Xsr900 vs Z900RS

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Xsr900 vs Z900RS

#1 Post by Birdie » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:08 pm

I fancy the look of one of these retro style bikes but still want a decent amount of performance. I love the look of both but which is a better/quicker ride? Or if I'm that bothered about performance should I go for the MT09 or Z900; in people's opinion which us better for some spirited country roads riding?

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Re: Xsr900 vs Z900RS

#2 Post by geofferz » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:24 am

Z900rs - 110bhp
xsr900 - 116bhp
Mt09 - 115bhp
Z900 - 123bhp

Other factors like weight may affect speed too but I think the z900 still has the most power per kg. They're all be quite fun in country roads I'm sure (depending what you're used to).

I think looks are very important in a bike personally but you need to test ride them all.
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Re: Xsr900 vs Z900RS

#3 Post by Birdie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:10 pm

I'm currently on an SFV650 which tbh is a great bike, plenty of low end, lovely through the bends but when I'm out with my mates on sportier bikes and we hit a few longer straights I do find myself lagging a bit. It's mint for the 0-60 and alright a bit beyond that but I feel like it could do with a bit extra oomph at higher speeds.

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Re: Xsr900 vs Z900RS

#4 Post by learningtofly » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:28 pm

There's also a difference of 40mm between the lowest and highest seats, which can make a real difference of you're not particularly long-legged. If it was me that would probably be the clincher (although happily the lowest seat height coincides with the most horses :thumb:)