Launch of XSR900GP Reminiscent of the 1980s GP Machine

Exhibit at EICMA 2023 in Milan

IWATA, JAPAN – October 25, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) is pleased to announce the launch of the XSR900GP sports heritage model for the European market, reminiscent of the GP factory machines of the 1980s. Prior to the release, Yamaha Motor will exhibit at the Japan Mobility Show 2023, which will be held from October 26, and at EICMA 2023 (International Two-Wheeler Exhibition), which will be held in Milan from November 7. Launch in Japan is scheduled for 2024 Summer onwards.

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XSR900GP

The XSR900GP was developed under the concept of “The Embodiment of Yamaha Racing History.” Based on the XSR900, the new model has been built and tuned to provide comfortable performance on winding roads and sporty handling. In terms of design, the new Grand Prix machine-style exterior represents the history and spirit that the Company has cultivated in the world’s most prestigious road races.

The main features include: 1) a new exterior inspired by the 1980s Grand Prix model YZR500; 2) separate handlebars and a completely rearranged riding position; 3) tuning of the chassis rigidity; 4) adoption of the Bridgestone Batrax S23 tires, resetting of the spring constant and damping characteristics of the front and rear suspensions, and the addition of brake hoses for improved controllability; 5) riding assist technologies such as YRC (Yamaha Ride Control) and cruise control systems; 6) 5-inch full-color TFT meters with Connectivity and Type-C USB socket, and more.

Source: Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

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