Published on March 26th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair


Star Bolt-based XV950 Racer Adds Flavour To Customisability

The new Yamaha XV950 Racer is a spin on the Star Bolt, a cruiser that’s been designed for extreme customisation straight out of the box. Most major changes to its look can be made without even having to weld on or saw off chunks of its body.


This new XV950 Racer features a classic racing aesthetic underlined by the forward-leaning riding position. The regular bars have been swapped out for café-racer-specific low clip-ons, and the seat cowl received a matching front one.


Yamaha and other third party outlets have loads of accessories available for further personalization, including bar-end low-swung mirrors, billet racks, various air cleaner and side covers, seats choices, and many more.

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Just like the Star Bolt, the XV950 Racer draws its power from a v-twin motor that has a displacement of 942cc displacement and producing 52 horsepower at 5,500 rpm with peak torque of 79.5 Nm at 3,000 revs. The power is sent to the wheels via a 5-speed constant mesh unit, with a belt final drive.


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