New V-Max a road burner


This is the prototype, but it’s pretty close to the final product (factory pics available soon).

A new V-Max will be shown to the world in a few days, according to press reports, and it will be a powerful upgrade over the original.

A V-four engine of 1800 cc or larger capacity will produce more than 200 hp, if reports are correct. The 2009 Max will leap through a quarter mile in under 10 seconds, making it quickest production motorcycle on, or off, the planet.

A hefty aluminum frame is one of the important upgrades to be expected.

There’s more to come on this, but Yamaha won’t officially open its mouth until June 4.


  1. The new Max is one heck of a piece of kit if rumour can be believed, but then an early report in the UK press estimate the price at £12K :eek waaaay overpriced :upset and that’s a shame. Guess I’ll have to wait a while until they appear on the used market…

  2. Not to rain on the parade…

    But I wonder if the price will be on or off this planet?
    $15k… $17k…

    If you can afford it you’ve got one nice toy for sure.

  3. Hi there.

    This new V-Max looks great, if one rides a new V-Max, He ride a Motorbike, not like this image sereo tipe, wannebee TAPERWARE riders,
    that we get now a days.
    Good job Yamaha !!!!!

    Good day to all

  4. Ick. All the worst bits of the B-King and and 80’s vintage V-Max. That arse end looks to be right out of 1983.

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