One ride on the versatile V-Star 950 reveals a benchmark in middleweight cruising.
With a super low seat height, the XVS950A is designed to appeal to a wide range of people looking for a sweet handling yet punchy V-twin.
Beyond the traditional air-cooled exterior you’ll find all the latest technology including fuel injection, four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders and forged aluminium pistons that mean business.
The chassis design has been mass centralised with a carefully designed rigidity in the longitudinal, lateral and torsional directions to offer an awesome riding experience. Add a large diameter, low profile front tyre and optimal front end weighting and you’ll be searching out sweeping bends to enjoy with confidence.
XVS950A. Ride the benchmark.
Double cradle frame
Steel main frame has been carefully designed to offer an ideal rigidity balance in the longitudinal, lateral, and torsional directions and uses the engine as a stressed member. This all translates to an exceptional light feeling that riders are sure to appreciate.
18 inch front wheel
The big 18-inch front wheel helps deliver this cruiser motorcycle's sporty handling characteristics and "Sport Classic" cruiser looks. A low-profile 130/70-18 tyre is mounted on an 8-spoke lightweight aluminium wheel. The 170/70-16 bias ply rear tyre adds a beefy look and helps transfer all that torque and power to the pavement.
The large-diameter meter is mounted on the fuel tank for a traditional look. Meter functions include speedometer, fuel level warning light, oil level warning light, and odometer with two trip meter functions, fuel trip meter, and clock display. The LCD display illumination can be adjusted using a right side handlebar switch.
The 942cc engine is an aircooled SOHC 60° V twin. With four valves per head, a pent-roof shaped combustion chamber, and 9.0:1 compression ratio, this engine has been carefully designed to produce excellent power characteristics - and best-in-class acceleration.
|Engine Type||Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC 4-valve, V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||85.0 x 83.0|
|Compression Ratio||9.0 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Wet sump|
|Fuel Management||Fuel injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||17.0|
|Transmission||Constant mesh 5-speed|
|Frame Type||Steel double cradle|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks, 135mm travel|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm (link suspenson), 110mm travel|
|Brakes Front||Hydraulic single disc, 320mm|
|Brakes Rear||Hydraulic single disc, 298mm|
|Tyres Front||130/70-18M/C 63H Tubeless|
|Tyres Rear||170/70B16M/C 75H Tubeless|
|Seat Height (mm)||675|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||145|
|Wet Weight (kg)||278|