Yamaha XSR900

Introduction by Trevor Hedge

Yamaha XSR900
Yamaha XSR900

Yamaha love paying homage to their famous models of yesteryear, as we have seen recently with the tuning fork brands 60th anniversary celebrations, and the myriad of 60th anniversary colour schemes that have featured across many models in the eclectic Yamaha motorcycle catalogue.

One of the biggest success stories in recent years from Yamaha has been the MT-09.  It’s ripping three-cylinder powerplant brought a new level of angry to the sub-litre category, and at a very competitive price to boot.  That engine was way too engaging not to find its way into numerous other models and overnight in Milan Yamaha announced the XSR900.

Yamaha XSR900
Yamaha XSR900

While the MT-09 was a contemporary look on the modern nakedbike scene, the XSR900 harks back to 1980s styling cues. Albeit with all the latest technology that makes modern motorcycling so much more exciting, safe, reliable and convenient.

With it’s 14-litre fuel tank full and the machine ready to roll, Yamaha claim the XSR900 tips the scales at 195kg.

The 2016 Yamaha XSR900 is expected to be on sale in Australia sometime towards the end of the first quarter, 2016.

MCNews.com.au understands that Yamaha Australia are likely to have the new XSR900 on display at the Sydney Motorcycle Show.

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Earlier this year Yamaha XSR700, a twin-cylinder model that paid homage to the iconic Yamaha XS650, in Milan overnight Yamaha introduced the new triple-cylinder XSR900 to further add to Yamaha’s burgeoning sport-heritage range.

Yamaha XSR900
Yamaha XSR900
Yamaha XSR900 Highlights

 Stitched two-level seat seat

 Aluminium retro fuel tank covers

 Aluminium front and rear fenders

 Aluminium headlight stay

 Round front and rear headlight and taillight

 Round rear muffler end cap

 Wide range of customisation accessories Chassis highlights

 Lightweight frame with CF die-cast aluminium parts

 Adjustable 41mm upside-down forks

 Adjustable linked-type Monocross rear shock system

 Pivot assembly outside of frame for narrower foot position

 Standard with ABS

 TCS – Traction control system

 Assistant & Slipper Clutch – for enhanced rider enjoyment

Yamaha XSR900
Yamaha XSR900
Yamaha XSR900 Engine highlights

 850cc inline 3-cylinder engine

 Crossplane Concept engine design philosophy

 Deep linear torque

 270-degree crank for strong acceleration and traction

 Smooth, exciting power delivery to high rpm

 Yamaha D-MODE engine power control

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Full Yamaha XSR900 Technicial Specifications are on Page Three