2011 Star MotorcycleA relatively new addition to the Star family, the Star V Star 950 handles the smaller end of the mid-size equation.
With a four-valve, overhead cam design for each slightly oversquare cylinder in the 60-degree V-twin configuration, the 57 cubic inch motor pushes out plenty of air-cooled power.Ground clearance is good for canyon cruising and the 170mm rear tire is not reluctant to turn. Floorboards make for solid footing, and a large 300mm single front disc with a four-piston caliper is well suited to the bike’s mid-size performance capabilities.2011 Star V Star 950 Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: SOHC V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 85mm x 83mm
WHEELBASE: 66.3 inches
RAKE: 32 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 26.5 inches
WET WEIGHT: 613 pounds
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