RE: V-Star 950 known issues
I have the 2011 red vstar950 tour. I got it used a few years ago and in great shape 6900 miles. With 21000+ miles now i have had no issues. Just regular maintenance, brake pads,oil changes , filters, plugs, battery, etc. Probably tires next year. No issues have arisen with it. Its very reliable. Have added more lights to be more visible. No real performance mods. Wife rides it as much or more than me. She loves it for shopping runs about town and going to garage sales. This is our first bike after being away from riding for many years. Great first bike to begin on. I'm ready for something a little bigger now, let the wife have this one. Good luck on your decision making.
'11 950 tour, mustang seats