Yamaha VMAX For Sale
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New Price At Launch: £15,750
Current Prices: £14,550–£6,800
Power: 197 bhp
Engine: 1,679 cc, 9,500 rpm red line, 137 mph top speed
Economy: 35 mpg
Range: 120 miles from the 15.0 litre tank
Seat Height: 775 mm
Weight: 310 kg (wet)
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 1,679cc 197.4bhp V4 engine, producing maximum power at 9,000rpm and maximum torque at 6,500rpm.
- Shaft final drive
- Aluminium frame and swingarm
- Dual 320mm wavy discs at the front with Brembo 3 piston calipers
- 298mm wavy disc at the rear with 3 piston caliper
- ABS system
- 52mm upside down front fork with 120mm travel
- Adjustable rear shock with 110mm 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The old V-Boost feature has been replaced by YCC-I; the intakes open up at 6,650 rpm, much like the YZF-R1 system.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 137mph 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.
2016: Special yellow/black Speed Block edition to celebrate Yamaha's 60th Anniversary.
Check out this 2014 video review from MacGuyReport.
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Popularity / How Many Left
|Year||On The Road||Off The Road||Total||For Sale|
|2009||53||28||81||30 / month|
|2015||40||13||53||12 / month|
|2016||26||9||35||55 / month|
Stats include those licenced for use on the road and those off the road with a SORN, by year of production. Source: DVLA
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