2000 Yamaha V-Max

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  • Join the Cult

    Nov 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, Power, Power!!!
    Cons: Small, low tachometer

    Summary: The Yamaha V-Max is the most incredible bike I've ever owned. As one Kawasaki rider told me, "It has some serious testicular power!" Since its inception, the V-Max has attracted quite the cult following, and for some very good reasons. In ... read more

  • My First Bike

    Nov 23, 2007 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Easy to ride, power, easy shifting, low maintenance, reserve fuel on the grip.
    Cons: Gauges should be higher, impossible to read with full-face helmet. Lack of aftermarket accessories,

    Summary: I've read what everyone else has said about this bike going to tear my arms off and launch me into space, but the reality is it behaves very well under 4k rpm. Just because a vehicle is capable of certain speeds, doesn't mean you have to use them. The ... read more

  • YES!!!......and no.

    Aug 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Pure, unadulterated, acceleration.
    Cons: That !@#king range!! I can't take it anymore!!

    Summary: I've read all the reviews so far, and have to say that the review entitled "Very Max" is the best, and most accurate, one of the bunch. As a V-Max owner I can confirm that all the comments regarding the mad-Max acceleration are true. When I bought the ... read more

  • Fast, quiet, awesome production motorcycle, changed little since first model in mid-eighties

    Jan 13, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast/smooth/quiet/quailty for the price/impressive looks comes fully loaded, gets 35 mpg
    Cons: Not a long trip motorcycle over 100 miles unless you upgrade the seat.

    Summary: I own a 2001 Vmax, and I enjoy every moment, that I get to ride it. Yamaha has quietly sold this bike for some two decades. I say quietly, because if you notice, you will never see it being advertised anymore, because insurance companies don't like ... read more

  • Blurble, blurble, blurble, roar

    Apr 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Torque, style, an inexhaustible after-market
    Cons: Handling, weight, $$$ spent on an inexhaustible after-market

    Summary: Wheeeeeeeee! Remember what it felt like when you were 7 and decided to see how high you could go on the playground swings? Remember that ticklish feeling in your stomach? Remember the fear and exhilaration? Even if you don't, the VMax will show ... read more

  • V-Max: Velocity Maximum!

    Mar 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Horsepower!!!
    Cons: Fuel Range...but this only multiplies the opportunity to talk about your machine.

    Summary: It was August 1985 when I first laid eyes on the V-max! What a work of art...far ahead of it's time. 20 years later, amongst the street fighter crouch rockets, the V-Max stills draws crowds in the Sonic parking lot. Unfortunately, it took me nearly 15 ... read more

  • Very Max

    Mar 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Acceleration. Credibility. Simplicity. Power.
    Cons: Tank range. Handling. Seat. Tyre choice.

    Summary: Okay, so its quick. The problem is many things are quick, so that doesn't cut it. Where the VMax is special is that when you've mastered ZZRs, ZX12s, R1s and all the rest of the socially integrated superbikes of the world, the Max still worries you. ... read more

  • Big, Hairy, Bully of a bike...

    Dec 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast, cool, classic
    Cons: Eats rear tires, gets a little unstable above 100, short range.

    Summary: I have lusted after a v-max since '85 when the first whispers of it's existence were heard. After 19 years and at least a dozen street bikes, I bought a 2004 model in Oct. 2003. This thing was well worth the wait. It was good though, that I had ... read more

  • 2003 V-max

    Jun 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Style,performance,sound.
    Cons: Fuel range, stock seat

    Summary: Hm, all I can say to those of you that have only read about the V-max and not experienced it first h ... read more

  • Bad handling

    Jun 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great looks and awesome power
    Cons: poor handling

    Summary: I have a 2003 Max with 4600 kilos on it. I bought the bike partially due to Cycle World's Sept. 2001 ... read more

  • Two Wheels Rocket

    Oct 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Power, engine sound and style
    Cons: Battery access

    Summary: If you want to ride in a rocket you have two choices: or you go to NASA or you seat in the "Two Wheels Rocket" called V-Max. The power, the engine sound and the muscle visual will caught you. At 6500 rpm, you will fell the extreme power in your hands ... read more

  • KING OF MUSCLE BIKES

    Jul 31, 2002 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: AWESOME TORQUE AND ENDLESS POWER. CORRECT RIDING STANCE. MUSCLE BIKE SEX APPEAL
    Cons: SUB-PAR BRAKING POWER (SPECIALLY FRONT BRAKE) HEAVY AND CLUMSY AT LOW SPEEDS MANEUVERS.

