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$11,199 (Raven/Shift Red Flames) Available from July 2006

Engine

Type

1198cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC 16-valve 70-degree V-4

Bore x Stroke

76mm x 66mm

Compression Ratio

10.5:1

Carburetion

(4) 35mm Mikuni downdraft-type w/V-Boost

Ignition

Digital TCI

Transmission

5-speed w/hydraulically activated diaphragm-type clutch

Final Drive

Shaft

Chassis

Suspension/Front

43mm Telescopic fork w/air-assist; 5.5" travel

Suspension/Rear

Dual shocks w/adjustable spring preload and rebound damping; 3.9" travel

Brakes/Front

Dual 298mm discs

Brakes/Rear

282mm disc

Tires/Front

110/90-V18

Tires/Rear

150/90-V15

Dimensions

Length

90.6"

Width

31.3"

Height

45.7"

Seat Height

30.1"

Wheelbase

62.6"

Ground Clearance

5.7"

Dry Weight

580 lb.

Fuel Capacity

4.0 gal.

 

United States

Small differences for each State (Exhaust System, Carburetors).
There is a special version for California with Kat.
Canada Different speedometer (Km instead of Miles)
Europe & Japan The officially offered models in Japan (since 1990), France and in Germany (since 1996) are limited to 100 HP (PS) (no V-Boost !)

   A SUMMARY OF THE DIFFERENT MODELS

 -the models released in Japan and Europe in the earlier years were restricted (no v-boost) to below 100hp due to probably legislation.
    -the U49,California and Canadian models were full power models. Vboost increases horsepower to 145hp (at the crankshaft). Most motorcycles "lose" approximately 20% of the engine horsepower when measured on the rear wheel. Most full power Vmaxes obtain approximately 116 rear wheel horsepower. Horsepower and not torque is what causes a bike to accelerate fast. Even without Vboost the Max is awesome and when Vboost is off it still runs to the same top end speed as with Vboost. Vboost however gets you there quicker.
    -As regards the restricted models, they are not only restricted by not having Vboost, they are also restricted as far as top speed goes. At approximately 180km/h a device on the Speedo needle cuts off power to the engine restricting the top speed. This device can be de-activated.

     -So it is possible by engine and frame numbers to see if it is a restricted model or not.
    -Visually the restricted model is marked on the Speedo in km/h up to 180km/h
    -the Canadian model is full power and marked to 240 km/h. It is this model that is still manufactured as a 2006 model and all manufacture of the restricted model has ceased.
    -the U49 and California model is marked in both mph and km/h.
The California model has a form of catalytic converter as required by legislation.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 4:22 PM
Carl Talbot.

 

 

 

 

Key Features:

  • Same as always V-Max's rumbly, high-revving muscle-car-inspired 1198cc V-4 engine is in a class by itself.
  • The original power cruiser has a unique style, stance and look that’s all its own as well as an international fan base.
  • Bulletproof shaft drive and heavy-duty components throughout back up the V-Max's larger than life personality.

 Engine:

  • 1198cc liquid-cooled, DOHC 16-valve 70-degree V-4 engine has no equal in its class, pumping out tremendous, hard-hitting power to make it the ultimate quick-accelerating, high-performance king.
  • Patented Yamaha “V-Boost” induction, a power-boosting variable intake system, force feeds massive quantities of fuel into the cylinders via a servo-controlled butterfly valve at 6000 RPM and above.
  • Four 35mm Mikuni downdraft carburetors ensure seamless, lightning-quick throttle response.
  • Specially designed high-lift camshafts ensure ample acceleration at lower rpm along with legendary top-end for a broad, deep powerband.
  • Specially tempered crankshaft and connecting rods provide excellent durability.
  • Smooth-shifting, five-speed transmission puts that massive powerband to the pavement with one purpose: maximum acceleration all the way to redline.
  • Hydraulically activated diaphragm-type clutch delivers precise clutch performance with lighter pull.
  • Low-maintenance shaft drive provides ultra-smooth performance that’s virtually lash-free.

 Chassis/Suspension:

  • Low-slung styling keeps the seat low for great handling, confident low-speed maneuvering and V-Max’s unique look.
  • Stout, 43mm front fork features 5.5 inches of travel and air-assist adjustability for fine-tuning the ride.
  • Dual rear shocks feature four-position rebound damping and five-way spring-preload adjustability.
  • Fat, 6-inch rear tire mounted on solid disc wheel hooks up with the asphalt for maximum traction.
  • Dual 298mm front discs with four-piston calipers and a single 282mm rear disc brakes reel the V-Max in.

 Additional Features:

  • Underseat fuel tank helps balance the bike’s weight and provides space for large-capacity airbox located above the carburetors.
  • Fuel reserve switch is conveniently positioned on the handlebars.
  • Fork seal guards help prevent rock and debris damage to fork sliders.
  • Trick-looking, onyx w/shift red flames finish on fuel tank combine with massive-looking faux air intake scoops to give the V-Max the perfect “street rod” look and feel.
  • Wide, thickly padded seat and plush passenger saddle with grabrail adds exceptional comfort to the incomparable excitement.
  • Handy centerstand for convenience and service accessibility.
  • Compact speedometer unit keeps cockpit clean and simple and offers easy readability of tripmeter/odometer and neutral, high beam, turn signal, low oil and low fuel indicator lights.

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