2022 Yamaha XSR900
With timeless design inspired by Yamaha’s legendary racing heritage and the sheer power of its renowned CP3 powerplant, the all-new XSR900 is the rebirth of a legend.
Features may include:
- New 890cc Crossplane Crankshaft Triple
The new 890cc liquid-cooled three-cylinder, DOHC fuel-injected (YCC-T) engine features bore × stroke of 78 mm × 62.1 mm and an 11.5:1 compression ratio for outstanding torque with strong power delivery characteristics. Almost all of the fundamental parts of the engine, from the pistons and connecting rods to the crankshaft, camshafts and crankcase, have all been redesigned with a reduction in weight.
- Fracture-Split Connecting Rods
The forged connecting rods are made using the fracture-split method—where the big-end ring of the connecting rod is purposefully fractured and then reassembled—to ensure an unparalleled degree of manufacturing accuracy. This creates a pair of perfectly matching halves that produce a much more precise mating surface when the rods are bolted together again around the crankshaft.
- New Lightweight Aluminum Frame & Swingarm
The all-new compact, lightweight aluminum frame is manufactured using Yamaha’s Controlled Filling (CF) die-cast technology, making it possible to produce complex frame structures lighter and stronger than conventional casting methods. A newly designed box-section aluminum swingarm is 55mm longer, slightly extending the wheelbase to augment straight-line stability.
- Improved Ergonomics
Ergonomics of the new XSR900 are improved for a more aggressive profile and new emphasis on the rider. A lowered head pipe position, unique subframe with lower seat height and the lengthened swingarm improve straight-line performance while maintaining the XSR900’s trademark sharp handling, situating the rider more within the bike for a greater sense of control and confidence.
- New Six-Axis IMU with Rider Aids
Taking the 2022 XSR900 to a new level of technological advancement is a state-of-the-art six-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) featuring two sensors that measure three-axis angular velocity and three-axis acceleration. Data is transmitted to the ECU which controls an expanded suite of rider aids, including a lean sensitive Traction Control System, Slide Control System (SCS), front Wheel Lift Control System (LIF) and Brake Control (BC) System with lean sensitive ABS. Each can be adjusted for different levels of intervention or turned off completely depending on rider preference.
- Lean Sensitive Traction Control System
Using the six-axis IMU data in conjunction with relative front and rear wheel speed data, the new lean sensitive Traction Control System adjusts the degree of intervention to correspond with the bike’s lean angle. A total of three intervention levels are available.