We test the updated 2022 Yamaha XSR900, which sports new livery inspired by the ’80s-era Sunauto Yamaha GP team. The Legend Blue colorway shown above has gold fork legs and gold wheels, as well as yellow graphics with a contrasting light blue panel on the tank. The XSR is also available in all-black Raven.
In addition to refreshed styling, part of the XSR900’s update included the revised CP3 (Crossplane 3-cylinder) engine and 6-axis IMU also found on the MT-09 and Tracer 9 GT (which won Rider‘s 2021 Motorcycle of the Year award). It also gest a new tubular-steel subframe, a longer swingarm, and a Brembo radial front master cylinder.
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2022 Yamaha XSR900 Specs
Base Price: $9,999
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 62.1mm
Horsepower: 108 @ 10,000 rpm (rear-wheel dyno)
Torque: 63 lb-ft at 7,200 rpm (rear-wheel dyno)
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Wheelbase: 58.9 in.
Rake/Trail: 25.0 degrees/4.3 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Wet Weight: 425 lb
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gals.
Fuel Consumption: 49 mpg (claimed)
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