Still, it is a cruiser, and cruisers need to deliver the goods in a certain way, with pulsing power and feel. The V Star 950 gets 'er done with a single crankpin, 60-degree, 942cc, V-twin mill that adds the requisite street cred while keeping things simple-yet sophisticated. The clean-sheet design uses traditional air-cooling, but this engine also has four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, and fuel injection-hardly price-point stuff. A straightforward SOHC design with special compact roller-type rocker arms helps keep the top end lighter, and four-hole, two-directional injectors handle the mixing duties. A five-speed transmission works through belt final drive.