With a claimed range of over 200 miles, the 2016 Star V Star 950 Tourer is a serious pavement pounder. Lighter, smaller, and less powerful than most cruising tourers, the air-cooled 57.5-cubic-inch machine is welcoming to newer riders looking to get on the open road.The seat height of 26.6 inches is not intimidating, and disc brakes at both ends add to rider confidence. Forged pistons, four valves per cylinder, and ceramic-coated cylinders makes the most of the modest displacement.
This year, there is no standard V Star 950, so the Tourer’s backrest and windshield is quickly detached. They are locked into place when needed, but only require the ignition key to be set free.Read our Star V Star 950 Tourer Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
2016 Star V Star 950 Tourer Specs:
Engine: 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC
V-twin; 8 valves
Bore x stroke: 85 x 83mm
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Fuel delivery: Electronic fuel injection
Ignition: Transistor dontrolled
Transmission: 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final drive: Belt
Front suspension: Telescopic forks; 5.3 inches of travel
Rear suspension: Single shock; 4.3 inches of travel
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.