Yamaha has had a rather timid vintage revival, compared to other brands. The XSR 700 and 900 are the closest the OEM has to neo-classic models. For the 2019 model-year, the two bikes remain widely unchanged, however, Yamaha is daring a little more (really just a little) by offering a new retro color on the two models.

Inspired by its MotoGP winning ponies from the 70s, Yamaha introduces a new red-and-aluminum scheme complete with contrasting red stitching on the saddle. The paint job will come as standard on both displacements and will be the only color available for 2019.