Yamaha VMAX For Sale

Yamaha VMAX
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Insurance Costs: 10 of 10

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Currently: £14,150–£6,700

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Launch RRP: £15,750

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Power: 197 bhp

Engine: 1,679 cc, 9,500 rpm red line, 137 mph top speed
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Economy: 35 mpg

Range: 120 miles from the 15.0 litre tank
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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.

Features include:

  • 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The old V-Boost feature has been replaced by YCC-I; the intakes open up at 6,650 rpm, much like the YZF-R1 system.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.

More Info

Check out this 2014 video review from MacGuyReport.

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Bikes for Sale (2)

  • 2015 Yamaha VMX1700 VMAX
    £14,495 eBay
    • £1300 Over Guide Price
    • 2015
    • Doncaster(Map)
    • From J&S Doncaster Store on 01302 327722
  • Yamaha V MAX 1700 2016 *Service History, YCC-I Intakes, Loads of Carbon Fiber*
    £15,499 eBay
    • £1350 Over Guide Price
    • 2016
    • Birmingham(Map)
    • Yamaha V MAX 1700 *Service History, YCC-I Intakes, Loads of Carbon Fiber*

Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2009 £8,350 £6,700 £5,850 16,000
2010 £9,050 £7,250 £6,350 14,600
2011 £9,800 £7,850 £6,850 13,200
2012 £10,600 £8,450 £7,400 11,700
2013 £11,400 £9,150 £8,000 10,100
2014 £12,300 £9,850 £8,600 8,500
2015 £13,200 £10,550 £9,250 6,800
2016 £14,150 £11,350 £9,900 5,100

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2009 53 28 81 26 / month
2010 13 5 18 Rarely
2011 2 4 6 Rarely
2012 3 10 13 Rarely
2013 3 1 4 Rarely
2014 5 - 5 Rarely
2015 40 13 53 16 / month
2016 26 9 35 51 / month

Source: DVLA

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