Yamaha’s XSR900 has received a new colour scheme for 2020, with a stunning white, red and gold colour (Dynamic White) option now adorning the popular neo retro machine which I spent two weeks testing. The bike derives it’s powerplant from the MT-09, offering a sporty no holes barred option for those after both style and performance.
Here’s my thoughts after testing the XSR900, a bike which can be ridden away for under $15k here in Australia, with adjustable suspension front and rear, traction control, ride modes, a slipper clutch, ABS, dual disc brakes on the front with four-piston calipers and much more. And did I mention that wicked MT-09 triple-cylinder powerplant?
Where the MT-09 is all futuristic styling, the XSR900 offers a more relaxed overall style, that don’t think that means you’re getting tactile ole cruiser here, the XSR900 competes with offerings like the Z900 RS.
High specification, high performance and lots of value, just like the MT-09, just neo retro.