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XV950 Racer

Key Features

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    Authentic, daring, different

    Just because things have been done a certain way for years doesn’t mean you can’t break the rules. So we’re taking our successful cruiser concept into new territory with the daring XV950 Racer. Featuring clip-on bars and rear-set footrests that give a café racer inspired riding position, this agile and gutsy V-twin challenges convention.

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    Sports handling performance

    The XV950 Racer is equipped with a proven tubular steel double cradle frame. Its short wheelbase and low stance deliver high levels of agility together with sports handling – while the café racer style rear-set footrests and clip on bars ensure a forward leaning body position for enhanced rider/machine unity and improved cornering performance.

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    Torque-rich V-twin engine

    Once you’ve experienced the XV950 Racer’s big V-twin engine you’ll be hooked on its pulsating power delivery that gives you the ability to accelerate briskly from low rpm. Producing maximum torque at just 3000rpm, this 60-degree air-cooled V-twin delivers the performance you desire without ever having to break into a sweat!

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    Raw and minimalist style

    The XV950 Racer is all about minimalist metallic beauty. The sheer mechanical presence of its elemental air-cooled V-twin engine characterizes the soul of this motorcycle. Its black tubular chassis perfectly matches the timeless image – while the authentic sport heritage look is underlined by the pure simplicity of the steel fuel tank and fenders.

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    Up to the minute technology

    To ensure that the XV950 Racer delivers strong engine and chassis performance it is equipped with up to the minute technology, including sophisticated fuel injection with 3D mapping, as well as high efficiency intake and exhaust systems. The advanced braking system features 298mm wavy discs at the front and rear, with ABS as standard.

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    Purpose-built front and rear suspension

    The suspension systems have been developed to give the XV950 Racer a sports handling character with a high degree of riding comfort. New forks give 144mm of travel and feature protective boots, while the twin rear piggyback gas shocks offer 116mm of travel which – together with the wide 150-section rear tyre – ensure a smooth ride.

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    Ready to customize

    Owning the XV950 Racer is just the beginning of the story, because everything about this unique new motorcycle is designed to inspire you to make it your own. Yamaha offer a wide range of Genuine Accessories developed specifically for this bike, enabling you to customize this handsome V-twin to suit your lifestyle and express your individuality.

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    V-twin low rider with café racer ergonomics

    Exclusive equipment includes clip-on handlebars as well as rear-set footrests for a more connected riding experience. And with aluminium side plates and a solo seat cover – as well as headlamp-mounted instruments – the XV950 Racer mixes V-twin low rider design with café racer ergonomics to create a new kind of motorcycle.

Technical Specifications

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  • Engine
    Engine type
    air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves, V-type 2-cylinder
    Bore x stroke
    85.0 mm x 83.0 mm
    Compression ratio
    9.0 : 1
    Maximum power
    38.3kW (52.1PS) @ 5,500 rpm
    Maximum Torque
    79.5Nm (8.1kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm
    Lubrication system
    Wet sump
    Clutch Type
    Wet, Multiple Disc
    Ignition system
    Starter system
    Transmission system
    Constant Mesh, 5-speed
    Final transmission
    Fuel consumption
    CO2 emission
    Fuel Injection
  • Chassis
    Double cradle
    Caster Angle
    Front suspension system
    Telescopic forks, Ø41 mm
    Rear suspension system
    Front travel
    135 mm
    Rear Travel
    110 mm
    Front brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm
    Rear brake
    Hydraulic single disc, Ø298 mm
    Front tyre
    100/90-19M/C 57H (Tubeless)
    Rear tyre
    150/80B16M/C 71H (Tubeless)
  • Dimensions
    Overall length
    2,295 mm
    Overall width
    775 mm
    Overall height
    1,160 mm
    Seat height
    765 mm
    Wheel base
    1,570 mm
    Minimum ground clearance
    135 mm
    Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
    251 kg
    Fuel tank capacity
    Oil tank capacity