A new-generation V4: The thunderous 1679cc; 65-degree; liquid- cooled; fuel-injected four-valves-per-cylinder; DOHC engine pumps out astonishing power to reinvent the VMAX legend.
The sportbike-proven Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I)switches nearly instantaneously between 150mm and 54mmintake funnels as needed for a broad powerband that delivers optimum performance at any rpm.
Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T); the fly-by-wiresystem; delivers flawless response every time the rider twists the throttle.
Engine combines four-valve technology with a high 11.3:1compression ratio; forged aluminum pistons and NGK® Iridiumspark plugs with R1-type direct ignition coils to extract maximum horsepower from the fuel charge.
Cams are driven by a combined chain and gear system toprecisely control valves while keeping cylinder heads remarkably compact for such a large displacement engine.
Hydraulically activated clutch includes racetrack-provenramp-type slipper clutch system that makes braking from speed while downshifting smoother.
Five-speed transmission has superbly spaced gear ratios to take full advantage of the engine’s awesome power in straight-line acceleration or through the canyons.
Delivering this power cruiser’s muscle to the street means a beefy shaft drive just like its predecessor. Special shaft design includes two cross joints to accommodate the fat 200/50 R18 rear tire.
The high-performance engine is cooled by two radiators forefficiency and clean looks. Lubrication is via a simple; reliable wet sump system.
Four-into-one-into-two-into-four exhaust system with EXUP (Exhaust Ultimate Power valve) delivers a broad; seamless powerband with the right VMAX look
The iconic VMAX aluminum intake covers are hand buffed bycraftsmen for superb quality and individuality.
The newly designed chassis is light and compact; with a cast aluminum main frame; CF die-cast and extruded aluminum rear frame and cast aluminum swingarm. The result is superb rigidity balance for both hard acceleration off the line and corner carving.
Cartridge-damper-type front forks have substantial 52mm inner tubes with oxidized titanium coating. Forks have both compression and rebound damping adjustability plus spring preload.
Link-type Monocross® rear suspension has a piggyback reservoir and features compression and rebound clickers; plus remote preload adjustment.
VMAX uses Brembo®-designed master cylinders; the front with radial pump and reserve tank. Large 320mm wave-style dual front discs are matched to radial-mounted mono block 6-piston calipers. On the rear wheel; there’s a 298mm disc; also wave design; and single-piston caliper. These high-tech brakes also incorporate three-position ABS
Tapered handlebar provides a muscular 1-1/8” diameter look at the
triple clamp while using conventionally sized controls.