2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show: Limited Edition Yamaha XSR900 Abarth Revealed

The limited run XSR900 Abarth from Yamaha features loads of carbon fibre and only 695 will ever be made.

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Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha has unveiled the XSR900 Abarth limited run cafe racer at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in the Italian city of Milan.

The XSR900 Abarth edition has come about thanks to Abarth's partnership with Yamaha's MotoGP team and only 695 units will ever be made.

Yamaha will sell the first 95 units online on January 17, 2017 through its dedicated online registration system. The 95 owners will be to join an exclusive VIP Abarth Experience on a first come, first served basis. Once this is done the remaining 600 units will be sold through Yamaha dealerships worldwide.

The Abarth edition features slight changes that make it into a cafe racer including drop bars, carbon fibre nose cowl, front fender and seat. which is covered in suede.

The special Abarth edition of the XSR900 features a battleship gray paint job, with red stripes with the Abarth name on them.

The engine on the Abarth remains the same. The 847cc inline triple cylinder engine pushes out 113.4bhp and 87.5Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and features a slipper clutch.

The engine vents out its anger to the world through dual Akrapovic exhaust made from Titanium.

To celebrate the unveiling of the XSR900 Abarth edition, Abarth unveiled the 695 Tribute XSR, a concept car that is also done up in the same gray livery and red accents as the newly unveiled XSR900 Abarth Cafe racer.

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 15:19 [IST]
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