YAMAHA XSR900 £7849

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

ANDY CAL­TON FUEL 14 litres at 45.02mpg = 141 miles WEIGHT 195kg SEAT 830mm POWER 115bhp TORQUE 64ftlb So the XSR900 has now clocked up over 4000 miles with the last 500 in the cur­rent cold and wet win­try weather. The Bridge­stone S21 tyres seem to be performing well in the slip­pery con­di­tions and look good when it comes to wear, de­spite hav­ing over 1500 miles clocked up on them. I’m now far more used to the bike’s café racer stance and quite like be­ing hun­kered over the tank in the cold weather as it adds a de­gree of shel­ter. But I have found one ma­jor is­sue with one of the changes I’ve made. The suede seat (£189.99) looks great but soaks up wa­ter like a sponge and stays wet for ages af­ter­wards, so you have to stick your wa­ter­proofs on for ev­ery ride or end up look­ing like you’ve wet your­self. Not a good look!

Does my bum look wet on this?

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