Hold onto your hats, there's a new V-Max in town [Archive] - Glock Talk


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06-04-2008, 18:23
Yessiree, he's back in BLACK!!!

Rumor is that it's gonna be 197-hp at the crank.


06-04-2008, 19:57

I never owned one, but always liked the original.

06-04-2008, 20:22
I'm glad they finally came out with an updated version, though I was hoping they would do away with that ridiculous looking trumpet thing up by the tank.

06-04-2008, 22:03
I like it except for the VRod headlight assy. and the pukey Arrow knock-off exhaust. Stubbies are just plain wrong. HH

06-05-2008, 13:42
I'd have to put money in escrow for bail, even at my age.

06-05-2008, 14:06
Ditch the pipe and that is a good looking bike.

06-05-2008, 19:57
I can handle the pipes better than the intake scoop, but serious horsepower trumps most ugliness. (The whole thing is a little overdone, but the twistgrip compensates.)

06-05-2008, 20:00
My VTX was about 720 lbs wet with about 130?? hp IIRC. The specs say 685 lbs and you are saying 197 hp! Dang!

06-08-2008, 14:34
I have to say I prefer the looks of the old model, best looking bike around. Bigger engine, more horsepower, but no V-boost, should be easier to ride.

Why does Yamaha call themselves "Star" now?

06-08-2008, 18:58
My VTX was about 720 lbs wet with about 130??

Probably closer to 100 at the rear wheel.

06-08-2008, 18:59
Why does Yamaha call themselves "Star" now?

After the V-star and Roadstar, they started using Star as their cruiser division. The sportbikes, nakeds and sport touring ones are still Yamaha.

06-08-2008, 19:07
I would like to ride one........


michael t
06-08-2008, 23:49
My dealer says the price is $17,990 he doesn't plan on having many in stock.
Lets see the Hayabusa is a few horse less and weights less . Will cost you a lot less and destroy it on top end and I would guess in a 1/4 mile also. I wonder about the shaft drive also.
I know someone will say 2 diferent type of bikes True but both are sold as performace bikes( v max isn't and never was a cruiser ) and on the street that how they will be seen and used. Their not for a quick trip to wal mart with mama on back bikes

06-09-2008, 10:16
Any of you all have experience with V-Max bikes? Looking at a few used ones in my area and never ridden one before.

Edit: this will not be my first bike. It has been some time since I had a motorcycle (1997) but I'm not a n00b. I was considering a cruiser but my inseam is too short for most of them so I'm looking at standards now.

06-09-2008, 12:59
Wish I was 25-30 years younger.....