A Yamaha XSR900 in the bid to bring awareness of an upcoming A2-compliant variant for Q4 of this year.
A quarter view of a custom Yamaha XSR900. Photo courtesy of CycleWorld.

Yamaha Reveals Plans for A2-Compliant XSR900

Potential EU Debut for September

A European press release from Italy is talking about Yamaha’s recent move to make their popular XSR900 A2-compliant, in an effort to reach a wider range of riders – and rumors are saying that the trimmed machine will possibly be in European markets as early  September.

A Yamaha XSR900 in the bid to bring awareness of an upcoming A2-compliant variant for Q4 of this year.
A quarter view of this year’s XSR900. Photo courtesy of CycleWorld.

“Riders must be at least 18 years old to obtain an A2 license,” explains a report from RideApart.

“Bikes within the category must not exceed 47 horsepower, and riders must keep the A2 status for two years before moving up to the full A license. Unless the rider is 24 years of age or older, they cannot skip the intermediate A2 class, forcing many youngsters to learn the ropes on more manageable bikes.”

A Honda CBR500R against pavement and a building
A Honda CBR500R. Photo courtesy of MCN.

Yammie isn’t the first company to continue to capitalize on this niche market; with Honda’s CBR500R/CB500X, Ducati’s Scrambler Sixty2, and Royal Enfield’s Interceptor 650/Continental 650/Himalayan tearing up the roads, A2 license holders have a fine selection to choose from.

A Yamaha XSR900 in the bid to bring awareness of an upcoming A2-compliant variant for Q4 of this year.
A quarter view of this year’s XSR900. Photo courtesy of MotoWorld.

We can’t wait to see how Yammie will be refreshing the XSR900 to comply with those regulations. Stay tuned, since the hints of a September drop for this beastie will likely mean upcoming updates as to how the brand plans on going about the XSR900’s refresh.

Drop a comment letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties.

*Media sourced from MotoWorld, CycleWorld, and PipeBurn*

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