The handsome new XVS950A Midnight Star is Yamaha’s latest addition to our head-turning cruiser line up. Powered by a gutsy V-twin engine, and equipped with a low seat height and a full-sized, easy-handling chassis, the long-and-low Midnight Star 950 is designed for the rider who wants heavyweight looks and lightweight feel.

General information

Model: Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star

Year: 2009

Category: Custom / cruiser

Rating: 73.9 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes

Engine and transmission

Displacement: 942.00 ccm (57.48 cubic inches)

Engine type: V2, four-stroke

Power: 52.83 HP (38.6 kW)) @ 6000 RPM

Torque: 76.80 Nm (7.8 kgf-m or 56.6 ft.lbs) @ 3000 RPM

Compression: 9.0:1

Bore x stroke: 85.0 x 83.0 mm (3.3 x 3.3 inches)

Valves per cylinder: 2

Fuel system: Injection

Fuel control: Single Overhead Cams (SOHC)

Ignition: TCI

Lubrication system: Wet sump

Cooling system: Air

Gearbox: 5-speed

Transmission type, final drive: Belt

Clutch: Wet, multiple-disc

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type: Steel double cradle

Trail: 145 mm (5.7 inches)

Front suspension: Telescopic forks, Ø 41 mm

Front wheel travel: 135 mm (5.3 inches)

Rear suspension: Swing arm

Rear wheel travel: 110 mm (4.3 inches)

Front tire: 130/70-M18

Rear tire: 170/70-B16

Front brakes: Single disc

Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)

Rear brakes: Single disc

Rear brakes diameter: 298 mm (11.7 inches)

Physical measures and capacities

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 278.0 kg (612.9 pounds)

Seat height: 675 mm (26.6 inches)

Overall height: 1,080 mm (42.5 inches)

Overall length: 2,435 mm (95.9 inches)

Overall width: 1,000 mm (39.4 inches)

Ground clearance: 145 mm (5.7 inches)

Fuel capacity: 17.00 liters (4.49 gallons)

Oil capacity: 4.00 liters (0.26 quarts)

Other specifications

Starter: Electric

Delmar, New York, United States