Exposed underpinnings give the XSR900 a retro look that’s common in the standard class, but that isn’t a criticism—this is a handsome bike. It’s powered by a revvy 847 cc, 3-cylinder engine that easily triggers wheelies. It’s also equipped with powerful brakes, an assistant-and-slipper clutch, and adjustable front and rear suspension. These features and others make this bike one of the most entertaining standards in recent memory.
The XSR900 may look simple, but it’s equipped with an abundance of sophisticated features, including traction control, ride-mode settings that adjust the throttle response, and antilock brakes.
The bike’s design details include aluminum fittings with brushed and clear-coated surfaces.