The report from MCN states that the XSR900’s now got the now-Euro5-compliant transverse triple engine to push it about (889cc’s worth, same as the MT-09), and we’re guessing the torque will be something similar. 93Nm was the (brilliant) torque figure for Yamaha’s 2021 MT-09, and that combined with the 119bhp and new tuned exhaust system promises to give a wee bit more fun than not.
The XSR900 will also sport MT-09’s Deltabox frame, as well as Brembo radial master cylinder brakes, inverted KYB forks, front air intakes, and the race-style filler (to complement the lower handlebars, MotoGP-inspired 15-litre gas tank, and longer swingarm – all set up to make the machine more race-ready).
Yamaha’s 2022 XSR900 will also have four ride modes, a new TFT dash (3.5″), a standard quick shifter, a six-axis IMU that gives us three-way lean-sensitive traction and slide control plus anti-wheelie and cornering ABS – the beauty even sports a pair of ‘spin-forged’ cast wheels, lightening the bike by a further 700g.
The pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, though we’re expecting something along the $10,000 USD mark, given that the 2021 MT-09 and XSR900 were priced from $9,399 and $9,499, respectively.