Yamaha XSR900 cafe racer – Rendering
Neelanjan Chakraborty, Motorcycle Nut, will ride, preferably race anything on two wheels!
The Yamaha XSR900 cafe racer has not been officially confirmed by Yamaha.
At the EICMA 2016, Yamaha showcased a limited edition cafe racer version of the Yamaha XSR900 called the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth. Automotive design expert Shoeb Kalania has rendered a regular, continuous production version of a cafe racer on Yamaha XSR900.
The XSR series is called as Sports Heritage series. It aims to mix modern technology with traditional design. The XSR900 brings the best of Yamaha’s latest engineering, wrapped in a retro design, paying tribute to timeless classic machines. A cafe racer version will take this attempt further ahead.
At the heart of the Yamaha XSR900 cafe racer can be the same inline three cylinder liquid cooled, crossplane 847 cc mill. In the standard roadster, the engine is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox and is capable of producing 115 PS of maximum power at 10,000 rpm and 87.5 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm.
This high compression mill will be ideal for a cafe racer which originally in the 60s rose as a motorcycle built to sprint from one cafe to another. The engine is already Euro 4 compliant.
Meanwhile, reservations of the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth has commenced and order books stay open until April 30, 2017. The motorcycle has been priced at EUR 9,999.