2020 Yamaha XSR700 Buyers Guide: Specs & Price

With the Yamaha MT-07 representing The Dark Side of Japan, the nearly mechanically identical 2020 Yamaha XSR700 offers a link to the past with classic styling around a modern motor and chassis. Compared to the MT, the XSR has a taller and wider handlebar, an inch-higher stitched seat with XSR700 embossing, teardrop mirrors, a round instrument panel, vintage-styled Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp tires, a round headlight, and classic white/red Yamaha livery. All of these custom features give the Yamaha XSR700 a unique look that combines modernity with nostalgia.

As a motorcycle to be ridden, the 2020 Yamaha XSR700 is a winning package. With 25 degrees of rake and just 3.5 inches of trail, the 410-pound XSR is an agile handler. It is perfect for urban brawls with traffic, as well as enjoyable outings into rural areas with plenty of challenging twisties.

The crossplane-crankshaft parallel-twin motor is more than powerful enough for freeway riding, commuting, and making a statement in the canyons. Ergonomics provide all-day comfort, and fuel consumption of 58 mpg means you won’t be spending lots of time at gas stations.

With power and handling perfectly balanced, the 2020 Yamaha XSR700 is a compelling choice for riders moving up from pure entry-level motorcycles, as well as experienced riders looking for a handy ride.

2020 Yamaha XSR700 Specs


  • Type: CP2 parallel twin
  • Displacement: 689cc
  • Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 68.6mm
  • Maximum torque: 50 ft/lbs @ 6500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 11.5:1
  • Transmission: 6-speed


  • Frame: Diamond steel
  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 41mm KYB fork; 5.1 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted spring-preload adjustable KYB shock; 5.1 inches
  • Front wheel: 17 x 3.50
  • Rear wheel: 17 x 5.50
  • Tires: Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 x 17
  • Front brakes: 282mm discs w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 245mm disc w/ Nissin caliper
  • ABS: Standard


  • Wheelbase: 55.3 inches
  • Rake: 25.0 degrees
  • Trail: 3.5 inches
  • Seat height: 32.9 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.7 gallons
  • Estimated fuel consumption: 58 mpg
  • Curb weight: 410 pounds
  • Color: Radical White/Rapid Red

2020 Yamaha XSR700 Price: $8499 MSRP