2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer

The Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer speaks to the talent and capabilities of Yamaha as one of the world’s best manufacturer of motorcycles. It’s got the looks, the performance, and the handling that only a company like Yamaha can provide.

Aesthetically, the V Star 950 Tourer is no slouch, rolling out with a sturdy windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a passenger backrest, all of which come as standard. Even the fenders of the bike, both on the front and rear, are made from real steel, adding a quality look to the bike and providing easy customization for the rider.

In terms of power and handling, the V Star 950 Tourer comes with plenty of both. The former features a 942cc 60° V-twin engine that’s both simple and sophisticated. It carries four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, fuel injection, and a meticulously tuned 2-into-1 exhaust system that has a throaty exhaust note, as well as 3-way catalyst technology to reduce air pollution. As far as handling is concerned, the bike comes with a double-cradle steel main frame, 41mm tube front forks, a bottom-link-type monocross shock rear suspension, and large 320mm front and 298mm rear discs, which provide strong braking power to the bike.

Overall, the Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer offers the best of all worlds as far as looks, performance, and handling are concerned. After all, there’s a reason why the V Star 950 was recently named one of the best bikes on the market.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star Tourer 950’s specs after the jump

Specifications

Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer
ModelXVS95CTBB; XVS95CTBL
Engine Type57.5-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled 4-stroke,
V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke85.0 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
Brake/RearHydraulic disc, 298mm
Tire/Front130/70-18M/C 63H
Tire/Rear170/70-16 M/C 75H
L x W x H95.9 x 39.4 x 42.5 in
Seat Height26.6 in
Wheelbase66.3 in
Fuel Capacity4.4 gal
Est. Fuel Economy47 mpg
Wet Weight657 lb
ColorRaven; Impact Blue

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