How Much Power Does the 2020 Yamaha XSR900 Make?

Horsepower and torque figures on Yamaha’s middleweight retro-modern triple

The 2020 Yamaha XSR900 packs the versatile performance of 847cc inline-triple platform (as also seen on the extremely popular and wickedly entertaining MT-09) while blending it with Yamaha’s unique Sport Heritage styling for a truly awesome package. In fact, the XSR900 claimed Cycle World’s Ten Best Middleweight Streetbike honors back in 2016, while the MT-09 (or previously FZ-09) took Best Middleweight Streetbike in 2014 and Best Standard in 2015.

Powered by Yamaha’s CP3 engine platform shared from the aforementioned MT-09, the XSR has a playful personality and power delivery that is tamed via Yamaha’s YCC-T electronic package, which includes a selection of throttle response and traction control settings.

2020 Yamaha XSR900 dynoRobert Martin

Ahead of an upcoming comparison test, we ran the Yamaha XSR900 on our in-house Dynojet 250i dyno, recording horsepower and torque measurements. The XSR belted out a peak 103.98 hp at 10,150 rpm and 58.92 pound-feet of torque at 8,050 rpm. While the peak torque figure is relatively high in the rpm, consider that the XSR makes more than 50 pound-feet of torque from 2,000 rpm, and note how broad and flat the torque curve is. This makes for an easy, approachable ride, while high peak horsepower delivers a rush of speed.