Yamaha XV950 For Sale

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Yamaha XV950
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Insurance Costs: 5 of 10
Current Prices: £5,500–£3,950

What Is It?

The Yamaha XV950 is an A2 licence friendly cruiser style bike and is powered by an air-cooled 942 cc 60° V-Twin engine, producing 51 bhp at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with belt final drive
  • 298 mm wavy disc up front with two piston caliper
  • 298 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • 41 mm KYB fork
  • Dual rear KYB shocks with 110 mm travel
  • 2->1 exhaust system
  • LED tail light, self cancelling indicators
  • 5 speed gearbox

The engine, from the XVS950 Midnight Star, is a stressed member of the frame and the air intake is on the right side of the engine adding to the retro looks. The 12-spoke 19" front wheel takes a 100/90 tyre and the rear 16" a 150/80.

Accessories include ABS, Akrapovic slip-on mufflers (£580), mini fairing (£289), stiletto seat (£253), reduced reach seat (£162), springer bobber seat (£451), steel braided brake lines (£63), vintage style performance air cleaner, spoked wheels, leather panniers (£388), LED indicators (£52) and fork covers (£36).

Colours: Black, white

Did You Know?

It's called the Star Bolt in the US.

Up And Down The Range

The £300 more and 4 kg heavier XV950R is the same bike but features improved piggyback shocks, ABS as standard, buckskin seat and tank graphics.

Updates

2015: XV950 Racer is the same bike but gets you the flyscreen, fork covers, lower front indicators, lower clip-on bars, Aluminium side panels, a 75 mm higher seat and pillion seat hump / cover.

2017: SCR950 is a scrambler style XV950R with a flat seat, wire spoked wheels (17" at the back), fork covers, taller braced handlebars and higher rear mudguard.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Easy to customise
  • Low down torque
  • Looks great

Any Downsides?

  • Budget suspension (hence the XV950R)
  • No gear indicator or rev counter
  • No ABS as standard

Specs

Launch RRP: £7,200

Capacity: 942 cc (average)

Power: 51 bhp / 38 kW (average)

Red Line: 6,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h (average)

Economy: 50 mpg / 5.6 L/100km (average)

Range: 130 miles / 209 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 12.2 litres / 2.7 gallons (average)

Seat Height: 690 mm / 27.2 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 247 kg / 545 pounds (heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.206 bhp/kg / 0.154 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2014
£4,950
£3,950
£3,500
9,500
2015
£5,250
£4,200
£3,650
7,300
2016
£5,500
£4,400
£3,850
5,000
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2014
-
-
-
Rarely
2015
78
15
93
1 / month
2016
64
11
75
22 / month

Source: DVLA