Five model years ago, Yamaha’s Star Motorcycles released the V-Star 950, filling a gap in the manufacturer’s well appointed model line. Splitting the difference between its older siblings, the V-Star 650 and the V-Star 1100, the 950 hoped to provide the ideal combination of ease of use and big-bike comfort.
Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Duke, found the newest Star to be “a comfy, classy and attractive cruiser that can satisfy relative newbs and budget-conscious veterans.” Given the V-Star’s lineage and history, readers probably weren’t surprised that the $7,890 MSRP bought a lot of cruiser. Our chief criticisms of the bike were limited to ground clearance and ergonomics that might cramp taller riders.
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