The parallel-Twin engine has an uneven firing interval and 270-degree crank, part of Yamaha’s “Crossplane Philosophy”. Yamaha claims a maximum output of 73.8 hp at 9000 rpm and 50.2 lb-ft. at 6500 rpm, and with fuel consumption at 54.7 mpg it should provide a range of about 200 miles.
The XSR700 has the same 10-spoke aluminum wheels of the FZ-07 with four-piston calipers stopping the 282mm wave-style dual front disc brake while the rear brake uses a 245mm disc. Yamaha claims a dry weight of 410 pounds and ABS is offered as standard.
A two-texture leather seat, headlight brackets, an aluminum fender and fuel tank, mesh side panels, a short exhaust and a host of manufacturer accessories complete this retro model. The digital speedometer is a masterpiece of simplicity and beauty while offering all needed information in a modern motorcycle.
The XSR700 will go on sale this November in both Forest Green and Garage Silver and though the price hasn't been announced, expect to pay a little over the $6,990 FZ-07 price.