Yamaha has just released some new details on 2022 XSR900 – and I’m digging the retro graphics.
With the MT-09 compliant with Euro5 standards as of last year, we knew the XSR900 wouldn’t be too far behind. After all, the XSR900 is the MT’s sibling…only it sports Oxfords, not Brogues.
The report from MCN states that the XSR900’s now got the now-Euro5-compliant transverse triple engine to push it about (889cc’s worth, same as the MT-09), and we’re guessing the torque will be something similar. 93Nm was the (brilliant) torque figure for Yamaha’s 2021 MT-09, and that combined with the 119bhp and new tuned exhaust system promises to give a wee bit more fun than not.
The XSR900 will also sport MT-09’s Deltabox frame, as well as Brembo radial master cylinder brakes, inverted KYB forks, front air intakes, and the race-style filler (to complement the lower handlebars, MotoGP-inspired 15-litre gas tank, and longer swingarm – all set up to make the machine more race-ready).
Yamaha’s 2022 XSR900 will also have four ride modes, a new TFT dash (3.5″), a standard quick shifter, a six-axis IMU that gives us three-way lean-sensitive traction and slide control plus anti-wheelie and cornering ABS – the beauty even sports a pair of ‘spin-forged’ cast wheels, lightening the bike by a further 700g.
The pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, though we’re expecting something along the $10,000 USD mark, given that the 2021 MT-09 and XSR900 were priced from $9,399 and $9,499, respectively.
Having reviewed Yamaha’s 2016 XSR900 with our own Brandon Jackson, we’re excited to see how this narrower, stiffer unit handles.
Stay tuned for updates, and be sure to brush up on other news from Yamaha while you’re here.