Taking its name and inspiration from Yamaha’s iconic 1970s XS1, this stunning model grabs the high torque three cylinder motor and agility of the MT-09 and gives in a whole new twist. The character and mind expanding performance of the 09 is retained in a stylish package that oozes timeless authenticity.
The 847cc 3-cylinder engine is equipped with a traction control system and an assist and slipper clutch to enhance the slightly more upright and refined riding experience. Yet the ‘R’ in the model name is there to highlight the link to Yamaha’s sport bike heritage. Which means that instant torque and agile handling not only makes urban riding fun but builds anticipation for those Sunday morning blasts.
The XSR900 shows its true heritage with a timeless, pure design that pays tribute to the iconic motorcycles of the past.
A 14-litre fuel tank with aluminium covers takes centre stage ahead of a split level stitched seat and is complimented by front and rear aluminium fenders, aluminium side covers and a sporty aluminium headlight stay.
The XSR900 has the go to match the show with a powerful in-line 3-cylinder 847cc crossplane engine. The liquid-cooled 4-stroke motor benefits from some of the latest bike technology to deliver an unparalleled riding experience, including a Traction Control System (TCS), Assist and Slipper (AS) clutch and D-MODE engine selection system.
The XSR900 offers total set-up control with 41mm upside down front forks with adjustable rebound damping. The rear Monocross linked-type suspension offers both preload and rebound damping adjustment. Cast and forged aluminium brackets and handlebar crowns continue the high quality feel.
The icing on the cake for total control comes in the form of Yamaha’s D-MODE selection system, allowing the selection of engine character to suit the riding conditions. Riders can switch between sharper response characteristics and a milder, gentler setting with easier-to-use power for more challenging road conditions.
The Traction Control System is fully adjustable with three performance modes depending on the road conditions. Riders can opt for minimal or maximal intervention and can also switch the system off completely when appropriate to do so.