Yamaha XSR900 Window Bike

Photos by Alex Lee

Back in September Yamaha Motors Canada loaned us one of their new XSR900’s for our window. It’s meant to be a Heritage Motorcycle styling wise but I feel as though it stands on it’s own as just a good looking bike as the engine isn’t really styled after any classic engine design like you could say the Triumph Bonneville or Moto Guzzi V7 is. 

I was excited to be able to take it out a few times after we took it down and dropped it back to Yamaha. I don’t have much experience riding newer, more performance based motorcycles but I can only describe the XSR900 as endless fun to ride. It’s about 100 pounds lighter than anything i’m used to riding, with obviously superior suspension and chassis design. It just does whatever you want to do smoothly and quickly. 

I think it has natural good looks but also there’s a lot of room for customization as I was already brainstorming the little things I would change if I had one of my own. They’re pretty reasonably priced as well coming in around $10,000 - $11,000 CAD when you figure all you get for it. I'd definitely consider one if I was in the market for a new bike!

- Andrew

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine Type: 847cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 3-cylinder 4- stroke; 12 valves
Bore x Stroke: 78.0mm x 59.1mm
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission: 6-speed; multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Suspension / Front: 41mm inverted fork, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear: Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front: Dual 298mm discs; ABS
Brakes / Rear: 245mm disc; ABS
Tires / Front: 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear: 180/55ZR17
L x W x H: 81.7 in x 32.1 in x 44.9 in
Seat Height: 32.7 in
Wheelbase: 56.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.0°
Trail: 4.1 in
Maximum Ground Clearance: 5.3 in
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy: 44 mpg
Wet Weight: 430 lb

 

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