2021 Yamaha XSR900 : BORN TO RULE.
Introducing the new 2021 Yamaha XSR900…
An authentic performance motorcycle that blends Yamaha’s triple‑cylinder technology with neo‑retro style.
Based on the popular MT-09, the XSR900 is a beautiful blend of 3-cylinder performance and eye catching “authentic sports” styling. The XSR includes all of the MT-09’s key features plus traction control and ABS equipped brakes. A natural riding position offers solid riding comfort while the slipper clutch with assist highlights the more serious sports side of the XSR. Tasty, timeless styling combined with plenty of Yamaha’s latest technologies, the XSR is guaranteed to provide a fun, exciting ride.
The XSR900 is the real deal. An exhilarating riding experience delivered by cutting edge technology and influenced by an unrivalled racing heritage. The best of Yamaha’s latest engineering is wrapped in a retro design, paying tribute to timeless classic machines.
Born to rule.
The latest in-line, 3-cylinder, 850cc, CP3 Crossplane Concept engine delivers astounding torque and breath-taking acceleration. A super lightweight aluminium frame combined with a natural riding position offers a heightened riding experience and outstanding agility.
The XSR900 takes inspiration from Yamaha’s rich history of sports bikes and motorcycle design, mixed with cutting edge technology.
Retro styled, powerful sports DNA
The vintage inspired XSR900 evolves Yamaha’s iconic sports heritage past, blended with tomorrow’s technology. The XSR900 is an incredible riding
experience for riders looking to go to the next level with performance and style.
The XSR is the real deal. Taking the Faster Sons story to the next level it tips its hat to icons of Yamaha’s past, with retro style that delivers cutting edge technology under the skin.
Underneath the timeless design this retro performance bike comes with the latest chassis technology. Agile and powerful, it’s a class leading package guaranteed to deliver.
2021 Yamaha XSR900 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- A Style All Its Own
The XSR900™ blends Yamaha’s world-class engineering with standout neo-retro style, creating a new type of machine for riders looking for an authentic and honest motorcycle that doesn’t sacrifice performance. Drawing influence from Yamaha’s classic “XS” series of motorcycles, the XSR oozes class with its exposed aluminum details, retro-influenced bodywork, stepped seat and custom lighting and instrumentation.
- Advanced Crossplane Crankshaft Concept Engine
The XSR900 features a thrilling 847cc Crossplane Crankshaft Concept liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder engine based on the MT-09™. The compact motor offers the best balance of both 2- and 4-cylinder designs with an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character.
- Cutting-Edge Electronics
The XSR900 combines a classic heritage with modern performance. Featuring ride-by-wire YCC-T® engine control, adjustable D-MODE throttle response, and an adjustable Traction Control System, the rider can make the most of the potent engine and chassis.
- Powerful Braking with ABS
The XSR900 provides exceptional and confident braking power, thanks to its sportbike-spec brakes backed up with the security of ABS.
- Compact, Sporty Chassis
The narrow aluminum frame features sport-oriented geometry for light and nimble handling. The adjustable front and rear suspension allows the rider to customize their XSR900 to match the road conditions and personal preferences.
2021 Yamaha XSR900 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- Advanced Crossplane Crankshaft Concept Engine
The XSR900 features a thrilling 847cc liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder Crossplane Crankshaft Concept engine based on the MT-09. With a 78mm x 59.1mm bore and stroke and 11.5:1 compression ratio, the compact motor produces a torquey and quick-revving engine character.
- Advanced Ride-by-Wire Throttle with D-MODE
The XSR900 is equipped with Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) for precise throttle control as well as Yamaha’s selectable D-MODE which allows the rider to adjust engine character on the fly. STD Mode is set to accommodate a wide range of riding conditions, A Mode gives the rider a sportier throttle response in the low-to mid-rpm range, and B Mode lets the rider enjoy a softer throttle response.
- Adjustable Traction Control
The XSR900’s Traction Control System lets the rider get on the gas with more confidence by regulating the bike’s ignition timing, fuel injection and throttle valve opening based on wheel speeds. Three modes are available: Mode “1” is for minimal intervention, Mode “2” is for maximum intervention, and “OFF” switches the system off entirely.
- Vibration Reducing Counterbalancer
To reduce vibration and provide a smooth, modern engine character, the motor uses a geared counterbalancer that revolves in the opposite direction as the crankshaft.
- Fracture-Split Connecting Rods
Just like Yamaha’s racetrack-developed supersport models, the XSR900 makes use of fracture-split connecting rods for ultimate precision and performance. The fracture-split method splits the big-end ring of a connecting rod in two by applying a sharp impact which creates a perfectly matching surface when it is bolted around the crankshaft.
- Unique Staggered Intake Funnels
To create the XSR900’s potent mid-range torque and unique intake sound, the engine’s intake funnels have been designed with three uneven lengths. Combined with the YCC-T system, the XSR900 gives its rider the ‘right-now’ thrust ideal for street riding.
- Compact 6-Speed Transmission
The XSR900’s 6-speed transmission takes full advantage of the low- to-mid-range torque and excellent response of the inline triple while further enhancing the narrow 3-cylinder design.
- Assist-and-Slipper Clutch
The XSR900 includes an advanced assist-and-slipper clutch unit that provides both greater clamping force and back-torque reduction. This allows for the use of lighter clutch springs – reducing clutch lever effort by 20% – as well as minimizing rear-wheel hop under aggressive deceleration.
- A Style All Its Own
The XSR900 blends Yamaha’s world-class engineering with standout neo-retro style, creating a new type of machine for riders looking for an authentic and honest motorcycle that doesn’t sacrifice performance. Drawing influence from Yamaha’s classic “XS” series of motorcycles, the XSR oozes class with its exposed aluminum details, retro-influenced bodywork, stepped seat and custom lighting and instrumentation.
