The 2009 VMAX is powered by an all new 1679cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 65 degree V4 engine which offers an unforgettable acceleration experience. The engine develops maximum power of 194 Bhp at 9000 rpm with maximum torque of 170 Nm at 6500 rpm. The new engine now produces impressive power and torque mainly because of the several changes in the new engine. The new engine is boasts of some of the most advanced Yamaha engine management technology ever seen in the category. The completely redesigned engine is enhanced by the advanced technology such as YCC-I (Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake) and YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) for the new engine's high levels of power. It is first Yamaha V4 engine to be equipped with new fuel injection system coupled with YCC-I and YCCT to deliver an unbelievable acceleration. The new engine ensures an amazing pick-up with the remarkable performance making the new VMAX a top-notch performer. It hits a top speed of 220 kmph. The new engine adopts a 65 degree V bank instead of the 70 degree on the original VMAX to look short cutting the engine's front- to- rear length. This narrower angle between the massive cylinders serves to concentrate mass for more neutral handling performance, and makes the new power plant 27mm shorter than the original model.
Design And Comfort
The chopper-like Yamaha VMAX displays the ultimate craftsmanship with many of its highly refined features and high-end contemporary look. The VMAX gets a muscular aggressive profile from the well designed aluminium air intakes mounted on the front left and front right side of the dummy fuel tank. It has now got a massive air box to deliver a strong supply of cool fresh air to maximise the significant performance ensured by the new YCC-I system. The beautifully-finished black main frame spars run across the mighty V4 engine and down to the pivot in a semi-loop which highlight the handsome aspect with the bold, athletic and high tech image. The VMAX's new diamond-type frame has been developed using Yamaha's industry-leading chassis design and manufacturing technology making it a strong light weight structure. Featuring massive tubes, the front forks are like nothing else seen on any other machine, and are perfectly in tune with the bike's unique character. The multi-functional Organic Electro-Luminescent "OEL" instrument panel mounted on top of the fuel tank is one of the striking features on VMAX. It displays a wide range of information on its 256×64 dot display. This newly designed OEL panel gives a bright, easy-to-read display and offers an instant response which includes a wide range of functionalities such as Odometer, Tripmeter, Clock, Fuel gauge, Temperature gauge, Gear position, Running fuel consumption, Intake air temperature and throttle opening, Stopwatch with a countdown function.
Ride And Handling
The braking system on the New Yamaha VMAX is the most sophisticated and powerful design ever seen on a Yamaha motorcycle. At the front end, the 320mm dual discs are gripped by radial-mounted 6-piston calipers for excellent stopping power and the superb feel is sourced from the master cylinder's radial-type pump. And for strong, confidence-inspiring braking, the new VMAX relies on a 298mm wave-type disc slowed by a pin-slide type single-piston caliper. The VMAX is equipped with a newly-developed linear-controlled hydraulic ABS system which is designed to enhance braking control over a variety of road surfaces. The hydraulic control system is activated by a linear solenoid valve which prevents wheel lock-up during braking, allowing the rider to experience smooth lever action with effective braking on different types of road. The 52mm telescopic cartridge fork offers excellent rigidity combined with smooth fork action. The new front suspension is designed to deliver a smooth ride with neutral handling characteristics, and is fully adjustable for preload, as well as rebound and compression damping, allowing riders to customise the ride to suit their own requirements. The combination of flex-resistant 52mm tubes, a cast aluminium upper triple clamp and forged aluminium lower triple clamp along with a wide pitch of 225mm and 30mm offset ensure a wonderful riding experience with neutral steering feeling.
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Yamaha VMAX Mileage
Offered in a single design variant, the power packed cruiser Yamaha VMAX renders an average mileage of 11-14 kmpl.
Yamaha VMAX Price , Variants And Color
Yamaha V-Max is available in Solar Black color.