Yamaha XV950 Racer...

Born to break rules...

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What we say…

If you're one of those riders planning to build a unique motorcycle that expresses your individuality, the Yamaha Sport Heritage range is the right place to start.

Inspired by the cool Yard Built specials created for Yamaha by the world's leading custom builders, the XV950 Racer is aimed at today's generation of free thinking riders who want a raw and authentic bike that's ready to customise.

With its torque-rich V-twin engine, sports riding position and timeless good looks, the bold XV950 Racer brings together low rider style with café racer attitude to create a new kind of gutsy and light handling bike that defies convention.


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 clipon bars and rear-set footrests that give a café racer inspired riding position, this agile and gutsy V-twin challenges convention.


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.


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!


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.


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.



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.

What Yamaha says…

Every rider has their own idea of how they want their bike to look and feel. Which is why we've developed the latest XV950 Racer - a new style of bike that's built to customise.

Blending V-twin low rider design with timeless café racer attitude, the XV950 Racer really is like nothing else. Driven by a potent air-cooled V-twin engine that pushes out strong torque for punchy acceleration, this bold and original model comes fully equipped with clip-ons, rear-set footrests and a nose cowl.

Aluminium side plates and a single seat cover underline the urban racer feel - and with wavy discs, gas shocks and ABS, the XV950 Racer is a bike like no other.

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Overall Length
2295 mm
Overall Width
775 mm
Overall Height
1160 mm
Wheel Base
1570 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance
135 mm
Seat Height
765 mm
Wet Weight
251 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity
12 litre
Engine Type
4-stroke, air-cooled, 4-valves, SOHC, V-type 2-cylinder
Number of Cylinders
85 mm
83 mm
942 cc
Compression Ratio
Maximum Power
38.3 kW (52.1PS) @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum Torque
79.5 Nm (8.1 kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm
Fuel System
Fuel Injection
Lubrication System
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Transmission System
Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Drive system
Front Suspension System
Telescopic forks, Ø 41 mm
Rear Suspension System
Front Travel
135 mm
Rear Travel
110 mm
Caster Angle
130 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)