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Adding to Yamaha's Faster sons line of 'custom' inspired production bikes the XSR700 will join in the fun before years end.
The XSR700 is a stylized edition of Yamaha's hugely popular FZ/MT 07. But what is Faster Sons?
So what exactly did Yamaha do? Well they added a two texture leather seat, bolted to an easily customizeable rear subframe. Small single retro headlmap sits fore of the aluminium tank. Geometry and suspension are largely unchanged.The Faster Sons Philosophy
Yamaha’s Sport Heritage bike building philosophy continues to move forward and evolve. Sharing its strong belief in respecting the iconic styles and designs of Yamaha motorcycles of the past, whilst intending to push the boundaries of motorcycle technology to create amazing bikes with real character that never compromise on riding ability. Yamaha called this new philosophy ‘Faster Sons’, a name that tips its hat in respect to the bikes that came before, whilst also showing pride in the faster sons of today and tomorrow, because above all, we love to ride.
To give tangible proof of this philosophy Yamaha chose to work with legendary Los Angeles based Japanese bike builder Shinya Kimura. Kimura’s shared vision of the Faster Sons philosophy led to a collaboration to produce the ‘Faster Son’, a tangible, real world concept motorcycle that embodied both Yamaha and Kimura’s belief in blending retro style with modern technology.
Motivating the XSR is the same 700cc parallel twin found in the FZ/MT 07. Shorty style pipe provides the sound track. Pirelli Phantom rubber keeps you grippy, all managed by modern electronics.
To compliment the Faster Sons models Yamaha will be debuting their own apparel range. Prices are currently unavailable.
* Two-texture leather seat
* Aluminium retro fuel tank
* Aluminium fender
* Aluminium headlight bracket
* Wide tapered back handlebars
* Mesh side panels
* Stubby rear muffler
* Embroidered seat logo
* Wide range of customization accessories
* Compact, lightweight chassis
* Short 530mm swing-arm
* Easily customizable, bolt-on rear sub-frame
* Rear Monocross horizontal shock system
* Standard with ABS
* 700cc inline 2-cylinder engine
* Crossplane engine design philosophy
* Deep linear torque
* 270-degree crank for strong acceleration and traction
* Smooth, exciting power delivery to high rpm
* Forest Green
* Garage Metal