2013 Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

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With its unique style, perfect ergonomics and the strong engine, the Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star is great partner for long trips.

The Midnight Star’s center piece is a high-torque 942cc, aircooled, fuel injected, V-twin, 4-valve SOHC engine that develops 39.4 kW (54.0PS) at 6,000 rpm and 76.8 Nm (7.84 kg-m) of torque at 3,000 rpm. The engine is linked to a constant mesh transmission and is brought to life by an electric starter.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in check by a set of single disc brakes that measure 320 mm up front and 298 mm out back.

The bike’s backbone is a double cradle frame especially designed to deliver a lightweight handling feeling and an ideal balance of rigidity.

Thanks to its ergonomically design saddle, the motorcycle offers a low and relaxed riding position which is perfectly suited for long journeys.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star.

Overview

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

Whether you’re new to big cruisers, or have been riding them for years, it’s hard not to be moved by the XVS950A Midnight Star.

It might be the low, comfortable riding position, or the grunting, uneven purr of the high-torque, 942cc V-twin engine. It could be the lightweight, easy handling, or the classic cruiser look, both of which are enhanced by a long-and-low chassis and some advanced technical flourishes. Whatever it is, this is a bike that will compel you to get on to the open road.

So mount up, sit back, and open up the throttle for pure, simple cruiser fun. It’s what the bike was built for, after all.

  • High-torque, air-cooled, 4-valve, 4- stroke 942cc V-twin engine
  • Easy-handling, long-and-low chassis
  • Heavyweight cruiser style
  • Large-diameter front wheel for better handling
  • Steel fenders for new-style classic cruiser looks
  • Distinctive and gutsy engine pulse

Get out and explore the open road with Yamaha’s stunning range of cruisers. You’ll find throbbing torque, chromed-up style and the very best of 21st century bike technology - it’s the ultimate blend of cutting-edge engineering and cool cruiser lifestyle.

The Midnight Star range is a powerful mix of substance and style. From the easy-riding of the XVS950A to the classic styling and exhilaration of the XV1900A, the range combines high-powered engines and menacing looks with the ultimate in rider comfort and control.

So climb aboard and go wherever you’ve got to go - from a gentle cruise to a highway-pounding adventure. These bikes are ready.

V-shaped cylinder fins

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

Look at the XVS950A and your eyes are immediately drawn to the muscular engine. The beautiful cylinder fin layout adds to the classic style, with the fins shaped to create a ’V’. The classic cruiser image is accentuated by the buff finish on the cylinder head fins to give a handsome, high quality feel.

High-torque engine

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

Open up the XVS950A and you’ll soon understand why it’s considered a classic cruiser. This Midnight Star comes with a high-torque 942cc, aircooled, V-twin, 4-valve SOHC engine. This fuel-injected powerplant gives the bike the kind of gutsy performance that begs for long, cross-country drives.

Gutsy pulse

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

If you appreciate the primeval pleasure to be had from the gutsy pulse of a purring engine, you’ll like the sound of the XVS950A. The engine has an uneven firing interval, which gives a distinctive, engine pulse, for unique character and a gutsy exhaust note.

Double cradle frame

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

Mount the XVS950A safe in the knowledge that this is one power cruiser that is easy to control. The bike’s double cradle frame has been designed to deliver a lightweight handling feeling and the ideal balance of rigidity, giving high levels of feedback and increased rider comfort.

Low seat height

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

When you settle into the seat of the XVS950A, you’ll notice how incredibly comfortable it is. The seat is narrow at the front, to match the slim rear of the fuel tank, making it easier for you to put your feet on the ground when stationary. It gives you a natural riding position to enhance comfort and control.

Large-diameter wheels

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

Take the XVS950A through a corner and you’ll see that the fat, 8-spoke aluminium wheels aren’t that size just for the classic styling. The 18-inch front wheel makes a significant contribution to the bike’s lightweight handling, giving you the confidence to open it up, whatever your level of riding experience.

Specifications

Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star
Engine type4-stroke
Displacement942cc
Bore x stroke85.0 mm x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio9.0 : 1
Maximum power39.4 kW (54.0PS) @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum torque76.8 Nm (7.84 kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Clutch typeWet
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh
Final transmissionBelt
FrameSteel Double Cradle
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks, Ø 41 mm
Front travel135 mm
Caster angle32º
Trail145 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm
Rear travel110 mm
Front brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brakeSingle Disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre130/70-18M/C 63H
Rear tyre170/70B16/C 75H
Overall length2,435 mm
Overall width1,000 mm
Overall height1,080 mm
Seat height675 mm
Wheel base1,685 mm
Minimum ground clearance145 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)278 kg
Fuel tank capacity17 litres
Oil tank capacity4 litres
MSRP£ 6,999.00

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