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The Evolution of the DB40 Prototype

Yamaha has created quite a buzz with their latest creation, the 2024 XSR900 GP. This new model is a direct result of the much-anticipated “DB40 Prototype” that Yamaha teased back in September.


2024 Yamaha XSR900 GP Profile

A Glimpse into the Future

Yamaha’s decision to transform the DB40 Prototype into a production model has left enthusiasts rife with anticipation. The DB40 Prototype was a bold statement, showcasing Yamaha’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and performance. Its unique styling and blend of ‘modern retro’ has struck a chord with motorcycle aficionados worldwide.

Innovative Design

The 2024 XSR900 GP inherits the DNA of the DB40 Prototype and elevates it to the next level. It’s a seamless fusion of classic aesthetics and cutting-edge technology. This motorcycle is designed with input from Yamaha’s MotoGP racing division, resulting in aerodynamic refinements and performance enhancements.

Fast facts:

  • Engine: The 2024 XSR900 GP is powered by a 890cc three-cylinder engine, with a claimed 117 hp and 68.6 lb.-ft. or torque.
  • Electronics: The bike comes equipped with a comprehensive suite of electronics and rider aids like a 5″ TFT dash, 5 riding modes, Cruise control, an assist and slipper clutch, and two-way quickshifter.
  • Suspension: Front: KYB 41mm USD fork; fully adjustable with 5.1″ travel, Rear: KYB monoshock, preload and rebound adjustable with 5.2″ travel
  • Seat height: 32.9″
  • Colors: The 2024 XSR900 GP is expected to be available in two color schemes, Legend Red and Power Grey


While the 2024 XSR900 GP is only slated for European markets at this time, and no pricing is announced yet, we’re still big fans. Hopefully this makes it to North American with minimal aesthetic sacrifices to meet local regulations. If and when it arrives, we’ll be excited to throw a leg over one and report back!