- Compact, Sporty Chassis
Underneath the sleek bodywork, the aluminum frame features a sport-oriented wheelbase with rake and trail geometry that works with the compact 3-cylinder engine to achieve light and nimble handling.
- Adjustable Suspension
Both front and rear suspension systems feature spring preload and rebound damping adjustments for a truly customizable ride. Up front, an inverted fork with 41mm inner tubes provides 5.4 inches of travel while the rear linkage-type monoshock uses a nearly horizontal layout for improved mass-centralization, along with 5.1 inches of rear wheel travel.
- Powerful Braking with ABS
The XSR900 provides exceptional braking power thanks to sportbike-spec front brakes that consist of paired floating 298mm discs with radially-mounted 4-piston calipers and a 245mm rear disc. ABS works to prevent wheel lock under hard deceleration.
- Lightweight Wheels
Lightweight 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels are fitted with a 120/70ZR17 front tire and 180/55ZR17 rear tire for excellent traction.
- Advanced Instrumentation
The round LCD panel features a ton of information: digital tachometer, speedometer, gear position, eco mode indicator, TCS and D-MODE indicators, ambient and coolant temperature, a fuel gauge and range of trip computer functions including a clock, instant and average fuel consumption, fuel reserve trip meter and the usual trip meters.
- Neo-Retro Lighting
Up front, a large, round multi-reflector headlight provides both style and illumination in equal measure, complete with trick aluminum supports while out back, a round all-LED tail and brake light is mounted above the rear fender.
- Stylish and Ergonomic Fuel Tank
A compact 3.7 gallon fuel tank with offset fuel filler is shrouded by beautifully-shaped and hand-finished aluminum covers for a timeless design.
- Sporty, All-Purpose Ergonomics
A wide, tapered aluminum handlebar, dished saddle and forged aluminum foot controls provide a comfortable upright riding position, making it ideal for urban traffic or hustling down a twisty road.
- Unique XSR900 Detailing
Every aspect of the XSR900 shows Yamaha’s attention to detail: the single-piece stepped saddle featuring a stitched “XSR900” logo, the classic teardrop mirrors with excellent rearward visibility, the compact radiator flanked by exposed aluminum covers, and the front fender with its retro-influence aluminum stays. The XSR900 demands a second look, every time.
2021 Yamaha XSR900 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: Starting at $11299 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9547 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Engine Type 847cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 3-cylinder 4- stroke; 12 valves
Bore x Stroke 78.0mm x 59.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed; multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch
Final Drive Chain
Suspension / Front 41mm inverted fork, adjustable preload and
rebound damping; 5.4-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound
damping; 5.1-in travel
Brakes / Front 298mm dual hydraulic discs; ABS
Brakes / Rear 245mm single hydraulic disc; ABS
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 180/55ZR17
L x W x H 81.7 in x 32.1 in x 44.9 in
Seat Height 32.7 in
Wheelbase 56.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.0°
Trail 4.1 in
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gal
Fuel Economy** 44 mpg
Wet Weight*** 430 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Radical White/Rapid Red
2021 Yamaha XSR900 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
ENGINE Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 12-valve (4-valves/cyl), inline-three cylinder
DISPLACEMENT 847 cc
BORE AND STROKE 78 x 59.1 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 11.5:1
MAXIMUM TORQUE 8.9 kg-m (64.3 ft-lbs.) @ 8,500 rpm
ENGINE MANAGEMENT YCC-T & D-Mode (3 positions) & Traction Control
FUEL DELIVERY Mikuni 41mm throttle body F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION± 18.6kpl / 52.5 mpg (Imp.)
LUBRICATION Wet sump
IGNITION / STARTING TCI / Electric
FINAL DRIVE “O”-ring chain
SUSPENSION (FRONT) Adjustable 41 mm inverted fork / 137 mm (5.4″) wheel travel
SUSPENSION (REAR) Adjustable link Monocross / 130 mm (5.1″) wheel travel
BRAKES (FRONT) Dual 298mm discs / radial mount, 4-piston calipers / ABS equipped
BRAKES (REAR) 245mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS equipped
TIRES (FRONT) 120/70ZR17
TIRES (REAR) 180/55ZR17
LENGTH 2,075 mm (81.7″)
WIDTH 815 mm (32.1″)
HEIGHT 1,140 mm (44.9″)
WHEELBASE 1,440 mm (56.7″)
RAKE / TRAIL 25° / 103mm
GROUND CLEARANCE 135 mm (5.3″)
SEAT HEIGHT 830 mm (32.7″)
FUEL CAPACITY 14 litres (3.1 imp. gallons)
WET WEIGHT 195 kg (430 lb.)
COLOUR(S) Radical White
2021 Yamaha XSR900 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Engine type 3-Cylinder;4-stroke;Liquid-cooled;DOHC;4-valves
Displacement 847 cm³
Bore x stroke 78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Maximum power 84.6kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 87.5Nm (8.9kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet;Multiple Disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh;6-speed
Final transmission Chain
Fuel consumption 5.2l/100km
CO2 emission 120g/km
Caster Angle 25º
Front suspension system Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system Swingarm;(Link type suspension)
Front travel 137 mm
Rear Travel 130 mm
Front brake Hydraulic dual disc, Ø298 mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, Ø245 mm
Front tyre 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)
Overall length 2,075 mm
Overall width 815 mm
Overall height 1,135 mm
Seat height 830 mm
Wheel base 1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance 135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 195 kg
Fuel tank capacity 14L
Oil tank capacity 3.4L
Remark EU4 compliant
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