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The Yamaha XSR700 Aims to Take on the Ducati Scrambler

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The summer weather always brings with it a ton of new bikes, but this Yamaha XSR700 is a true show-stopper. Drawing on one of the best bikes ever to wear the Yamaha badge, the FX-07, we're presented with a retro-modern roadster that will be sure to send shockwaves through the Ducati Scrambler team. Slathered with a beautiful blend of new-school finishings and old-school style, the Yamaha XSR700 is fitted with a lone gauge that displays a massive amount of information in a small LCD package, is powered with a 700CC inline 2-cylinder engine, and is supported with a lightweight chassis that just barely tips 400 lbs. Yamaha even sweated the small stuff; tucking inside an onboard tool kit and completely reshaping the rear subframe and front fenders. Available in Forrest Green or Garage Metal with optional leather seating and a ton of additional customizations, the bike will be hitting showrooms first in Europe beginning this November.