After being available since 2016 in Europe, the Yamaha XSR700 is finally making its way to the U.S. and Canada. This new XSR uses the platform of the well-loved FZ-07 to create a retro-vibed roadster that slots into Yamaha’s Sport Heritage line.
Key elements that transform the FZ into XSR are the new aluminum fuel tank, vintage-inspired headlight and tail lamp, and a new subframe to support the new vintage-style seat. Classy aluminum components provide bracketry for the front fender and radiator cover. Yamaha says the XSR makes for a good platform for customization thanks to removable tank panels and the removable steel subframe.
Remaining unchanged is the FZ-07’s 689cc inline-Twin with 270-degree crank and all the other mechanical bits, including its LCD instrumentation. The XSR includes ABS in its $8,499 MSRP. That’s a $1,000 premium over the ABS-equipped 2017 FZ-07. It’s scheduled to hit dealers in October and will be available in Matte Gray/Aluminum or the Raspberry Metallic seen here.
Check out our coverage of the 2018 Yamaha XSR700 from AIMExpo.
|2018 Yamaha XSR700 Specifications|
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled DOHC inline twin cylinder; 8 valves|
|Bore & Stroke||80.0mm x 68.6mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection|
|Ignition||TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 6-speed|
|Front Suspension||41mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel|
|Rear Suspension||Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1-in travel|
|Front Brake Type||Dual hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS|
|Rear Brake Type||Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS|
|Front Tire||120/70ZR17 Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp|
|Rear Tire||180/55ZR17 Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp|
|Ground Clearance||5.5 in.|
|Seat Height||32.1 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||3.7 gal.|
|Wet Weight||410 lb. (claimed)|
|Warranty||12 months limited factory warranty|
|Color||Matte Gray/Aluminum; Raspberry Metallic|