With its classy style, bad boy attitude and loud engine, the Yamaha XV950R has all it needs to stand out from the crowd. In terms of style, this tasty bobber features an interesting mix between the old school and modern lines and we especially like the clean design of the fuel tank and the retro headlight.
The motorcycle features a 942 cc, air-cooled, 4-valves, 4-stroke, SOHC, V-type, 2-cylinder engine which is mated to a constant mesh 5-speed transmission with wet clutch. The engine cranks out 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. For improved performances, the Yamaha XV950R comes with new 3D maps for the ignition timing and fuel injection and a newly designed 2-into-1 exhaust pipe layout.
The Yamaha XV950R can be yours for no less than €9.428.
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Inspired by the past, built for the future
Now Yamaha is opening the door to the world of customisation to every rider with the new XV950R– a bobber that encapsulates the character and personality of those original back street creations in a new neo retro Japanese look with a sharp edge.
Compact and stylish with a low seat height, the XV950R delivers a sporty 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 accentuates the bike’s pure simplicity while the V-twin motor provides spirited performance. The XV950R takes the relaxed attitude of a bobber and injects an element of sporting ability with upgraded suspension.
2014 Yamaha XV950R Key Features:
• 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
• Buckskin-look seat cover
• Double cradle frame for light and agile handling
• 12-spoke cast wheels with ABS as standard
• Wave style 298mm discs with floating rotors
• Piggy back shock absorbers with adjustable damping
• 12 litre teardrop fuel tank with stripe paint
2014 Yamaha XV950R Features and Benefits:
Fuel-injected V-twin engine
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
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 XV950R motor excellent torque characteristics at low revs.
Re-modelled exhaust system and 3D ECU maps
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 XV950R also features a newly designed 2-into-1 exhaust pipe layout.
New 12-spoke wheels with wave discs
To keep the bobber look, the XV950R 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. ABS is standard fitment.
Slim and stripped down look
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 XV950R has a raw metallic image while remaining simple in its design and sporty in its performance.
Headlight, teardrop fuel tank and buckskin-look seat cover
The single round headlight, jewellery-look round LED rear light, use of stainless steel highlights and cut-down steel fenders all accentuate the XV950R’s bobber look. A 12 litre teardrop fuel tank with a central stripe of paint and a buckskin-look seat cover differentiates the sportier XV950R from the XV950 model.
Rubber damped clutch to reduce rider fatigue
To aid urban use a rubber damper is incorporated within the clutch mechanism, helping to reduce rider fatigue during frequent use.
|Engine type||Air-cooled, 4-valves, 4-stroke, SOHC, V-type 2-cylinder|
|Bore x stroke||85.0 mm x 83.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0 : 1|
|Maximum power||38.3 kW (52.1PS) @ 5,500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||79.5 Nm (8.1 kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Clutch type||Wet, Multiple Disc|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 5-speed|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks, Ø 41 mm|
|Front travel||135 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm|
|Rear travel||110 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 298 mm|
|Front tyre||100/90-19M/C 57H (Tubeless)|
|Rear tyre||150/80B16M/C 71H (Tubeless)|
|Overall length||2,290 mm|
|Overall width||830 mm|
|Overall height||1,120 mm|
|Seat height||690 mm|
|Wheel base||1,570 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||130 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||251 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||12 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||4.3 litres|
|Colors||Matt Grey, Camo Green|