It’s party time in Sydney this weekend with the Sydney Café Racers – the same people who run The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – running the Throttle Roll street party in Marrickville.
Railway Parade in Marrickville will be closed off for the event that runs from 11am to 11pm this Sunday 12th June, 2016.
The Throttle Roll Party was started in 2013 and brings together Australia’s best café racers and custom bikes alongside a huge line-up of DJ’s and some of Australia’s hottest Rockabilly, Blues and Rock bands.
This year Yamaha will be displaying the XSR900 triple and the soon to be released LAMs approved XSR700.
Both bikes fit into what Yamaha is calling their sports heritage range.
The XSR900 uses the engine from the MT-09, and adds a touch of neo‑retro styling with a split level stitched seat and plenty of aluminium used for the retro styled covers on the fuel tank, both front and rear fenders, and headlight stay.
It comes standard with ABS, traction control and Yamaha’s D-MODE engine power control.
The XSR700 also has a generous mix of old school charm and modern tech.
It takes the 655cc inline twin-cylinder engine from the MT-07LA and its styling is inspired by the old XS650.
The round headlight and speedo carry on the retro theme, and Yamaha has even fitted Pirelli Phantom tyres with the authentic 80’s tread pattern.
The bikes on display this weekend have been given given a special tribute bike treatment.
The XSR700 has been finished in a DT1 enduro theme, and an RZ250/350 inspired look has been given to the XSR900.
For more information on the Throttle Roll Street Party, head to www.throttleroll.com.