2022 Yamaha XSR900 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Yamaha XSR900
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2022 Yamaha XSR900: The Newly-Updated Classic

For the first time since its introduction in 2016, the retro-styled Yamaha XSR900 has received its first facelift in the form of an aesthetic redesign. Want a new bike that looks old? The 2022 XSR900 is the perfect balance of modern performance and classic Japanese-styled 1980’s Sportster.

The XSR900 already looked old to begin with thanks to its seat and single head-lamp lighting configuration, but Yamaha has decided to crank the Retro knob up to an insane degree for 2022. The new XSR900 boasts a brand new box-style bench seat (it looks much older, go figure), among some other small changes. The visual changes are nice, but the performance changes are where you will find the real selling point for this newly updated retro-sportster.

Mandatory Brembo radial master cylinder brakes, fully adjustable inverted KYB forks, updated front air intake, and a brand new 889cc transverse triple engine borrowed from the recently overhauled MT-09 are all neatly packaged into a completely redesigned Deltabox frame which allows for better maneuverability thanks to some weight-saving magic.

Powering this new (but old) bike is a EU5 889cc CP3 motor shared with a few other Yamaha models. It produces 117 horsepower and 68.5 lb-ft of torque. Although it looks old, this updated XSR is a breath of fresh air for their 2022 motorcycle model lineup.

The 2022 Yamaha XSR900 starts at $9,999 USD / $12,299 CAD

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Yamaha XSR900 in one place.

 

2022 Yamaha XSR900


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $9,999 USD / $12,299 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Newly updated design
    • Yamaha’s legendary CP3 engine
    • ABS is standard
    • Same stability and traction control as the MT-09

Key Specs

  • Engine: 889cc inline-three
  • Power: 117 horsepower
  • Torque: 68.5 lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 425.5 lbs (193 kg)
  • Seat Height: 810 mm (31.8 in.) at lowest point

2022 Yamaha XSR900


2022 Yamaha XSR900 Specifications

From Yamaha

ENGINE

Engine 890cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 3-cylinder 4-stroke; 12 valves
Power 115 Hp
Bore x Stroke 78.0mm x 62.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Starter Electric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS

Suspension Front 41mm inverted fork, adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 5.1-in travel
Suspension Rear Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.4-in travel
Brakes Front 298mm dual hydraulic discs; ABS
Brakes Rear 245mm single hydraulic disc; ABS
Tires Front 120/70ZR17 Bridgestone® Battlax Hypersport S22
Tires Rear 180/55ZR17 Bridgestone® Battlax Hypersport S22
Fuel Tank Capacity 3.7 gal
Color

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight Projector
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length 84.8 in
Overall Width 33.9 in
Overall Height 45.5 in
Wheelbase 58.9 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Seat Height 31.9 in
Wet Weight 425 lb

WARRANTY

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Extension

2022 Yamaha XSR900


2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 Features

TOP FEATURES

  • Retro Influence, Modern Style
    The striking look of the next generation Yamaha XSR900 is apparent from every angle. With the tank design, exposed aluminum frame and side silhouette drawing clear inspiration from iconic Yamaha race bikes of the past, there is also an unmistakably modern design element underscoring the machine’s high-performance capabilities. Full LED lighting, a new full-color 3.5-inch TFT display and a host of premium touches including drilled fork caps, machined headlight stays, forged brake pedal, hidden passenger pegs, blacked-out levers, darkened brake reservoirs, bar-end mirrors, embossed aluminum rear underplate and aluminum XSR logo all combine to reflect modernity and a high level of fit and finish.
  • New 890cc CP3 Engine: More Power, More Torque
    The XSR900’s larger capacity 890cc crossplane crankshaft three-cylinder engine is more powerful with a stronger, more linear torque curve for outstanding acceleration. Nearly every major component, from pistons and connecting rods to the crankshaft, camshafts and crankcase, are redesigned and lightened for reduced overall weight lending a freer revving engine character.
  • Tuned Triple Soundtrack
    Enhancing the unique soundtrack of the crossplane triple-cylinder powerplant, Yamaha engineers carefully redesigned the intake system incorporating differing cross section and length air ducts tuned so induction noises resonate harmoniously at varying wavelengths. Two functional air intake vents located on either side of the fuel tank further boost the mid- and high-rpm induction sound traveling to the rider for a greater sense of acceleration.
  • 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.
  • New CF Die-Cast Aluminum Frame: Lighter, Stronger, Sharper
    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. Featuring the thinnest sections ever for a Yamaha die-cast frame at just 1.7 mm, overall weight is reduced while the balance of longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity has been refined, enhancing straight-line stability and transmitting excellent feedback to the rider.
  • Yamaha Exclusive Lightweight Spinforged Wheels
    Through Yamaha’s exclusive spinforging process, new, sporty 10-spoke aluminum wheels enhance looks while significantly reducing unsprung weight. The result is improved suspension action and decreased moment of inertia for a more responsive feel, especially during cornering and braking.
  • Advanced Up & Down Quick Shift Now Standard
    The XSR900’s Quick Shift System (QSS) is now fitted as original equipment on the 2022 XSR900. By enabling quick, clutchless shifting both up and down the gear box, this system makes full-on acceleration more exciting, downshifting faster and smoother, with less chassis disruption when changing gears.

