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950 - XVS950A Dark Star/Midnight Star

Friday, 09 March 2012 19:44
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Big cruiser style in a nimble package.
Whether you’re new to big cruisers, or have been riding them for years, it’s hard not to be moved by the  Yamaha XVS950

It might be the low, comfortable riding position, or the grunting, uneven purr of the high-torque, 942cc V-twin engine. It could be the lightweight, easy handling, or the classic cruiser look, both of which are enhanced by a long-and-low chassis and some advanced technical flourishes. Whatever it is, this is a bike that will compel you to get on to the open road.

 

So mount up, sit back, and open up the throttle for pure, simple cruiser fun. It’s what the bike was built for, after all. 

Engine

Engine type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, V-type 2-cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC
Displacement 942 cc
Bore x stroke 85.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.0 : 1
Maximum power 39.4 kW (54 PS) @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum torque 76.8 Nm (7,84 kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Fuel System Fuel injection
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission Belt
Fuel tank capacity 17 L
Oil tank capacity 4 L

Chassis

Chassis: Steel double cradle
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø 41 mm
Front travel 135 mm
Rear suspension system Swingarm
Rear travel 110 mm
Caster angle 32º 10'
Trail 145 mm
Front brake Single disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake Single disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre 130/70-18M/C 63H
Rear tyre 170/70B16M/C 75H

Dimensions

Length 2,435 mm
Width 1,000 mm
Height 1,080 mm
Seat height 675 mm
Wheel base 1,685 mm
Minimum ground clearance 145 mm
Wet weight 278 kg

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