Star V-Star 950 - Twinkle, Twinkle Not-So-Little Star

By Jamie Elvidge, Photography by Tom Riles

Tech Spec
Evolution

The V-Star 950 fills the only gap in Star's cruiser lineup.

Rivals
Boulevard M50, Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster, Honda Shadow 750, Kawasaki Vulcan 900

Tech
Price $7895-$8090
Engine type a-c 60-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 4v
Displacement 942cc
Bore x stoke 85.0 x 83.0mm
Compression 9.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Belt
Claimed horsepower na
Claimed torque na
Frame Steel double-cradle
Front suspension 41mm fork
Rear suspension Single shock
Front brake Two-piston caliper, 320mm disc
Rear brake Single-piston caliper, 298mm disc
Front tire 130/70-18
Rear tire 170/70-16
Rake/trail 32.0/5.7 in.
Seat height 26.5 in.
Wheelbase 66.3 in.
Fuel capacity 4.4 gal.
Claimed wet weight 612 lbs.
Colors Red, blue, black
Available Now
Warranty 1 yr./unlimited mi.

Contact
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA
6555 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
800.962.7926
www.starmotorcycles.com

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
An economical, fun-to-ride option for the post-mega-twin cruiser era

By Jamie Elvidge
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