Official Yamaha distributor Hong Leong Yamaha Malaysia has announced the availability of the CBU 2016 Yamaha XV950CR cafe racer in the local market. Priced at RM55,000 including GST, this street-cruiser comes in a style reminiscent of American flat-tracker race bikes.

Adorned in Yamaha’s racing colours of yellow, black and white, the 2016 XV950CR carries a 942 cc air-cooled, four-valve V-twin that puts out 52.1 PS at 5,500 rpm and 79.5 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. Fuelling is taken care of by EFI, and power gets to the ground via a five-speed gearbox and belt final drive.

Based on the standard Yamaha XV950R Bolt, the XV950CR cafe racer comes with a single-seat, with the rear seat covered by a removable race cowling. A metal finish number plate acts as a side-cover, and a small fly-screen surrounds the headlight, while the front fork is covered with rubber boots in the retro-racer style.

The 2016 Yamaha XV950CR cafe racer is available at authorised Yamaha dealers, and retails for RM55,000, including GST, and excluding registration, road tax and insurance. The standard Yamaha XV950R Bolt retails for approximately RM52,500 and is only available in matte grey.