Yamaha V Star 950

Exceptional power, unmatched comfort and classic style defines the Yamaha V Star 950. This middleweight touring motorcycle is rider-friendly, confidence boosting and a total chic in the road. Similar to other Star Touring Motorcycles, it features a new quick release windshield and passenger backrest for enhanced overall retro look and maximum comfortability. In the heart of this tourer is a 942cc air-cooled v-twin engine that pumps out plenty of power output and excellent low-to-mid range torque for a delightful cruising performance. As the V Star 950 gets peppy, exhaust system produces throaty note while reducing emissions using the 3-way catalyst technology. The engines attractive look is a combination of black out parts and chrome coated components. V Star 950 has extensive yet spacious chassis that delivers light feeling while the soft suspension works to provide good handling and plush ride even on bumpy roads. Adding to its beefy look is a set of sporty tires and wheels that gives superior road grip. The 17 litres fuel tank capacity, lockable windshield, leather wrapped saddlebags made this machine ready for a weekend exploring. Seat height is low, handling is responsive and supportive plush seat significantly improves ride experience. Cruising on highways, commuting around town and even tackling the back road is fun thanks to its decent chassis and extremely comfortable ergonomics. Grab your leather jacket now and hit the road with Yamaha V Star 950.

Exceptional power, unmatched comfort and classic style defines the Yamaha V Star 950. This middleweight touring motorcycle is rider-friendly, confidence boosting and a total chic in the road.

Yamaha V Star 950: Retro Comfort

Yamaha V Star 950 Technical Details


Design Air-cooled, SOHC, 8-valves (4-valves / cyl), 60 degree, V-twin
Displacement 942 cc
Bore 85 mm
Stroke 83 mm
Starting Aid Electric starter
Transmission 5-speed
Engine Lubrication Wet sump
Primary Gear Ratio
Secondary Gear Ratio
Cooling System
Clutch Wet, Multiple
Ignition System TCI
Compression Ratio 9:1
Final Drive Belt


Shock Absorber
Suspension Travel Front 41mm fork, 135mm wheel travel
Suspension Travel Rear Adjustable link Monocross, 110mm wheel travel
Brake System Front 320mm disc, twin piston
Brake System Rear 298mm disc, single piston
Brake Discs - Diameter Front 130/70-18
Brake Discs - Diameter Rear 170/70-16
Steering Head Angle
Wheel Base 1,685 mm
Ground Clearance (Unloaded)
Seat Height (Unloaded) 675 mm
Total Fuel Tank Capacity Approx. 17 litres
Weight Without Fuel Approx. 298 kg

Yamaha V Star 950 review

We went to test the Yamaha V Star 950 with reviews in mind.

While we are browsing through our list of offered motorcycles, we came across the Yamaha V Star 950 a classic touring buddy tailored for novice riders and seasoned veterans. We realized that there are many motorcycle enthusiast are looking after reasonably priced cruiser with great comfort. And so we give it a try… V Star 950 delivered delightful amount of torque plus that unique throaty noise of the v-twin engine. Excellent power and torque are available across any rev range too. Gear shifting is very apparent through the 5-speed transmission and belt drive. Our feet are also relaxing on the floorboards while tackling straightaways.

Riding at higher speeds, there is a minimal vibration felt from the engine but its not irritating. That is totally fine with us after all the V Star 950 is not meant for speeding and its main purpose is to deliver comfortable cruising experience. The suspension and braking department performed well by making our overall ride test seamless and comfortable. Cornering clearance is a point where cruisers don’t shines however, we are astonished on how this motorcycle lean on curves with just a little space needed before the floorboards touch the ground. Its also easy to remove and windscreen, luggage and passengers backrest without using tools, they can be locked in place using the ignition key. One more remarkable thing, we did not hit the fuel station and the motorcycle claimed a 43.6 mpg consumption.

If you are looking for relatively cheap yet comfortable touring companion and cruising motorcycle, opt for Yamaha V Star 950.

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Yamaha V Star 950 accessories

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