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2015 Yamaha XV950 Racer


Yamaha has unveiled the latest addition to its Sport Heritage motorcycle range, the XV950 Racer. With its muscular air-cooled V-twin engine, as well as a compact and agile handling chassis equipped with clip-on handlebars and rear set footrests, the bold new XV950 Racer adds another dimension to the Sport Heritage line up.

Featuring raw, minimalist and original styling that draws on low rider and café racer influences, this new model represents a new concept in sport V-twin design, and underlines Yamaha’s on-going commitment to the development of original and exciting motorcycles in the Sport Heritage range.


Producing maximum torque of 8.1kg-m at 3,000 rpm – and maximum power of 52.1PS at 5,500 rpm – the 942cc air-cooled 60-degree V-twin engine is built to deliver strong acceleration from low engine speeds. The bike’s short and low chassis ensures agile handling performance both in the city and on twisty back roads, and this combination of a gutsy engine and agile chassis – as well as the special mix of low rider style with café racer ergonomics – makes the new XV950 Racer a truly unique and exciting motorcycle.


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