Archive for the ‘2009 News’ Category

Special Rider Discounts from Travelucion for your next bike tour

In an exclusive deal with Travelucion we can offer rider discounts in any of the following destinations. Simply make your hotel reservation and send the code YVM394T to their booking center and a credit of 10% will be made to your credit card. Pretty simple we think. Should you need a flight, car rental or other services the [...]

VMAX V´s Kawasaki 600N - Short comparison

IT’S tough out there. The credit crunch has crippled many businesses and forced commuters to readdress their methods of transport in an attempt to save some much-needed cash.

These Kawasakis have been reasonably priced since their introduction four years ago. But for 2009, the Japanese have decided to keep the cost to buyers competitive while offering [...]

Yamaha accepting orders for 2010 RED VMax

The 2010 VMax is available for order now at Yamaha dealerships.
Reintroduced in 2009, the VMax muscle bike returns in 2010 with a new candy red color scheme.
The 1,679cc four-valve DOHC liquid cooled engine is fuel injected, using the Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) technology and Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) ride-by-wire control.

The chassis consists of [...]

Female rider spices life with the Yamaha VMAX and annihilates an R6

Icon is an over-used word, but the Yamaha V-Max comes as close as anything on two wheels to deserve that description.
 
Now there’s a new VMAX (note the confusing change of spelling) and Jane Omorogbe tries to avoid the hype and concentrate on the riding.
 
A QUARTER of a century, that’s how long we’ve waited for the [...]

VMAX Wide Wheel (240 Tire)

Want to mount a little more meat on your Monster?
 
High-quality, die cast wheel is the same design as the stock wheel with one exception; it allows for the fit-up of a 240 tire*. Wheel requires Wide Wheel Bearing Kit (2S3-F53S2-V0-00), sold separately. Bearing Kit includes bearings, seals, O-Ring, collar, screws, and valve stem for a [...]

Harley VROD and Yamaha VMAX comparison test

We face two monsters with legendary names and surnames, which are characterized by the powerful acceleration provided by its flagship engines. ¿cruiser style? Yes, but do they intend to accelerate like an R?
Harley Davidson V-Rod Muscle VRSCF
 
 
American built
The latest addition to the family V-Rod comes with an aesthetic that reinforces their sense of power. Share [...]

VMAX blows the Hayabusa, R6, Old VMAX and all others in the weeds

 
The new 2009 Yamaha V-Max made a whopping 184bhp at the rear tyre, and 116ft lb of torque. In numbers it has more torque than a Yamaha R6 has got in horsepower, and makes it more powerful than our previous best the Suzuki Hayabusa with 2bhp less.

We put the bike through its paces at the [...]

New exclusive offering from Cannes Motor Services VMAX Wizards

Some new stuff has emerged from the wizards at Cannes Motor Services the legendary VMAX specialists based in the Chic town of Cannes. Not to be outdone by their initial offering on these pages they have now released some billet aluminum wheels and engine cross brace. Plus a fake billet tank protector. Worldwide mail-order is [...]

Akrapovic releases new muffler and collector for Yamaha VMAX

The now legendary Akrapovic exhaust maker has released its new muffler cans for the new VMAX. There is also a separate collector option which does away with the Cat box and all its weight. No performance figures have been released as yet but expect around 5% more from the engine due to better breathing characteristics.

 
 
 
 
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Power play – Yamaha VMAX

Icon is an overused word, but the Yamaha VMAX comes as close as anything on two wheels to deserving that description, writes Jane Omorogbe

 
A QUARTER of a century - that’s how long we have waited for the second-generation Yamaha VMAX. The original was known for having rocket-like power that was as mismatched to the bike’s [...]