Our latest: Yamaha XSR700
Author: Ellaspede Date Posted:3 July 2019
The Yamaha XSR700 is ‘just’ a retro styled MT07, but the changes go further than some aesthetic enhancements, making it an ideal candidate for some custom work.
Enter Rohan and his 2016 Yamaha XSR700 purchased new from the dealer. As with most XSR or MT owners, it was the lure of the fantastic engine that got him across the line. Even though this bike is pitched against the Triumph Bonneville and Ducati Scrambler, it’s a different retro style and most owners of these bikes were happy to trade a name on the tank for some improved riding performance.
With a good ‘roadster style’ riding position and some impressive performance from a LAMS machine, you can really jump right into the fun custom stuff on these bikes. Rohan explains “The bike comes from the factory begging to be unbolted and worked over. In original trim it had some plastics that I was always going to ditch, and an exhaust replacement was also decided on day one. It just needed to be simplified.”
Photos by AJ Moller Photography