New Yamaha V-Max launched

Word on the street: V-Max is back! There's been talk on the street for some while, bikers chatting in hushed tones about the rumoured return of The Legend. Now it's official, Yamaha has proudly announced that one of the most talked about bikes...

Word on the street: V-Max is back!

There's been talk on the street for some while, bikers chatting in hushed tones about the rumoured return of The Legend. Now it's official, Yamaha has proudly announced that one of the most talked about bikes of the last quarter of a century is back, except this time it's bigger and better than ever before.

The all-new V-max was launched outside Madrid on the evening of June 4, where the world's media were entertained by drag-car races and jetfighter flybys before they got to see the real thing -- enormous horsepower (200 PS) of metal muscle, a tower of power that unleashes mind-boggling acceleration, created for riders who know that might is right.

The new V-Max stays true to the original V-Max concept, it's a drag bike for the street, powered by the philosophy of genuine hot-rod performance and design, built for the adrenaline rush, pure and simple.

So what's different about the new V-Max? We've already told you that it's got heaps more horsepower than the original. But that's only half the story. The new V-Max is way beyond anything you've seen out on the street.

That 1,679 cc V4 engine is the centrepiece of a radical automotive sculpture that will bring whole neighbourhoods to a halt. And it's not just got horsepower, it's got radical high-tech horsepower, aided by cutting-edge Yamaha electronics technology from our race programme: Yamaha Chipped Controlled Intake (Y.C.C.I) and Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (Y.C.C.T).

The rest of the new V-Max is just as pumped-up and tricked-out: cast aluminium frame, underseat fuel tank, six-piston brakes with ABS, magnesium engine cases, electroluminescent dash panel, LED tail light and mega-wide 200/50-R18 rear tyre.

-credit: yamaha

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Series Automotive , MotoGP , World Superbike