Yamaha VMAX For Sale

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Yamaha VMAX
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Current Prices: £15,250–£7,150
Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

What Is It?

The Yamaha VMAX is a cruiser style bike but features the straight line performance of the fastest litre sport bikes. It's powered by a liquid cooled 1,679 cc V4 engine, producing 197.4 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 6,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Shaft final drive
  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 320 mm wavy discs at the front with Brembo six piston calipers
  • 298 mm wavy disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • 52 mm upside down front fork with 120 mm travel
  • Adjustable rear shock with 110 mm travel
  • Electronic throttle (YCC-T) and intake control (YCC-I)
  • Adjustable levers, slipper clutch
  • 5 speed gearbox

This generation is a complete technical re-design with a new larger engine which is now a stressed member, new brakes, new brighter OLED dash and the fuel tank is now also under the seat for a more focused centre of gravity.

The old V-Boost feature has been replaced by YCC-I; the intakes open up at 6,650 rpm, much like the YZF-R1 system. Top speed is limited to 137 mph but that's enough to complete a 1/4 mile run with full acceleration. The 5-spoke 18" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and 200/50 at the rear.

For £3,000 more the special edition VMAX Carbon (2015-2016) has lashings of Carbon and the Akrapovic Titanium mufflers. It celebrates the 30th anniversary of the original V-Max launch in the USA in 1985. Officially it didn't hit the UK until the early 90s though, with earlier bikes being imports.

Specs

Launch RRP: £15,750

Capacity: 1,679 cc (very high)

Power: 197 bhp / 147 kW (very high)

Red Line: 9,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 137 mph / 220 km/h (high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 120 miles / 193 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 15.0 litres / 3.3 gallons (average)

Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 310 kg / 684 pounds (very heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.635 bhp/kg / 0.474 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

Road tax and VED guide

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Massive acceleration from low revs
  • Epic presence
  • Build quality
  • Comfort
  • Finish
  • Rare

Any Downsides?

  • Big and heavy
  • Expensive
  • Thirsty

Updates

2016: Special yellow/black Speed Block edition to celebrate Yamaha's 60th Anniversary.

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More Info

Check out this 2014 video review from MacGuyReport.

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2016
£15,250
£12,200
£10,700
6,600
2015
£14,200
£11,350
£9,950
8,400
2014
£13,200
£10,550
£9,250
10,100
2013
£12,250
£9,800
£8,600
11,700
2012
£11,350
£9,100
£7,950
13,300
2011
£10,500
£8,400
£7,350
14,700
2010
£9,700
£7,750
£6,800
16,100
2009
£8,950
£7,150
£6,250
17,400

Year shows signs of appreciation

Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2016
23
12
35
16 / month
2015
35
14
49
11 / month
2014
3
2
5
Rarely
2013
3
1
4
Rarely
2012
3
11
14
Rarely
2011
4
3
7
Rarely
2010
9
7
16
Rarely
2009
49
25
74
10 / month

Source: DVLA

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