2012 Yamaha V Star 950/ 950 Tourer Introduced
The 2012 V Star 950 comes in Liquid Silver or Candy Red with an MSRP of $8,490. The V Star 950 Tourer comes in Raven or Impact Blue with an MSRP of $9,490.
The V Star 950 and V Star 950 Tourer achieve fuel economy up to an estimated 47 mpg with a fuel tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas.
The Tourer adds a windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags and a passenger backrest, all standard, ready for the open road or the commute to school or work. The fenders of both models are real steel, front and rear. That adds to the quality look and feel, and also makes customization easier.
“The 942cc V-twin engine is both simple and sophisticated. Sure, there’s no-fuss air cooling for traditional looks. But inside you’ll 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,” Yamaha explains.
“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 tensional 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, the V Star 950 has outstanding handling performance,” it further adds.