Introducing The Yamaha XSR900 Abarth – Limited Edition!
The Yamaha XSR900 Abarth Model Is Absolutely Incredible
Updated August 15, 2018
The latest addition to Yamaha’s Sports Heritage Range is a limited edition model, with only 695 units going into production. If you remember your MotoGP history, Yamaha and Fiat once had a very close relationship before the factory team was given the Movistar treatment, but thankfully, Yamaha and Fiat are still on good terms. As you can see here, Yamaha have teamed up with Abarth, a subsidiary of Fiat, to create this rather special machine.
As far as factory built café racers are concerned, this one is gets our seal of approval. It’s a very interesting take on the concept, neither falling into the “retro” column, or the “futuristic” – it seems to nicely flirt between the two of them. Anway, the XSR900 Abarth is based around the already successful 847cc liquid cooled, three cylinder, Crossplane engine from the XSR900 that pumps out 115 hp, and comes complete with ABS, traction control and an assisted slipper clutch to boot.
On top of that, the XSR900 Abarth also boasts a few key carbon fiber items, such as the single seat cowl, and the front fender. Other cool details include the lightweight license plate holder, the suede and leather upholstered seat and the very cool grey and red color scheme. And yes, that full Akrapovic titanium exhaust system comes as standard too…
We’re certain that this will be an opinion divider though – the new wave of café racers isn’t everyone’s thing, and this definitely isn’t for the traditionalists either. Then again, it’s only a limited edition piece, and we’re sure they’re going to sell like hot cakes. Anything with an Abarth logo on it seems to do well financially speaking, and when you combine that with a limited edition plaque, and the chance to participate in a VIP Abarth event (for the first 95 customers), they’ll be flying off the shelves… They don’t go on sale until January, and where they’ll go on sale is still a mystery. Until we find out more, enjoy the gallery!