Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star For Sale

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Yamaha XVS950 Midnight Star
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Current Prices: £6,000–£3,800
Insurance Costs: 5 of 10

What Is It?

The XVS950 Midnight Star is premium cruiser style bike and is powered by an air-cooled 942 cc 60° V-Twin engine producing 51 bhp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque at just 3,000 rpm. It's a stressed member of the frame and the final drive is via belt.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • 320 mm disc at the front with two piston caliper
  • 298 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • 41 mm KYB fork with 135 mm travel
  • Rear shock with adjustable pre-load and 110 mm travel
  • 2->1 exhaust system
  • 5 speed gearbox

Accessories include a tall screen, pillion backrest / sissy bar, rider's backrest, 2->2 Vance & Hines exhaust system and 25 litre leather panniers. The Tourer edition gets you the screen, panniers and backrest but adds 20 kg to the weight.

The 8-spoke 18" front wheel takes a 130/70 tyre and the rear a 170/70.

Colours: Black, white, red, dark red/cherry, blue

Did You Know?

It's also known as the DragStar 950 and V-Star 950.

Specs

Launch RRP: £7,000

Capacity: 942 cc (average)

Power: 51 bhp / 38 kW (average)

Red Line: 6,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 100 mph / 161 km/h (average)

Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)

Range: 170 miles / 274 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 17.0 litres / 3.7 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 675 mm / 26.6 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 278 kg / 613 pounds (very heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.183 bhp/kg / 0.137 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

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Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Low down torque
  • Very low seat

Any Downsides?

  • On the heavy and large side
  • No rev counter

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2015
£6,000
£4,800
£4,200
8,400
2014
£5,650
£4,550
£3,950
10,100
2013
£5,200
£4,150
£3,650
11,700
2012
£4,950
£3,950
£3,450
13,300
2011
£4,800
£3,850
£3,350
14,700
2010
£4,750
£3,800
£3,350
16,100
2009
£4,850
£3,900
£3,400
17,400

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2015
14
2
16
49 / month
2014
66
16
82
49 / month
2013
110
28
138
80 / month
2012
80
36
116
21 / month
2011
46
23
69
3 / month
2010
75
24
99
60 / month
2009
87
29
116
6 / month

Source: DVLA

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