847cc | 195kg | 115bhp | 830mm Cash Price £8439 Deposit £1819.54 Mileage 5000pa Term 36 mnths Rate 6.4% APR Opt final payment £4246
Few bikes combine pleasing retro looks with boisterous attitude like Yamaha’s XSR. The key to this sublime blend of cool is that 847cc CP3 triple motor: smooth and sophisticated, yet still gravelly enough to have loads of character.
The XSR has huge midrange grunt, allowing you to fire it out of corners, surprise poorly-ridden sportsbikes and have a huge laugh every time you ride it. Brakes, suspension and handling are easily capable of everything from cruising to trackdays and are ripe for improvement, too.
A fusion of classic style and modern tech, the minimalist dash is a joy – and traction control and ABS come as standard of course. Just brilliant.
Stunningly cool, whether stood still on two wheels – or ridden on one