2009 Yamaha V-Max

VMax Yamaha releases details on the long awaited new  2009 V-Max. 200 horsepower of V4 muscle.


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Yamaha have released details of the upcoming, and long awaited release of the new 2009 V-Max, replacing the original VMax first released in 1985. While the 1985 model was a 1200cc producing 140hp, the 2009 hot rod is now out to nearly 1700cc and 200 horsepower.

The V-Max features an array of new tech, from  fly by wire EFI, to six piston radial caliper ABS brakes. Designed to be the ultimate factory "Hot Rod" Yamaha have crammed the motor with horsepower goodness, the 1679cc  V4 sports four valves per cylinder, DOHC, an oversquare 90×66 bore and stroke, and a healthy 11.3 compression ratio.

Variable length computer controlled intake stacks sit atop the 65 degree V, liquid cooled powerhouse. 

2009 V-Max 

While Yamaha have attempted to keep the weight off with an aluminium frame, and "lightweight" bodywork, the V-Max still tips the scales at a hefty 310kg. The bikes massive 1700mm wheelbase – nearly 67 inches for the drag racers- and reported low centre of gravity will make it a contender on the drag strip, but the shaft drive means gearing changes will not be possible, and 18" wheels will limit tyre choice. Standard rear tyre is a 200 series, so traction should be plentiful.

Other points of note: Fuel tank is underseat, with a smallish 15 litre capacity, Gearbox is a 5 speed, and top speed is limited to a low 220kmh.

No word on if or when the bike will released in Australia, Yamaha USA is quoting an RRP of USD 17,900, with an expected delivery date of November 2008. 

UPDATE: Word from Yamaha Australia is the VMax will be available by special order only through your Yamaha Dealer. Orders will be taken from July 1st, with a November 08 delivery. RRP for Australia not set yet.

Yamaha 2009 V-Max


4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V-type 4-cylinder
Engine cooling Liquid cooled
Displacement 1,679cc
Bore x stroke 90.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio11.3:1
Maximum power 147.2 kW (200 PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque 166.8 Nm (17.0 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Fuel System Fuel injection
Clutch type Wet, multiple-disc diaphragm spring
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission Shaft drive
Primary ratio 1.509
Secondary ratio 3.082
Gear ratio-1st gear 2.375
Gear ratio-2nd gear 1.810
Gear ratio-3rd gear 1.400
Gear ratio-4th gear 1.115
Gear ratio-5th gear 0.935
Fuel tank capacity 15 litres
Oil tank capacity 5.9 litres


Chassis: Aluminium, Diamond-shaped
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø 52 mm
Front travel 120 mm
Swingarm (Link-type suspension)
Rear travel 110 mm
Caster angle 31°
Trail 148 mm
Front brake Dual discs, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake Single disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre 120/70 R18M/C (59V)
Rear tyre 200/50 R18M/C (76V)


Length 2,395 mm
Width 820 mm
Height 1,190 mm
Seat height 775 mm
Wheel base 1,700 mm
Minimum ground clearance 140 mm
Service weight 310 kg



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