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A car guy since birth thanks to my pops, a mechanic. Started riding bikes out of necessity. My first ride was a rusty 50cc Honda Baito (Japanese for part-time-job) because I slid my car on black ice and totaled it. That year on two wheels and 5hp changed my life. As soon as means would allow, I upgraded to a Ninja 300, I'm still learning all I can from that awesome little starter bike, but test drove the FZ-07 and fell in love with everything but its "transformer" aesthetic. The XSR strikes a deep chord with its design, and I'm convinced it will be my next bike. Yamaha USA, please bring it stateside!
 

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Thanks TrueNorth! Before the XSR news broke, I was on the fence between the FZ-07 and the Honda CBR650, but I'm pretty much decided now. It's just a waiting game now :D
 

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A car guy since birth thanks to my pops, a mechanic. Started riding bikes out of necessity. My first ride was a rusty 50cc Honda Baito (Japanese for part-time-job) because I slid my car on black ice and totaled it. That year on two wheels and 5hp changed my life. As soon as means would allow, I upgraded to a Ninja 300, I'm still learning all I can from that awesome little starter bike, but test drove the FZ-07 and fell in love with everything but its "transformer" aesthetic. The XSR strikes a deep chord with its design, and I'm convinced it will be my next bike. Yamaha USA, please bring it stateside!
my pops is a mechanic as well, gets in the bloodlines LOL. welcome to the show
 

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Thanks TrueNorth! Before the XSR news broke, I was on the fence between the FZ-07 and the Honda CBR650, but I'm pretty much decided now. It's just a waiting game now :D
Both good bikes in their own right. What put the XSR 700 above those ones in your mind?
 

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Nothing new at least. Just the same thing reiterated on various sites but we should be hearing more from Yamaha soon because the xsr700 was set to be released this winter.
 

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With that mention of its release being said i'm surprised that we haven't seen anything more on it going to be released from Yamaha.
 

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Here in the UK the bike is set to be officially launched at Motorcycle Live (28 Nov - 6 Dec). The UK price will be announced at that time with delivery available from January 2016. I'm planning to put down a deposit as soon as my local dealer starts taking orders.

I don't know why there are no details of a US release. Maybe it something to do with availability of engines. A Tracer version of the MT-07 was due to be announced this year, but it seems that's been put back to 2016. Apparently all engines in the current production cycle have been allocated to the XSR700 which is the reason the MT-07 Tracer has been delayed. I'm guessing the bike has been more popular than Yamaha imagined.
 

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Thanks for the heads up! Not much new information from the motorcycle live page. The new XSR700 will be launched as a new model in Yamaha’s Sport Heritage range and it's based on the MT-07.
Guess we'll have to wait a bit longer.
Just a bit under 2 months to wait. :crying:
 

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I think this time in the industry is a dead period since companies are busy getting things ready for the big day and need to keep a good portion of their ammo for that, only showing us what to expect the weeks and even month(s) before.
 

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So we can expect to hear nothing for from most motorcycle manufacturers until Motorcycle Live? A bit of a let down but expected.
scooby going to Motorcycle Live?
 

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So we can expect to hear nothing for from most motorcycle manufacturers until Motorcycle Live? A bit of a let down but expected.
scooby going to Motorcycle Live?
That's unless some plan to do something outside of the usual shows.
Then there's always the chance of seeing some information coming from them before, just have to stay in the loop especially during this important time of the year.
 

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Yep, I'll be going to Motorcycle Live. I'll post photos when I get them.

I've just noticed prices of the Yamaha accessories for the bike have appeared on some of the other European versions of the Yamaha website. No prices yet listed for the UK, but stated delivery times are from mid-October. Oddly, accessories available before the bike?
 
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