Wednesday, August 05, 2009

2010 Yamaha VMax announced



2010 Yamaha VMax. Still with the same 200bhp V4 and now available in red...

Yamaha are now taking orders on the 2010 VMax, which is now also being offered in red. Mr Max’s calling card is still, of course, its 1.7-litre, 200 horsepower engine that absolutely hauls ass in a straight line. We could talk about electronics and YCC-T and YCC-I but we don’t really care. What we – and you, probably – are more interested in is that Mr Max goes from zero to 100km/h in 2.66 seconds and is capable of doing the standing quarter-mile (400m) in less than 10 seconds.

The fully adjustable suspension and Brembo brakes with ABS help things in the corners, but the VMax lives for the straights. This time around, however, it’s a bit more expensive – US$19,500 instead of the 2009 model’s $18,000. But that’s all right. We’ll go by what Dirck Edge and Jeff Whitmer of Motorcycle Daily have to say about Mr Max. ‘We've ridden them all. The ZX-14. The Vulcan 2000 with its 2,053cc V-twin. The Hayabusa. And the Honda Rune with its 1,832cc flat six fed by a half dozen throttle bodies. Nothing leaves a stop light like the new VMax. The VMax is laying down more than 100 pound/feet of torque at the rear tyre before inline-fours like the ZX-14 and Hayabusa have finished clearing their throats. Like many things in life, it is something you have to experience to fully appreciate and understand,’ they say. Amen.

6 comments:

ktmrc8v2 said...

are there any ne engine or chasis chnges for the new model?

justinbelshe said...

Yawn.

Paul L said...

Justin you fool! You yawn at a bike with 200 hp and that holeshots with your feet trailing behind you...go for a ride on your baby toy 600 whatever.....

JONATHAN said...

Is the gas tank larger then 4 gallons?? I think I'll wait till 2011 to buy mine. BUT I'M GONNA GET ONE 4 SURE!!! GO V-MAX,U'R ALREADY GONE>>

Peter said...

I have seven motorcycles. I bought a 2009 Vax. It was the only bike I rode the whole summer. OK, I put a hundred miles on the 1951 Vincent. WoW; the Vmax is so intoxicating. And comfortable. And handles like a sport-bike. Of which I have three. Just the thrill of pulling into a gaggle of Harleys and watching the expressions is priceless. What a beauty !!

Pete CEO - RROC

John55 said...

Ok they finally let you get it in a different color, so when are they going to get away from the crappy 'blacked out' style and get back to shiny chrome?!?!?
(I hate black wheels)

And for that kind of dough I ain't paying for something unless I can order what I want on it!

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