46 Years of Models
+ 2017 Motorcycles
+ 2016 Motorcycles
+ 2015 Motorcycles
+ 2014 Motorcycles
+ 2013 Motorcycles
+ 2012 Motorcycles
+ 2011 Motorcycles
+ 2010 Motorcycles
+ 2000 - 2009 Models
+ 1990 - 1999 Models
+ 1980 - 1989 Models
+ 1970 - 1979 Models
+ ATV Guides
+ Concept Bikes
Guides & Resources
+ Beginner's Guide
+ Biker's Dictionary
+ Buyer's Guide
+ Compare Bike/ATVs
+ MPG Guide
+ Maintenance Guide
+ Mfg Compendium
+ Model History Guide
+ Cool Wall
+ Performance Guide
+ Restoration Tips
+ Specs Handbook
+ Tire/Tyre Guide
+ TMW History
+ Travel Guide
+ Shopping Guide
+ Unit Converters
+ Moto Guzzi
+ MV Agusta
+ Royal Enfield
+ Photo Gallery
+ Google Plus
+ Old Photo Gallery
+ TMW Merchandise
Advertising & Media
+ Contact Us
+ Site Map
All content on Total Motorcycle is copyright protected and actively monitored by DMCA Protection Services.
Motorcycle is family owned and operated
By Riders, For Riders, 250 Million readers for over 16 years.
You have come to the right spot. Total Motorcycle - Built by Riders, For Riders.
2017 Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
TOUR IN STYLE, PERFOMRANCE & VALUE...
Features a torquey, fuel-injected V-Twin, low 26.5 seat and class-longest wheelbase for agile sport cruiser performance, style and value.
Power, handling, comfort and style. The V-Star 950 Tourer offers serious middleweight performance in user friendly, confidence inspiring package. Lightweight, easy handling and a low seat height will appeal to new riders, while seasoned veterans will appreciate the comfort of the Tourer's quick release, locking windshield, and passenger backrest; not to mention the hard shell leather wrapped saddlebags. Discover your free spirit.
942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, 60° V-twin produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque - maximum torque is reached at only 3,500 rpm - for exceptional cruising performance and comfort.
The V-Star 950 Tourer is ready for those weekend getaways thanks to the lockable,
quick release windshield and leather covered hard saddlebags. Your passenger
will appreciate the peace of mind the quick detach, lockable passenger backrest
offers too. Not riding that far? Remove the windshield and backrest and you
have a cool looking bagger. The V-Star 950 Tourer... two bikes in one!
2017 Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Quick Release Windshield and Backrest
The V Star 950 Tourer rolls out with a lockable quick release windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a lockable quick release passenger backrest all standard, ready for the open road, the commute to school or work or a ride down the boulevard with custom bagger attitude.
Total Touring Cruiser Package
V Star 950 Tourer is a benchmark in the 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.
Stylish, High-Tech Motor
The fuel-injected 942cc 60° V-twin engine is both simple and sophisticated. Sure, theres no-fuss air cooling for traditional looks. But inside youll 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.
Ideally Tuned Chassis
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.
Ready to Travel
The V Star 950 Tourer is ready to hit the highway. Rated for regular gasoline, it achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 47 mpg* and mounts a fuel tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas.
Real Steel Fenders
Fenders are real steel, front and rear. That adds to the quality look and feel, and makes customization easier.
2017 Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
942cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve per cylinder, fuel injected, 60° V-twin power plant pumps out impressive power & torque. Maximum torque is reached at 3,500 rpms, for relaxed cruising performance.
SOHC, pent-roof, 4-valve cylinder heads.
4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency & overall engine performance at all rpms
31.5 mm intake & 28 mm exhaust valves use friction reducing single valve springs
stylish chromed cylinder head covers
compact pent roof combustion chamber design & optimized squish area forces the fuel / air mixture toward the centre of the combustion chamber for more complete combustion & excellent power with reduced emissions
25,000 km valve adjustment intervals
Specially designed roller rockers activate the valves.
Y shaped roller rocker arms allows a greater amount of valve lift without causing excessive camshaft wear & friction
slipper portion of the rocker arm utilizes a needle bearing for reduced camshaft wear & reduced sliding resistance (friction)
No fuss, traditional air-cooled engine design.
cylinders have a tapered "V" appearance to highlight the V-twin engine style
cooling fins have been optimized for reliable cooling even in stop & go traffic
Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
Liner-less, ceramic composite-plated cylinder bores.
ceramic coating sprayed directly on the aluminum blocks, eliminating the liners & reducing weight
excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery
ceramic coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
extended cylinder service life
Flat top, lightweight forged aluminum pistons.
less reciprocating mass for fast engine response
reduced mechanical vibration for excellent reliability
Single pin style crankshaft.
design accentuates V-twin engine character, pulse feel & sound
Wet sump lubrication system with easy access, spin on oil filter & drain plug for easy oil changes.
Classic side mounted 3 litre air box houses an easy access, a high-flow viscous paper-type filter.
