Born to be the first
Abarth has been involved in racing for over 60 years, and with its Italian design ﬂair and race bred DNA, the company's history and philosophy perfectly complement those of Yamaha.
For 2017 Abarth and Yamaha have collaborated on an exciting new project to create the XSR900 Abarth, a premium café racer special with a head-turning colour scheme that's been built with a range of exclusive lightweight components.
850cc CP3 engine
At the very heart of this new limited edition machine is Yamaha's outstanding 850cc 3-cylinder CP3 engine that delivers strong and linear torque that enables the rider to experience thrilling acceleration and outstanding performance throughout the rev range. Equipped with a traction control system and Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch, this powerplant provides high levels of controllability in varying conditions.
Sporty Riding position
A key feature of this exclusive new Sport Heritage model is its authentic café racer riding position, which enhances rider/machine unity and accentuates the bike's agile and compact feel. Featuring swallow 'clip-on style' handlebars and a racing single seat that give a sporty, tucked in riding position, the XSR900 Abarth builds on the strengths of the stock XSR and transforms it into an exclusive café racer.
The XSR900 Abarth's compact feel and iconic looks are inspired by the 1960s specials and hybrids created by 'rockers' who wanted to build the fastest and coolest motorcycle on the block. The Abarth's retro front cowl design contrasts beautifully with its high-tech carbon structure - and the stylish suede solo seat underlines this bike's high quality specification.
To keep weight down and underline the bike's sporting DNA, carbon ﬁbre is used for the front fender and seat cowl - and to match the new sports seat an integrated taillight and lightweight license plate holder are fitted.
Full Akrapovič titanium exhaust
True to the original café racer's 'need for speed' philosophy, the XSR900 Abarth comes complete with a performance boosting full Akrapovič titanium exhaust with titanium double slip-on muﬄers that give stronger acceleration together with more exclusive looks and a gutsier sound.
Exclusive Abarth colour scheme
Featuring Abarth logos on the fuel tank, as well as on the carbon front fender and carbon seat cowl, the unique grey/red colour scheme captures the spirit of a bygone era, and sits comfortably with the retro café racer styling. Inspired by the 60s, and featuring the most advanced Japanese technology combined with Italian design ﬂair, the new XSR900 Abarth brings diﬀerent worlds together in a very special way.
XSR900 Abarth Key Features
The new concept Abarth 695 Tributo XSR
To celebrate the presentation of the new Yamaha XSR 900 Abarth - the ﬁrst motorcycle born in collaboration between two of the most dynamic brands in the motor industry - Abarth reveals a new concept of the iconic 695, the nameplate that refers to the most special cars of the scorpion brand.
The 695 Tributo XSR is a concept car ﬁnished in a grey livery with red details to reﬂect the Yamaha XSR style, and features an extensive use of carbon ﬁbre components that underlines the aﬃnity with the carbon fibre front cowl, front fender and seat cover of the motorcycle.The concept car and the Yamaha XSR 900 Abarth also share a lightweight Akrapovič exhaust system, a racing derived component that adds personality, sound as well as performance. The signature of the concept car is the XSR logo on the tailgate.
Founded in 1949 by the genius, passion and insight of the young Austrian driver Karl Abarth, the company has been involved in developing, preparing, producing and racing small sports cars for over 60 years.
In 1971 Abarth joined the FCA group and took over the running of the company's racing department, winning the World Sportscar Championship with their Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Group 5 racing cars in 1980 and 1981. At this time the Abarth name was also being used by FIAT on a number of high performance production cars, making Abarth a widely recognised brand.
In 2007 Abarth & C. S.p.a. was re-established as an independent subsidiary of the FCA group, and is responsible for a range of specially prepared and enhanced high performance city cars and sports cars, including the Abarth 595 and the recently launched Abarth 124 spider, which embodies all the thrills and pleasure that only a real spider can oﬀer. Developed by the Abarth Racing team, the Abarth 124 spider perfectly embodies the leading values of the brand: performance, craftsmanship and technical excellence.
In addition to their special vehicles, the company's main focus is on the production of kits and accessories for high performance preparation, and also the production of fashion and lifestyle accessories in conjunction with prestigious brands, such as Yamaha.
Abarth is one of the Oﬃcial Sponsors of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, and has supplied a number of specialist vehicles to the team as part of their ongoing relationship.