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Yamaha XSR700 first ride incoming

Published: 26 October 2015

Updated: 26 October 2015

The Yamaha XSR700 is the latest addition to Yamaha’s Sports Heritage range. The bike looks set to balance classy retro styling with the modern performance of the MT-07 – MCN’s Bike of the Year 2014 and winner of the best naked middleweight category in this years awards.

With a price tag of £6249, just £500 more than the standard MT-07, the XSR represents fantastic value for money.  

Check back to for our first impressions of the bike and catch the full report in the November 4 issue of MCN.

In the meantime, check out the specs of the new model below.

  • Compact, lightweight chassis
  • Short 530mm swing-arm
  • Easily customizable, bolt-on rear sub-frame
  • Rear Monocross horizontal shock system
  • Standard with ABS
  • Engine highlights
  • 700cc inline 2-cylinder engine
  • Crossplane engine design philosophy
  • Deep linear torque
  • 270-degree crank for strong acceleration and traction
  • Smooth, exciting power delivery to high rpm
  • Colours; Forest Green, Garage Metal
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