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Hold onto your hats, there's a new V-Max in town

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by fnfalman, Jun 4, 2008.


  1. fnfalman

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  2. bac1023

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    Awesome!

    I never owned one, but always liked the original.
     

  3. Halojumper

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    I'm glad they finally came out with an updated version, though I was hoping they would do away with that ridiculous looking trumpet thing up by the tank.
     
  4. HollowHead

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    I like it except for the VRod headlight assy. and the pukey Arrow knock-off exhaust. Stubbies are just plain wrong. HH
     
  5. OGW

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    I'd have to put money in escrow for bail, even at my age.
     
  6. epsylum

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    Ditch the pipe and that is a good looking bike.
     
  7. OGW

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    I can handle the pipes better than the intake scoop, but serious horsepower trumps most ugliness. (The whole thing is a little overdone, but the twistgrip compensates.)
     
  8. NDGlock

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    My VTX was about 720 lbs wet with about 130?? hp IIRC. The specs say 685 lbs and you are saying 197 hp! Dang!
     
  9. Hines57

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    I have to say I prefer the looks of the old model, best looking bike around. Bigger engine, more horsepower, but no V-boost, should be easier to ride.

    Why does Yamaha call themselves "Star" now?
     
  10. Halojumper

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    Probably closer to 100 at the rear wheel.
     
  11. Halojumper

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    After the V-star and Roadstar, they started using Star as their cruiser division. The sportbikes, nakeds and sport touring ones are still Yamaha.
     
  12. Glockdude1

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    I would like to ride one........

    :shocked:
     
  13. michael t

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    My dealer says the price is $17,990 he doesn't plan on having many in stock.
    Lets see the Hayabusa is a few horse less and weights less . Will cost you a lot less and destroy it on top end and I would guess in a 1/4 mile also. I wonder about the shaft drive also.
    I know someone will say 2 diferent type of bikes True but both are sold as performace bikes( v max isn't and never was a cruiser ) and on the street that how they will be seen and used. Their not for a quick trip to wal mart with mama on back bikes
     
  14. stockshift

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    Any of you all have experience with V-Max bikes? Looking at a few used ones in my area and never ridden one before.

    Edit: this will not be my first bike. It has been some time since I had a motorcycle (1997) but I'm not a n00b. I was considering a cruiser but my inseam is too short for most of them so I'm looking at standards now.
     
  15. pesticidal

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    Wish I was 25-30 years younger.....