Yamaha XV950 Bolt

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Yamaha XV950 Bolt

The Yamaha XV950 Bolt hit the market in 2013 (as a 2014 model) and was based on an engine from Yamaha Midnight Star 950 (V-Star 950). The motorcycle was aimed primarily at the markets of Europe and North America, but is also sold in Japan. The name "Bolt" is mainly used in American versions of the motorcycle, but it can be used in other countries as well. The other model name is Yamaha XVS950CU.

The XV950 Bolt was inspired by Yamaha's desire to create a factory bobber with a classic V-motor and belt drive, perfect for urban use by classic American motorcycle enthusiasts.

The main modifications of the Yamaha Bolt:

  • Bolt - common modification. Also called Yamaha XV950 Bolt or Yamaha XVS950CU.
  • Bolt R-spec - version with modified rear suspension (shock absorbers with external reservoirs). Same as regular version + rear shock absorbers with gold reservoirs. May also be called Yamaha XV950R.
  • Bolt C-spec - cafe racer version. Similar to the R-spec, but with clip-ons and a single seat (with a plastic plug in the passenger seat). The fuel tank has been reduced by 1 liter (from 13.0 to 12.0 liters). Also called Racer . It was available from 2015 to 2016. inclusive.
  • Bolt Scrambler - scrambler version. Features spoked wheels and saddle shape. Available from 2016 May also be referred to as' 'Yamaha SCR950.

The main feature of the Yamaha XV950 Bolt is the air-cooled, 2-cylinder V-engine with a volume of 942 cc. see, delivering 54 hp. power and 80 Nm of torque. This motor was taken almost unchanged from Yamaha Midnight Star 950 (V-Star 950).

Also worth noting is a steel tubular frame, disc brakes front and rear (there are versions with ABS), classic suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and double shock absorber, belt drive, 5-speed gearbox and 246 kg of curb weight.

`` The main competitors of the Yamaha XV950 Bolt in the class :


Yamaha Bolt R-spec
Yamaha Bolt R-spec
Yamaha Bolt R-spec
Yamaha Bolt C-spec (Racer)
Yamaha Bolt C-spec (Racer)
Yamaha Bolt C-spec (Racer)


Specifications Yamaha XV950 Bolt:

ModelYamaha XV950 (Bolt)
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year2014+
Framesteel tubular
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume942 cc cm.
Bore / stroke85.0 x 83.0mm
Compression ratio9.0: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systeminjector, 1x ACW35
Ignition typedigital TCI
Maximum power54.0 h.p. (40.0 kW) at 5500 rpm
Maximum torque80.0 Nm (8.2 kgf * m) @ 3000 rpm
Drive typebelt
Front tire size100 / 90-19M / C 57H
Rear tire size150 / 80-16M / C 71H - Bolt, Bolt R-spec, Bolt C-spec (Racer)

140 / 80R17 - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

Front brakes1 disc, 298 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes1 disc, 298 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension41mm telescopic fork, 120mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers (adjustable preload), stroke - 71 mm
Motorcycle length2291mm - Bolt, Bolt R-spec

2296mm - Bolt C-spec (Racer)

2250mm - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

Motorcycle width945mm - Bolt, Bolt R-spec

775mm - Bolt C-spec (Racer)

894mm - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

Motorcycle height1120mm - Bolt, Bolt R-spec

1161mm - Bolt C-spec (Racer)

1166mm - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

Wheelbase1570mm - Bolt, Bolt R-spec, Bolt C-spec (Racer)

1575mm - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

Saddle height691mm - Bolt, Bolt R-spec

764mm - Bolt C-spec (Racer)

830mm - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

Ground clearance (clearance)130mm - Bolt, Bolt R-spec

135mm - Bolt C-spec (Racer)

140mm - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

Acceleration to 100 km / h6.0 sec
Maximum speed160 km / h
Fuel tank capacity13.0L - Bolt, Bolt R-spec, Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)

12.0 L - Bolt C-spec (Racer)

Motorcycle weight (curb)246kg - Bolt, Bolt R-spec, Bolt C-spec (Racer)

248 kg - Bolt Scrambler (SCR950)