Yamaha’s cure for the common FZ-09 does look quite a bit less disjointed than the original concoction, especially this special Abarth version: 695 of these single seat Triples were to have been built, with carbon-fiber nose cone and tail, low bars, rear-set pegs and Akrapovic exhaust. All that stuff is going to elevate the price well above the standard XSR’s $9,490 price tag, but the point is MOOT since this one gets no green card, no Visa, no entree into the Land of the Free.

2016 Yamaha XSR900 First Ride Review