Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star – Louis Special Conversion

Good value for money and “grown-up” specs make this mid-range cruiser a fantastic basis for a spot of visual tuning and some technical refinements. We have given the XVS 950 an extra helping of bling and at the same time enhanced its touring credentials.

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[IMAGE - Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star]

Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star

This “small” cruiser has been part of the Yamaha stable since 2009. The XVS 950 is amazingly nimble by cruiser standards.

The feel-good motorbike – Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star

The diminutive “Midnight Star” from Yamaha is certainly luxurious and comfortable for a mid-range machine. In spite of the long wheelbase, it's a joy to ride with its agility, relaxed riding position and torquey engine. Of course, the Midnight Star is a real feast for the eyes, parked outside your local ice cream parlour – but this machine also has plenty of touring potential.

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Customised cockpit

An ideal touring accessory is a somewhat flatter handlebar – the LSL “Butterfly” gives an extra-relaxed, confidence-inspiring king-of-the-highway feeling, and it blends perfectly with the original foot board. The rider's cockpit can be enhance with US-style mirrors (E-approved) and Custom Flame chrome grips. To install the grips, the throttle twistgrip needs to be filed down slightly, a job that must be done carefully, as the plastic is quite brittle. The chrome look is taken up on the pillion footrests and numerous details – a chrome tank surround lends the perfect finishing touch to the styling.

The overly large original exhaust, with its rather unattractive manifold design, is not the bike's best feature. In contrast, the finely styled stainless-steel (V4A) Falcon Double Groove system gives the Yamaha cruiser a whole new look and does justice to the engine's sound potential. Sturdy crash bars are a practical accessory on any bike – and they look great on a cruiser. For our Midnight Star we chose a particularly robust crash bar and a fender guard from Hepco & Becker.

[IMAGE - Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star]
[IMAGE - Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star]

Stylish touring equipment

The luggage system is from the same leading maker. Sturdiness, top-class quality of make and user-friendliness are the distinguishing features of the lockable weatherproofed leather cases. On the Type “C” saddlebag holders, the cases simply slip effortlessly into their retainers – and with just a turn of the key, they are secured against theft and any annoying rattles. A sissy bar makes for enhanced comfort for your pillion passenger.

Go to the products of the Yamaha XVS 950 Midnight Star

All parts at a glace

Hepco & Becker

Hepco & Becker
For leather luggage

Rating : 3.54 out of 5

from 99.951


Completes the look
Easy to install
Set of 6

Rating : 4.13 out of 5



Edge trim, 3 metre
Different colours
Anodised, self-adhesive

Rating : 4.38 out of 5


(1 Meter = 2.331)

Makes sure your LED
turn signals flash
at the right speed

Rating : 4.49 out of 5



Complete exhaust systems
Double-walled manifold
with a diameter of 60 mm

Rating : 4.19 out of 5

from 399.991


High-polish chrome
In true cruiser style
Made in Germany

Rating : 2.94 out of 5

instead of 54.991

from 39.991


High-polish chrome
CNC-milled aluminium
with rubber inlays

Rating : 3.6 out of 5


Hepco & Becker

Easy to install
Elegant design
Ideal on tour

Rating : 3 out of 5


Hepco & Becker

Great design
Genuine bullhide
Top quality

Rating : 5 out of 5

from 749.001

Hepco & Becker

Robust bullhide
Top quality
Volume: 35 litres

Rating : 3.75 out of 5

from 499.001

Hepco & Becker

For many chopper models
Effective protection
Enhance the look

Rating : 4 out of 5

from 134.951

Hepco & Becker

Enhances the look
High-quality finish
Made in Germany

Rating : 4.44 out of 5

instead of 274.951

from 209.951


For enhancing the look
Extremely breakproof
With ABE

Rating : 3.66 out of 5



Universal,variable length
sat nav mount for 25,4 mm
handlebars - black

Rating : 3.63 out of 5


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Steel-braided brake lines
for the front from German
market leaders TRW/Lucas

Rating : 3.58 out of 5

from 54.991


Steel-braided brake lines
for the rear from German
market leaders TRW

Rating : 3.58 out of 5

from 39.991

For easy turn
signal conversion
For many models

Rating : 4.07 out of 5



Chromed or black!

Rating : 4.76 out of 5



You'll be right on trend
with these valve caps
Set of 2

Rating : 5 out of 5

instead of 4.991