Yamaha XSR900 Cafe Racer is imagined based on the regular XSR900; gets modern technologies with an appealing retro stance
Japanese bike manufacturer Yamaha displayed the XSR900 based limited café racer, XSR900 Abarth, at the EICMA 2016. Now, IAB has imagined and rendered a regular café racer version of the Yamaha XSR900 that has been inspired by the Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 new-retro motorcycle.
The model has not been officially confirmed by Yamaha but if it really enters production, many motorcycle enthusiasts will be impressed by it for sure. As the XSR series of the Japanese brand blends the modern technologies with the old school design language, the XSR900 Café Racer too has been imagined following the same philosophy. It dons a retro looking round shaped headlamp with chrome garnishing around it.
The fuel tank looks muscular and as it seems, the rendering has been done imagining carbon fibre trim on it. The seat gets red stitch and the rear cowl is enough to enhance the retro charm of the model. The sleek taillight and chunky looking low sitting exhaust are there to impress as well. The naked look of the engine area increases the motorcycle’s aggressive appearance.
For power source, the Yamaha XSR900 Café Racer uses the same 847 cc three-cylinder, liquid-cooled, inline engine that is mated to a 6-speed transmission. This Euro-IV emission norm compliant engine is well capable of churning out 115 PS of peak power at 10,000 rpm and 87.5 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm.
For braking and suspension duty, the motorcycle is equipped with top-notch equipment. It gets disc brakes at both the front and rear wheels. The limited edition XSR900 Abarth model that was showcased at EICMA 2016 is available for booking at EUR 9,999 (INR. 7,31,771) and booking process will be on till 30th April, 2017.