Retro Influence, Modern Style
The striking look of the next generation Yamaha XSR900 is apparent from every angle. With the tank design, exposed aluminum frame and side silhouette drawing clear inspiration from iconic Yamaha race bikes of the past, there is also an unmistakably modern design element underscoring the machine’s high-performance capabilities. Full LED lighting, a new full-color 3.5-inch TFT display and a host of premium touches including drilled fork caps, machined headlight stays, forged brake pedal, hidden passenger pegs, blacked-out levers, darkened brake reservoirs, bar-end mirrors, embossed aluminum rear underplate and aluminum XSR logo all combine to reflect modernity and a high level of fit and finish.
New 890cc CP3 Engine: More Power, More Torque
The XSR900’s larger capacity 890cc crossplane crankshaft three-cylinder engine is more powerful with a stronger, more linear torque curve for outstanding acceleration. Nearly every major component, from pistons and connecting rods to the crankshaft, camshafts and crankcase, are redesigned and lightened for reduced overall weight lending a freer revving engine character.
Tuned Triple Soundtrack
Enhancing the unique soundtrack of the crossplane triple-cylinder powerplant, Yamaha engineers carefully redesigned the intake system incorporating differing cross section and length air ducts tuned so induction noises resonate harmoniously at varying wavelengths. Two functional air intake vents located on either side of the fuel tank further boost the mid- and high-rpm induction sound traveling to the rider for a greater sense of acceleration.
New Six-Axis IMU with Rider Aids
Taking the 2022 XSR900 to a new level of technological advancement is a state-of-the-art six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) featuring two sensors that measure three-axis angular velocity and three-axis acceleration. Data is transmitted to the ECU which controls an expanded suite of rider aids, including a lean sensitive Traction Control System, Slide Control System (SCS), front Wheel Lift Control System (LIF) and Brake Control (BC) System with lean sensitive ABS. Each can be adjusted for different levels of intervention or turned off completely depending on rider preference.
New CF Die-Cast Aluminum Frame: Lighter, Stronger, Sharper
The all-new compact, lightweight aluminum frame is manufactured using Yamaha’s Controlled Filling (CF) die-cast technology, making it possible to produce complex frame structures lighter and stronger than conventional casting methods. Featuring the thinnest sections ever for a Yamaha die-cast frame at just 1.7 mm, overall weight is reduced while the balance of longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity has been refined, enhancing straight-line stability and transmitting excellent feedback to the rider.
Yamaha Exclusive Lightweight Spinforged Wheels
Through Yamaha’s exclusive spinforging process, new, sporty 10-spoke aluminum wheels enhance looks while significantly reducing unsprung weight. The result is improved suspension action and decreased moment of inertia for a more responsive feel, especially during cornering and braking.
Advanced Up & Down Quick Shift Now Standard
The XSR900’s Quick Shift System (QSS) is now fitted as original equipment on the 2022 XSR900. By enabling quick, clutchless shifting both up and down the gear box, this system makes full-on acceleration more exciting, downshifting faster and smoother, with less chassis disruption when changing gears.