While ‘Garage Metal’ (grey) was part of the colour range for 2018, the addition of red detailing on the tank and contrast colour stitching on the seat ups the retro quotient. ‘Vintage Blue’ is an all-new colour option for 2019, said to be inspired by Yamaha’s iconic 1970s models.
These colours replace the Racing Red, Midnight Black and non-stripe Garage Metal colour schemes offered on the XSR900 in 2018.
The XSR900’s other retro styling features, like the aluminium tank covers, hand-polished aluminium trim pieces, aluminium front and rear mudguards, stitched seat, circular instrument pod, circular tail light and retro-style headlight, all carry over unchanged for 2019.
The XSR900’s 847cc liquid-cooled triple-cylinder engine, based on the powerplant used in the MT-09, is also unchanged, as is the 6-speed transmission, assist and slipper clutch, selectable D-MODE engine maps and adjustable traction control.
There’s rebound adjustability on the 41mm USD front fork and preload/rebound adjustment for the monoshock rear suspension. This model’s 14-litre fuel tank, 830mm seat height and 195kg wet weight also carry over from 2018.
Pricing for the 2019 XSR900 is unchanged at $12,999 (excl. ORCs). See your Yamaha dealer for more details.