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Motorcycles Yamaha Discontinues Iconic VMAX Power Cruiser

23:15  27 november  2020
23:15  27 november  2020 Source:   motorcyclistonline.com

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For as exaggerated and intense as the Yamaha VMAX is, the news of its demise came as more of a whimper than a scream, snuck in at the end of a press release detailing the exciting new colors coming for the rest of the 2021 Yamaha street bike range. If you blinked, you missed it, but there it was: Thanks to age and the inability to come anywhere close to meeting Euro 5 emissions standards, the Yamaha VMAX will be discontinued after 2020.

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The 2013 Yamaha VMax VMX17 is offered with a starting price of ,999 and comes with 1 year limited The 2013 Yamaha VMAX is the ultimate fusion of brawn and brains. The unique features of this iconic Short powerplant centres mass for better handling. The ultimate power cruiser delivers

2019 Yamaha VMAXBORN WITH MUSCLES An iconic machine that carries clout with its powerful 1679cc engine delivering drag racing style and performance. Features may include: Engine Power Unrelenting The thunderous 1679cc, 65-degree, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four valves-per-cylinder

a person riding on the back of a motorcycle: This year will be the last for the iconic, long-lasting Yamaha VMAX. © Provided by Motorcyclist This year will be the last for the iconic, long-lasting Yamaha VMAX.

There is a good argument that it was about time.

Introduced in 1985, the VMAX enjoyed exactly one major update in its 35-year reign as the original power cruiser. Even when it was thoroughly revamped in 2009, the formula stayed the same. Massive V-4 plus relaxed riding position plus pirate-skycycle looks equals VMAX. It was a great idea, but so were cigarette machines. Neither lands that well in 2020, as we stand on a melting planet facing a generational social reckoning.

Hefty brakes and adjustable suspension mean the thing can turn, but it is most at home making a rip down the boulevard or a dragstrip. © Provided by Motorcyclist Hefty brakes and adjustable suspension mean the thing can turn, but it is most at home making a rip down the boulevard or a dragstrip.

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The iconic VMAX features a 1679cc V4 for huge performance & style.Features may include: Power UnrelentingThe ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance from its 65-degree, four-valves-per-cylinder, 1679cc V-four—producing eye opening amounts of perfectly controllable

a motorcycle parked on the side of a building: Those massive, legendary ram air pipes feed whatever gets in their way to the 1,679cc V-4, which puts almost 180 hp through the back tire. © Provided by Motorcyclist Those massive, legendary ram air pipes feed whatever gets in their way to the 1,679cc V-4, which puts almost 180 hp through the back tire.

But the simple equation is why the VMAX became the muscle bike by which all others were judged. The power cruiser that begat and then killed Harley-Davidson’s radical V-Rod. The monster that made machines like the Ducati Diavel possible.

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Despite its prodigious 683-pound heft, the VMAX is low enough for almost anyone to throw a leg over, with a seat height under 31 inches. © Provided by Motorcyclist Despite its prodigious 683-pound heft, the VMAX is low enough for almost anyone to throw a leg over, with a seat height under 31 inches.

But it didn’t even meet Euro 4 emissions standards, and though it was fast and torquey in a straight line, it wasn’t exactly comfortable and it handled about like it looked. And, at $17,995, it wasn’t cheap.

a man riding a motorcycle down a street: Throttle wide open, road dead straight. The VMAX in its natural habitat. © Provided by Motorcyclist Throttle wide open, road dead straight. The VMAX in its natural habitat. a motorcycle parked on the side of a building: Even after the 2009 update, the VMAX’s lines stuck close to its roots, and you never needed to look twice to know what it was. © Provided by Motorcyclist Even after the 2009 update, the VMAX’s lines stuck close to its roots, and you never needed to look twice to know what it was.

Still, I have always loved this bike. It is an almost perfect embodiment of what a motorcycle should be. It’s impractical, louder than it is fast, almost entirely antisocial, and perfectly devoid of any practical justification. If you have to ask whether you need a VMAX, you have missed the point. And that is, well, the point.

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2015 Yamaha VMAX ®Asphalt Buckling PowerBrawn meets brains. The iconic VMAX features a 1679cc V4 for huge performance & style.Features may include:The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance from its 65-degree, four-valves-per-cylinder, 1679cc V4—plenty of

- Power Unrelenting The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance from its 65-degree, four-valves-per-cylinder, 1679cc V-four—producing eye

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: The four stubby exhaust pipes have been a hallmark since day one. © Provided by Motorcyclist The four stubby exhaust pipes have been a hallmark since day one. Despite its size and weight, the VMAX was never a particularly relaxed machine. © Provided by Motorcyclist Despite its size and weight, the VMAX was never a particularly relaxed machine.

And so, we say goodbye to the 1,679cc V-4 muscle missile. We wish the swan song had been louder, longer, and played through a Les Paul and a wall of Marshalls, but we’ll make do with the memories. And remember that anywhere that tire smoke lingers in a dive bar parking lot, the spirit of the VMAX is alive.

a motorcycle parked on the side: The heart of the beast: a 1,679cc, 65-degree V-4. © Provided by Motorcyclist The heart of the beast: a 1,679cc, 65-degree V-4.

2020 Yamaha VMAX Technical Specifications and Price

PRICE $17,999
ENGINE 102ci (1,679cc), DOHC, liquid-cooled 65° V-4; 16-valve
BORE   x STROKE 90.0 x 66.0mm
COMPRESSION   RATIO 11.3:1
FUEL   DELIVERY Fuel injection w/ YCC-T and YCC-I
CLUTCH Wet, multiplate slipper; hydraulic actuation
TRANSMISSION/FINAL   DRIVE 5-speed/shaft
CLAIMED   HORSEPOWER 174 hp @ 9,000 rpm
CLAIMED   TORQUE 112.8 lb.-ft. @ 6,600 rpm
FRAME Aluminum twin-spar
FRONT   SUSPENSION 52mm fork fully adjustable spring preload, compression, and rebound   damping; 4.7-in. travel
REAR   SUSPENSION Single shock remotely adjustable for spring preload, compression, and   rebound damping; 4.3-in. travel
FRONT   BRAKE Radial-mount 6-piston calipers, 320mm wave-type discs w/ ABS
REAR   BRAKE 1-piston caliper, 298mm wave-type disc w/ ABS
WHEELS,   FRONT/REAR Die-cast aluminum; 18 x 3.0-in. / 18 x 5.0-in.
TIRES,   FRONT/REAR Pirelli Diablo Rosso III; 120/70R-18 / 200/50R-18
RAKE/TRAIL 31.0°/5.8 in.
WHEELBASE 66.9 in.
SEAT   HEIGHT 30.5 in.
FUEL   CAPACITY 4.0 gal.
CLAIMED   WET WEIGHT 683 lb.
WARRANTY 1 year, limited
AVAILABLE Now
CONTACT yamahamotorsports.com

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