Yamaha’s XSR900 – Brushed Metal & Beards

2016 Yamaha XSR900After seeing a few customs iterations based on the 700 engine, the tuning fork company unveiled the  brushed metal tank that  highlights the retro look of Yamaha’s new 2016 XSR900. Give it a round headlights,  sculpted cut-out tank, a burgundy seat and round headlight and there are obvious elements taken from early1980’s machines by Yamaha like the Seca. Power comes from the excellent triple doing duty in among other bikes, the FZ-09. Yamaha is positioning this bike as hip alternative to that machine 2016 Yamaha XSR900with equal sporting character but more appeal to bearded fellows wearing flannel shirts. If the stye is a little to the left coast for you, Yamaha is also offering theXSR900 in their traditional back and yellow livery with a black seat – which makes it look like an entirely different bike. Yamaha has an intro video here.2016 Yamaha XSR900