Abarth and Yamaha presented simultaneously at the EICMA show 2016.
One of the new Yamaha in the last trade Fair EICMA in Milan it was a new version of the family of custom models Faster Sons. Based on the Yamaha XSR 900, new XSR 900 Abarth is a customization that will be marketed in the format of a limited edition, and now you have a picture more racing, thanks to modifications style cafe racer implemented.
The program Faster Sons is the continuation of the customization program Yamaha Yard Built, focused only on the Sport Heritage of the japanese manufacturer. So Yamaha exported the concept to the rest of the models, by creating this new program.
The new XSR 900 Abarth is the first version special Cafe Racer made by the Yamaha, up to now, all had been signed by workshops and specialist custom external to the firm. There are numerous elements made of carbon fiber, as the small front fairing or tail fairing rear, and the front fender.
To join her in the presentation, the Abarth have been presented in the same living room of Milan is a concept based on the Abarth 695 biposto, with an aesthetic that is to continue the work the custom of the Yamaha, using grey tones with some details in red color, and some elements in carbon fiber.
Valentino Rossi in the presentation.
In the same way, both the Yamaha XSR 900 Abarth as the new concept of the Italian brand used the same specialist to sign up to their exhaust outlets light, Akrapovic. Although obviously have little to view the items that use each one of them.
The Abarth Tribute XSR is not intended to, for the time being, be marketed, but only serve as a show-car to accompany the presentation of the new Yamaha Faster Sons, which will arrive at dealers of the brand, though, as the whole range Faster Sons on request only.
The collaboration between the FCA and the Yamaha is not new, since the Italian is one of the sponsors featured of the team Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi as official drivers.
Because of this, the past year also saw the birth of the series
special 695 Biposto “the Yamaha Factory Racing Edition”, equipped with the
engine of 190 horses and an exterior decoration in white and blue,
alluding to the colors of the square Yamaha MotoGP.