YAMAHA VMAX

The Vmax first appeared in the mid eighties.  Fairly quickly it became a cult bike with a strong following in Europe, Japan & the US.

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In 1985 there was nothing much like it…bold, aggressive hot rod styling with 145HP & shaft drive.  See here & here for the Vmax story and look at the 1985 USA Press Information.

In 1993 brakes & forks were up rated.  List of updates here.

Yamaha kept producing the same bike to 2007.

In 2009 a brand new 200HP model was released.  Similar styling, shaft drive and now with handling!  Look about halfway down the wiki.

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Check out the current model on the Star Motorcycles website.

Start your cult journey with the Vmax Owners Association here.

Or try the Google thing here.

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