Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yamaha XV950 Racer wants to break some rules

The new Yamaha XV950 Racer certainly looks cool, even if it probably can't go very fast

Yamaha have added one more machine to their 'Sport Heritage' range - the new XV950 Racer. The bike is (under)powered by Yamaha's 942cc air-cooled 60-degree V-twin that produces a mere 52bhp and 79Nm of torque. Forged aluminium clip-on handlebars, new switchgear, rearset footrests, short and low chassis, singe seat, side number plates, Akrapovic exhaust and racy ergonomics complete the package. Yamaha claim that the XV950 Racer's suspension has been newly developed for better handling, though we doubt if the bike's 41mm forks and adjustable twin rear shocks would be up to much. Available colours include blue and matt gray. We guess you could get one of these if you want to look really cool without going very fast...

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Get the right helmet, the right jacket and the right girlfriend, and the Yamaha XV950 Racer could be a very cool fashion accessory

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