Just look at it – Isn’t she drop-dead gorgeous! Yamaha has taken the game to another level with this one.
Modern classics have become extremely popular over the past few years. Triumph’s Bonneville series kick-started the trend and now it seems every bikemaker wants to have at least one retro-cool offering in their portfolio.
Say hello to the all-new XSR700, Japanese bikemaker’s latest addition to its 2018 Sport Heritage lineup. It’s a tribute to the iconic XS650 of the ‘70s, an epitome of Yamaha’s simplistic design that still inspires today.
The XSR700 is based on the popular FZ-07 and sits below the elder sibling XSR900. The motorcycle is a perfect marriage of neo-retro styling, a mad Crossplane Concept 270-degree-crank powerplant and sporty chassis. Just like the XSR900, the XSR700 also draws its inspiration from Yamaha’s classic ‘XS’ series of motorcycles from the late ‘60s. From its round headlamp unit, fuel tank shape to the stepped seat and exposed aluminum details, every bit on the XSR takes you back to past. Also Read – Yamaha Fazer 25 – All You Need To Know
Yamaha XSR 700 Image Gallery
Powering the XSR700 is a compact 689cc inline twin cylinder engine that almost puts out 75ps & 68nm. The mill is coupled to a six-speed transmission with chain final drive. The motorcycle features a steel frame, modern suspension components tuned to provide a balance of comfort and control, triple disc brakes with standard ABS, an LCD instrument panel and last but not the least – XSR’s legacy. Also Read – Yamaha T7 Concept Based Adventure Bike Teased
But Yamaha India has no plans to launch this product in the country. So, we’re are really not sure, when will this come to India. Sad it is! L