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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2010, 08:23:44 am »
I am a big Yamaha fan. However, be careful for the older V’Max – My buddies’ V’Max went like a rocket in the straight line till the crankshaft broke. Many of them did (like I said older ones) and it was not a cheap fix…

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2010, 10:57:05 am »
The original shape V Max will become a classic collectors bike.  If you can get one at a reasonable price & it has all the original bits on it then it will become valuable in due course.  Buy it, look after it & use it sensibly & it will become valuable some time.

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2010, 11:43:05 am »
Gonna check out one this arvie.

Will let you know what the BEAST feels like  :thumleft:

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Re: Yamaha V-max - Talk to me
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2010, 02:43:24 pm »
I had the extreme pleasure of occasionally playing on a demo v-max last year (the new model) and HOLY SMOKE it is a beast of note that CAN corner too. With that weight and low centre of gravity it does not wheelie on pull off but i got to light up the rear wheel even in third (and I weigh just over 100kgs) without using the clutch!!!! That V-Max was averaging 800 kays per rear tyre.

Used to play on breakfast runs... it would cream ANYTHING on pull off and very convincingly. There is a lip on the seat between the rider and pillion. It is there to stop you from sliding off on acceleration.

Definately not a bike that I would ride every day ... but if I had the cash there would be one parked in my living room!  :thumleft:
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