With retro cafe racer styling being very much in the vogue, Yamaha has teamed up with legendary Fiat tuner Abarth to release the limited edition 2017 Yamaha XSR900 Abarth. Based on the standard XSR 900, the XSR900 Abarth evokes the look and feel of 60s cafe racers, and is inspired by Yamaha’s “Faster Sons” range of custom-built motorcycles.

Using the 850 cc, three-cylinder, Crossplane 3 engine that produces 115 hp as a starting point, the XSR900 Abarth has ABS, traction control and a slipper clutch. The single-seat cowl and front fender are made from carbon-fibre, to keep weight down, and a lightweight number plate holder is fitted.

A full Akrapovic exhaust system with titanium slip-on end cans is fitted as standard, as are a low-set clip-on handlebars for that proper cafe racer style. The suede and leather seat features red stitching, and along with the XSR900’s unique grey and red colour scheme, give Yamaha “Sports Heritage” machine an exclusive look.


This exclusivity extends to the Abarth logos adorning the tank, as well as the production numbered aluminium plaque that states the XSR 900 Abarth’s standing in the production line. Limited to a worldwide production run of only 695 units, the XSR900 Abarth goes on sale beginning January 17, 2017, with eager customers having to make an online purchase application.

The first 95 lucky customer will get to participate in a VIP Abarth experience, while the remaining 600 unis of the XSR900 Abarth will go on sale at Yamaha dealers from April 2017. We do not get the Yamaha XSR900 in Malaysia, but the same engine is found in the Yamaha MT-09 which retails for RM44,653, while the similar looking Yamaha XV950CR with a 942 cc air-cooled V-twin retails at RM55,000.