Yamaha has released images and a video of its new retro-styled production model, the XSR700. The XSR is a variation of the FZ-07 platform, a retro roadster slightly reminiscent of Ducati’s successful Scrambler. As of this writing, the XSR700 has only been announced by Yamaha Motor Europe, but we expect it will also be sold in North America; we’ll provide an update when we hear back from Yamaha Motor U.S.A.
The 2016 Yamaha XSR700 follows the “Faster Sons” philosophy that led to a concept model produced by L.A.-based designer Shinya Kimura. It pays tribute to the classic XS650 but with modern technology, including the 689cc Twin engine from the FZ-07.