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The 2020 Yamaha XSR700 recalls the character of the classic XS model Yamahas but packs all the tech today’s riders want.
The 2020 Yamaha XSR700 recalls the character of the classic XS model Yamahas but packs all the tech today’s riders want. (Yamaha/)A 689cc inline-twin sits at the heart of the XSR700 as a stressed member of the frame.
A 689cc inline-twin sits at the heart of the XSR700 as a stressed member of the frame. (Yamaha/)A 41mm conventional front end with 5.1 inches of travel and 3.5 inches of trail makes for a nimble wheelbase that’s over an inch shorter than the XSR900.
A 41mm conventional front end with 5.1 inches of travel and 3.5 inches of trail makes for a nimble wheelbase that’s over an inch shorter than the XSR900. (Yamaha/)Pirelli Sportcomp tires provide plenty of traction while helping keep the vintage theme alive.
Pirelli Sportcomp tires provide plenty of traction while helping keep the vintage theme alive. (Yamaha/)The XSR700 shares the same gold-colored lightweight aluminum 10-spoke wheels as the XSR900.
The XSR700 shares the same gold-colored lightweight aluminum 10-spoke wheels as the XSR900. (Yamaha/)Yamaha claims the XSR700 achieves 58 mpg, which means more time in the saddle and less time thinking about stopping.
Yamaha claims the XSR700 achieves 58 mpg, which means more time in the saddle and less time thinking about stopping. (Yamaha/)A pair of 282mm discs and four-piston calipers handle braking duties up front. ABS is standard on both XSR700 and XSR900 models.
A pair of 282mm discs and four-piston calipers handle braking duties up front. ABS is standard on both XSR700 and XSR900 models. (Yamaha/)A retro stepped seat provides two-up capabilities to an already capable machine.
A retro stepped seat provides two-up capabilities to an already capable machine. (Yamaha/)The classic round Yamaha taillight is all LED. Tasteful XSR700 logos appear throughout the bike.
The classic round Yamaha taillight is all LED. Tasteful XSR700 logos appear throughout the bike. (Yamaha/)The 3.7-gallon gas tank should make the XSR700 good for 214 miles between fill-ups.
The 3.7-gallon gas tank should make the XSR700 good for 214 miles between fill-ups. (Yamaha/)A monoshock rear with 5.1 inches of travel comes with preload adjustability on the XSR700. For rebound adjustability, buyers must step up to the XSR900.
A monoshock rear with 5.1 inches of travel comes with preload adjustability on the XSR700. For rebound adjustability, buyers must step up to the XSR900. (Yamaha/)That Radical White/Rapid Red paint scheme is new for 2020 and graces both the XSR900 and XSR700 models.
That Radical White/Rapid Red paint scheme is new for 2020 and graces both the XSR900 and XSR700 models. (Yamaha/)The all-digital LCD gauge has all the usual features including handy fuel consumption information.
The all-digital LCD gauge has all the usual features including handy fuel consumption information. (Yamaha/)A classic headlight bucket with ears and mounted turn signals is reminiscent of nearly all vintage metric motorcycles.
A classic headlight bucket with ears and mounted turn signals is reminiscent of nearly all vintage metric motorcycles. (Yamaha/)

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