Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star (V-Star 950)
In the American market, this model is called - "" Yamaha V-Star 950 "". The model positions itself as a cruiser for entry-level and intermediate-level drivers. Having full-size dimensions, the motorcycle is very similar to the older version Yamaha XV1900, which is also an advantage and deprives you of the feeling of owning a cheap low-volume version of the older model.
The motorcycle was based on a 2-cylinder V-shaped air-cooled engine with a volume of 942 cc. see, delivering 54 hp. power and 77 Nm of torque. Maximum motor performance - from 3000 to 6000 rpm. This engine was subsequently also installed on the Yamaha XV950 Bolt model, which appeared in 2013.
Analyzing the Yamaha XVS 950, the desire of Yamaha to release another cruiser for the American market is immediately evident. This can be traced not only in terms of the motorcycle's style and layout (air cooling, belt), but also the character of the motor. First, the engine has no balance shafts. Secondly, to emphasize vibration and enhance the sensation of each impulse, the start of the working strokes are spaced 300 ° and 420 ° apart. It is clear that for the European market such "technologies" are at least not advantages, but for the sale of this class of equipment in the United States it is necessary.
The features of the Midnight Star 950 (V-Star 950) include a traditional steel duplex frame, simple suspensions in the form of a telescopic fork and monoshock, disc brakes, an injector, a 5-speed gearbox, a belt drive, a 17 liter fuel tank and 278 kg of curb weight ...
The main modifications of the Yamaha Midnight Star 950 (V-Star 950):
- Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star (aka Yamaha V-Star 950) is a regular classic version.
- Yamaha XVS950A Drag Star Tourer (aka Yamaha V-Star 950 Tourer) - touring version with windshield, passenger backrest and side trunks.
The main competitors of the Yamaha Midnight Star 950 in the class:
Specifications Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950:
|Model||Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star / V-Star 950|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped|
|Working volume||942 cc cm.|
|Bore / stroke||85.0 x 83.0mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||injector, 1x ACW35|
|Ignition type||digital TCI|
|Maximum power||53.6 hp (39.4 kW) at 6000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||77.0 Nm (7.8 kgf * m) @ 3000 rpm|
|Front tire size||130 / 70-18M / C (63H)|
|Rear tire size||170 / 70B-16M / C (75H)|
|Front brakes||1 disc, 320 mm, 2-piston caliper|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 298 mm, 1-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||41mm telescopic fork, 135mm travel|
|Rear suspension||linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 110 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2435 mm|
|Motorcycle width||1000 mm|
|Motorcycle height|| 1080mm - V-Star / Midnight Star 950
1340 mm - V-Star 950 Tourer
|Saddle height||675 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||6.51 sec|
|Maximum speed||154 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||16.7 L (including reserve - 3.4 L)|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)|| 278 kg - V-Star / Midnight Star 950
298 kg - V-Star 950 Tourer