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Old 08-25-2008, 06:54 AM   #21
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Now, that is one *****in, kick sand in your face motorcycle. I can't believe you guys complaining. The scoops have to go? For years, they've been nothing more than plastic doilies on the side, and that was okay. Now, they actually do something and "they've gotta go". And hell yeah the motor is ugly. It's the bad guy. The V-Max is the arch nemesis to wannabees everywhere. It's supposed to look like a big abusive machine.

Geez, sometimes I wonder if you guys even ride motorcycles
You are buying one then?
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:55 AM   #22
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It's at the top of the list of bikes he would never own!
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:51 AM   #23
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It's at the top of the list of bikes he would never own!
No way, man. If I had the cash I'd own one tomorrow.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:13 AM   #24
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It takes 40 minutes to hand polish those scoops, probably every week.
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Before shipping the Max to lunatics, the scoops are also clear-coated, so you don't have to take time away from burning rubber!
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:57 AM   #25
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No way, man. If I had the cash I'd own one tomorrow.
If nothing! Go buy one!
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:09 AM   #26
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Sticking to my comments on the first VMax II thread: the thing that's neat about the new Max is that it's genuine: this is all Yamaha, Gen II of a bike that defined "muscle bikes." The fact that they kept it true to the original in style and mission is awesome, and has much more credibility than trying to kludge up a "chopper" like the Raider. I can't wait to see one, and I'll be in line at Biketoberfest at 6 am to get a test ride!
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:29 PM   #27
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This thing has got to really sound mad with some proper pipes on it. Who cares what it looks like. I want that motor. I want it in a motorcycle, I want it in a dune buggy, A retrofitted Max powered Smart Car, perhaps even a boat. Gimmme gimme!
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:03 AM   #28
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You are absolutely right Auphliam. This is a serious kick-ass bike. I want to have one too. But you have to remember, most of the guys here swoon over the fancy named slight variations of the same old same old.

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Old 08-26-2008, 04:52 AM   #29
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You have to remember that most guys here can afford any bike they want. I could go buy a new V-Max tomorrow if I wanted one. It's easy to run your mouth about something you don't have the money to buy. Try slapping down 18 large on one and THEN talk. Yamaha could really give a crap if you like it and don't buy it. I guess I'd rather swoon over variations of the same old and actually buy one than a bike I can't afford and never will buy.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:24 AM   #30
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I'm surprised at "the bike is ugly" comments because the original VMax was ugly, also (and handled like crap and people would complain about the ergos and the sitting position). And this is the same type of ugly. I think Yamaha got it right as absolutely NO ONE can say that it doesn't look like a VMax.

Yamaha didn't try to dress up a pig. The just made a bigger pig with a whole lot more power. Which is exactly what all the VMax fans were screaming for.

Unfortunately of the mass of VMax fans only 10 will buy one as I have been all over the country and I have only ever seen 3 Vmax(es?) on the road.

What does that mean? It means I have seen more Runes (4) than Vmax(es?).
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