Published on May 21st, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Yamaha XV950 Cafe Racer Now in Malaysia – From RM55,000
If you’re one of those riders planning to build a unique motorcycle that expresses your individuality, the new Yamaha XV950 Cafe Racer 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.
Not like the XV950 Bolt that was launched late last year, the XV950 Cafe Racer (like the name would suggest) adorns a number of cafe racer-inspired visual enhancements such as a new front cowling, aluminium side panels, single seat design with rear seat cover, as well as 12-spoke cast alloy wheels. The black and yellow colour scheme you see here is a nod to the brand’s 60th anniversary.
The XV950 Cafe Racer gets 52.1 PS at 5,500 rpm and 79.5 Nm of maximum torque at 3,000 rpm courtesy of an air-cooled 942 cc 60-degree V-twin mill. The engine is hooked to a five-speed transmission with final belt drive. The bike is built around a double cradle frame that is supported by a 41 mm telescopic fork at the front and a swingarm with piggyback-style gas shocks at the rear. Braking power is provided by wave-style 298 mm discs with ABS at both ends.
According to Hong Leong Yamaha Motor, the XV950 Cafe Racer comes as a fully-imported (CBU) model. It is priced at RM55,000 and now available at authorised Yamaha dealerships.