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2022 Yamaha XSR900: The '80s Are Back

The XSR casts off its cafe racer roots and goes full-on 1980s grand prix bike.

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Kyle Hyatt
Kyle Hyatt (he/him/his) hails originally from the Pacific Northwest, but has long called Los Angeles home. He's had a lifelong obsession with cars and motorcycles (both old and new).
Kyle Hyatt
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The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 may be based on another model, but it's a unique bike.

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It bails on the cafe racer styling of the 1950s, '60s and '70s upon which previous generations leaned so heavily.

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Instead it looks back at the early 1980s era of grand prix racing for inspiration.

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The look straddles the line between modern naked bike and unabashed love letter to a great era in racing.

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The XSR900 is powered by a 117-horsepower inline-3 that also makes 69 pound-feet of torque.

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It's got fully adjustable suspension and very sticky Bridgestone tires, too.

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These factors combine to make the XSR a truly spectacular bike for fast canyon roads.

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At the same time, it's still comfortable and civilized enough to use as a daily rider.

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The 2022 XSR900 will retail for $9,999 before dealer fees.

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Look for it at your local Yamaha dealer starting now.

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