Yamaha XSR900 = what a handsome bike

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Yamaha XSR900 = what a handsome bike

Post by Dave » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:12 am

My FJR is getting a few things done, suspension returned to standard, new tyres etc.
Those nice lads at Ecosse have given me a XSR900 as a loan bike.

XSR900, what a nice bike it is.
I think is looks great. There are a number of wee details I especially like: the off centre fuel cap and the multifunction "gauge".
The riding position and bars make it very manoeuvrable and fun in the city and thru the twisties.
Engine is smooth.

The only neutral comment from me is the noise...its too much like a sewing machine, but that is the same with most new bikes with standard cans
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Re: Yamaha XSR900 = what a handsome bike

Post by al » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:19 am

The latest Euro regulations for bikes mean they need to be virtually silent. No more rattly Ducati clutches and the like.

The XSR900 is very pretty. The same can't be said for its little brother IMHO.

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Re: Yamaha XSR900 = what a handsome bike

Post by Zathos » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:05 am

Looks nice, but is it better than the old FZ1?

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Post by The Rossi Kid » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:52 am

Love the look, have you given it back yet, been trying to arrange a shot?

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Post by Dave » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:56 am

The Rossi Kid wrote:Love the look, have you given it back yet, been trying to arrange a shot?

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Re: Yamaha XSR900 = what a handsome bike

Post by willian » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:37 pm

Didn't like it when I sat on one at the Scottish bike show, scallops on the tank were not enough for the length of my legs.

Lovely looking machine though

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Post by Dave » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:43 am

Zathos wrote:Looks nice, but is it better than the old FZ1?

No

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Post by Dave » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:44 am

Dave wrote:
Zathos wrote:Looks nice, but is it better than the old FZ1?

No
But it is better looking, and had only 3 cylinders

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Post by Zathos » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:25 am

Ah well, I guess you can't always improve ;)

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Re: Yamaha XSR900 = what a handsome bike

Post by Dave » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:03 am

To be fair about XSR, it is not a FZ1 replacement, that will be the MT10....which i have no intention of trying

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