Yamaha V-Max – the legendary cruiser motorcycle well known for it’s aggressive styling and powerful V4 engine was launched in 1985. 

The shaft driven cruiser was powered by a 1,197cc liquid-cooled DOHC V4 rated at 145hp and 83.1 lb-ft of torque. V-Max was named Bike of the Year by Cycle Guide in 1985.  V-Max received only minor updates from 1985 until 2008.

In 2009 Yamaha upgraded V-Max by introducing an all new 1,679 cc DOHC V4 engine used as a stressed member of the all aluminum chassis. The all new V-Max featured fully adjustable suspension, ABS, slipper clutch and fuel tank underneath the seat. The 1,679cc V4 featuring double overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder is now good for 200 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. It features Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle and Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake enhancing throttle-by-wire system. 2020 Yamaha V-Max was equipped with fully adjustable telescopic fork at the front and singe shock at the rear. Braking power was provided by dual 320mm 6-piston Brembo calipers at front and 298mm single piston Brembo caliper at the rear.

V-Max had a claimed top speed of 242 Kmph  and was available in Matt Raven Black. A 2020 V-Max was sold for USD 17,999/- in US with one year limited warranty. After a straight run of 35 years, finally Yamaha discontinued the iconic cruiser motorcycle in 2020. 


  • V4, 1,679cc engine 
  • 200 hp & 113 lb-ft of torque
  • 5-speed transmission 
  • OLED display 
  • Shaft driven
  • Fully adjustable suspension
  • Brembo brakes
  • Slipper clutch
  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • Under seat fuel tank
  • 18” alloy wheels
  • 120/70R18 front and 200/50R18 rear tires


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