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Old 11-25-2003, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max

2nd post!



I say a re-do is in order. Keep the motor, push the styling away from semi-cruiser, to more standard-like
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Old 11-25-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max

2005 V-Max?



http://www.glynnkerr.com/Images/Japa...Max/v-max.html

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Old 11-25-2003, 10:07 AM   #3
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I say to keep it basically the same but get the handling/braking up to par with the Warrior.



I imagine as long as it is still selling Yamaha will choose not to waste any money on it.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:11 AM   #4
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i think they should kill it and make the Warrior a little more warrior-like. then there would be no need for this clumsy thing...
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max

Cult and niche bikes do a great deal of positive for any motorcycle manufacturer's history. Although, not my first pick for the sable, it is still on the list and has my respect. I opt for a new iteration of this of old staple and now Yamaha hallmark.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:31 AM   #6
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max

Punch it out to 1700cc, monocoque frame, chain drive, inverted forks, radial brakes, underseat exhaust, and lots and lots and lots of power. Keep the same basic styling, mildly updated. Did I mention lots of power.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:40 AM   #7
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Default Give it a facelift and make it a "Street Fighter" or Buell Killer

You have to love the engine, symetric and powerful. Better than any Buell. I followed one on my favorite road once, it and the rider impressed me.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:58 AM   #8
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I say update it for sure give it a new chassis and revise the engine. The sound of that thing with a free flow exhaust is enough to start it's own religion! And you thought V-twins sounded mean. They pale in comparison to this bad boy's growl
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Old 11-25-2003, 11:03 AM   #9
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max

There are plenty of great deals in the used market. The aftermarket is awesome along with enthusiastic owners groups.



Everytime I hear one my check book starts quivering in my hand.
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Old 11-25-2003, 11:21 AM   #10
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Default Re: 2004 Yamaha V-Max

puhhh-lease ... there are 600 cc supersports that make nearly as much power pulling a fraction of the weight.



the max is WAY overdue for a major facelift. and with triumph's uber-triple looming, max appears desperate for a massive dose of viagra tuning.



turn up the horsepower rheostat to about 150 or so at the rear wheel. tweak the styling so that it is less boulevard bad-boy and more mega-motard chic. then we'll talk.
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