Yamaha launched in Europe the new 2022 XSR900, its top of the line XSR Sport Heritage motorcycle, which arrives fully updated, with bigger and more powerful engine, new aluminum Deltabox frame, and even more retro updated design.
The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 has been given a bigger engine to meet the new Euro5 pollutant emissions standard. Now, it goes from 847 cm³ to 889 cm³, allowing to reduce emissions and, in addition, to gain some more horsepower, jumping from 115 to 119 HP of maximum power.
Most significantly, the torque increases to 93.0 Nm (9.5 kgf-m). This represents a 6% increase, and is achieved at just 7,000 rpm, that is, 1,500 rpm lower than the previous model.
The new XSR900 arrives with an updated design, even more retro, with café racer elements, and inspired by 80’s bikes. The café racer seat gives the bike more personality, and the new tank is inspired by racing bikes. With this, Yamaha says that the rider is positioned practically above the rear axle, creating a ‘low stress’ ergonomics.
In addition, it gained Full-LED illumination and a 3.5 inch color TFT full digital panel (same as the ‘naked’ MT-09). It is rectangular, unlike the previous model which was round.
Mechanical and technological improvements
New cast aluminum frame
The frame is all new in cast aluminum, a modern version of the Deltabox layout. Higher chassis rigidity level for better rider feedback, stability and increased dynamic handling.
6-axis IMU plus driver-sensitive aids
Developed from the YZF-R1 supersport, the new compact 6-axis IMU governs the XSR900’s high-tech auxiliaries, including a tilt-sensitive 3-mode Traction Control System (TCS), Slip Control System (SCS) , Front wheel LIFt Control System (LIF – rear wheel control) and Brake Control System (BC).
New Quick Shift System
The new Up and Down Quick Shifter System enhances the sporty driving experience, allowing for super-fast upshifts for remarkable acceleration from the more powerful 889cc CP3 engine.
Spin Forged 10-spoke aluminum wheels: Yamaha’s lightest-ever aluminum wheels
Weighing 700g less than the previous model, the new Spin Forged wheels provide exceptional chassis agility by decreasing the moment of inertia at the rear by 11%.
This reduced unsprung weight also improves suspension performance and contributes to an impressive 9% improvement in fuel efficiency.
Fully adjustable 41mm front forks work with optimized settings that match the character of the new compact, high-rigidity frame and reduce the tendency to tilt, providing a smoother, more controlled ride.
Front radial brake master cylinder
The new XSR900’s state-of-the-art braking system is equipped with a Brembo radial front master cylinder that produces a linear supply of hydraulic pressure to the 4-piston calipers mounted on the 298mm double front discs, providing excellent braking performance with control in the fingertips.
New color TFT digital panel
The 3.5-inch color TFT display features a bar-type tachometer that changes color as RPM goes up or down, as well as a clock and fuel gauge, average mileage, water temperature, air temperature, and a shift indicator.
Anyway, for more information, visit the Yamaha Motor UK website at https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/gb/en/products/motorcycles/sport-heritage/xsr900-2022/.