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.
Based on Yamaha’s super-popular MT-09 hyper naked model, the XSR900SP is modern technology wrapped in heritage styling.
The striking 80 Black colour scheme, with matching side panels, has been inspired by Yamaha’s iconic RZ250 of the 1980s, a decade when the smell of two-stroke fuel lingered in the air.
Other heritage styling cues linking the XSR900SP to its forefathers include aluminium tank covers, front and rear aluminium fenders, stitched seat, circular instrument clock, circular tail light, and retro-style headlight with aluminium stays.
Power is provided by Yamaha’s CP3 847cc triple-cylinder engine, featuring three levels of traction control, D-Mode selectable engine maps, and an Assist and Slipper (AS) clutch.
Suspension is a 41mm fork, adjustable for compression and rebound. The rear Monoshock is also adjustable for preload and rebound.
The XSR900 has the go to match the show with a powerful in-line 3-cylinder 850cc 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.
Traction Control System
The Traction Control System (TCS) 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.
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.
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, 3-cylinder Displacement (cc) 847.0 Bore x Stroke (mm) 78.0 x 59.1 Compression Ratio 11.5 : 1 Lubrication System Wet sump Fuel Management Fuel Injection Ignition TCI Starter System Electric Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 14.0 Final Transmission Chain Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed
Frame Type Diamond Suspension Front Telescopic forks, 137mm travel Suspension Rear Swingarm (link suspension), 130mm travel Brakes Front Hydraulic dual discs, 298mm – ABS Brakes Rear Hydraulic single disc, 245mm – ABS Tyres Front 120/70 ZR17M/C(58W) Tubeless Tyres Rear 180/55 ZR17M/C (73W) Tubeless