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2010 Star V Star 950 Comparison Photo Gallery

The 2010 Star V Star 950 tests its mettle in our 2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout.

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Adam, finish your tea and crumpets, its time to go for a ride on the motorbikes.
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2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout Horsepower Dyno Chart: Star V Star 950 44.9 hp @ 560 rpm (third-highest)
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2010 Middleweight Cruiser Shootout Torque Dyno Chart: Star V Star 950 50.3 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm (second-highest)
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2010 Star V Star 950 Dyno Numbers
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Ground clearance hampered the Star's handling scores, touching down on even routine corners.
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The Star's air-cooled mill holds its own on the dyno, but falls short in peak output to the Kawasaki.
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Recorded fuel efficiency for the 950 almost topped the list at 47 mpg, which equates to a range of 207 miles from its 4.4 gallon tank.
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The Star didn't turn in as quickly as its competition, feeling the largest of all the shootout rides.
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The V Star 950 riding position delivered the second-most satisfying ergonomics by our estimation.
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The Star V Star 950 presents the most refined stylistic package, at least to our eyes.
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The fit and finish on the Yamaha rated top notch amongst our testers.
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The Star didn't turn in as quickly as its competition, feeling the largest of all the shootout rides.
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Star puts together a sharp package and it all looks clean and well made - the minimalist instrumentation setting inside a chrome top piece on the tank.
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The foot controls felt cramped for our size-12 feet, the heel-toe shifter in particular. Normal folks won’t complain, and we’ll allow the floorboards up the comfort factor.
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Most riders felt the Star’s V-Twin felt best when ringed out and charging hard under acceleration, though it did well at lower rpm as well.
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The 2010 Star V Star 950 sources a belt drive, with only the shaft-driven Honda not utlizing belt system.
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The Star delivers a lot of value for a fine looking cruiser.