In May 1985, the magazine Motorcyclist Jeff Carr (Jeff Karr) writes: 'Sensational speed, which is developing a motorcycle V-Max, deserves special attention … the car is going at a speed exceeding 160 km / h on such roads, for which earlier this speed was an accomplishment. Only Jesus was able to perform miracles of inhibition. When I went to the V-Max, I fear the soul went into the heel, and I am pleased to recall every second of his trip. " Are the words were Carr? Reverent horror always comes when you meet a mysterious letter 'V'. These machines are always viewed with trepidation.
To test the V-Max, in fact, I decided to test the black and silver machine, first as a passenger and then as a test rider. The machine is equipped with a V-shaped 4-valve 'Quartet' volume of 1,679 cubic meters. See new items power is 200 hp at 9000 rpm and torque of 166.8 Nm at 6500 rpm (on bikes past generation has been installed V4 engine volume of 1200 cc., who gave a top performance of 145 hp) Yamaha V-Max 2009 is equipped with a 5-speed transmission. Front brakes with 6-piston calipers and 320 mm discs. The diameter of the fork – 52 mm. Impressive 18-inch wheels with 120/70 tires in front and 200/50. Overall bike sizes: length 2395 mm, width 820 mm Wheelbase 1700 mm Seat height 775 mm, ground clearance – 140 mm. The mass of the giant – 310 kg. Fuel tank capacity 15 liters.