Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star (V-Star 950): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 2009+

Also called: Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

Models
Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950

(Europe, North America)

2009+

Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

(Europe, North America)

2009+

Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950
Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
2009 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Midnight Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Code: 26P1, 26S3, 49B1, 49B2, 49B3, 49C1, 49C2, 49C3, 5S73

2010 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Midnight Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Code: 26P2, 26S6, 49B6, 49C4, 49C5, 49C6, 5S74, 5S75, 5S76

2011 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Midnight Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Code: 26P3, 26S7, 26S8, 26S9, 5S77, 5S78, 5S79

2012 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Midnight Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Code: 26P4, 26SA, 26SB, 26SC, 5S7A, 5S7B, 5S7C

2013 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Code: 26SD, 26SE, 26SF, 5S7D, 5S7E, 5S7F

2014 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Code: 26SG, 26SH, 26SJ, 5S7G, 5S7H, 5S7J

2015 North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 950, Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Code: 26SK, 26SL, 5S7K, 5S7L

2016 North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer
2017 North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Specifications

Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950: specs

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2435 mm / 95,9 in
Overall width 1000 mm / 39,4 in
Overall height 1080 mm / 42,5 in – V-Star / Midnight Star 950

1340 mm / 52,8 in – V-Star 950 Tourer

Seat height 675 mm / 26,6 in
Wheelbase 1685 mm / 66,3 in
Ground clearance 145 mm / 5,7 in
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 278 kg / 613 lbs – V-Star / Midnight Star 950

298 kg / 657 lbs – V-Star 950 Tourer

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 41 mm telescopic fork, 135 mm / 5,31 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 110 mm / 4,33 in

Adj.: spring pre-load

Front tire size 130/70-18M/C (63H)
Rear tire size 170/70B-16M/C (75H)
Front brake Single disc, 320 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 298 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 16,7 l / 4,41 US gal (incl. reserve – 3,4 l)
Trail 145 mm / 5,71 in
Fuel economy 5,0 l / 100 km (47,0 mpg)
ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders V-type
Bore & Stroke 85,0 x 83,0 mm (3,35 x 3,27 in)
Displacement 942 cm³ (57,48 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 53,6 hp (39,4 kW) / 6000 rpm
Max. torque 77,0 Nm (7,8 kg-m) / 3000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 6,51 sec
Top speed 154 kmh / 95 mph
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Fuel Injection, 1x ACW35
ID 5S71 00 (US), 5S72 10 (California)
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Belt
Primary reduction 1.674
Final reduction 2.333
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


3.067

2.063

1.579

1.259

1.042

ELECTRICAL Ignition TCI (digital)
Alternator A.C. magneto, 14V 460W at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-11.2Ah

Images

Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950: images, gallery: images, gallery.

Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950
Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer
Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950
Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950
Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950
Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer

Videos

Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950: video.

2010 YAMAHA XVS950 VSTAR 950
2009 YAMAHA XVS950 VSTAR 950 TOURER

Manuals

Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950: manuals, parts, microfiches.