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|10th May 2007, 13:12||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: pune / Bahrain
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sure man I will bow down to this AWESOME LEGEND its THE only real muscle bike. the only one ever designed to look really macho and have brute performance. This looks mean.
the Rocket never impressed me.
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|10th May 2007, 13:23||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2006
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Hey Steer is it the concept one??
whatever said and done... thats my all time favourite.. and this owner killer is a must have in the Garage...
|10th May 2007, 13:32||#5|
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Nice design. Sticks with the original basics, with the modern suspension that it was lacking.
Things I love:
- The headlight design
- The wheels
- The Scoops
- the ducktail
- The end cans
- radial brakes
What I don't like:
- The look of the engine from the left of the bike. Those cylinders looks mighty skinny and there is too much of a gap between the engine and frame. Makes it look a bit weak.
- the radiator and oil cooler look like they were added on at the last minute
|10th May 2007, 16:09||#6|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: somewhere Out there
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For 20 years Yamaha engineers didn't make any major changes to it's design... it has some negative issues eg. handling and engine heat but guess they just don't wanna spoil a bike which was still a best seller for 2 decades. It IS one of it's kind. The torque and the character nothing can compare to this classic, but a Vmax is a VMax is a VMAX! The only bike I know that has a 20year production run.
One of the inherent problems of this bike is the not so sturdy frame, The power is incredible. It ain't called the "widowmaker" for nothing. 1200cc's of pure muscle on a carbureted V-4, with V-Boost at 6000 rpm at the tiniest twist of the wrist.
Its a dragster with weak brakes and found the bike heavy and unresponsive, especially in the twisties. I guess you can attribute that to the drag type handlebar.
|10th May 2007, 16:23||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2006
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Hope the torque is going to knock everybody off.
So, when shall we get to see it Steer??
|10th May 2007, 21:36||#9|
Join Date: Oct 2006
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Awesome Man. I remember being totally blown when I saw the V-Max on the cover of Cycle World sometime in the 80's. Nearly bought one a few years ago but got worried by strong rumors that Yamaha was planning to phase it out. Reconsidered buying a pre-owned a few months back but learnt that its handling was atrocious. Good to know that its still alive and kicking and hopefully they have worked around the handling issues now.
|12th May 2007, 20:28||#15|
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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Whow mama..! Fake RAMAIR scoops, petal rotors, six pot callipers, shaft drive, smoked lamps and friggin' quad-exhausts..??
One better not see this coming in the RVM...definitely not for the weak-hearted...
But like v1p3r said...B-king's, well...the king...just wish that turbo'd busa powertrain would make it into production...
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