Yamaha XSR900 Video Review

Yamaha XSR900 Video Review – The Yamaha XSR900 is a part of a growing retro-inspired movement taking the motorcycle industry by storm. Based on the FZ-09, the XSR 900 blends vintage looks with a 3-cylinder motor tuned to modern specs. In addition to all of the standard FZ-09 goodies, the XSR boasts traction control and ABS equipped brakes, a slipper clutch, and sporty performance.

You might not expect one motorcycle publication to point out the good work of another. I mean, we review motorcycles, so we shouldn’t point out when other people review motorcycles, right? Wrong. I thoroughly believe in sharing the best of the internet of motorcycles with YouMotorcycle readers. That said, when I watched this review of the Yamaha XSR900, I had to share it with you guys.

I have to confess, when I first saw RevZilla was reviewing motorcycles, my expectations were flying at low altitudes. Like, low enough to take your knees out. But I was impressed with Lemmy at RevZilla and thought their team did a thorough job of reviewing the Yamaha XSR 900. Without further ado…

Comments from the video

On the the motorcycle industry:

On the Yamaha XSR900 specifically:

Yamaha FZ-09 Shortcomings vs. Yamaha XSR900:

Final Thoughts: Lemmy @ RevZilla

Lemmy gives a few final words on the Yamaha XSR900, in this “Sh*t I Couldn’t Say”. He discusses the XSR having features that the FZ-09 does not, Yamaha’s decision making strategy, the XSR700 (available in Europe), ABS and traction control in the Yamaha line-up, and more.

If you enjoyed the first video, you should give this one a look too:

Final Thoughts: Adrian @ YouMotorcycle

I hope you enjoyed the Yamaha XSR900 Video Review. I wanted to try something a little different by sharing some great content out there, even if it wasn’t original.

Did we do the right thing? Do you love or hate the new XSR900? Leave a comment below!

This year at YouMotorcycle we reviewed the Yamaha FJR1300 and I’m putting the finishing touches on my Yamaha V-Star 1300 Deluxe Special Edition review. If I can get that done on time we’ll reach out to Yamaha and get the XSR out next. Until then, consider checking out the RevZilla YouTube channel. I’ve subscribed and I’m totally envious of the production team they have at their disposal, and it’s great to see that they can back it up with an in-depth review from knowledgeable staff. Nicely done, Lemmy!

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