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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone got any knowledge or experience with the Yamaha 950 Tourer. Looking for a sister for the Vulcan.
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I have no personal experience but here are some reviews I found when I googled the bike.
http://motorcycles.about.com/od/crui..._V-Star950.htm

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Anyone got any knowledge or experience with the Yamaha 950 Tourer. Looking for a sister for the Vulcan.
Got one for my wife this past summer. I love it. If I didn't have the VN1600, I'd have one for myself - or the VStar 1300 (a larger version of the 950). It's a very smooth running bike, and has plenty of power. I love the amenities - EFI, heel-toe shift, count-down odometer when the low fuel light goes on (it counts how many miles you have traveled since the light has gone on), love the leather wrapped hard bags, low seat height, etc., etc. The price is right for what it is. Just know that a lot of the chrome, such as the cylinder head covers are plastic, and are removable. I also like the way the driver's seat comes off using the key, instead of having to get out a wrench and taking off the pillion seat first. I can't say enough good about the bike.

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Well made cruiser for sure. The low seat height a big plus for those small in stature.

If I was going to pick a new model cruiser, this one or the Kaw 900 custom would be what I'd get. (And as I have a pretty good standing at my Yamaha dealer...I would likely opt for the Yamaha.)

Keep in mind that Yamaha wishes to keep themselves a bit removed from their "Star" line, so it should be refered to as a Star 950, not a Yamaha 950...

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Thanks for the input. Gonna hand over the Vulcan to my lady next year. For the money (important to this old fart now) the 950 and the 1300 Tourers from Yamaha (I mean V Star) seem to be the best bang for the buck. I'll make 62 next year and want to hit the road a lot more.

Will be nice to get her out of the back seat, her butt is way too big for the Vulcan seat (don't tell her I said this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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Thanks for the input. Gonna hand over the Vulcan to my lady next year. For the money (important to this old fart now) the 950 and the 1300 Tourers from Yamaha (I mean V Star) seem to be the best bang for the buck. I'll make 62 next year and want to hit the road a lot more. Will be nice to get her out of the back seat, her butt is way too big for the Vulcan seat (don't tell her I said this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I for sure know what you mean on that, I just turned 74 this month and can tell quite a bit of difference in when I was 62, still hope to have a bit more twisty ridin in me though...lol...
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