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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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What are the letters in the model number??

Was looking up some parts the other day and kept running across sites asking me what bike I had

I have a 2012 VStar 950....XVS950....but I'm seeing a string of letters after the XVS950 like

XVS950CTBB...CTBCB, CTBCL, CTBL, etc....what does these letters represent?....figured T probably was tourer model....looked at my VIN and these letters don't appear....

thanks in advance for your time and trouble.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-28-2018, 07:48 AM
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Good question. I don't have have a 950 but on the 1100 the CA after the 1100 stood for California. Since the emissions are different in some states the bikes have a few changes to make them compliant. I'm sure a 950 owner will chime in.

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different color schemes, the CA model, and the tourer model

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When you buy a new Yamaha motorcycle, its $2,000 per letter.
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