Thursday, 26 January 2017

Yamaha V-Max (2009) Engine specification, Color, Weight

                                          Yamaha V-Max

Yamaha V-Max

                     Yamaha’s original V-Max had been a lasting hit following its launch in 1985, matching its awesomely powerful engine with marginal handling that helped earn a cult following. Creating a follow-up to that long-running success story proved difficult for Yamaha. But eventually in 2009, after more than a decade of development, the firm launched a new-generation V-Max that combined similarly brutal, naked styling with even more extreme performance.

Yamaha Vmax Price, Reviews, Spec, Photos, Mileage, Colors

Yamaha V-Max specification

               Acceleration had always been the V-Max’s key attribute - the original model was inspired by US muscle-car drag racers. The new I679cc V4 produced a massive 197bhp with comparable midrange torque, boosted by technology including fly-by-wire throttle and variable intake trumpets.

Yamaha VMAX - Wikipedia

               The Max was a heavy bike with lazy steering geometry and a long wheelbase, designed for cruising and especially for violence off the line.

Yamaha VMAX exhaust sound

Yamaha VMAX top speed

                        To some riders' relief, the Max was fun and easy to ride despite its aggressive image. It charged to an electronically limited maximum of 137mph (220km/h). and combined its fierce low-rev response with a relaxed V4 feel. Handling was neutral, and the wave front discs and six-piston calipers gave strong stopping power despite the weight.



                 Yamaha made the Max a limited-edition model, with low volume production and a high price. That meant it sold in relatively small numbers, but nevertheless it was a worthy follow-up to one of motorcycling’s most iconic models.

Yamaha VMAX HD images

                The Yamaha’s key attribute was its ferocious straight-line performance, but Mad Max 2 also went round corners far better than the original. After engineer Hajima Nakaaki took over the long-running project he reduced the prototype V4 engine’s capacity to 1679cc, shifted weight distribution forwards, developed a stiff aluminium frame and swingarni, and added high- quality cycle parts.

Yamaha VMAX all models

           Specification Yamaha V-Max (2009)

  • Engine Liquid-cooled dohc 16-valve 65-degree V4
  • Capacity 1679cc (90 x 66mm)
  • Maximum power 197bhp @ 9000rpm
  • Transmission Five-speed, shaft final drive
  • Frame Twin spar aluminium
  • Suspension Telescopic front; monoshock rear
  • Brakes Twin discs front; disc rear with ABS
  • Weight 683lb (310kg) with fuel
  • Top speed 137mph (220km/h) (limited)