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Yamaha reveals XSR900 GP neo-retro motorcycle

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Earlier this year, it was rumoured that Yamaha would be bringing out the heritage-inspired XSR900. Now, the Japanese bike maker has unveiled the XSR900 GP for the international market.

Yamaha XSR900 GP : More Details

In terms of design, we are taken back to the GP racing era of the 80s with the Yamaha XSR900 GP. The bike gets a very noticeable design. Meanwhile, the rear portion comes with a cowl on the stock seat. The best way to describe the front end of the bike could possibly be radical amongst others. The Yamaha XSR900 GP though modern looks heritage in its appeal.

The bike gets a bikini fairing, slim LED headlamp and conventional LED indicators.

In terms of colour options, the bike comes with a red and white combination along with a yellow number sticker on the rear seat cowl. Red wheels are offered as standard. Another colour option is the black and grey scheme.

The bike rides on KYB suspension and gets Brembo brakes on both ends. This setup is carried over from the 2023 XSR900.

Powertrain of the Yamaha XSR900 GP

Despite looking old school, the Yamaha XSR900 GP comes with the same 889cc engine from the 2023 XSR900. This unit replaced the earlier 846cc unit. In terms of numbers, the engine is good for 117.3 BHP.

Launch timeline and availability of the Yamaha XSR900 GP

While the bike will soon make its way to many international markets, there are slim chances that the bike will make its way to our shores. The company is looking to however launch the MT-09 in India.

2023 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition Aerox 155

This special edition commemorates the Yamaha’s MotoGP team. The bike gets Monster Energy and Yamaha decals. Further, the scooter also gets a new Class D headlamp that is said to offer better illumination when driving at night. The new edition of the Aerox 155 draws inspiration from the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZF-M1 race bike. Thus, it gets an all-black colour treatment along with Yamaha MotoGP branding on the visor, front apron, front mudguard and side panels. The same branding is also present on the maxi-sports scooter’s ‘X’ Centre Motif.

Also Read – 2023 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition AEROX 155 launched in India at INR 1,48,300.