2014 Yamaha XV950R Sporty Ride
Now Yamaha has opened the door wide to a world of customization for each new rider with XV950R-a bobber that summarizes the character and personality of the original creation way back in Japanese neo-retro new look with sharp edges.
Compact and stylish with a relatively low seat height, XV950R which gives a sporty ride while retaining the character is an important part of having such an individual machine. Yamaha flat line style and the use of bare metal accentuate the pure simplicity of the motor while the motor V-twin gives a vibrant performance. XV950R take a relaxed attitude bobber and inject an element of sporting ability with improved suspension.
• 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
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.
Specifications 2014 Yamaha XV950R
|2014 Yamaha XV950R Specifications|
|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|