in search of Mr. T's replacement now for quite a while. Admittedly, most of the motorcycles that speak to me aren't even available in Canada. For those that are available in our market, I keep going back and forth, particularly between Triumph and Yamaha. That being said, there is no word yet as to whether this particular model will be available in Canada for purchase. So lets keep our fingers crossed. In the meantime, thank you Mr. Kimura for inspiring Yamaha to build something truly mouth watering and exciting.
Yamaha Bolt a la speedometer, rear tail light, and mesh side panels. The forest green and single seat is reminiscent of a Triumph Thruxton. The rear end is not that unlike the BMW R Nine T either imho. Perhaps the only thing that I would change would be to paint the radiator as in its present finish it sticks out like a sore thumb. However, that being said, its something I can live with as is. Overall, this bike and its proven platform promises to be everything I will need for commuting, touring and whatever else my mood strikes. Whilst not as outlandish as its prototype (a good thing), the new XSR700 promises to be an excellent all rounder allowing for people to mold the bike into whatever suits their needs. For more information check out a nice write up by Cruiser Magazine. Pricing, specs and in metal views TBA.