THE PAST meets with the present in Yamaha’s 2019 XSR range, which combines cutting edge engine and chassis technology with striking vintage designs.
For March 2019 the XSR range, which comprises the 700 and 900 models, will see a new ‘Garage Metal’ colour scheme. Taking inspiration from the red and white bodywork made famous by Yamaha's GP-winning bikes in the 1970s, the ‘Garage Metal’ paintwork features a silver tank, with a thick red horizontal stripe overlayed with white ‘Yamaha’ text and bordered by a solid black outline.
Red stitching through the black leather seat completes the vintage look.
The two ‘Sport Heritage’ models were launched in and h. The larger of the two is powered by an 850cc, inline triple DOHC engine, while the 700 features a 689cc parallel twin.