The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 will reach dealers in Europe by February 2022
Yamaha has revealed the model year 2022 XSR900, which is based off of the Euro 5 MT-09, with 80s styling.
Sporting a round headlight, racer-inspired fuel tank, minimalist side panels, a cafe racer style humped seat (dual colour and dual stitched) and hidden tail lamp, the new XSR900 looks unique to say the least.
The bike even has a new subframe, but its roots are very evident thanks to exposed (and very familiar) parts like the frame and exhaust.
It has good equipment like full-LED lighting, a 3.5-inch TFT display, 6-axis IMU and good attention to detail. For example, the colourways – Legend Blue and Midnight Black – are a modern take on historic paint schemes.
Power comes from a 889cc 3-cylinder engine (otherwise known as the CP3 motor) which is good for 119 PS at 10,000 RPM and 93 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM. It is teamed to a 6-speed transmission that has an assist and slipper clutch and a quickshifter.
Built on a cast alloy Deltabox frame borrowed from the MT-09, the new XSR900 has a longer swingarm than the modern roadster it is based on. It even has 4 user-selectable ride modes and cruise control.
Moreover, the 2022 Yamaha XSR900 has fully adjustable suspension comprising inverted KYB front fork (130 mm travel), rear monoshock (137 mm travel) and 17-inch spin-forged wheels with 120/70-section front and 180/55-section rear rubber.
It has a Brembo radial master cylinder, 298 mm dual front brake discs and a 245 mm rear brake, while lean sensitive traction control, slide control system and front wheel lift control system also improve safety.