Yamaha celebrates heritage with new 2019 XSR900 colourways

Modern-classic model now available in Garage Metal and Vintage Blue options.

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Yamaha Motor Australia has introduced its XSR900 in two fresh colourways for 2019, celebrating its heritage with Garage Metal and Vintage Blue options.

Inspired by Yamaha’s iconic 1970s models, the XSR900 has become a star of Yamaha’s sport-heritage range since its release in 2017.

Based on the award-winning MT-09 model, the XSR900 is heritage by nature but modern by design. Styling cues linking the XSR900 to its forefathers include aluminium tank covers, front and rear aluminium fenders, hand-polished aluminium details, stitched seat, circular instrument clock, circular tail light and retro-style headlight with aluminium stay.

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Lurking beneath the heritage façade is 21st century technology. Power is provided by the high torque 847cc CP3 triple-cylinder engine, featuring three levels of adjustable traction control (TCS), D-Mode selectable engine maps, and an assist and slipper (AS) clutch. Suspension is also adjustable front and rear.

The riding position of the XSR900 is more upright and refined than its sporty MT-09 brethren, but agile handling and instant torque remains. Yamaha’s XSR900 strikes a perfect balance between retro and contemporary.

A host of Genuine Yamaha Accessories are also available, allowing owners to build on the stylish look of their XSR900 with personalised touches. Now available in dealerships at RRP $12,999 (plus on road costs), more information can be found at www.yamaha-motor.com.au.

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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