ENGINE

  • 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.
  • Offset & Direct-Plated Cylinders
    The CP3 engine mounts its three cylinder bores forward, towards the exhaust side. This offset reduces the piston to cylinder wall friction, creating more power and improved fuel economy while the direct-plated ceramic-composite cylinder bores provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced friction.
  • Advanced Ride-by-Wire Throttle with APSG
    Featuring the advanced Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), the new XSR900 takes the technology one step further with the addition of a YZF-R1-type Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG). This is a full ride-by-wire system with a sensor in the twist grip to replicate varying degrees of resistance for a traditional throttle feel. The end result is a lively, torque-rich powerplant with the thrilling feel of direct connection between the throttle grip and the rear tire. Additionally, Yamaha’s selectable D-MODE allows the riders to adjust engine character on the fly with four different power delivery options.
  • Updated Assist & Slipper (A&S) Clutch
    The XSR900 includes an advanced Assist and Slipper (A&S) clutch minimizes rear-wheel hop under aggressive deceleration. To handle the increased torque levels of the new 890cc CP3 powerplant, the clutch has been updated with new friction plate material. At the same time, a modified cam angle reduces load on the clutch springs for a lighter feel at the lever.
  • New Intake & Exhaust System
    Updated intake and exhaust systems enhance the unique soundtrack of the crossplane Triple powerplant while increasing efficiency. The low-slung exhaust design also centralizes mass and is significantly lighter than the previous generation.
  • Compact Six-Speed Transmission
    The XSR900’s six-speed transmission takes full advantage of the low- to-mid-range torque and excellent response of the inline triple while further enhancing the narrow three-cylinder design.

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

  • 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.
  • Updated Suspension Including Fully Adjustable KYB® Fork
    A new suspension features an upgraded fully adjustable 41mm KYB® inverted front fork, now shorter and lower profile due to the new head pipe position. It’s paired with an updated adjustable KYB® rear shock, forward inclined and virtually hidden from sight, further enhancing the new model’s clean, aggressive side profile.
  • High-Spec Braking Components
    To support more spirited, sporty riding, the XSR900’s high quality braking components include a new Brembo radial front master cylinder for the front brake. The piston in the master cylinder moves in a direction parallel to brake lever travel, contributing to a more linear supply of hydraulic pressure for excellent feel and control. Additionally, a new front brake lever eases adjustability and improves looks.
  • Yamaha Exclusive Lightweight Spinforged Wheels
    Through Yamaha’s exclusive spinforging process, new, sporty 10-spoke aluminum wheels enhance looks while significantly reducing unsprung weight. The result is improved suspension action and decreased moment of inertia for a more responsive feel, especially during cornering and braking.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • Unique XSR900 Detailing
    Every aspect of the new XSR900 shows Yamaha’s meticulous attention to detail reflected through a host of premium touches, including drilled fork caps, machined headlight stays, forged brake pedal, hidden passenger pegs, blacked-out levers, darkened brake reservoirs, bar-end mirrors, embossed aluminum rear underplate and aluminum XSR logo. An additional nod to the XSR900’s sporting heritage, one available colorway is a modern take on the classic French Sonauto Yamaha race colors—the stunning blue, cyan and yellow combination famously campaigned by legendary French Grand Prix champion Christian Sarron, an important page from Yamaha’s rich racing history.
  • Neo-Retro Full LED Lighting
    Newly developed round LED headlight is not only bright but also projects its beam in a wide horizontal arc for improved coverage when the machine is leaned over. LED turn signals and tail light enhance the stripped back, minimalist styling.
  • Advanced Up & Down Quick Shift Now Standard
    The XSR900’s Quick Shift System (QSS) is now fitted as original equipment on the 2022 XSR900. By enabling quick, clutchless shifting both up and down the gear box, this system makes full-on acceleration more exciting, downshifting faster and smoother, with less chassis disruption when changing gears.
  • Cruise Control Now Standard
    Another feature now fitted as original equipment on the new XSR900 is Cruise Control. The easily programmable system reduces rider fatigue, making longer journeys and highway riding more enjoyable.
  • Sporty, All-Purpose 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.
  • Full-Color 3.5-inch TFT Instrument Display
    The new XSR900 now utilizes a full-color 3.5-inch TFT display that features a bar-type tachometer that changes colors as rpm rises or falls, a clock and displays for remaining fuel, average mileage, water temperature, air temperature and a gearshift indicator (color reversed for gear in use). Easily switch between displays and information with the handlebar switches.

