I think if I were to win a lottery I may get the Streetbob that I have been after, but to be honest… the 900 is just about perfect…. well aside from the add ons I plan to dress her up with…. but I can really say …. an Upgrade at this point is not even a thought. Give it about 10 yrs …. maybe. Yea I traded the V500 in only lost about $500 on the trade from what i purchased it for… then got that back off the price tag on the 900. I opened her up a bit today…no need for aftermarket pipes…yet, the stockers are pleasant yet a mild reminder of what you got…..open her up and yea….. you can wake the neighbors.
The 950 I am not sure about , for some reason here the dealer I bought both bikes from sells everything but has to do it in separate locations. The shops are about 2o mins apart. I imagine there will be subtle difference. Seeing how Kawi redid the 800 to become the 900 back in 06 Vstar had to come back with an answer… the 950 is almost a complete mimic except they had to make it different somehow….so why not try and squeeze out another 50cc’s , oh yea… at about another $200 for that 50cc’s too. Paint options varying the price too ofcourse.
Heres a link for a side by side comparison:
First problem I see is the 950 is air cooled….not necessarily a bad thing… as long as you have nothing but open road and minimal rush hour time. The tank is 1 gallon smaller on capacity…and welll you look and see….
Thanks for the compliments!
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