According to Yamaha Motor Australia's FB page, the normally 75hp 689cc MT-07 will only be released in Australia as a heavily hobbled 655cc LAMS version for now, with no apparent plan to release the full version here: This 655cc MT-07 is specifically designed for the Australian market... The Australian MT-07 is not a restricted version of the model available in Europe. It is specifically built in Japan for the Australian LAMs market. It is designed to appeal to riders who appreciate the combination of instant torque in a lightweight, high quality package and not just entry level rider We will be only getting this version for the Australian market for now, we will have many more new models coming in the near future. https://www.facebook.com/YamahaMotorAus Why would Yamaha do this instead of giving us a full version as well as a LAMS? They will miss out on heaps of sales from unrestricted riders who would love to jump on what should have been an awesome, light and affordable middleweight. But as it stands... it will be a LAMS only imitation of the real thing they get in Europe and the US. Are they tired of selling bikes or something? I really hope they reconsider this and release the full spec version too. Thoughts?