Yamaha XV950

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Yamaha XV950
Also called XV950 El Raton Asesino by Marcus Walz, XV950 Pure Sports by Low Ride, XV950 Boltage by Benders, XV950 Yard Built Speed Iron by Moto di Ferro, XV950 Racer, XV950R, XV 950
Production 2014 - 2019
Class Cruiser
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 85.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Horsepower 52.57 HP (39.2 KW) @ 5500RPM
Torque 58.64 ft/lbs (79.5 Nm) @ 3000RPM
Ignition tci
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: belt

Clutch: wet, multiple disc
Suspension Front: telescopic forks, 41 mm
Rear: swingarm
Brakes Front: single disc. hydraulic. abs.
Rear: single disc. hydraulic. abs:
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 150/80-16
Wheelbase 61.81 inches (1570 mm)
Length 90.16 inches (2290 mm)
Width 32.68 inches (830 mm)
Height 44.09 inches (1120 mm)
Seat Height 27.17 inches (690 mm)
Weight 252.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.14 Gallon (4.30 Liters)
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.00 liters/100 km (20.0 km/l or 47.04 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha XV950R was a v2, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 2014 and 2019. Max torque was 58.64 ft/lbs (79.5 Nm) @ 3000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 52.57 HP (39.2 KW) @ 5500 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 85.0mm bore x 83.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 942.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multiple disc.


It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 150/80-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. hydraulic. abs. in the front and a single disc. hydraulic. abs: in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic forks, 41 mm while the rear was equipped with a swingarm. The XV950R was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 61.81 inches (1570 mm) long.

2014 Yamaha XV950[edit]

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Sold in the US under the model name Star Bolt, the 2013 Yamaha XV950 is the base model on which the Bolt R-Spec was built. Proudly displaying the same classic lines but with a completely updated, modern design, this bike is the very expression of the present-day sporty bobber, a machine which is as rewarding to ride as it is good-looking and dependable.

Powered by Yamaha's long time-proven technology, the 2013 Yamaha XV950 is a great bike for newer riders but it will surely appeal more seasoned motorcyclists as well, as it is anything but dull. The revised intake and exhaust add more grunt to the under-liter v-twin, while the minimalist engineering and lightweight frame/wheel choice make the 2013 Yamaha XV950 a very nimble bike, equally suitable for daily commuting or rides around the city and for a vacation spent on two wheels.

2014 Yamaha XV950R[edit]

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Drawing its cues form the past but clearly already in the future, the 2013 Yamaha XV950R is a “bobberized” machine with minimal bling and max attitude. Known in the US as the Bolt R-Spec, this bike is anything but a traditional beast. Powered by a brawny yet easy to master v-twin under the liter-class mark, the 2013 Yamaha XV950R comes with upgraded intake and a beefy exhaust which add to the midrange grunt and making riding in the city a truly rewarding experience.

Suitable for both overnight trips and for daily rides to work thanks to its accessories and slender profile, respectively, the 2013 Yamaha XV950R boasts adjustable piggyback rear shocks for easy setup and more comfort. Simple yet looking great, the 2013 Yamaha XV950R is a preview of what future sporty bobbers might look like.

2017 Yamaha XV950R[edit]

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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.

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