Star Motorcycles Introduces V Star 950 and 950 Tourer

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Entry level doesn't have to mean easily outgrown. The new V Star 950 packs a lot of cruiser muscle into a class that isn't used to seeing this much motorcycle. From its sweeping modern lines to its torquey V-Twin engine, the latest V Star is the first cruiser in its class that doesn't cut corners.

The first thing you'll notice about the V Star 950 is the sporty, dynamic styling. Leading the way is a fat front tire wrapped around a beautifully finished front wheel, with only one rotor up front so you can get an eyeful of it. With no radiator blocking the view of the air-cooled 60 degree V-Twin engine you can get a good look at the blacked out cylinders and polished cooling fins. The long flattened profile of the gas tank draws your eyes rearward while a cut off rear fender finishes off the streamlined design. The overall look takes classic low and lean cruiser styling and brings in just enough modern flair to let you know that this isn't your grandfather's cruiser.

Cruiser engines need to sound and feel a certain way, with big pulsing power and the sound and feel to back it up. The V Star 950 does just that with a single crank pin 60 degree V-twin tuned to let you know you're riding a cruiser. The combined crankshaft inertia, cam profile and fuel injection tuning all work together to create a relaxed loping engine cadence, which produces smooth responsive power. Air cooling keeps things simple and compact and Star's legendary reliability means you'll spend more time on the road and not in the shop.

If the open road is your destination the V Star 950 Tourer is ready to roll. Equipped with saddlebags, windshield and a passenger backrest the Tourer has everything you need to hit the road for a long weekend or a couple of weeks.

Of course the newest Star comes with great features you can't get anywhere else like steel fenders, belt drive, top quality paint and plenty of accessories to make it your own — entry-level just got a lot more appealing.

The new V Star 950 will be available in Star motorcycle dealerships nationwide beginning in November 2009 with a starting MSRP of $7,890. The V Star 950 is available in standard and touring versions. The V Star 950 comes in Raven, Candy Red and Tommy Blue. The V Star 950 Tourer comes in Raven, Black Cherry and Liquid Silver. Full information on all Star models is at starmotorcycles.com .