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XSR700 XTribute

Key Features

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    Scrambler all over

    With its rugged good looks and range of special scrambler equipment, the XSR700 XTribute brings a cool new look to the Sport Heritage class. Built using Yamaha’s Faster Sons philosophy that combines timeless style with modern technology, this compact and agile motorcycle is light and easy to ride, making it the ideal bike for riders who want to have fun.

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    Inspired by the iconic XT500

    Whether you’re new to bikes or you’ve been around for a while, you’ve probably heard about the iconic XT500, Yamaha’s best-selling model from the 1970s and 80s. Just like the original XT, the XSR700 XTribute is light, powerful and easy to ride – and with its classic XT500 inspired colours and special off road components, it pays homage to an all-time great.

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    Off road handlebars and footrests

    Light, nimble and compact – and with a strong and linear power delivery – the XSR700XTribute is the perfect bike for fighting your way through the urban jungle. Its off road handlebars give a dominant upright riding position and make manoeuvering in tight situations much easier – and to reinforce the rugged scrambler style it’s fitted with chunky footrests.

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    Retro XT inspired colours and graphics

    Introduced in 1976, the original XT500 was an instant success, and became one of the best loved Yamaha models of all time. To celebrate its legendary status, Yamaha has taken the XT’s best-loved colour scheme and redeveloped it to suit the new XSR700 XTribute. Because style never goes out of fashion.

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    Special flat seat and fork gaiters

    Yamaha’s designers have paid close attention to every detail on the XSR700 XTribute to ensure that it respects and reflects the character of the XT500. The long and flat seat is true to the original design, and gives you a superbly comfortable ride. And to reinforce the timeless retro look the forks feature authentic rubber gaiters and black upper fork covers.

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    Block pattern Pirelli MT60RS tyres

    For high levels of grip with easy handling characteristics on the street and dirt roads, this Sport Heritage bike is equipped with Pirelli MT60RS tyres. Fitted to the lightweight 10-spoke cast wheels, the block pattern 180/55-17 rear tyre and 120/70-217 front tyre reinforce the urban scrambler look.

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    Scrambler style with modern technology

    The real beauty of the new retro-look XSR700 XTribute is the way that it blends classic scrambler cool with the most advanced engine and chassis technology. The powerful and economical engine is one of Yamaha’s most versatile and enjoyable powerplants, and the lightweight chassis is compact and agile, giving you the ultimate blend of classic and modern.

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    Strong performance and easy handling

    Strong performance and easy handling are the characteristics that made the original XT500 one of the all-time greats in the world of motorcycling. Move the clock on 40 years and you can be sure that the XSR700 XTribute is built to deliver new levels of performance and handling that make it one of today’s most exciting, enjoyable and rewarding bikes in any class.

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    Special instruments and controls

    Just about wherever you look on this classic scrambler you’ll see a special part that’s exclusive to this model. The dark coloured instruments and black handlebar control levers enhance the retro feel, and special radiator and frame covers add to the overall sense of quality that makes the XSR700 XTribute one of the most desirable middleweights on the street.

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    689cc 2-cylinder high-torque engine

    In the same way that the original XT engine defined the essential spirit of the bike, the XSR700 XTribute’s powerful and economical engine shapes the character of this motorcycle. Producing strong linear torque that delivers thrilling acceleration and instant response, the 689cc 2-cylinder powerplant is one of today’s best loved and most successful designs.

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    Compact and lightweight chassis

    Yamaha’s Sport Heritage models are inspired by the past and built for the future – and the XSR700 XTribute is a perfect example of this Faster Sons philosophy. To keep things uncomplicated this new scrambler is equipped with a compact and lightweight chassis that makes it one of the most agile and easy to ride bikes in the class.

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    Optional Akrapovič high-level exhaust

    Optional equipment for the XSR700 XTribute includes a high level 2-into-1 Akrapovič exhaust that gives a more radical look combined with a gruff exhaust note. Finished in black, it echoes the style of the very first XT500 to enhance the whole urban scrambler theme and accentuate the premium specification and character of this new Faster Sons model.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    2-Cylinder, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
    689 cm³
    Bore x stroke
    80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
    Compression ratio
    11.5 : 1
    Maximum power
    55.0kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
    Limited power version
    Maximum Torque
    68.0Nm (6.9kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch Type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    Starter system
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 6-speed
    Final transmission
    Fuel consumption
    CO2 emission
  • Chassis
    Caster Angle
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic forks
    Rear suspension system
    Swingarm, (Link type suspension)
    Front travel
    130 mm
    Rear Travel
    130 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic dual disc, Ø282 mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø245 mm
    Front tyre
    Pirelli MT60 RS 120/70 ZR17 MC 58W
    Rear tyre
    Pirelli MT60 RS 180/55 ZR17 MC 73W
    EU4 compliant
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2,075 mm
    Overall width
    865 mm
    Overall height
    1,120 mm
    Seat height
    845 mm
    Wheel base
    1,405 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    140 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    188 kg ABS
    Fuel tank capacity
    Oil tank capacity