There is quite of a cult following for Mr. Max. From the factory, the suspension setup is rather wanting, so lots of people spend a considerable amount of effort modifying the suspension. Anything from upside down forks to double rear shocks from the FJ1200.
And of course, it was and still is a power cruiser. Potent by any standard.
There is a rumor that 2007 or 2008 that a new Mad Max is coming out, and the concept bike looks incredibly mean.
The V Max has always been an awesome bike and I've always wanted one. As fnfalman said the suspension, as far back as I can remember, was a bit primitive and they are more of a straight line bike than a canyon carver. With that motor though whose cares.
Thanks for the replys. It looked like a pretty cool bike in a news paper ad. I happened to pass a yamaha dealer and stopped in. Everyone was hanging around the crotch rockets and nobody was checking out the v-max.