The 2016 EICMA show has just started in Italy and Yamaha is debuting there the new XSR900 limited edition motorcycle – the first in a partnership between the Japanese brand and Abarth.
The latter also celebrated the collaboration and the motorcycle’s introduction with a one-off concept based on its hardcore 695C, with a special finish to link its tribute to the two-wheeled counterpart. In honor of the XSR900, the Abarth 695 Tributo XSR has a mainly grey livery with red accents, while the lightweight Akrapovic exhaust system is a feature two also share. Finishing touches include an “XSR” logo on the tailgate – with the motorcycle only produced in exactly 695 units to also celebrate its connection to the Abarth model.
Technical specifications have not been revealed yet, with the Italian company only adding the little bomb on four wheels is packing a wide array of unspecified carbon fiber parts to further trim down weight of a machine that’s already borderline skinny. The concept uses the same turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine available across the Abarth 500 roster – most likely in the highest state of tune with 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 250 Newton-meters (184 pound-feet) of torque . In the Biposto Record special edition the power will propel the pocket rocket to 62 mph (100 kph) in as little as 5.9 seconds before topping out at 143 mph (230 kph).