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 torsional 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, V Star 950 has outstanding handling performance. Engine and transmission Displacement 942.3 ccm (57.50 cubic inches) Engine type V2, four-stroke Compression 9.0:1 Bore x stroke 85.0 x 83.0 mm (3.3 x 3.3 inches) Valves per cylinder 4 Fuel system Injection Fuel control Single Overhead Cams (SOHC) Ignition Transistor Controlled Ignition Lubrication system Wet sump Cooling system Air Gearbox 5-speed Transmission type Belt (final drive) Fuel consumption 5.00 litres/100 km (20.0 km/l or 47.04 mpg) Greenhouse gases 116.0 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels Frame type Steel, double-cradle Rake (fork angle) 32.0° Trail 145 mm (5.7 inches) Front suspension Telescopic fork Front wheel travel 135 mm (5.3 inches) Rear suspension Single shock Rear wheel travel 110 mm (4.3 inches) Front tire 130/70-M18 Rear tire 170/70-M16 Front brakes Single disc. Hydraulic. Diameter 320 mm (12.6 inches) Rear brakes Single disc. Hydraulic. Diameter 298 mm (11.7 inches) Wheels 8-spoke cast aluminium Physical measures and capacities Weight incl. oil, gas, etc 298.0 kg (657.0 pounds) Seat height 676 mm (26.6 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. Overall height 1341 mm (52.8 inches) Overall length 2436 mm (95.9 inches) Wheelbase 1684 mm (66.3 inches) Fuel capacity 17.03 litres (4.50 US gallons)
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