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Old 06-17-2010, 12:44 PM   #11
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This article didn't get the one thing it truly needed...comparative quarter-mile times...
Yeah, I was looking for that the whole way through. Probably the RIII stays with the Max for the 1/8th, and then Max goes away.

Price notwithstanding, I think the Rocket would be a lot more fun to own than the VMax. I suspect the Max is like a deadly-hot psycho chick: a dream come true for the first few weeks, followed by moonths of high-maintenance PITA, till you finally ditch her for someone a little less stressful.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:18 PM   #12
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Didn't this just run in "Cycle World"?

Except they had 1/4 mile times............
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:08 PM   #13
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I keep imagining the Axa Equitable 800lb gorilla on the Rocktet III.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #14
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Dump truck engine (Triumph) or motorcycle engine (VMax). I will take the MC engine in my bike, thanks.

An uncorked VMax of any vintage is an aural delight too. The blatmobile open pipe V-Twin cruisers have nothing on the big block V4 thunder.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:14 PM   #15
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Well, trying to use some analysis here:

VMAX 165hp/680lbs = 4.1 lb per hp

Speed Triple 128hp/477lbs = 3.7 lb per hp

R1 = 150hp/454lbs = 3 lb per hp

CW says the best VMax 1/4 time is 10.26. Gaining hp doesn't get you much if you pork the bike out. A Hypermotard is in that ballpark.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:46 AM   #16
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Didn't this just run in "Cycle World"?

Except they had 1/4 mile times............
Yeah, and I just read my FOURTH "World Exclusive First Test" of the MultStrada 1200. I kid you not...
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:55 AM   #17
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Iv sold three V-max's and I rode them several times. At our Yamaha Demo ride I took it out for a half hour and was able to get a little bit more intimate with her. She is a beast, not in weight though as you might suspect. The balance and power are what excited me. When you read the weight it's quite decieving until you fire it up.

Iv only ridden the older RocketIII's which are amazing bikes aswell. I just can't conform to these seating positions. And the price of the Max is
quite high comparitively speaking. Man the three I sold they never batted an eye. Love when they would try to deal on the Max. I'd just laugh and say that'll 21,999.00 with fees please If that's to high we'll call the next guy!
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When you read the weight it's quite decieving until you fire it up.
Er, yes, until you get to East Canyon Road and then the weight comes back with a vengeance.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:42 PM   #19
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Well, trying to use some analysis here:

VMAX 165hp/680lbs = 4.1 lb per hp

Speed Triple 128hp/477lbs = 3.7 lb per hp

R1 = 150hp/454lbs = 3 lb per hp

CW says the best VMax 1/4 time is 10.26. Gaining hp doesn't get you much if you pork the bike out. A Hypermotard is in that ballpark.

Hmmm... MO dynoed Speed triple at 114 hp. Also, its a mistake to compare only the bike weights as they rarely go alone. If you load it with a decent rider properly equipped with only a pack of condoms and a bottle of 80% Saaremaa vodka, that's 250 lb more. Mr. Max wins Speed Triple hands down.

And at the end of the day its the torq that matters. Mad Max beats Speedopants easily even without the rider.

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Hmmm... MO dynoed Speed triple at 114 hp. Also, its a mistake to compare only the bike weights as they rarely go alone. If you load it with a decent rider properly equipped with only a pack of condoms and a bottle of 80% Saaremaa vodka, that's 250 lb more. Mr. Max wins Speed Triple hands down.

And at the end of the day its the torq that matters. Mad Max beats Speedopants easily even without the rider.

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Wow, that'd be a damn big box of condoms for me - 58lbs! (yeah, I've been losing a bit of weight lately - my back is deteriorating rapidly, and weight-loss may be the only thing keeping me from being crippled in a few years).
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