Made from the base model of the MT-07, Yamaha engineers proves that they can still have the idea of interesting retro styled bike. Yamaha introduces the XSR700 fitted with the 270-degree crankshaft crossplane philosophy. It burns 698cc of fuel in the configuration of 2-inline 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine. The power is rated at 55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm and 68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm. Why retro? For me, the design is timeless. It will always looks good in any era.
The tagline for this XSR700 is ‘Born Tomorrow’ which I think refers to the technology that is cutting edge but styling that feels 60-70s. The use of the digital meter here shows that XSR700 is NOT trying to hide its age by using a much advanced meter style. Enclosed in circular shape, it still looks good and ‘in place’. This must have been a perfect combination of modern and retro. Some bikes are just trying to much to be retro and left out the tech behind.
The rear lights remind me of the Yamaha Bolt which features a circular design with LED lights inside it. The round headlight adds the simplicity and makes it still feels retro.
The technology is not left behind with the use of dual disc brake at the front sized 282mm bitten by 4-piston caliper on each side. Nice. This could just be the Japanese modern retro bike that you are looking for.
2016 Yamaha XSR700 Technical Specs
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves|
|Bore x stroke||80.0 mm x 68.6 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Maximum power||55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm|
|Limited power version||35.0 kW|
|Maximum torque||68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Clutch type||Wet, Multiple Disc|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||130 mm|
|Caster angle||24º 50|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm, (Link type suspension)|
|Rear travel||130 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm|
|Front tyre||120/70 ZR 17M/C(58V) (Tubeless)|
|Rear tyre||180/55 ZR 17M/C(73V) (Tubeless)|
|Overall length||2,075 mm|
|Overall width||820 mm|
|Overall height||1,130 mm|
|Seat height||815 mm|
|Wheel base||1,405 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||140 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||186 kg ABS|
|Fuel tank capacity||14 L|
|Oil tank capacity||2.7 L|