Yamaha XSR700...

RRP on the road £7,139.00...

What we say…

The XSR700 makes a serious statement. Designed to take a timeless feel built on historical icons, matched with tomorrow’s technology for a pure, entertaining riding experience. With deep torque and a super agile chassis, it’s for those who appreciate heritage and love to ride.

The cutting edge 689cc inline 2-cylinder engine features our special 'cross plane philosophy' enabling it to develop linear torque for outstanding acceleration. The retro styled XSR700 also benefits from a tight and lightweight chassis for outstanding
agility and handling. The XSR700 takes the best of design from Yamaha’s history in homage to the past but is very much the motorcycle of tomorrow.


Retro style with high quality parts

With its two-texture leather seat and easily customizable sub-frame, aluminium tank, vintage style headlight and taillight, the XSR700 pays tribute to iconic bike designs of the past. A super cool mesh cover, short muffler and use of high quality aluminium on components such as the front fender stay & radiator cover add visual impact.


Outstanding 689cc inline 2-cylinder engine

What gives the new XSR700 such a special character is its class leading 689cc inline 2-cylinder engine, developed using Yamaha's 'cross plane philosophy'. With an uneven firing interval, the 270-degree crank gives a strong feeling of acceleration and great traction, and the deep linear torque ensures outstanding performance.


Light and slim tubular backbone frame

For easy manoeuvrability and sharp agility, the new XSR700 runs with a light, slim steel and easy customizable backbone-type frame under the retro body that utilises the 689cc engine as a stressed member. Combined with its compact wheelbase and plush suspension systems, this strong and light chassis gives a responsive and engaging ride.


Engineered for optimum riding enjoyment

This first machine born under the Faster Sons philosophy delivers a genuine retro cool with hints of vintage styling without compromising on riding control. Chassis dimensions and weight distribution have been carefully set to maximise the enjoyment felt during acceleration and give the rider a connected feel with the motorcycle.


Responsive performance, retro style and affordable

The new XSR700’s liquid-cooled engine and lightweight backbone frame blends perfectly with its retro cool, vintage styling. The impressive performance delivers an engaging riding experience for both new and experienced riders at an affordable price.


Link-type Monocross rear suspension

The link-type Mono cross rear suspension system features a horizontal shock that is mounted directly to the engine’s crankcase to save space and enhance chassis performance. And for a more enjoyable feeling when accelerating, the XSR700 is fitted with a short 530mm swing arm that enhances the connected feeling between the rider and bike.

What Yamaha says…

The retro styled XSR700 captures everything cool about iconic motorcycles with the latest technology and ride experience. The perfect handling bike for new riders and an expression of the best of motorcycling for experienced riders.

The XSR delivers on its promise. Building on Yamaha’s Faster Sons philosophy it pays homage to design icons of Yamaha’s past such as the XS650 whilst showcasing the best of tomorrow’s technical features.

Underneath the XS650 inspired design this retro street bike comes with the latest chassis technology. Light and agile, it’s a class leading package guaranteed to deliver.

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Overall Length
2075 mm
Overall Width
820 mm
Overall Height
1130 mm
Wheel Base
1405 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance
140 mm
Seat Height
815 mm
Wet Weight
186 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 litre
Engine Type
2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Number of Cylinders
80 mm
68.6 mm
689 cc
Compression Ratio
Maximum Power
55.0 kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
68.0 Nm (6.9 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel System
Fuel Injection
Lubrication System
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Transmission System
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Drive system
Front Suspension System
Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension System
Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
Front Travel
130 mm
Rear Travel
130 mm
Caster Angle
24deg 50
90 mm
Front Brake
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm
Rear Brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front Tyre
120/70 ZR 17M/C(58V) (Tubeless)
Rear Tyre
180/55 ZR 17M/C(73V) (Tubeless)
Here's what the pro's think…
Bike Social - Michael Mann

the first mass-production model from the Faster Sons concept, XSR700...


Visor Down - Tom Rayner

Visordown's only road tester with a 'man bun' is sent to Sardinia to ride Yamaha's XSR700...


The Telegraph - Roland Brown

The XSR700 is the first of a slew of retro-themed bikes from Yamaha, all ripe for personalisation...


Here's what real owners think…
Tom Winters - Streetbike Staffer

Today I was lucky enough to take out Yamaha's new XSR 700 on a 230 mile round trip to Newbury and back, riding through the Cotswolds and the North Wessex downs with a good mixture of town, motorway and B road riding. Cosmetically, the bike is top notch - no paintwork's better than Kenny Robert's yellow and black 'speed block' scheme and especially when it's complemented by the funky exhaust and a beautiful XSR logo stitched into the back of the seat. Another great thing about this bike is the amount of customisable options that you have, this bike is the perfect blank canvas for you to customise and make it your own. Yamaha provide a high level Akrapovic exhaust system which looks fantastic, as well as this there are canvas saddle bags, short fly screens and replacement solo seats - these are to name but a few of the long list of accessories available. The clocks are minimalist in terms of physical size but they hold quite a lot of information. There is a gear indicator, digital rev counter and temperature readings for both the bike and the slightly chilly March weather that we've been having. This bike also comes equipped with ABS (which I never had to test out luckily) and shares the same frame and engine as the popular MT-07, which could well be the secret to this bike's brilliance. As a strong admirer of twins, I naturally loved the engine. It's silky smooth, revving freely through the gears and that gets me onto another thing - this thing is so easy to ride. It almost reminds me of riding a Suzuki Van Van for that huge turning circle and steady motor. It'd make a great bike for A2 license holders as this bike is easily restricted and will be perfect with new riders that want a bit of 70s style thrown in to their ride. The seating position is comfy and well designed to a relaxed, upright riding position. Due to the style of this bike you really do sit 'on it' rather than 'in it' - there's no big tank to wrap your legs around and there's no clocks visible in the corner of your eye. You're upright, tall and have a fantastic field of vision, being able to see above most cars. However, I do think that this seating position may affect shorter riders which may be something to consider before you fall in love with one but the seat is low enough for the average rider I'd say. The bike handles superbly around those tight, twisty bends and bombing around little round-a-bouts in town. The front end can feel a little floaty at speed and your neck muscles will be screaming at you to slow down but what else would you expect from a bike like this? And that's the biggest thing with the XSR... It isn't pretending to be anything it's not, it's a proper old school motorbike. Just an engine, wheels and handlebars - a proper 'man and machine' job. Unfortunately I have a couple of niggley issues with it but nothing that takes anything away from the bike. First of all the mirrors seem very far apart and close to you, so I found myself throwing my head around a lot more to have a quick peek in my mirror. The gearbox is pretty clunky at times too but in a way I think it adds to the character and 'old school' charm of the bike. However the biggest issue that I found, (which drove me nuts at first until I got used to it) is that the indicator switch is practically microscopic and is so far down I kept thinking I was going to toot the horn. However, I soon adapted to it and can safely say I thoroughly enjoyed the 230 mile trip (except for a few neck workouts on the motorway sections...). To conclude, I think this is great bike for new riders and older ones maybe wanting to feel like they're a teenager again. I think with great handling, cool 'retro' looks and a motor with more than enough power for a bike like this, Yamaha have certainly created a glorious, solid motorbike. Pricing is just over six grand... so at around a thousand cheaper than a Ducati Scrambler... I know this would be the one I'd empty my wallet for.


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Our current stock…
XSR700 (2018)
Bike Stock Number: 134240