The XSR900 holds its own on all routes, whether it is on those daydreaming twisty roads or the open straight, it feels at home doing both. Equipped with the most modern electronics package that gives every rider the highest level of controllability in any type of situation. And with its sporty Quick Shifter as well as a relaxed Cruise Control, you can go as you please with this 3-cylinder muscle machine.
Don’t be fooled by the timeless good looks of the XSR900, because underneath that 80’s sport bike look there’s some serious high-performance technology. Not only does it come with the smooth 890cc CP3 engine with a ton of torque, but it’s also fitted with a lightweight Deltabox-style chassis with Brembo radial master cylinder, lightweight Spinforged wheels and fully adjustable suspension.
As the emperor of the Sport Heritage range, the XSR900 is the ultimate proof of the Faster Sons philosophy in action. Taking its design inspiration from some of Yamaha’s legendary historic machinery, this high-performance motorcycle is the living proof of decades of intensive research and development.
The XSR900 comes with a high specification as standard and includes a Quick Shift System for clutchless upshifts and downshifts, as well as an Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch for increased chassis controllability when slowing down. The Cruise Control is ideal for when you’re in a relaxed mood.
Yamaha’s 889cc CP3 engine is the perfect match for the XSR900’s sporty and versatile Deltabox chassis. Producing high levels of linear torque, this smooth and controllable inline 3-cylinder engine is ready to deliver whatever style of riding you feel like at the time. Gas it hard for thrilling adrenaline performance, or let it pull at lower rpm in a higher gear when you want to take it easy. And with its specially tuned intake and exhaust sound, every ride is an aural experience.
Longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity are all significantly increased, resulting in better straight line stability together without affecting agility. The head pipe is located 30mm lower than the previous model for increased feeling when cornering. This allows the handlebars to be mounted lower to give the XSR900 a more aggressive stance. Combined with other changes to the chassis there is a 14% reduction in inertia around the steering axis compared to the previous model – enabling the rider to corner quickly, accurately and confidently.
An endearing characteristic of the original XSR900, the round headlight, has been continued but takes it to the next level with full LED functionality. As well as providing a strong beam of light with a wide horizontal beam for excellent cornering vision at night, the new LED unit allows the use of a much shorter housing. Brushed aluminium headlight stays reinforce the bike’s strong and mechanical design, underlining its status as Yamaha’s premier sport heritage model.
When you ride the newest XSR900 you can experience the advantages that come with one of the most advanced electronic rider control packages. At the heart of this system is an R1-derived 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit which controls the Lean Sensitive Traction Control, Slide Control System (SCS) and front wheel LIFt control system (LIF) for secure riding in different conditions. Modes can be selected and controlled via the full colour TFT meter.
The XSR900’s fuel tank is inspired by Yamaha’s 80s-era Grand Prix road racers, and features air intakes at the front that not only help to enhance the engine efficiency, but also transmit the powerful sound of the intake roar to the rider at higher speeds. The relationship between the sculpted 14-litre fuel tank and humped seat gives a riding position further behind the bike’s midpoint, almost above the rear axle. Much attention was focused on the shapes of the parts that the rider comes into contact with, such as the fuel tank, seat and bar-position. Compact vented sidepanels give the XSR900 a minimalistic look, and the tank’s race style filler cap underlines the bike’s sporting heritage.
No compromises have been made when it comes to the XSR900’s technical specification that includes a Brembo radial master cylinder and 298mm dual front discs that gives you high levels of braking power and precise controllability. Fully adjustable USD forks and link-type rear suspension system are easy to set up to suit your needs, and Yamaha’s latest superlight Spinforged wheels minimise unsprung weight for responsive handling performance.