Published on July 26th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Yamaha XSR700 looks awesome
Yamaha has joined forces with Japanese bike builder Shinya Kimura to produce the new retro-styled XSR 700 scrambler. This retro bike pays tribute to the XS 650 and is a direct competitor to the current all popular Ducati Scrambler. The bike joins the company’s sport heritage line, with the motorcycle boasting an overall old school aesthetic. The seat has been done up in supple textured leather, as the rear sub frame can conveniently be customized. An aluminum tank rests in the middle of the bike, which comes in weighing at 186 kilograms.
Just because the new XSR 700 features a retro appearance, that doesn’t mean it’s without some necessary high-grade tech. Such electronics are safe from harm, positioned behind a trick mesh cover. Furthermore, the motorcycle welcomes Pirelli Phantom tires that both look good and provide for a smooth riding experience.
The XSR700 uses the same motor and frame as the FZ-07, a bike many sites crowned their “bike of the year.” The XSR adds a two-texture leather seat, an aluminum fender, headlight brackets, and fuel tank, mesh side panels, a shorter exhaust can, and a host of manufacturer accessories. The XSR700 will go on sale in Europe this November in both Forest Green and Garage Silver, but the price hasn’t been released.