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Showcase cover image for My VMax - 1700cc, 200HP, 0-60mph in 2.65 sec, 640lbs. No beginner bike.

General Information

Year
2009
Make
Yamaha
Model
VMax 1700 cc
Color
Black
History
Ordered it on the spot w/o any test drive, me at that time still being in Germany, for delivery in my new home in TX.
Saw the new model at the Frankfurt bike show back in 2008. Holy moly!
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In 28 years of riding, I never owned a “performance street“ bike before, only Japanese mid-size adventure thumpers, and my 1150GSA, but this thing just looked too tempting. What a beauty of an engine!!!
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Looking good in the TX sun... just the OEM pipes had to go soon - much better now...
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And look at this mod: those ugly ears

just recently had to make space for some fantastic tiny, but super-bright Kellermanns!

Now we’re talking...


9/21: next gen just got introduced…
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Here are the stats: Yamaha VMax Acceleration & Top Speed Review - MotoStatz

Modifications

Drivetrain
Confirmed. Pulls like a train!
Interior
Power commander
Exterior
OEM Windshield, Escort radar detector connected to (otherwise unnecessary) shift light
(me: genius!)
Audio
Quattrophonic speakers (those chrome thingies on the side of the tank, shooting out the music to where you will be in a few milliseconds)
Lighting
Kellermann micro indicators
Exhaust
Vance&Hines
Wheel and Tire
Spinning rapidly

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