The 2011 Yamaha V-Star 950 Motorcycle

A mid-size Yamaha V-twin cruiser with all the goods that won’t break the bank.

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Engine Type: 942cc air-cooled 4-stroke, V-twin, SOHC, 4-valve

The 2011 Yamaha V-Star 950 offers middleweight performance in user friendly, confidence inspiring package that will appeal to entry level riders right through to seasoned veterans.

The 2011 V-Star 950 offers an exciting combination of excellent engine performance and character with plenty of power for longer highway adventures combined with the styling and all the cruiser amenities that demanding customers have come to expect.

Long and low. The best way to go.

The 2011 Yamaha V Star 950 features the longest wheelbase in its class for that stretched look and incredible straight-line cruisability, along with an ultra low seat height of just 26.5 inches.

A fuel injected, air-cooled V-twin working eight valves via roller rockers provides plenty of thumping torque and power for real open road cruising. A fat tire out back and a final belt drive get the power to the ground and look good doing it.

Looking for a new generation cruiser that is fun to ride and easy to operate?

A cruiser that features a full size chassis, high quality fit and finish plus a super low seat height. The V-Star 950 offers class leading performance and plenty of cruiser character so you can discover your free spirit in comfort, style and confidence.

ENGINE

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.

One-piece cylinder heads feature 4-valves per cylinder to provide optimum volumetric or filling efficiency for maximum power output. More fuel / air mixture entering the combustion chamber means increased power output. Two smaller intake valves allow more air flow than a single large valve. Two smaller valves (lighter) also allow for higher rpms before valve float.

Pent roof type combustion with optimized squish area forces the fuel / air mixture toward the centre of the combustion chamber (and the centrally located long reach spark plug) for faster, more complete combustion and hence improved power and reduced emissions.

Cylinder heads feature buff polished fins for a quality appearance, while the cylinder head covers are chromed.

The SOHC valve train features 31.5mm intake and 28mm exhaust valves with single valve springs which reduce friction and power losses. Specially designed “Y” shaped rocker arms activate the valves. The roller rocker system utilizes needle bearings that “roll” directly on the cam lobes allowing the lift of 2 valves at the same time without producing excessive camshaft wear and friction.

Auto adjusting cam chain tensioners are used to reduce mechanical engine noise and maintenance

Lightweight aluminium cylinders feature ceramic composite plating for superior heat dissipation for excellent cooling, less friction, reduced weight and longer engine life.

Single pin style crankshaft is used to enhance engine character and exhaust note.

Flat top, lightweight forged aluminium pistons provide excellent durability while reducing reciprocating mass for fast throttle response.

Wet sump oil delivery system features an easy access spin-on type oil filter. A traditional dipstick is used to check oil level.

Classic side mounted, large capacity, 3 litre air box houses an easy access, high-flow viscous paper-type filter. Its design highlights and compliments the V-twin engine appearance. The outer cover is chromed.

Dual bore, 35mm throttle body fuel injection system with TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) and ISC (Idle Speed Control). This is a “closed loop” system that utilizes a heated oxygen sensor. The oxygen sensor feeds back info to the ECU which in turn adjusts the fuel/air mixture for maximum power with minimum emissions. The oxygen sensor is located before the mufflers, so the use of aftermarket slip-on mufflers will not affect this system.

4-hole, 2-directional spray, Denso fuel injectors are used for excellent fuel atomization and more complete combustion chamber filling. There is one injector per cylinder.

Fuel injection benefits include improved fuel economy; choke-less operation, reduced emissions, and smoother drivability. The XVS950 has been tuned to provide a very “linear” throttle response for easy riding.

Powerful 32 bit ECU controls the ignition and fuel injection process

Stylish 2 into 1 exhaust system features a 3-way honeycomb-type catalyser at the entry point to the muffler. The catalyser reduces harmful exhaust emissions, while the “dual stage type” muffler produces a low, throaty V-Twin exhaust note.

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Telescopic fork, 5.3-in travel

Multi-plate “outer pull type'” wet clutch is used. Lever pull is light and easy.

5-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for excellent city and highway drivability. Transmission gears use “straight cut dogs” for smooth, positive shifting. 5th gear delivers outstanding cruising performance and reduced rpms at highway speed

Transistorized coil ignition (T.C.I.) provides a hot spark for sure starts and is maintenance-free.

Clean, quiet belt drive system is extremely low maintenance and simplifies customization. The belt is similar to the XVS1300 and features “Aramid” cords for excellent strength and reduced stretching.

Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions.

One piece classic heel-and-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances the overall cruising experience.

Numerous chromed engine parts reinforce this motorcycle’s quality image.

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1 comment to The 2011 Yamaha V-Star 950 Motorcycle

  1. John Brown
    September 22nd, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I purchased once of these in mid 2011. This is a spectacular bike. I get excellent gas mileage (50-64mpg) and it has plenty of get up and go. The only suggestion I have is to spend the extra and get the hard bags and sissy bar used on the touring model. You will save money in the long run. The exhaust note is muffled until the engine and exhaust is at normal operating temperature. Once you reach that, it has a low throaty v-twin sound. I am pleased with the purchase.