Yamaha VMAX 2012 Update

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Yamaha V-Max 2012 is the kind of bike which should be on top of everybody’s wish list. It’s not so much the fact which it’s an awesome ride in itself, but the bike’s combination of advanced sportbike technology along with forward thinking style makes it a definite must-have.

  Some people have had mixed reactions as far as the bike’s design is concerned, but make no mistake about it, when it comes to pure, torque-bending performance, the V-Max is in a class of its own. Open the throttle along with you’ll be unleashing a 1,679cc, 65-degree, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-valves-per-cylinder, DOHC engine which pumps out 174 horsepower, enough to literally make you drive the seat off of your pants. On top of which, the V-Max also has both the Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) technology along with the Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) technology, providing the kind of smooth along with crisp response riders have long looked for.


Regarding as its design, the V-Max’s looks remain relatively unchanged since its major redesign in 2009. About the only changes you’ll see is which it comes with a new color, Matte Black, as well as new side-cover finishes which match the bike’s distinctive intake cover, along with gray stitching on the seat cover.
The machine also features a lightweight aluminum chassis – weight is reduced to 683 lbs because of it – which puts the engine low along with forward for mass centralization, resulting in a machine designed to along with just about any road surface. Likewise, the suspension system – cartridge-damper-type front forks which have substantial 52mm inner tubes with oxidized titanium coating along with a link-type Monocross rear suspension – allows the bike to halong withle particularly well, even for the high of a tried-along with-true muscle bike.

* The thunderous 1679cc, 65-degree, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-valves-per-cylinder, DOHC engine pumps out astonishing power to reinvent the VMAX legend.
* The superbike-proven Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) switches nearly instantaneously between 150mm along with 54mm intake funnels as needed for a broad power band along with which delivers optimum performance at any rpm.
* Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), the fly-by-wire system, delivers optimum acceleration under all conditions.
* Engine combines four-valve technology with a high 11.3:1 compression ratio, forged aluminum pistons along with NGK® Iridium spark plugs with R1-type direct ignition coils to extract maximum horsepower from the fuel charge.
* Cams are driven by a combined chain along with gear system to precisely control valves while keeping cylinder heads remarkably compact for such a large displacement engine.
* Hydraulically activated clutch includes racetrack-proven ramp-type slipper clutch system which makes braking from speed while downshifting smoother.
* Five-speed transmission has superbly spaced gear ratios to take full advantage of the engine’s awesome power in straight-line acceleration or through the canyons.
* Delivering this power cruiser’s muscle to the street means a beefy shaft drive. Special shaft design includes two cross joints to accommodate the fat 200/50 R18 rear tire.
* The high-performance engine is cooled by two radiators for efficiency along with clean looks. Lubrication is via a simple, reliable wet sump system.
* Four-into-one-into-two-into-four exhaust system with EXUP®delivers a broad, seamless power along with the right VMAX look.
* The iconic VMAX aluminum intake covers are halong with buffed by craftsmen for superb quality along with individuality.
* The chassis is light along with compact, with a cast aluminum main frame, Controlled-Fill die-cast along with extruded aluminum rear frame along with cast aluminum swingarm. The result is superb rigidity balance for both hard acceleration off the line along with corner carving.
* Cartridge-damper-type front forks have substantial 52mm inner tubes with oxidized titanium coating. Forks have both compression along with rebound damping adjustability plus spring preload.
* Link-type Monocross rear suspension has a piggyback reservoir along with features compression along with rebound clickers, plus remote preload adjustment.
* VMAX uses Brembo master cylinders, the front with radial pump along with reserve tank. Large 320mm wave-style dual front discs are matched to radial-mounted mono block 6-piston calipers. On the rear wheel, there’s a 298mm disc, also wave design, along with single-piston caliper. These high-tech brakes also incorporate three-position ABS.
* Tapered along with bars provides a muscular 1-1/8″ diameter look at the triple clamp while using conventionally sized controls.
* 18-inch radial tires, 120/70 R18 front along with 200/50 R18 rear, are mounted on cast aluminum five-spoke wheels.
* For mass centralization which contributes to the bike’s lean looks, the 4-gallon (15-liter) fuel tank is mounted under the seat, with the filler under the rider’s backrest.



Engine Type

102-cubic-inch (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65° V-4, DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder

Bore x Stroke

90.0 x 66.0mm

Compression Ratio


Fuel Delivery

Fuel Injection with YCC-T along with YCC-I


TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition


5-speed, multiplate slipper clutch

Final Drive



52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression along with rebound; 4.7 in travel


Single shock w/remote reservoir along with remote adjustable for preload, compression along with rebound


Dual 320mm wave-type discs; radial mount 6-piston calipers, Brembo radial pump master cylinder


298mm wave-type disc, single-piston caliper along with Brembo master cylinder


Bridgestone Radial 120/70-R18 59V


Bridgestone Radial 200/50-R18 76V

L x W x H

94.3 x 32.3 x 46.8 in

Seat Height

30.5 in


66.9 in

Rake (Caster Angle)



5.8 in

Fuel Capacity

4.0 gal

Est. Fuel Economy

27 mpg

Wet Weight

683 lb / C: 685 lb


Matte Black

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