Yamaha’s Sport Heritage range is born from combining modern technology with paying homage to the great designs and colour schemes of our past. With the introduction of the new models in 2021 and 2022 the XSR Sports Heritage range is taken to a next level in terms of technology. The segment is maturing without losing its rebellious character.
All XSR’s serve their own purpose and have their own ideal terrain, where the XSR900 wants an environment where it’s power can be unleashed, the XSR125 feels comfortable in city centres, the XSR700 is a perfect fusion of both worlds as it is easily manoeuvres the urban grounds whilst not fearing twisty roads and endless bends.
Any rider can find their ideal motorcycle to identify with and to fit their own characteristics. By fusing iconic style with cutting edge technical specs, frame design and engine development Yamaha’s Faster Sons philosophy ensures that each bike in the Sport Heritage line has its own unique character and appeal – inciting a special pride of ownership amongst the many riders in the Faster Sons Community.
A community that embraced the versatility of the XSR range by making them truly their own. Between the 65+ customised bikes in the Yard Built programme and the countless number of bikes made to measure by riders themselves, Yamaha takes pride in having created a basis for rider expression. A platform where people pour their heart and soul in designing their ultimate bike. From complete overhauls to small refinements – Yamaha celebrates all application of personal style.
New XSR700 – Born to Challenge
With the introduction of the XSR700 following Shinya Kimura’s concept from 2015 it soon became one of the favourite motorcycles for those riders who seek a rebellious fun machine with a seriously fashionable edge. Great looks inspired by Yamaha’s heritage models combined with the torque rich CP-2 engine guarantees an unforgettable ride. Not to mention the hard-to-remove grin on the riders face.
Whilst respecting the past, Yamaha looks to the future and decided to improve the existing platform of the XSR700 with a number of tweaks to lift it to the next level. In the meantime ensuring that the versatile character of the bike is not lost in the process.
The new XSR700 will feature its well known heritage-influenced design aspects like the retro-influenced bodywork, stepped seat and classically styled head-and-tail light. Respecting the bikes of the past, whilst embracing the contemporary by making use of modern technology likes ABS, LED lights, the most efficient CP2 engine to date. Thus living the Faster Sons philosophy as originally intended for this constantly evolving segment.
With the increasing maturity of the XSR700 there are several improvements made both in performance and in safety. As with its CP2 brothers the XSR700 is fitted with the characterful EU5 compliant 689cc engine. Refining the rideability of the XSR700 even more – but keeping every inch of fun with the characteristic performance engine.
To refine the riding performance, the XSR700 receives new improved, larger 298 mm front brake discs, a revised front fork and Michelin Road 5 tyres. To accompany the all-black handles and levers, the switches too have received a technical upgrade, making them more user-friendly. Allowing the rider to access the LCD-meter function while riding. The radiator has also received new side covers, cleaning up the overall looks and allowing the indicators to move away from the front.
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