Yamaha Unveils the 2024 XSR900 GP: A Blend of Heritage and Modernity
Yamaha Motor Europe fulfilled the dreams of countless fans on October 24, 2023, by unveiling the 2024 XSR900 GP. This release marks a nostalgic return to Yamaha’s iconic racing style from the 1980s and ’90s, blending it with cutting-edge technology. Join us as we explore the finer details without too much saliva flowing over those stunning images.
The heart of the 2024 Yamaha XSR900 GP beats with a 890cc liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, three-cylinder engine, proudly bearing a 78mm by 61.1mm bore and stroke, and a compression ratio of 11.5 to one. Generating a remarkable 117.3 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and 68.6 pound-feet of torque at 7,000 rpm, this CP3 engine marries seamlessly with a six-speed gearbox, featuring an assist and slipper clutch along with Yamaha’s third-generation up and down quickshifter. Cruise control is a standard feature on the XSR900 GP.
**Frame, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires**
Cast your mind back to classic motorcycle auctions, and you’ll spot Yamaha’s Deltabox frames, a heritage from their GP racing days in the ’80s, now perfected for the 2024 XSR900 GP.
The suspension system for this bike is furnished with a fully adjustable KYB setup both in the front and rear, including a fully adjustable KYB upside-down front fork and a fully adjustable KYB rear link-type suspension.
Braking duties are entrusted to a dual caliper setup up front with a pair of 298mm brake discs, complemented by a single caliper setup in the rear with a 245mm brake disc. Rolling on Yamaha’s 17-inch spinforged aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S23 rubber, this machine promises both style and performance.
The 2024 Yamaha XSR900 GP’s captivating bodywork draws immediate attention, inspired by the YZR Grand Prix racer. The front fairing, seat hump, and passenger seat cover all feature a distinctive, race-inspired design. Further, ergonomic improvements are apparent, as the bike boasts riser clip-on handlebars positioned above the top yoke for a more aggressive riding posture. Adjustable die-cast aluminum foot pegs enhance the sporty rider’s seating position.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art five-inch full-color TFT display and smartphone connectivity, the 2024 Yamaha XSR900 GP relies on a six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) to manage rider aids, such as lean-sensitive traction control, ABS, slide control, and wheelie control. It offers three preset riding modes—Sport, Street, and Rain—along with one custom mode that can be manually configured to suit individual rider preferences.
**Pricing and Availability**
Yamaha Motor Europe has introduced the 2024 XSR900 GP for the European and UK markets, with other market releases yet to be confirmed. Yamaha often follows a staggered approach in releasing new models globally. For pricing and availability information, Yamaha is expected to provide more details in the coming weeks and months. Keep an eye out for updates, as we’ll ensure you stay informed.