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The Next Generation VMax hit the Universe for the 2009 model year. Raw power, raw attitude. Check out our Community and Forums about the latest VMax info, join our events and get to meet the world of VMax! A new legend has been born.

The New VMax is HERE!

Rocket Science! - As simple as that!

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2009 Star Motorcycles V-Max
2009 Star Motorcycles V-Max
Finally. The countdown is over. Over 10 years in the making and for some people as long as 20+ years in waiting. Yamaha has done it again and has set the record straight for the most power production motorcycle in the world.

Almost 25 years after the launch of the original now legacy V-Max, Yamaha has released the all new 2009 V-Max with more technical features than most people have dreamed of.

There was lots of speculation out there and articles popped up all over the internet. www.starVmax.com has been following the final stretch of the making for the past year.

2009 V-Max Titanium coated Exhaust
2009 V-Max Titanium coated Exhaust
Last night Yamaha hosted an invitation only press briefing and www.starVmax.com was live at the scene. We have hours of HD footage and hundreds of pics to share with you. As you might expect, it will take some time to format edit and publish all that footage.

To get you started here are some of the highlights:

Engine

ALL NEW DESIGN

1679cc LIQUID COOLED

65 degree V4 CONFIGURATION

4 VALVES PER CYLINDER

DOHC

FUEL INJECTED

YCC-T

YCC-I

11.3:1 COMPRESSION RATIO

EXUP

SHAFT DRIVE

LIGHTWEIGHT FORGED ALUMINUM PISTONS 90mm x 66mm (BORE x STROKE)

FRACTURE SPLIT CONNECTING RODS

CHAIN AND GEAR DRIVEN CAMSHAFT SYSTEM

    INTAKE CAMSHAFT IS DRIVEN BY CHAIN

    EXHAUST CAMSHAFT IS DRIVEN BY GEAR MECHANISM

5 SPEED TRANSMISSION

RAMP TYPE SLIPPER CLUTCH

4-1-2-4 EXHAUST SYSTEM

3 WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER WITH OXYGEN SENSOR

EXUP EXHAUST VALVE

TITANIUM MUFFLER CANISTERS

202+PS or 197+hps 129+ ftlbs of torque

 

Chassis

ALL NEW DESIGN

ALUMINUM FRAME

    NEWLY DESIGNED CAST ALUMINUM MAIN FRAME

    CF DIE CAST AND EXTRUDED ALUMINUM SUB FRAME 

ALUMINUM SWINGARM

52mm TITANIUM OXIDE COATED FORK

    ADJUSTABLE PRELOAD, COMPRESSION, & REBOUND

    4.7”OF TRAVEL

    CAST ALUMINUM TOP TRIPLE CLAMP

    FORGED ALUMINUM BOTTOM TRIPLE CLAMP•CLAMPCHASSISCHASSIS 

FULLY ADJUSTABLE SINGLE REAR SHOCK

    LINKED TYPE MONOCROSS REAR SUSPENSION

    SINGLE SHOCK WITH ADJUSTABLE PRELOAD, COMPRESSION, & REBOUND

    4.3”OF TRAVEL

BREMBO RADIAL PUMP MASTER CYLINDER & RADIAL MOUNT SUMITOMO 6 PISTON FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS

BREMBO MASTER CYLINDER & AKEBONO REAR BRAKE CALIPER

320mm WAVE-TYPE FRONT DISCS

298mm WAVE-TYPE REAR DISC

ABS

MULTIFUNCTION DASH WITH SHIFT LIGHT EQUIPPED TACHOMETERALL

Intelligence

MULTIFUNCTION METER INCLUDES: SPEEDOMETER, TACHOMETER W/SHIFT LIGHT, & INDICATOR LIGHTS

ORGANIC ELECTRO LUMINESCENCE MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY INCLUDES: ODOMETER, CLOCK, DUAL TRIP & RESERVE TRIP, FUEL GAUGE, GEAR POSITION INDICATOR, COOLANT TEMP., MPG, INTAKE AIR TEMP., THROTTLE VALVE OPENING ANGLE, STOPWATCH, & COUNTDOWN INDICATOR

It even says Hi to you when you turn on the ignition!

YAMAHA CHIP CONTROLLED THROTTLE 48mm THROTTLE BODY

YCC-I (YAMAHA CHIP CONTROLLED INTAKE)

    SWITCHABLE FUNNEL LENGTHS FROM TALL (150mm) TO SHORT (54mm) AT 6,650 RPM

Additional Specs

VMAX SPECS•Angle of Engine V bank 65゚•YCC-I Funnel shift timing 6,650 RPM •Length of Funnel (long) 150mm •Length of Funnel (short) 54mm•Inner tube diameter of front fork 52mm•Exhaust layout 4-1-2-4 •Valve Angles Intake side:14゚+ exhaust side:15゚=29゚•Front-rear length of engine 506mm; 27mm shorter than existing model •Height of engine 606mm; 6.5mm higher than existing model •YCC-T calculating capacity 1/1000 of a second •YCC-T control signals 1/100 of a second •Number of rear gear teeth 29 •Diameter of rear gear 188mm •Wall thickness of main frame 3mm~6mm •Length of rear arm 662.5mm •Fork pitch of under bracket 225mm •Fork offset of under bracket 30mm •Diameter of front brake 320mm•Thickness of front brake 5.5mm•Diameter of rear brake 298mm •Thickness of rear brake 6mm •Number of pixels of display 256x64dot 

Where, when, how to order

Limited Edition - only 2500 bike will hit the US market. You have to be quick! Starting today Yamaha dealers will take a $1000 dollar deposit from you for a bike delivery in November. The bikes are expected to sell out long before that. The price tag: $17,990 for the most exclusive power package you can buy on this planet.

There will be plenty more details, footage from the launch event and photos, photos, photos up on www.starVmax.com over the next couple of days. Make sure you check back daily for more news and details about the all new 2009 Star Motorcycles V-Max.

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