Introduced as the first cruiser in its class that doesn’t cut corners, the V Star 950 won the prestigious “Metric of the Year” award in 2009 from V-Twin Magazine.The V Star 950 is the benchmark in the middleweight cruiser class, appealing to seasoned riders as well as those looking for a friendly entry-level cruiser. The air-cooled V-twin delivers plenty of distinctive, big-cruiser character and pulsing torque feel. With the seat height an extra-low 26.5 inches, the full-sized chassis has a long, low look and provides spacious comfort. Handling is sporty and responsive, great for curvy back roads and commuting around town as well as open-highway cruising.The 942cc 60° V-twin engine is both simple and sophisticated. Sure, there’s no-fuss air cooling for traditional looks. But inside you’ll find the reason for the surprisingly spirited performance: four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, and fuel injection. The meticulously tuned 2-into-1 exhaust system has a throaty exhaust note, and also 3-way catalyst technology to reduce air pollution.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.The V Star 950’s streamlined styling is defined as “New Style Classic.” Designers used the influence of a single, horizontal line along the entire body, almost as if the wind has sculpted the machine. The long, low look is accentuated by the headlight and low-profile fuel tank, and the openness around the engine and front wheel highlight the bike’s light appearance.The V Star 950 Tourer rolls out with a windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a passenger backrest all standard, ready for the open road or the commute to school or work. Beautiful leather saddlebags complement the overall lines, while the windshield adds classic looks and functionality.Of course both versions of the 950 come 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.The 2010 V Star 950 will be available in Star motorcycle dealerships nationwide beginning in September 2010 with a starting MSRP of $8090. The V Star 950 comes in Raven, Candy Red and Pearl White. The V Star 950 Tourer will be available in a Raven or Seashell color and with a starting MSRP of $9190.