The technical equipment of the R7 is spartan. Apart from ABS, there are no technical helpers. No traction control, no riding modes, no ride by wire, no cornering ABS, nothing. Yamaha has only donated one on-board computer to the R7, which is operated via a toggle switch.
Presumably, Yamaha also wants to express what the R7 is supposed to be about - namely driving and not playing around. It remains to be seen whether this will be understood by the presumably younger target group. In any case, we older riders have no problem with it and are rather happy that the smartphone can stay in the pocket and is not connected to the bike.
In terms of light, the R7 spoils with all-round LED incl. the turn signals. The inverted LC display in the cockpit is easy to read and does not distract from driving. To be honest, we didn't even look at it during our test drives, that's how it's supposed to be.
By the way, for a cheap 170 euros there is a QuickShifter, which only works upwards, i.e. without the Blipper function. For a super athlete, we would have liked a full-blown shifting assi in both directions. But no matter, thanks to the buttery-soft clutch, it is also possible completely without.