XSR900 Abarth

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XSR900 Abarth

2018 Motorcycles

Born to be the first

Inside every rider is the burning desire to own and ride the kind of bike that will always make you feel good inside. And this is it!

Yamaha and Abarth have created the XSR900 Abarth – a lightweight high-performance retro special whose authentic café racer design reflects the true spirit of the 1960s.

The lightweight carbon bodywork and swallow handlebars with a solo seat give a sporty riding position – and with its high-torque 850cc 3-cylinder engine and full Akrapovi? exhaust, this premium café racer blends ultra cool style with sports performance.


•  First factory designed café racer special
•  Lightweight carbon fibre front cowl
•  Clip-on style swallow handlebars
•  Carbon fibre seat cowl and front fender
•  Sports taillight and license plate holder
•  Sports solo seat with suede cover & red stitching
•  Akrapovi? titanium exhaust with slip-on mufflers
•  Limited edition numbered aluminium plaque
•  Liquid cooled 850cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine
•  Aluminium fuel tank covers
•  Traction control system
•  Assist and Slipper clutch


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Lightweight carbon front cowl

In true café racer style the XSR900 Abarth is fitted with a compact and lightweight front cowl that is manufactured from carbon fibre. Featuring a classic round headlight, the raw finish of the unpainted carbon cowl reinforces the minimalist and sporty looks of this exclusive 'Faster Sons' special.

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Clip-on style swallow handlebars

To enable you to get your weight lower and help to keep your upper body out of the main airflow, the XSR900 Abarth is fitted with special swallow handlebars. Their low clip-on design gives a sports riding position with an enhanced degree of controllability, making you feel at one with this exclusive motorcycle.

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Carbon seat cowl and front fender

Thanks to the widespread use of carbon fibre, the XSR900 Abarth is one of the lightest models in the café racer category. As well as the lightweight front cowl, the front fender and solo seat cowl are also manufactured from carbon fibre, underlining the machine's premium build quality and genuine racing heritage.

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Compact tail light assembly

Housed within the carbon solo seat cowl there's a compact circular tail light assembly that complements the overall café racer style and reinforces the sporty and minimalist design of this lightweight special. And for a smooth and neat looking tail end, a specially designed lightweight licence plate holder is fitted.

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Sports solo seat with suede cover

The solo seat is designed to complement the swallow handlebars and give you a sports riding position that keeps your bodyweight closer to the bike for better mass centralization. Featuring a quality stitched suede cover that runs up the front of the carbon seat cowl, this solo seat gives a comfortable ride with plenty of lumbar support.

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Full Akrapovic exhaust

Akrapovic are recognized as the industry leaders in the design and manufacture of lightweight performance exhausts, and the XSR900 Abarth is equipped with a specially designed 3-into-1 system with titanium headers and double titanium slip on mufflers. As well as helping to keep weight low, this exclusive system sounds great and enhances performance.

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Liquid cooled 850cc 3-cylinder engine

The XSR900 Abarth is powered by a liquid cooled 850cc in-line 3-cylinder engine that's widely regarded as being one of the industry's most exciting powerplants. Its special CP3 crossplane design delivers strong and linear torque for thrilling acceleration with good fuel economy - making it a leading performer in the café racer class.

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Aluminium fuel tank covers

The XSR900 Abarth's 14-litre fuel tank is equipped with lightweight aluminium covers that are finished in an exclusive nimbus grey colour scheme - and highlighted with an iconic Yamaha red speedblock graphic that underlines its genuine racing heritage. And if you ever decide to customize your Abarth, these covers are easy to remove and repaint.

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Traction Control System (TCS)

Riding the XSR900 Abarth you will experience the best of both worlds. Along with its timeless 60s style you also expect the very latest electronic control technology, including a Traction Control System. Offering 3 levels of intervention - as well as an off function - the TCS prevents rear wheel spins to give you a more controlled ride.

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Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch

The XSR900 Abarth is packed full of sophisticated features that confirm its genuine racing heritage, including an Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch. Developed originally for high performance race bikes, this innovative design reduces back torque to give improved chassis stability when you're downshifting rapidly for a corner.

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Limited edition numbered aluminium plaque

Only 695 units of the exclusive XSR900 Abarth are being manufactured, and to confirm its authenticity each model will be fitted with a specially made aluminium plaque. Fitted to the side of the bike, this official plaque displays the unique production number of every single motorcycle. What number will yours be?

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Lightweight license plate holder

In true café racer tradition this exclusive limited edition Sport Heritage model is fitted with a range of special components, such as its lightweight license plate holder. Manufactured from aluminium, this compact unit helps to reduce weight and complements the carbon seat cowl to give a sporty and dynamic looking tail end.

Technical specifications


Engine type
3-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
847 cm³
Bore x stroke
78.0 mm x 59.1 mm
Compression ratio
11.5 : 1
Maximum power
84.6 kW (115PS) @ 10,000 rpm
Maximum Torque
87.5 Nm (8.9 kg-m) @ 8,500 rpm
Lubrication system
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission
Fuel consumption
5.2 l/100km
CO2 emission
120 g/km


Front travel
137 mm
Caster Angle
103 mm
Front suspension system
Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system
Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
Rear Travel
130 mm
Front brake
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre
120/70ZR17M/C (58W) (Tubeless)
Rear tyre
180/55ZR17M/C (73W) (Tubeless)


Overall length
2,075 mm
Overall width
815 mm
Overall height
1,135 mm
Seat height
830 mm
1,440 mm
Minimum ground clearance
135 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
195 kg
Fuel tank capacity
14 L
Oil tank capacity
3.4 L
EU4 compliant


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Nimbus Grey

The XSR900 Abarth is an original Yamaha XSR900 motorcycle extended with a Genuine Yamaha accessories package consisting of a carbon fiber front cowl, clip-on style handlebars, carbon fiber seat cowl, carbon fiber front fender, license plate holder, suede seat, seat cover and a third party developed exhaust system sold by an official Yamaha dealership.