Yamaha 2023 XSR900 TCS-MODE

 This model is equipped with the traction control system, the slide control system (SCS), and the lift control system (LIF). These are grouped together into “TCS-MODE”. “TCS-MODE” has 4 settings:

MODE Traction control system SCS LIF
TCS-MODE 1 1 1 1
TCS-MODE 2 2 2 2
TCS-MODE M 1, 2, 3 OFF, 1, 2, 3 OFF, 1, 2, 3

“TCS-MODE M” is customizable in the settings MENU, see page .

Traction control system

The traction control system helps maintain traction when accelerating. If sensors detect that the rear wheel is starting to slip (uncontrolled spinning), the traction control system assists by regulating engine power as needed until traction is restored. The stability control indicator light “SBL00647.png” flashes to let the rider know that traction control has engaged.

This traction control system automatically adjusts according to the vehicle’s lean angle. To maximize acceleration, when the vehicle is upright a lesser amount of traction control is applied. When cornering, a greater amount of traction control is applied.

  • The traction control system may engage when the vehicle travels over a bump.
  • You may notice slight changes in engine and exhaust sounds when the traction control or other systems engage.
  • The traction control system can only be turned off by setting “TCS-MODE” to “OFF”, using the MODE switches. See page  for more information on “TCS-MODE”.
  • When “TCS-MODE” has been set to “OFF”, the traction control system, SCS and LIF systems are all turned off together.

The traction control system is not a substitute for riding appropriately for the conditions. Traction control cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when entering turns, when accelerating hard at a sharp lean angle, or while braking, and cannot prevent front wheel slipping. As with any vehicle, approach surfaces that may be slippery with caution and avoid especially slippery surfaces.

When the vehicle power is on, the traction control system automatically turns on. The traction control system can be turned on or off manually only when the key is in the “ON” position and the motorcycle is stopped.

Set “TCS-MODE” to “OFF” to help free the rear wheel if the motorcycle gets stuck in mud, sand, or other soft surfaces.

Use only the specified tires. (See page .) Using different sized tires will prevent the traction control system from controlling tire rotation accurately.


The slide control system regulates engine power output when a sideward slide is detected in the rear wheel. It adjusts power output based on data from the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit). This system supports the traction control system to contribute to a smoother ride.


The lift control system reduces the rate at which the front wheel rises during extreme acceleration, such as during starts or out-of-corner exits. When front-wheel lift is detected, engine power is regulated to slow front-wheel lift while still providing good acceleration.

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