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XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike Review Specs Price

The new XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike is an authentic performance motorcycle that combines Yamaha three-cylinder technology and neo-retro style. The overall review of 2020 XSR900 with its price and specification is written below.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike – Features and Price

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike

The Main Functions

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike combines Yamaha’s world-class engineering technology with outstanding neo-retro style. It develops a modern machine for riders looking for an authentic and honest motorcycle without sacrificing performance. Yamaha’s classic “XS” series motorcycles have an XSR leakage rating, with exposed aluminum details, a retro-style body, stepped seats, and customized lighting and instrumentation, which have had a significant impact.

XSR900 features an excellent 847cc Crossplane crankshaft concept which is based on FZ-09, a liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder, DOHC, four valves per cylinder engine. The compact electric motor achieves the best balance between 2-cylinder and 4-cylinder designs and has exciting engine characteristics with high torque and fast speed. It allows the rider to take full advantage of the powerful engine and chassis.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike

XSR900 has excellent braking power, thanks to the sports motorcycle brake with ABS safety. The narrow aluminum frame has a motion-oriented geometry for lightweight and flexible handling. The front and rear adjustable suspension allows the rider to customize the XSR900 to suit the road conditions and personal preferences.


XSR900 is equipped with a stunning 847cc liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder DOHC based on FZ-09, with a 4-valve cross-plane crankshaft concept engine per cylinder. The compact electric motor has a cylinder bore, a stroke of 78mm x 59.1mm, and 11.5:1 of compression ratios. It can produce engine characteristics with massive torque and fast speed. Combined with the YCC-T system, XSR900 provides riders with the ideal thrust for “running right away,” which is very suitable for street riding.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike is equipped with Yamaha’s chip-controlled throttle (YCC-T) to achieve precise throttle control. Yamaha’s optional D-MODE allows the rider to adjust engine characteristics instantly. STD mode adapts to various riding conditions, A mode provides riders with a sportier throttle response in the low-to-medium speed range, while B mode allows riders to enjoy a softer throttle response.

The XSR900’s traction control system adjusts the ignition timing, fuel injection, and throttle opening according to the wheel speed. It is all so that the rider can use gasoline more assuredly. There are three modes: mode “1” for minimum intervention, mode “2” for maximum intervention, and “off” to completely shut down the system. To reduce vibration and provide smooth, modern engine characteristics, the motor uses a gear-type balancer. It rotates in the opposite direction of the crankshaft.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike

Like Yamaha’s super sports models developed on the track, the XSR900 also uses a split link to achieve the highest accuracy and performance. The fracture splitting method divides the connecting rod’s big-end ring into two by applying a strong impact force. When it is bolted to the crankshaft, it can form a perfectly matching surface. To produce the powerful mid-range torque and unique intake sound of XSR900, the intake funnel of the engine is designed to have three uneven lengths.

The XSR900’s 6-speed transmission takes full advantage of low to mid-range torque and the excellent response of the inline three-cylinder engine while further enhancing the narrow 3-cylinder design. XSR900 includes an advanced auxiliary and slip clutch unit that not only provides greater clamping force but also reduces reactive torque. It allows the use of lighter clutch springs-which minimizes the force of the clutch lever by 20%-and minimizes rear wheel jumps under severe deceleration.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike

Chassis / Suspension

Under the new body, the aluminum frame has a wheelbase that faces movement. The forward tilt and tail geometry are used in conjunction with the compact three-cylinder engine to achieve light and flexible handling. The XSR900 provides excellent braking power with the front brake of the sports motorcycle specification, which includes a pair of 298mm floating discs, radially mounted 4-piston calipers, and 245mm rear discs. The function of ABS is to prevent the wheels from locking up under hard deceleration.

The front and rear suspension systems both have spring preload and rebound damping adjustment functions, realizing truly customizable driving. At the front, the inverted fork with a 41mm inner tube provides 5.4 inches of travel, while the rear-link single shock uses a nearly horizontal layout to improve mass concentration and has 5.1 inches of rear-wheel travel. Lightweight 10-spoke cast-aluminum wheels are equipped with 120/70ZR17 front tires and 180/55ZR17 rear tires to provide excellent traction.

Additional Functions

The new circular LCD panel has a lot of information: a digital tachometer, speedometer, gear position, environmental mode indicator, TCS and D-MODE indicator, ambient and coolant temperature, fuel gauge, and range of trip computer functions. At the front, a large circular multi-reflector headlight can provide style and lighting effects simultaneously. It is equipped with outstanding aluminum support, while at the rear, a circular full LED taillight and brake light are installed above the rear fender.

The compact 3.7-gallon fuel tank with replaceable fuel filler, the exquisite shape of the outer cover, and the hand-finished aluminum cover plate ensures a timeless design. The wide tapered aluminum handlebars, dish-shaped saddle, and forged aluminum foot controller provide a comfortable upright riding posture. It is very suitable for urban traffic or running on winding roads.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike

Every aspect of XSR900 shows Yamaha’s attention to detail: the one-piece stepped saddle has a sewn “XSR900” logo. The mirror is a classic teardrop shape with excellent backward visibility. The side of the compact radiator is a bare aluminum cover. The front fender uses retro-style aluminum stays. XSR900 needs to re-appear every time.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike – Price

The XSR900 2020 Yamaha Motorcycle is available for $9,499 in the Radical White/ Fast Red color option.

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine Type 847cc, liquid-cooled, inline, DOHC, 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, 12-valve
Bore x Stroke 78mm x 59.1mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel Delivery Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate assist-and-slipper wet clutch
Final Drive Chain

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike Specs


Suspension / Front 41mm inverted fork with an adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.4 inches travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock with an adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1 inches travel
Brakes / Front Dual 298mm discs; ABS
Brakes / Rear 245mm disc; ABS
Tires / Front 120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear 180/55ZR17

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike Specs


L x W x H 81.7 inches x 32.1 inches x 44.9 inches
Seat Height 32.7 inches
Wheelbase 56.7 inches
Rake (Caster Angle) 25.0°
Trail 4.1 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance 5.3 inches
Fuel Capacity 3.7 gallons
Fuel Economy 44 mpg
Wet Weight 430 lb

XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike Specs


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


The core of the XSR900 2020 Yamaha Sports Heritage Bike is its 847cc inline triple power unit. The engine is based on the ancient FZ-09 and has Yamaha’s chip-controlled throttle (YCC-T) for precise throttle control. 2020 Yamaha XSR900 has excellent simplicity; it emphasizes fun and pure riding pleasure.

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