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

  • 2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    60° V-twin engine
  • Displacement:
    942 L

Specifications

2012 Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer High Resolution Exterior
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Model XVS95CTBB; XVS95CTBL
Engine Type 57.5-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled 4-stroke,
V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve
Bore x Stroke 85.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Suspension/Front Telescopic fork; 5.3-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes/Front Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Brake/Rear Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Tire/Front 130/70-18M/C 63H
Tire/Rear 170/70-16 M/C 75H
L x W x H 95.9 x 39.4 x 42.5 in
Seat Height 26.6 in
Wheelbase 66.3 in
Fuel Capacity 4.4 gal
Est. Fuel Economy 47 mpg
Wet Weight 657 lb
Color Raven; Impact Blue
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