Yamaha has updated the 2018 Yamaha XSR900 and the 2018 Yamaha XSR700 with new colours, Racing Red and Brilliant Red respectively, in USA and Europe. There are no changes to the mechanicals.
The Racing Red colour comes with a vertical white stripe on the tank of the Yamaha XSR900. The Brilliant Red colour scheme on the Yamaha XSR700 is a darker shade than the 900’s. There’s a white stripe running along the length of the tank, with white fenders. The new colour scheme pays homage to the Yamaha XS650 of late 1960’s.
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The 2018 Yamaha XSR900 continues to use the 847cc 3-cylinder DOHC engine with fuel injection and liquid cooling. It makes 115 PS of power at 10,000 rpm and 87.5 Nm of torque at 8,500 rpm. The 2018 Yamaha XSR700 employs 689cc twin-cylinder DOHC mill that produces 74.8 PS at 9,000 rpm and 68 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The bikes feature a 6-speed transmission.
For suspension, the XSR900 comes with upside down front fork, while the XSR700 uses a telescopic front fork. The two motorcycles get a link-type monoshock at the rear. For braking, the bigger bike employs dual 298 mm front discs, while the other one uses 282 mm dual discs at the front. The rear is a single 245 mm disc for both the bikes. They get a 14-litre fuel tank.
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Prices start from USD 8,499 for the XSR700 and USD 9,499 for the XSR900, ex-showroom. The XSR700 is available from this month, while the XSR900 is available from December 2017.