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jamesohoh7 11-25-2003 02:16 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
They'd just tune it down like they did w/the Royal Star and take the teeth out of it (though I imagine the teeth could be added back in??).

I thought the V-max motor came from the original Venture line (or some other touring rig) anyway?


nbyers 11-25-2003 02:30 PM

WAAY More Than Any 600
Check out the dyno graphs. Mr. Max has both more HP and torque than my R1 up to 7000 rpm. And the R1 isn't exactly boring to ride.

At 3000 rpm, Max has 40/70(!) HP/LBft and the R1 has 30/52.

At 7000 rpm, Max has 76/102 and the R1 has 70/90.

Of course, eventually the R1 will run away and hide. Until the next stoplight.

SilverBullet 11-25-2003 02:36 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
Cruiser? It already IS a standard!!!

gatling 11-25-2003 03:03 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
The V-Max is way cool. Someday.

Joe Berk

longride 11-25-2003 03:46 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
I've been checking the used market and may find one of these for a killer price. Aftermarket stuff is really cool, and you can really get these things to run. Is four bikes too many Buz? LOL Oh, by the way, your girlfriend is still chasing you around.

longride 11-25-2003 03:52 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
I doubt Yamaha will ever change this beast because of the economics you talked about. Is there a market for an updated version? Probably no more than for this one so they just leave it alone. Buyers determine through their mods which direction they take this bike. It's kind of like everyone crying for a sportbike from Harley. They want em to build it so they could cry it's too expensive, too heavy, too slow, or the wrong color and they won't buy it. Unless Yamaha could build a cruiser faster than an R1, more comfortable than a Gold Wing and handles like a 600 for 7,999, I'm afraid it's market will always be limited. Long live the Max.

Buzglyd 11-25-2003 03:59 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
You buy one and I'll ride yours! I'll pay for the gas being the generous fellow that I am.

I'm a role model for the youth of America and if I can point a 13 year old boy in the right direction I'm all for it.

The direction for him would be a therapist.

Sprout 11-25-2003 04:00 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
If it's already a standard then why is it always compared and tested with cruisers?

SmokeU 11-25-2003 04:00 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
Screw that chain drive BS and underseat exhaust, Mr. Max isn't a sportbike.

pated 11-25-2003 04:07 PM

Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max
Man, E. Bass is one ugly dude. Couldn't you guys find a female to pose with the bike instead?

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