With the XSR 900 GP, Yamaha evokes the past as never before in its Sport Heritage range. The new model is an unmistakable homage to the angularly styled racing motorcycles of the 1980s. The upper section of the XSR 900 GP's fairing in particular is reminiscent of that era, as well as the style of the FZR and TZR road models through the early 1990s.
To maintain the racing look, the XSR's round LED headlight has been replaced with a compact lens module. The tubular structure that connects the front fairing to the frame and the straight brackets that support the cockpit create a rider's perspective that is also inspired by that era. Over the pillion seat is found a matching color cover as a seat hump.
Power and gearing of the familiar 890-cubic three-cylinder remain unchanged, but Yamaha promises increased acceleration and also top speed thanks to the front fairing. The revised handlebars provide a sporty stance and bring more load to the front wheel, for the purpose of greater cornering stability, the frame has been adapted in parts. The die-cast aluminum footrests are height-adjustable.
The retro-style cockpit houses a new five-inch TFT color display with four selectable display themes, including one with an analog-style tachometer.
Of course, for all its retro efforts, the Yamaha XSR 900 GP has all sorts of new-age features from connectivity to a quickshifter and comfort turn signals to fully adjustable suspension elements. The new model is expected to be available in April in a choice of Legend Red and Power Grey colors. The Deltabox frame and swingarm are painted silver. The price is to be announced shortly. (aum)
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