The Yamaha XSR300 is a retro-styled motorcycle that will be based on the underpinnings of the supersport YZF-R3.
It is expected to be styled on the lines of the bigger XSR700 and XSR900 and sport a round LED headlamp, a teardrop-shaped fuel-tank and petite tail section with a round tail lamp. It will also get a retro-styled digital instrument console to complete its look.
The XSR300 is expected to be powered by a 321cc parallel-twin motor that does duty on the YZF-R3 and produces 40.8bhp and 29.6Nm. However, Yamaha is expected to tweak the motor to offer more the low- and mid-section torque to suit the XSR300’s character. As for cycle parts, the XSR300 will come equipped with inverted forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. Braking will be taken care off by disc brakes at both ends with ABS.
Expect Yamaha to launch the XSR300 by the end of this year and arrive in India sometime in 2020.