"Closed loop", dual bore, 35 mm throttle body fuel injection system with linear throttle response for easy riding.
system uses throttle position sensor (TPS) to help optimize intake air flow & power
ISC or idle speed controller ensures a steady idle
4 - hole injectors optimize fuel atomization & feature a dual spray pattern for more complete combustion chamber filling
"closed loop system" uses an oxygen sensor to "sniff" spent exhaust & automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions
oxygen sensor is located before the mufflers, so the use of aftermarket "slip-on" mufflers will not affect the closed loop system
fuel injection benefits include; excellent throttle response, choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent fuel economy & reduced emissions
Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission.
optimized gear ratios match engine power for strong acceleration
5th gear offers reduced engine rpms at highway speeds
one piece classic heel-and-toe shifter enhances overall cruising experience
clutch is an "outer pull" design for light, easy lever effort
Belt drive final drive.
cleaner & quieter than chain drive... no messy chain splatter
low maintenance... no regular adjustments or lubrication required
belt drive system simplifies customization
Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI).
produces a strong spark for fast starts
provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
2 into 1 exhaust system.
large diameter header pipes for maximum flow
dual stage muffler produces a low, throaty V-Twin growl
heat shields protect rider & passenger from hot components
3-way honeycomb catalyzer reduces harmful exhaust emissions
Air Injection System injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, further reducing exhaust emissions.
Tube type, double cradle steel frame.
provides roomy ergonomics combined with a low 675 mm (26.6") seat height
frame utilizes a rigid engine mounting system optimizing the overall rigidity balance for superior handling
engine mounting position provides a low center of gravity for light, easy handling
Steel swingarm compliments the frame and the overall chassis rigidity balance.
41mm KYB front fork offers 135 mm (5.3") of wheel travel.
excellent ride comfort & compliance
large-diameter brushed-finished fork covers
Adjustable Monocross style single-shock, link rear suspension with 110 mm (4.3") of wheel travel.
linkage system provides a rising rate effect that provides excellent compliance on both small & large bumps
9 positions of spring preload adjustability to suit load and / or rider preferences
Rear shock is vertically mounted behind the engine.
shock is tucked out of sight for that classic, clean, hard tail look
location centralizes mass for light, agile handling
Single, large 320 mm floating front disc is squeezed by a twin piston front caliper.
298 mm rear disc is squeezed by a single piston caliper.
caliper is mounted below the swingarm to lower center of gravity for lighter handling & a clean custom look
Lightweight 8-spoke, cast aluminum wheels.
front wheel size is MT3.50 x 18
rear wheel size is MT4.50x18
both fitted with tubeless tires
Steel front & rear fenders allows for easy painting or customization... to suit personal preferences
17 litre fuel tank
extended riding range
3.4 litre reserve capacity (low fuel light illuminates)
high capacity electric fuel pump
Generous rider & passenger seats
offers excellent long distance comfort & support
rider seat is only 675 mm or 26.6" inches off the ground
front section of rider seat features a slim / narrow design, making it easier to touch both feet on the ground
passenger seat can be easily removed if desired
Full-size, "tapered" floating-type rider floorboards.
roomy & comfortably positioned
help reduce vibration
special replaceable "scrapers" on the lower edge of floorboard
1 inch, rubber mounted handlebars with bar end weights.
reduced vibration for excellent comfort
easy to reach
Fuel tank mounted meter / instrument.
functions include; speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, fuel reserve trip meter (counts kilometers since low fuel light illuminated), clock & range of warning lights
adjustable background illumination
instrument functions can be "tabbed" through & reset using the RHS handlebar switch gear, allowing the operator to change instrument functions without taking hands off the bars.
Fork mounted quick release, locking tall windshield.
offers excellent wind & weather protection
features chrome accents & a central Star logo
optional Genuine Yamaha Accessory shorter windshields available
23 litre, leather covered, hard shell saddlebags.
stylish tapered design
lockable for extra security
one touch / one hand openers
shell is made of ABS plastic & then leather wrapped... bags keep their shape
Quick detach, locking passenger backrest embossed with Star logo.
adds comfort, style & peace of mind
60/55 watt high intensity halogen headlight.
Industry-leading Star family fit& finish
Unit is pre-wired for accessory passing lamps (inside headlight shell)
Upper & lower belt drive cover
Extra wide front brake & clutch levers
Steering lock is integrated into the main ignition switch for extra convenience.
Under seat helmet holder
Self-cancelling turn signals
Traditional dipstick to check oil level
Low-maintenance, sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
2017 Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer - www.Totalmotorcycle.com
USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9999 USD
Engine Type 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke
V-twin; 8 valves
Bore x Stroke 85.0mm 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 9.0:1
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Tires / Front 130/70-18
Tires / Rear 170/70-16
L x W x H 95.9 in x 39.4 in x 52.8 in
Seat Height 26.6 in
Wheelbase 66.3 in
Rake (Castor Angle) 32.2°
Trail 5.7 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Fuel Economy 47 mpg
Wet Weight 657 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Black Cherry
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification
data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard 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 comparisons with other models.
2017 Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer - www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10999 CDN
Air-cooled, SOHC, 8-valves (4-valves / cyl), 60 degree, V-twin
Bore and Stroke
85 x 83mm
8 kg-m (57.9 ft-lb) @ 3,500rpm
35mm dual bore throttle body fuel injection
Estimated Fuel Consumption±
19.9kpl / 56.2mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting
TCI / Electric
41mm fork / 135mm (5.3") wheel travel
Adjustable link Monocross / 110mm (4.3") wheel travel
320mm disc / twin piston caliper
298mm disc / single piston caliper
17 litres (3.7 Imp. gal.)
298kg (657 lb)
Very Dark Metallic Red
2017 Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer - www.Totalmotorcycle.com
European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Model Not Available
Manufacturer Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice on Total Motorcycle (TMW).