Funky Option Number 2 – 2018 XSR700

In a not surprising move, Yamaha has added a smaller XSR model to the company line-up for 2018. The XSR700, coming in at a MSRP of $9599, utilizes the FZ07 platform to create a heritage sport model similar to but not quiet as striking bike as the original XSR900 which itself was based on the FZ09. The choice may be a difficult one for some riders to make as a mere $1500 separates the two models.

The specs for the new XSR700  are:

Engine
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves/cylinder), inline twin cylinder
Displacement
689cc
Bore and Stroke
80 x 68.6 mm
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Maximum Torque
6.9 kg-m (50 ft-lbs.) @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery
Mikuni 38 mm dual bore throttle body F.I.
Estimated Fuel Consumption±
24.5 kpl / 69.2 mpg (Imp.)
Lubrication
Wet sump
Ignition / Starting
TCI / Electric
Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
“O”-ring chain
Suspension (Front)
41 mm fork / 130mm (5.1″) wheel travel
Suspension (Rear)
Adjustable link Monocross / 130 mm (5.1″) wheel travel
Brakes (Front)
Dual 282 mm discs / 4-piston calipers
Brakes (Rear)
245 mm disc / single piston caliper
Tires (Front)
120/70ZR17
Tires (Rear)
180/55ZR17
Length
2,075mm (81.7″)
Width
820 mm (32.3″)
Height
1,130 mm (44.5″)
Wheelbase
1,405 mm (55.3″)
Rake / Trail
25° / 90 mm
Ground Clearance
140 mm (5.5″)
Seat Height
835 mm (32.9″)
Fuel Capacity
14 litres (3.1 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight
186 kg (410 lb.)