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2014 Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer

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The Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer comes with a comprehensive list of touring-orientated features which make it perfectly suited for long travels. Therefore you get a windshield, passenger backrest and leather-wrapped hard sidebags.

The motorcycle is propelled by a 57.5-cubic-inch, air-cooled 4-stroke, v-twin, SOHC, 4-valve engine with a displacement of 942cc. The engine is kept under control by a 5-speed transmission with multiplate wet clutch and is fed by a 4.5 gallons fuel tank. As far as efficiency is concerned, the Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer delivers a fuel consumption of 47 mpg.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a steel double-cradle frame which sits on a telescopic front fork (5.3-In Travel) and a rear single shock absorber (4.3-In travel).

The Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer is offered with a base price of $9,790.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer.

Overview

Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer

You’re Free to Go.

Fully equiped with windshield, passenger backrest and leather-wrapped hard sidebags, the moment you pull your V Star 950 onto the on-ramp, the highway is yours.

2014 Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer Key Features:

Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer

• The V Star 950 Tourer rolls out with a windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a passenger backrest all standard, ready for the open road or the commute to school or work.

• V Star 950 Tourer is the benchmark in the entry cruiser touring class, appealing to seasoned riders as well as those looking for a friendly entry-level cruiser. The air-cooled V-twin delivers plenty of distinctive, big-cruiser character and pulsing torque feel. Seat height is an extra-low 26.6 inches. The full-sized chassis has a long, low look and provides spacious comfort. Handling is sporty and responsive, great for curvy back roads and commuting around town as well as open-highway cruising.

• The 942cc 60° V-twin engine is both simple and sophisticated. Sure, there’s no-fuss air cooling for traditional looks. But inside you’ll find the reason for the surprisingly spirited performance: four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, and fuel injection. The meticulously tuned 2-into-1 exhaust system has a throaty exhaust note, and also 3-way catalyst technology to reduce air pollution.

• The carefully designed chassis contributes to an exceptionally light feeling riders are sure to appreciate. The double-cradle steel main frame offers an ideal rigidity balance in the longitudinal, lateral, and torsional directions, using the engine as a stressed member. With the engine mounting position slightly forward for optimum front-rear weight distribution and its large, 18-inch front wheel, V Star 950 Tourer has outstanding handling performance.

• The V Star 950 Tourer achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 47 mpg* with a fuel tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas.

• Fenders are real steel, front and rear. That adds to the quality look and feel, and makes customization easier.

Engine:

Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer

• The 58-cubic inch (942cc) engine is an air-cooled SOHC 60° V twin. With four valves per cylinder, 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.

• To keep friction loss to a minimum and help the engine achieve the ideal performance characteristics, special compact roller-type rocker arms with needle bearings are used. These also reduce top-end weight for excellent mass centralization.

• The combustion chamber shape was precisely engineered to direct the fuel air charge into the center of the piston for faster combustion and maximum power. Ceramic-composite-plated cylinders provide excellent heat dissipation and reduced oil consumption.

• High-quality forged aluminum pistons have a lightweight, high-strength compact design that contributes to reduce vibration.

• Sophisticated fuel injection is used on the V Star 950 Tourer. The injectors are four-hole, two-directional types with spray aimed at the valve surfaces. That produces good fuel atomization for faster and more complete combustion which contributes to excellent drivability. The fuel injection system also adopts an ISC (Idling Speed Control) valve for outstanding idling stability.

• Lubrication is provided by a simple, reliable wet sump system.

• The 5-speed transmission has a smooth shifting feeling, and gear ratios spaced to let the rider take full advantage of the engine’s torque characteristics and enjoy comfortable cruising at highway speeds. Naturally, power is efficiently transferred to the rear wheel using a simple, quiet belt drive.

• The engine’s look is highly detailed, with polished cylinder fins and beautifully chrome-plated cylinder head covers, for an exceptional appearance sure to be noticed.

• The V Star 950 Tourer achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 47 mpg* with a fuel tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas.

Chassis/Suspension:

Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer

• The steel double-cradle frame is long and low, contributing to the bike’s spacious 95.9-inch (2435mm) overall length and 66.3-inch wheelbase. That means a great ride to go along with the great looks.

• The seat height is a mere 26.6 inches off the pavement, one of the lowest around, and a fuel tank that’s made as narrow as possible where it meets the seat, it is easy for most riders to put both feet firmly on the ground.

• Fenders are real steel, front and rear. That adds to the quality look and feel, and makes customization easier.

• The big 18-inch front wheel helps deliver this cruiser motorcycle’s sporty handling characteristics and “Sport Classic” cruiser looks. The low-profile 130/70-18 tire is mounted on an 8-spoke lightweight aluminum wheel. The 170/70-16 bias ply rear tire adds a beefy look and helps transfer all that torque and power to the pavement.

• Large 320mm front and 298mm rear discs provide strong braking capacity with excellent feel.

• Front forks feature big 41mm tubes, and rear suspension is a bottom-link-type monocross shock. Settings are calibrated to deliver a plush ride that is increasingly firm as the suspension is compressed for good handling and comfort over bigger bumps in the road.

• The V Star 950 Tourer has a wonderfully light feel. Surprisingly, even though it has a full-size chassis, the bike weighs just 657 pounds wet, with a full tank of gas and all fluids.

Additional Features:

• 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 V Star 950 Tourer is ready to roll out with a windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a passenger backrest.

Specifications

Star Motorcycles V Star 950 Tourer
Engine Type57.5-cubic-inch, air-cooled 4-stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve
Displacement942cc
Bore x Stroke85.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio9.0:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final DriveBelt
Suspension / FrontTelescopic fork, 5.3-in travel
Suspension / RearSingle shock, 4.3-in travel
Brakes / FrontHydraulic disc, 320mm
Brakes / RearHydraulic disc, 298mm
Tires / Front130/70-18M/C 63H
Tires / Rear170/70-16 M/C 75H
Wheels8-spoke cast
Length95.9 in
Width39.4 in
Height52.8 in
Seat Height26.6 in
Wheelbase66.3 in
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal
Fuel Economy**47 mpg
Wet Weight***657 lb
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Price*$9,790

* Price and Specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation.

** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha Yamaha . Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your, vechile, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

*** Wet weight includes the vechile with all standart equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisions with other models.



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