2017 new Yamaha XSR900 Abarth studio details & action photos
New XSR900 Abarth: Born to be the first
With their unique blend of cutting edge technology and iconic style that pays homage to past classics, Yamaha's Sport Heritage models are proving to be a major success with a growing band of riders who
appreciate the 'Faster Sons' philosophy.
By acknowledging some of the classic design elements from Yamaha's 60-year history, models such as the XSR900 give today's riders the chance to own a truly characterful contemporary motorcycle with up to the minute technology and class leading performance.
More than any other Japanese manufacturer, Yamaha has fully embraced the growing customization movement, and over the past few years the company has commissioned a range of unique specials.
Using various Sport Heritage models as their starting point, legendary bike builders including Shinya Kimura and Roland Sands have created some truly outstanding motorcycles that showcase their skills, and also inspire every rider by demonstrating how to make any Yamaha their own.
For the first time we have teamed up with Abarth, one of Italy's most prestigious brands from the car racing world, to create a factory-built limited edition Café Racer.
New XSR900 Abarth. The first Sport Heritage café racer special.
Abarth has been involved in racing for over 60 years, and with its Italian design flair and race bred DNA, the company's history and philosophy perfectly complement those of Yamaha.
For 2017 Abarth and Yamaha have collaborated on an exciting new project to create the XSR900 Abarth, a premium café racer special with a head-turning colour scheme that's been built with a range of exclusive lightweight components.
850cc CP3 engine
At the very heart of this new limited edition machine is Yamaha's outstanding 850cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine that delivers strong and linear torque that enables the rider to experience thrilling acceleration and outstanding performance throughout the rev range. Equipped with a traction control system and Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch, this powerplant provides high levels of controllability in varying conditions.
Sporty riding position
A key feature of this exclusive new Sport Heritage model is its authentic café racer riding position, which enhances rider/machine unity and accentuates the bike's agile and compact feel. Featuring swallow 'clip-on style' handlebars and a racing single seat that give a sporty, tucked in riding position, the XSR900 Abarth builds on the strengths of the stock XSR and transforms it into an exclusive café racer.
The XSR900 Abarth's compact feel and iconic looks are inspired by the 1960s specials and hybrids created by 'rockers' who wanted to build the fastest and coolest motorcycle on the block. The Abarth's retro front cowl design contrasts beautifully with its high-tech carbon structure - and the stylish suede solo seat underlines this bike's high quality specification.
To keep weight down a