Yamaha’s sport-retro "Faster Son" number one, the XSR700, has passed its test within the European market and is headed to North American dealerships for the 2018 model year...and the Hipsters rejoice! Based largely on the proven FZ-07 (MT-07 overseas) platform, the XSR sports a reinterpretation of a vintage design for a modern-retro look that is clearly meant to draw in the hipster/Millennial crowd as well as those with an appreciation for classic design elements. It isn’t all about the looks though, the mill churns out a claimed 73.8 horsepower and 50.2 pound-feet of torque to push the 410-pound wet weight, so there’s no shortage of thrills to be had on Yamaha’s mid-size roadster. The XSR700 was well received by our brothers and sisters in Europe, but I largely ignored it since it wasn’t available here. That has since changed, so here we go.