Sunday, August 26, 2007

Star Motorcycles: V-Max launch delayed

Update (29th May 2008): 2009 Yamaha V-Max first pics and video here!


Nope, Yamaha say Mr Max isn't ready just yet...

While Suzuki have launched their "V-Max" this year – the rather ugly looking B-king – Yamaha’s Star Motorcycles division aren’t ready with their own bike yet. One of our readers – Mark, from Canada – sent us a link to this Star V-Max website, which quotes a press release sent out by Yamaha, addressed to their US dealers. And according to this document, the V-Max will only be ready by 2009.

The document says, ‘A Star Motorcycles V-Max Concept model was shown last year to gauge consumer response and acceptance. We are pleased to inform you that further development of this concept model will continue from our factory during the year ahead and be assured that we will do our best to keep you informed of its progress during this time.’ Going by this press release, Mr Max may not hit the road before 2009.

The Star V-Max website also talks about the new V-Max engine, which is expected to be an 1800cc v-four unit, producing more than 200 horsepower. If that’s correct, the B-King should start worrying about the 2009 Yamaha V-Max already…


A video of the Yamaha V-Max on display during the Paris Show in Sep. 2007

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