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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?

From Yamaha:

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.
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.

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.

Highlights

* 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

Chassis highlights

* Compact, lightweight chassis

* Short 530mm swing-arm

* Easily customizable, bolt-on rear sub-frame

* Rear Monocross horizontal shock system

* Standard with ABS

Engine highlights

* 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

Colours

* Forest Green

* Garage Metal
 

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You can easily paint the fenders to any color you choose but it would be nice if it matched the tank color by default because right now it looks to be black on both XSR options.
 

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You can easily paint the fenders to any color you choose but it would be nice if it matched the tank color by default because right now it looks to be black on both XSR options.
That's what I was thinking, and even better than paint.. wraps. Wrapping will make it easier to deal with come time to sell the bike and even if you want to switch colors.
 

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Wrapping it would be better in the long run if I ever want to sell the xsr. Maybe a skid plate to protect the underside too.
So many possibilities now that I'm thinking of wrapping the tank.
 

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It sure does, not the greatest photo but it works well on a Magazine/eMagazine to get people to look at the other pictures and content for more.
 

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Thanks for clarifying that one, Wulf - we've all been wondering about it for over three years......!! I suspected it might have been an XSR from the outset, mainly because it looks identical to one. The advert is a bit of a give away too. (Excuse the sarcasm - no offence intended!)
 
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Thanks for clarifying that one, Wulf - we've all been wondering about it for over three years......!! I suspected it might have been an XSR from the outset, mainly because it looks identical to one. The advert is a bit of a give away too. (Excuse the sarcasm - no offence intended!)

No problem :smile2:
It's just that I recogniced Kimura riding one of his, IMHO, most beautiful XSR700 builts :smile2:
(I'm absolutely sure that you all have been more than able to live without paying attention to this ;) )




 

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I love the whole "Faster Son" idea and used it as the launching point for naming my XSR700 "Fortunate Son". Probably a childish habit, but I've always named my bikes.



(The dancing punk is a Charles Burns cartoon originally done for a series of Rhino Records DIY punk compilation albums from the early '90s. I simply colored the cartoon, added the sun circle and Japanese label.)
 

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