Yamaha have expanded its MT-09 naked model’s range yet again after unveiling the all-new Yamaha XSR900 retro café racer during the EICMA 2015 show in Milan, Italy. Previewed as the Yamaha MT-09 Faster Wasp concept just weeks earlier, the new XSR900 now joins in Yamaha’s “Sport Heritage” line as well.

Sitting above the MT-07-based XSR700 model, the Yamaha XSR900 revealed at EICMA 2015 features the brand’s iconic yellow-black speedblock paint scheme, with much of the Roland Sands Design (RSD) concept’s lines being retained as well.


Underneath, all remains business as usual as it retains the MT-09 base bike’s chassis architecture and 847cc triple-cylinder powertrain. However, like the updated 2016 Yamaha MT-09, it gains with a newly added traction control feature and offers three selectable riding modes as well.


There’s also an assist and slipper clutch feature as well lifted from the updated 2016 MT-09. Other notable features include a pair of 41mm inverted front forks, an adjustable shock, as well as radially mounted brake calipers with ABS.


Yamaha also stated that a wide array of accessories will be made available for customers when the bike’s sales commence in March next year.

2016 Yamaha XSR900

Sources: Asphaltandrubber / MCN / Visordown