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Speed Read: The Yamaha XSR900 DB40 retro racer and more


Two very different Yamahas dominate this weekend’s edition of Speed Read. We take a closer look at the new Yamaha XSR900 DB40 Prototype, and we profile a slick Yamaha XS650 street tracker from Canada. We also check out a new BMW R18 kit from Poland, and a tasty Honda VF1000F2 from Bavaria.


Yamaha XSR900 DB40 Prototype Since it broke cover in 2016, the Yamaha XSR900 has been a hit. Effectively a tweaked MT-09 in neo-retro trim, it looks, sounds and rides amazing—and it gets even better when you customize it.

This custom Yamaha XSR900 comes directly from the Japanese marque’s in-house design team. Dubbed the ‘DB40 Prototype, it broke cover last weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. And we absolutely love it.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: The Yamaha XSR900 DB40 retro racer and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-july-23-2023
Published Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2023 17:01:15 +0000

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