2017 Abarth 695 Yamaha XSR

Author: Stijn
Abarth is returning to the Geneva stage to present the entire line-up, which is the best expression of the principles of performance, craftsmanship and technical upgrade that characterises the brand with the scorpion badge. In the spotlight of the Swiss event, visitors will be able to admire the new Abarth 124 spider together with the new Scorpione special series version, the Abarth 595 Pista and the Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha Limited Edition, which springs from the collaboration with Yamaha Motor Europe. This partnership, now in its third year, also spawned the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth, the first motorbike made by two of the most dynamic brands of the world motoring scene, which will also be on show. In brief, the Abarth exhibition area is open to the world and to brand values focused on premium performance, craftsmanship expressed in every product and constant technical upgrading. The number of enthusiasts who identify with the philosophy of the brand is on the rise worldwide: the success of "The Scorpionship", the one and only official community, which brings together over 70,000 members, and of the Abarth Classiche project, which involves the entire universe of the brand with the scorpion badge, is no surprise. Users can sign up free of charge on the website www.abarth.it/scorpionship. An area will be dedicated to merchandising, exclusive accessories and tuning kits made in collaboration with Mopar, the reference brand for services, Customer Care, genuine spare parts and accessories for FCA brands. The following text includes a summary of the data applicable to all markets. For more specific details, go to the local press sites.

For the third year running, Abarth will be Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team which will be competing in the 2017 FIM MotoGP World Championship. With this prestigious partnership, Abarth is confirmed as the automotive brand which is most capable of conveying the real essence of the race track, in addition to sharing the values of sportsmanship and desire to excel that both the brand with the scorpion badge and the stars of the motorcycle racing scene have rooted in their DNA. In the wake of the thrilling Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing and the 695 biposto Yamaha Factory Racing Edition comes the new Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha Limited Edition special series, available exclusively with a Pista Grey livery: only 695 sedans and 695 convertibles will be made. The new car was created to celebrate the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth, which is the first exclusive motorcycle to spring from the collaboration between the two brands and which sports the same grey livery with red trim as the 695 XSR, as well as sharing many of its features.

The special series makes extensive use of carbon fibre to demonstrate its affinity with the front fairing, front mudguard and saddle cover of the two-wheel Yamaha. The Abarth 695 XSR and the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth also share Akrapovi? ultralight exhaust developed in the racing world to boost the personality, sound and performance of both vehicles. On the Abarth car, the carbon fibre tailpipes enhance the looks and technology of the exhaust system. The XSR logo proudly displayed on the tailgate distinguishes the Abarth 695 XSR, while an aluminium badge identifies the sequential number of 695 units for each body type.

Other carbon fibre details, in addition to the mirror caps and Akrapovi? tailpipes, are available as optional equipment, such as dashboard fascia, pedal covers, gear knob and kick plate.

A 1.4 T-Jet engine delivering 165 HP sits beneath the bonnet. Equipment on this special series includes Koni rear suspension and Eibach springs, 17'' Supersport alloy rims with Matt Black finish, Satin Chrome accents on handles and badge supports, red details on bumpers and mirrors, red brake callipers and a braking system with perforated discs. This version can be customised even further using the tuning kit to increase the power to 180 HP, improve handling by fitting a Koni front suspension with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) valve and make braking even prompter with 305x28mm perforated and self-ventilating Brembo floating front discs with high-performance Ferodo HP 1000/1 front brake pads.

In addition, the new UconnectTM 7" HD LIVE system integrated with Apple CarPlay allows iPhone users to access contents such as Apple Maps, Messages, telephone calls, Apple Music, also with Siri voice assistance. The UconnectTM 7" HD LIVE system also enables Android Auto, offering easy and safe access to voice assistance functionality, Google MapsTM and Google Play MusicTM, using the touch screen of the radio or the steering wheel controls.

It will be possible to order the new Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha from April. For customers that purchase it, Abarth offers the chance to get the special "VIP Package", which is dedicated to fans. This is an awards scheme that applies in Italy and the UK that takes place in two stages. First of all, by the 7th of April, you must fill in the online form at the www.abarth.it and www.abarthcars.co.uk websites. After which, once you have purchsed the car from the dealership, you will receive two valid tickets for Abarth Day on 20May, in Italy and the UK; a ticket for a free visit ro the Abarth Workshops in Turin, an exclusive set of Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha lithographs, the "Faster Son" package from Yamaha, including a t-shirt, jumper and cap, an a poster with a carbon-look effect frame.

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