Monday, November 9, 2015

Yamaha FZ-09 based XSR900 Kenny Roberts Inspired RSD Custom

YAMAHA hinted at a new Roland Sands design inspired production MT/FZ-09 street tracker styled bike a week ago in the new ‘Faster Sons’ series video, in Yamaha Anniversary / Kenny Roberts classic colours.

Promo Video: Yamaha Yard Built 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design

Yamaha press release: 'The ‘Faster Wasp’ rolls on RSD Morris forged aluminium wheels (17x3.5” front & 17x6.0” rear) wrapped in Dunlop Q3 tyres. The screaming triple sound track comes courtesy of Two Bros Racing stainless steel headers with an RSD Slant muffler. The power is transferred to the back wheel with Renthal sprockets and stopping power comes from RSD custom superbike front brake rotors, Performance Machine radial brake calipers, an RSD Radial brake master cylinder and Spiegler brake lines.
'An RSD cable clutch perch and Barnett custom clutch cable keep the gears in check and RSD Nostalgia handlebar risers, Renthal FATbar handlebars and RSD Traction grips give the rider total control. An Γ–hlins front fork cartridge kit and Γ–hlins rear shock keep the ride tight and Samco cooling lines adds a race level touch of detail.'

Further confirmation that the XSR900 (or XSR700 possibly too?) hitting production is evidenced in that Yamaha has now applied for trademarks on the name and registered several web domains including, and, as well as the .net, .us and .org equals.

The Yamaha ‘Faster Sons’ story grows and gathers speed. We now reach the next level. Taking inspiration again from our unrivalled heritage, we went looking for more speed, more power and more fun. We found what we needed in our racing history books, combined it with our latest technology and found a new collaborator to write a new chapter with. The Challenge.
(Faster Sons Video 1)

Yamaha Yard Built 900 ‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands Design - YouTube: