According to the manufacturer, the idea behind the Yamaha XSR700 was to design a motorcycle which can satisfy the consumer demand for a performance machine with classic elegant styling. XSR700 is based on the previous gen MT-07 and retains the sporty handling, stunning looks and smooth ride.
Coming to cosmetic side, the bike sports a round headlight, a classy taillight and an LCD instrument panel alongside the reshaped fuel tank and a sturdy seat. The suspension system is said to have improved on both front and rear side as compared to the previous generation. The Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tires with a retro tread pattern are complimentary to the suspension changes and are said to provide an excellent grip on road while riding. With a fuel capacity of 3.7 gallons, the fuel tank is sleek and sporty.
On the braking front, Yamaha XSR700 is equipped with Advics Monoblocks clamping 282mm discs up front with a Nissin unit in the rear end. ABS feature is also included in the bike which ensures user safety.
XSR700 is powered by a 689cc engine that has been adopted from MT-07 which produces power of 55.0kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm with a max torque of 68 Nm @ 6500 rpm.
XSR700 is available in Matte Gray/Aluminum color combo and the second option to choose from is in Raspberry metallic combo.
XSR700 costs $8,499 which is $900 more than the MT-07.