Yamaha XV950 Racer revealed, styling does date back but with modern touches
Yamaha goes back to the drawing board to create a new range of Yamaha XV950 Racer. Inspired by Custom Bike builders Marcus Walz’s El Raton Asesino bike Yamaha is all set to launch this retro-styled racer in the U.K very soon.
The New Yamaha XV950 Racer carries the previous power plant, which was a 942cc Air-Cooled V-Twin Block, which belted out 50 BHP and 58.5 lb/ft. torque figures. This café racer teamed Yamaha XV950 Racer gets custom clip-on handle bars and a single round head lamp at the front. The retro image is further enhanced by the side facing number plates.
At the front Yamaha will be offering a 41mm diameter fork which will make the XV950 Racer 9mm longer than the original offering. Piggy bank reservoirs have been incorporated to the rear shock absorbers and gets a further 6mm of suspension travel.
Yamaha will be offering the XV950 Racer with a range of accessories and a choice to customise the bike completely. Yamaha has also gone back to its retro racing days offering the XV950 Racer with a candy blue paint job along with the fuel tank graphics from its Yamaha RD350.