2022 Yamaha XSR700: The XSR Introduction
With the XSR900 getting what seemed like a complete redesign from the ground up, its smaller brother – the XSR700 – will not be seeing any glaring changes for Yamaha’s 2022 model year. This isn’t a bad thing, however, as the XSR700 is a tried-and-true neo-retro sportster derived from the strong DNA of the MT-07.
As a fellow writer for WebBikeWorld, Simon, put it best: the 2022 Yamaha XSR700 is almost entirely a modified MT-07 wearing some new clothes.
For riders seeing the thrills of a modern hyper-naked motorcycle model in a capable middleweight form factor designed with a retro-inspired paintbrush, the XSR700 is most likely your final destination as nobody does it better than Yamaha Motorcycles.
Although this beast’s 689cc mill produces an ample 74 horsepower and 50 lb-ft modern of torque, it still stays grounded to echos of a distant past thanks to its mid-to-late 1970s Japanese styling cues. A big single headlamp, and body lines that are easy on the eyes.
Despite resembling fine wine, you can still expect all the modern accoutrements that you would expect from a modern bike such as this. Traction control, ABS, semi-adjustable suspension, and ride-by-wire throttle control are all present on this neo-retro Japanese naked.
The 2022 Yamaha XSR700 starts at $8,799 USD / $10,399 CAD
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Yamaha XSR700 in one place.
- Price: $8,799 USD / $10,399 CAD
- Key Features:
- Powerful Braking with ABS
- Advanced Instrumentation
- Classically-styled Lighting
- Engine Type: 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline twin-cylinder
- Horsepower: 74 HP
- Torque: 50 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 410 lbs (186 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.9 inches (835 mm)
2022 Yamaha XSR700 Specifications