2009 Yamaha V Star 950 and 950 Tourer Review — A Review of the 2009 Yamaha…

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Yamaha V-Star 950

The Bottom Line


pricing defies upmarket

Not too big/not too small sizing

Low height of 26.6 inches it accessible to many body

Pleasing exhaust note

enough acceleration shouldn’t you craving a bigger engine

Seat comfort gets a bit for taller riders on long

A few rough edges (like wiring) remind you of the pricepoint

engine vibrations at higher

Floorboard scraping inevitable on roads

The option of a taller windshield on the Tourer version be nice


V-Star 950 $7,890 (black), $8,090 or red)

V-Star 950 Tourer $8,990 (black or black $9,090 (silver)

Tourer equipped with a windscreen, and a passenger backrest

942cc SOHC 4-valve V-twin

transmission with belt

Yamaha V-Star 950

Double-cradle steel frame

Fuel capacity: 4.4 gallons

fuel economy: 47 mpg

V-Star 950 wet (laden with all fluids; oil, etc.): 613 lb

V-Star 950 wet weight (laden with all gas, oil, etc.): 657 lb

Review — 2009 V-Star 950 V-Star 950 Tourer

Yamaha’s V-Star 950 is a potent in the growing middleweight cruiser with a starting price of $7,890. A $8,990 Tourer that adds a windscreen. and a passenger backrest.

We rode 120 miles through North Georgia roads, and away impressed with the of both bikes. Swing a leg the V-Star 950, and you’ll not notice that the 26.6 seat height is exceptionally the saddle’s tapered front it easy to touch pavement the soles of your boots.

riders may experience some on longer rides (due to the seating contour that the rider inside the bike), but accessories catalogue has numerous solutions for those craving distance comfort. A low center of and reasonable weight makes surprisingly manageable considering its wheelbase, but as is the case with low-slung cruisers, the floorboard have a tendency to touch on sharp turns.

Powered by an air-cooled 942cc this baby’s got a nice, rumble that makes it like a bigger bike- and enough acceleration to keep you eyeing that Triumph III. But a light clutch low handlebar effort, and tight radius make it easy to at lower speeds. Engine seep through the floorboards, and seat at higher rpms, but the 950’s mellow personality lack of tachometer) makes sensations rare. The Tourer stock windshield is short, so long distance riders want to pickup a medium or screen (around $200.)

Despite the few areas that beg for an shopping spree, the V-Star 950 plenty of strong selling and a helluva value in the midsize

Yamaha V-Star 950
Yamaha V-Star 950
Yamaha V-Star 950
Yamaha V-Star 950
Yamaha V-Star 950

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