Yamaha’s hot naked XSR900 has a lot going for it. It has loads of usable power throughout its rev range, a slim chassis, an incredibly fun-to-use throttle, nimble handling, and well-spec components.
The XSR900 offers one of the best overall and pure performance experiences you can have on two wheels if you’re willing to overlook the fact that it is a naked bike.
And Yamaha’s latest custom workshop has been bombarded with requests for a more old-school interpretation. After all, there’s no denying that the XSR900 is anything but a sporty-looking motorcycle – but what if it could be…?
We’re ever so glad that Yamaha and its Yamaha Motor Japan in-house aftermarket and customization arm, Y’s Gear, have taken us up on the exciting challenge.
As it is, the latest custom XSR900 kits from Y’s Gear lean towards a more unusual path, but they make an excellent alternative for those who want something slightly different. These two kits are Blood Line Style and the Touring Style.
The Blood Line kit comprises various parts manufactured using strong and light-grade material. It includes a headlight cowl, front fender, fuel tank, side panels and a seat cowl.
Like Yamaha’s heritage and 60th-anniversary edition models, the body panels arrive in a white and red iconic red paint scheme. Further, the kit involves a tidy tail, adjustable brake and clutch levers, a headlight grill, an Akrapovic exhaust system, a steering damper and a radiator cover.
The Blood Line Style kit features a fresh aesthetic that makes for a mouth-watering look that any motorcyclist would love to have and will cost you 631,190 Yen (4,800 USD).
On the other hand, Touring Style has the setup features a headlight cowl, a lowering link that provides a more approachable seat height, saddle bags, crash guards, and heated grips. The Touring Style demands 2,600 USD.