2014 Yamaha XV950

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Thanks to its low seat height, compact dimensions, comfortable seat and low handlebar, the Yamaha XV950 offers a fairly relaxed riding position which is great for both short and long journeys.

Power comes from an air-cooled, 4 valves, 4 stroke, SOHC, V type 2 cylinder engine with a displacement of 942cc. The unit is paired with a five speed constant mesh transmission and generates a maximum power of 38.3 kw (52.1ps) at 5,500 rpm and 79.5 Nm (8.1 kg-m) of torque at 3,000 rpm.

To motorcycle sits on a pair of newly designed 12-spoke cast wheels which are wrapped in 100/90-19 front and 150/80-16 rear tires. Moreover, the motorcycle also features a short wheelbase and a modern suspension system which comprises of 41 mm conventional style forks and twin rear shock absorbers.

The Yamaha XV950 is available in two colors, namely Midnight Black and Competition White and it comes with a base price of €8.698.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha XV950.


Yamaha XV950

Inspired by the past, built for the future

Now Yamaha is opening the door to the world of customisation to every rider with the XV950– a bobber that encapsulates the character and personality of those original back street creations in a new neo retro Japanese look.

Compact and stylish with a low seat height, the XV950 delivers a refined and agile ride while retaining the character that is a critical part of owning such an individual machine. Yamaha’s flat line style and use of exposed metal components accentuates the bike’s pure simplicity while the V-twin motor provides spirited performance and unquestioned reliability. Stripped back and stylish, the XV950 provides a perfect entry into the world of customisation.

2014 Yamaha XV950 Key Features:

Yamaha XV950

• Air-cooled 60-degree SOHC V-twin engine
• Revised intake system for outstanding efficiency
• Compact air cleaner for improved torque
• Boosted low to mid-range performance
• 2-into-1 exhaust pipe hugs the engine’s form
• Rubber damped clutch to reduce rider fatigue
• Stainless steel covers
• Double cradle frame for light and agile handling
• 12-spoke cast wheels
• Wave style 298 mm discs with floating rotors
• Jewellery-look round LED rear light
• 12 litre teardrop style fuel tank

2014 Yamaha XV950 Features and Benefits:

Yamaha XV950

Fuel-injected V-twin engine

Yamaha XV950

The air-cooled 60-degree V-twin engine produces 80 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm, making it ideal for urban use as well as spirited performance outside of the city’s limits. With a capacity of 58-cubic-inches (942cc) the motor’s cylinders have a composite plating while the piston is built from forged aluminium for reliability as well as performance.

Revised intake system

Yamaha XV950

Designed for outstanding efficiency and to contribute to the pure look of the bike, the new compact air cleaner is located on the right side of the motor. Flow analysis and road test evaluations have demonstrated this new style of air cleaner gives the XV950 motor excellent torque characteristics at low revs.

Re-modelled exhaust system and 3D ECU maps

Yamaha XV950

New 3D maps for the ignition timing and fuel injection increase the V-twin engine’s already excellent acceleration in the mid and low-speed ranges, optimising its urban performance. To match this new fuel mapping, and further boost low to mid-range acceleration, the XV950 also features a newly designed 2-into-1 exhaust pipe layout.

New double cradle steel frame

Yamaha XV950

The V-twin engine has a rigid mount system to allow it to transfer the motor’s pulse through to the rider. A short wheelbase provides a light and agile ride for maximum manoeuverability as well as a neutral and stable feeling when cruising. Upfront 41 mm conventional style forks compliment the traditional look of the twin shock absorbers.

New 12-spoke wheels with wave discs

Yamaha XV950

To keep the bobber look, the XV950 utilises newly designed 12-spoke cast wheels in 100/90-19 size front and 150/80-16 size rear. Together with the sporty suspension and floating rotor 298 mm wave discs, these wheel and tyre sizes offer the optimum balance of performance, grip and feeling from the road’s surface.

Slim and stripped down look

Yamaha XV950

Yamaha’s unique flat line style and use of exposed metal components accentuates the bike’s pure simplicity while the V-twin motor gives a compact heart to the motorcycle. The XV950 has a raw metallic image while remaining simple in its design and sporty in its performance.

Headlight and teardrop fuel tank

Yamaha XV950

The single round headlight, jewelry-look round LED rear light, use of stainless steel highlights and cut-down steel fenders all accentuate the XV950’s bobber look. A 12 litre teardrop style fuel tank and round LCD speedometer introduce another interesting visual element into the XV950.

Rubber damped clutch to reduce rider fatigue

Yamaha XV950

To aid urban use a rubber damper is incorporated within the clutch mechanism, helping to reduce rider fatigue during frequent use.


Engine typeAir-cooled, 4-valves, 4-stroke, SOHC, V-type 2-cylinder
Bore x stroke85.0 mm x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio9.0 : 1
Maximum power38.3 kW (52.1PS) @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum torque79.5 Nm (8.1 kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Clutch typeWet, Multiple Disc
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 5-speed
Final transmissionBelt
Framedouble cradle
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks, Ø 41 mm
Front travel135 mm
Caster angle29º
Trail130 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm
Rear travel110 mm
Front brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre100/90-19M/C 57H (Tubeless)
Rear tyre150/80B16M/C 71H (Tubeless)
Overall length2,290 mm
Overall width830 mm
Overall height1,120 mm
Seat height690 mm
Wheel base1,570 mm
Minimum ground clearance130 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)247 kg / ABS 251 kg
Fuel tank capacity12 litres
Oil tank capacity4.3 litres
ColorsMidnight Black, Competition White

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