    Summary: HAVING OWNED ALL KIND OF BIKES, INCLUDING REPLI-RACERS, CRUISERS, DUAL PURPOSE AND ADVENTURE TOURERS, THE MAX STICKS OUT AMONG ALL OTHERS LIKE A VERY UNIQUE KIND OF MOTORCYCLE, MAKING IT QUITE HARD TO FIT INTO A PARTICULAR CATEGORY. IT DOES WITHOUT ALL ... read more

  • Chitty Chitty BANG BANG

    May 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The V-Max is a very impressive looking. big, but sleek enough to get between traffic.
    Cons: Yamaha says the totally embarrassing carburetion backfire is a normal characteristic of all V-Max's

    Summary: The joy of riding and pride of owning my V-Max has turned to a discouraging disappointing embarrassment. As I pull up next to other vehicles and the occupants stare with envy, I think, I hope it wont backfire here. BANG! ... read more

  • When you need to get there from here FAST!!!

    Apr 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Speed, Riding Position, Looks
    Cons: Gas consumption

    Summary: On January of 2001, I was wandering around a local motorcycle shop looking for accessories for my Honda Shadow. When out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a carbon-fiber painted magnificent beast. As I walked closer, I noticed that it was the fabled ... read more

  • Words can hardly describe this machine

    Apr 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light bending acceleration, ageless style, attention getter
    Cons: none yet!

    Summary: I just bought my 97' VMAX a couple of weeks ago after waiting 5 years to get back in the saddle. I was given a budget amount of around 6,000.00 dollars by my wife which I could put towards a new toy. I cannot tell you how happy I am that she had done ... read more

  • Kicking (Butt) and Taking Names

    Feb 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Muscle-bound looks, 140 horsepower!!!, 140 horsepower!!!!
    Cons: None, It's got 140 horsepower!!!

    Summary: The Yamaha V-Max is seriously one of the sweetest new bikes around. Even though it hasn't been restyled since it's inception in the mid 1980s, it doesn't matter because theres nothing about it that looks like an old bike. The V-Max is also sweet ... read more

  • Cult of the V-Max

    Jan 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A Japanese original
    Cons: Small fuel tank, wind becomes unbearable at highway speeds

    Summary: First off, I need to state to any prospective motorcycle buyers to not buy this motorcycle as a first motorcycle. I recommend that the first time rider consider either a used motorcycle or something with smaller displacement for a first motorcycle in ... read more

  • Great Expectations

    Dec 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Speed, Comfort, Low maintenance
    Cons: Small tank size

    Summary: This is a great bike! It offers the best of both worlds. The speed of the pocket rocket sport bike and the all around comfort of the older style cruiser bikes like the old 1100 special. I bought this bike without even riding one, simply because ... read more

  • The most awesome ride

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: power, looks, style, acceleration
    Cons: seating is not the best for long hauls

    Summary: The Yamaha V-Max is the most awesome ride one can buy today. Everytime I get on my bike I enjoy the all out power and thrust a V-Max has to offer. I purchased a used Max an 88'which has 30k miles on it. I've always owned big bikes, V65magna, ... read more

  • Mopar Madness on 2 Wheels !

    Sep 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: ride, style, feel
    Cons: too big for beginners

    Summary: Varrooooommm, Varrooooommm.... I can still see myself on top of the VMax, cruising up the street. Smiling with a big (you know the type) grin as I work my way through traffic. Lets face it... I have dreams and memories like the next guy. ... read more

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