ELECTRONICS

  • 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.
  • Slide Control System (SCS)
    When IMU sensors detect the rear wheel is beginning to slide sideways, the ECU intervenes by reducing drive to the rear wheel until the chassis is stabilized. A total of three intervention levels are available.
  • LIFT Control System (LIF)
    To prevent front wheel lift during quick starts or hard acceleration, when IMU sensors detect front wheel lift the ECU adjusts drive power until the motorcycle is stabilized.
  • Brake Control System (BC)
    The Brake Control (BC) System independently controls and moderates front and rear brake pressure to prevent accidental wheel lock ups. The rider can select one of two ABS braking modes: BC1 Mode is a standard ABS-active mode for straight-line braking conditions which does not incorporate lean angle. BC2 Mode uses IMU data to determine lean angle and changes the ABS sensitivity as lean angle increases.
  • Advanced Ride-by-Wire Throttle with APSG
    Featuring the advanced Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), the new XSR900 takes the technology one step further with the addition of a YZF-R1-type Accelerator Position Sensor Grip (APSG). This is a full ride-by-wire system with a sensor in the twist grip to replicate varying degrees of resistance for a traditional throttle feel. The end result is a lively, torque-rich powerplant with the thrilling feel of direct connection between the throttle grip and the rear tire. Additionally, Yamaha’s selectable D-MODE allows the riders to adjust engine character on the fly with four different power delivery options.
  • Full-Color 3.5-inch TFT Instrument Display
    The new XSR900 now utilizes a full-color 3.5-inch TFT display that features a bar-type tachometer that changes colors as rpm rises or falls, a clock and displays for remaining fuel, average mileage, water temperature, air temperature and a gearshift indicator (color reversed for gear in use). Easily switch between displays and information with the handlebar switches.
  • Advanced Up & Down Quick Shift Now Standard
    The XSR900’s Quick Shift System (QSS) is now fitted as original equipment on the 2022 XSR900. By enabling quick, clutchless shifting both up and down the gear box, this system makes full-on acceleration more exciting, downshifting faster and smoother, with less chassis disruption when changing gears.
  • Cruise Control Now Standard
    Another feature now fitted as original equipment on the new XSR900 is Cruise Control. The easily programmable system reduces rider fatigue, making longer journeys and highway riding more enjoyable.

NEW FOR 2022

  • Retro Influence, Modern Style
    The striking look of the next generation Yamaha XSR900 is apparent from every angle. With the tank design, exposed aluminum frame and side silhouette drawing clear inspiration from iconic Yamaha race bikes of the past, there is also an unmistakably modern design element underscoring the machine’s high-performance capabilities. Full LED lighting, a new full-color 3.5-inch TFT display and a host of premium touches including drilled fork caps, machined headlight stays, forged brake pedal, hidden passenger pegs, blacked-out levers, darkened brake reservoirs, bar-end mirrors, embossed aluminum rear underplate and aluminum XSR logo all combine to reflect modernity and a high level of fit and finish.
  • New 890cc CP3 Engine: More Power, More Torque
    The XSR900’s larger capacity 890cc crossplane crankshaft three-cylinder engine is more powerful with a stronger, more linear torque curve for outstanding acceleration. Nearly every major component, from pistons and connecting rods to the crankshaft, camshafts and crankcase, are redesigned and lightened for reduced overall weight lending a freer revving engine character.
  • Tuned Triple Soundtrack
    Enhancing the unique soundtrack of the crossplane triple-cylinder powerplant, Yamaha engineers carefully redesigned the intake system incorporating differing cross section and length air ducts tuned so induction noises resonate harmoniously at varying wavelengths. Two functional air intake vents located on either side of the fuel tank further boost the mid- and high-rpm induction sound traveling to the rider for a greater sense of acceleration.
  • 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.
  • New CF Die-Cast Aluminum Frame: Lighter, Stronger, Sharper
    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. Featuring the thinnest sections ever for a Yamaha die-cast frame at just 1.7 mm, overall weight is reduced while the balance of longitudinal, lateral and torsional rigidity has been refined, enhancing straight-line stability and transmitting excellent feedback to the rider.

 


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