In paying tribute to the XS 650, Yamaha has joined forces with Japanese bike builder Shinya Kimura to produce the new retro-styled XSR 700. The bike joins the company’s sport heritage line, with the motorcycle boasting an overall old school aesthetic. The seat has been done up in supple textured leather, as the rear sub frame can conveniently be customized. An aluminum tank rests in the middle of the bike, which comes in weighing at 186 kilograms.
Just because the new XSR 700 features a retro appearance, that doesn’t mean it’s without some necessary high-grade tech. Such electronics are safe from harm, positioned behind a trick mesh cover. Furthermore, the motorcycle welcomes Pirelli Phantom tires that both look good and provide for a smooth riding experience.
Fans of Yamaha should also check out their recent collab with Iron Heart on this custom cafe racer.