C(58W)
Rear tire:
Size: 180/55 ZR 17M/C(73W)
Tire air valve: TR412
Valve core: #9100 (original)


This motorcycle is fitted with superhigh-speed tires. Note the following points in order to make the most efficient use of these tires.

  • Use only the specified replacement tires. Other tires may run the danger of bursting at super high speeds.
  • Brand-new tires can have a relatively poor grip on certain road surfaces until they have been "broken in". Therefore, it is advisable before doing any high-speed riding to ride conservatively for approximately 100 km (60 mi) after installing a new tire.
  • The tires must be warmed up before a high-speed run.
  • Always adjust the tire air pressure according to the operating conditions.

    See also:

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Tires

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Cast wheels

    To maximize the performance, durability, and safe operation of your vehicle, note the following points regarding the specified wheels. The wheel rims should be checked for cracks, bends, warpage or other damage before each ride. If any damage is found, have a Yamaha dealer replace the wheel. Do not attempt even the smallest repair to the wheel. A deformed or cracked wheel must be replaced. The wheel should be balanced whenever either the tire or wheel has been changed or replaced. An unbalanced wheel can result in poor performance, adverse handling characteristics, and a shortened tire life.