The Yamaha V Star 950 is a powerful cruiser that’s known for having the longest wheelbase in its class. The bike’s stretched out look also lends to its incredible straight-line cruisability. The V Star is generally known for its ultra-low seat height and traditional looking, air-cooled engine. Some other notable features that contribute to the V Star’s style and performance include its fat back tire and final belt drive that delivers power to the ground. The 2013 Yamaha V Star 950 is a high-powered, low-slung, cruiser class bike with a 942cc engine. With style, power, and performance capability, the V Star 950 is one of the leading models in the heavy cruiser class. With its long and low body style, the 2013 Yamaha V Star 950 delivers just about everything you could want in a stylish, street cruiser. The V Star’s double-downtube steel frame is partially responsible for it having the longest wheelbase in its class. Meanwhile, a fuel-injected forward mountain engine delivers engine power in spades. Considered by some to be the benchmark model in the entire cruiser class, the V Star appeals equally to seasoned riders and those who are looking for an accessible entry-level cruiser. Powered by an air-cooled V-twin engine, the V Star delivers distinctive cruiser character and a pulsing torque feel. At just 26.6 inches, the seat height is on the low side and the full-sized chassis has a look that’s long, low, and provides for plenty of spacious comfort. The V Star’s handling is responsive and on the sporty side. This makes it ideal for taking curvy back roads, commuter riding, driving around town, and cruising on the open highway. Powered by a 942cc V-twin engine, the V Star delivers power in a smooth and sophisticated manner. The easy, no-fuss air conditioning helps maintain the V Stars traditional looks. However beneath the surface the engine’s four-valve cylinders, heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons and fuel injection, deliver a performance that offers a surprising level of spiritedness. The exhaust system is tuned meticulously and the exhaust note has a satisfyingly throaty sound. Three-way catalyst technology helps to minimize the amount of pollutants the engine puts out.
The V Star’s chassis is carefully designed and helps contribute to a feeling that’s exceptionally light. The steel frame is double-cradled and provides for rigidity balance in the longitudinal, lateral, and torsional directions that are ideal. The engine is mounted slightly forward to optimize front-rear weight distribution. Meanwhile the large, 18-inch front wheel contributes to the V Star’s handling. The 942cc engine is 57.5 cubic inches, air-cooled and features an SOHC drive train and four valves per cylinder. The engine has been designed to produce excellent power characteristics and acceleration that is among the best in its class. Special compact roller-type rocker arms with needle bearings help minimize friction and help the engine achieve an optimum level of performance.
The bike’s steel double-cradle frame is long and low which adds to the bike’s overall length of 95.9 inches and wheelbase of 66.3 inches. Aside from adding to the V Star’s looks, this long and low disposition helps facilitate a great ride. A larger-diameter meter that’s mounted on the fuel tank enhances the V Star’s traditional looks. The V Star’s engine features many chrome-plated parts that reinforce its stylish, quality image. There is also a specially designed Air Induction System (A.I.S.) that reduced harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions. The clean, quiet belt drive system helps keep the demand for maintenance low and simplified customization. The bike’s beefy 41mm front fort features stylish, large-diameter brushed-finished fork covers. There is also a motocross style; single-shock link rear suspension that centralizes mass for light and facilitates handling that is agile. Front and rear fenders are made of steel which further helps facilitate easy customization and enhances the stylish, quality image projected by the 2013 Yamaha V Star 950.