2009 Yamaha V-Star 950
by Maeondus Greene
This is a great bike because it isn't pricey, you can get a brand new bike for under $10,000. It has a fairly powerful engine that is there when you need it. The low saddle position is great for short or taller people (I'm 5'10" and people who are shorter and taller than me are comfortable on it too). All the controls are within a comfortable reach without any modifications. My advice for anyone considering a motorcyle purchase is to "try the bike on": sit on various bikes and test the controls for your hands and feet, are you confortable on it, are your feet flat when the kickstand is up and bike is upright. And if you absolutely love it, but it isn't a perfect fit, ask what kinds of modifications can be made. Buy something comfortable for you and not what someone else suggests. I always equate finding the perfect bike to finding the perfect wedding dress....when you see it, you know it was meant for you!