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2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17: Voted: Awesome

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:02 am

2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17

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2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17

The intelligent monster.

The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance and style.

Unlike any other motorcycle available today, the 2012 Yamaha VMAX is truly in a class of its own. The awesome acceleration and muscular beauty combines with sporty handling and Yamaha's latest electronic engine management technologies to offer an incredibly exhilarating riding experience.

The legend continues.

In '85 the original V-Max turned the motorcycle world on its ear. Our engineers took a big dose of the original "Mad Max" DNA then added a bunch of Yamaha's latest sport bike technologies like our chip controlled variable intake stacks, a high tech fuel injection system and our famous fly by wire throttle. The result is the next generation VMAX. The legendary sound, engine character and amazing acceleration are all part of the latest design but there is a twist. The VMAX offers truly sporty handling, thanks to its lightweight aluminium chassis and fully adjustable suspension. Scorched any pavement lately?

The ultimate muscle bike.

The 2012 Yamaha VMX17 is the ultimate marriage of brawn and brains, and is the ground breaking result of its evolutionary journey. The unique features of this iconic beast are richly blended with advanced sportbike technology and forward thinking style. It all ads up to a machine with immense performance and visual power. The 2012 Yamaha VMAX truly is in a class by itself.


2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 Highlights and Key Features:

Fuel Consumption ± 11.4kpl, 32mpg(Imp)

1679cc, V-4 powerplant with YCC-I & YCC-T

Aluminium chassis with fully adjustable suspension



Key Features:

•The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance from its 65-degree, four-valve-sper-cylinder, 1679cc V4—plenty of eye-opening, controllable acceleration from a compact engine that looks as powerful as it is.

•Downdraft four-bore fuel injection with YCC-I® intake technology and YCC-T® fly-by-wire throttle provide awesome acceleration throughout the broad powerband.

•Lightweight aluminum chassis puts the engine low and forward for mass centralization, resulting in a machine designed to handle curves as well as straightaways.

•Borrowing liberally from advanced sportbike technology, VMAX features a slipper clutch, wave-style brake discs, ABS, and complete suspension adjustability front and rear.

•Functionality and forward-thinking style uniquely combine with features like oxidized-titanium-coated 52mm front fork tubes, magnesium engine side covers, fluorinated polyethylene fuel tank and the organic electroluminescence multifunction display.



New for 2012:

•A stylish new side cover finish matches the intake cover – adding to the menacing looks of the VMAX.



2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP* $19,890 (Matte Black) Available from November 2011/CA model December 2011
Canada MSRP Price: $22,999 CDN



ENGINE
Type 102-cubic-inch (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65° V-4, DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive Shaft


CHASSIS
Suspension / Front 52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 4.7 in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock w/remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression and rebound
Brakes / Front Dual 320mm wave-type discs; radial mount 6-piston calipers, Brembo® radial pump master cylinder
Brakes / Rear 298mm wave-type disc, single-piston caliper and Brembo® master cylinder
Tires / Front Bridgestone® Radial 120/70-R18 59V
Tires / Rear Bridgestone® Radial 200/50-R18 76V


DIMENSIONS
Length 94.3 in
Width 32.3 in
Height 46.8 in
Seat Height 30.5 in
Wheelbase 66.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 31.0 in
Trail 5.8 in
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
Fuel Economy** 27 mpg
Wet Weight*** 683 lb / 685 lb (CA model)


OTHER
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by ceemes » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:35 am

I went with cool. The basic design is fairly dated, plus I don't like the look of the headlights. That being said, it is pretty much a unique bike in a class by itself, that alone makes it cool, as does the V-4 mill. Pity Honda gave up on the early V-4 Magma's and Sabre's, it would of been interesting to see where the competition between the V-Max and Mag/Sab could of lead.
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Unread post by mogster » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:41 am

ceemes wrote: I don't like the look of the headlights.
I agree with ceemes about the headlights but I would be prepared to overlook them if it was parked in our shed!

Has to be a big grunting AWESOME from me :thumbsup:
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Re: This Week - 2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17: Vote and Discuss

Unread post by dr_bar » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:09 pm

Well, those headlights do seem to be an issue, and I agree. I want that engine tucked into the frame of my bike... I hope that Yamaha comes to their senses and reworks the Venture with this motor. Makes no sense to build that engine for just one bike...


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Unread post by Wrider » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:02 pm

I vote cool. Put inverted forks on it instead of the biggest regular forks ever made for a production bike, and offer a few variations of it or at least put the motor in a few bikes.
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Unread post by pchast » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:45 pm

I'll give it a cool. The lights and design are a little weird.

Why do they rarely show a picture that you can evaluate
the rider's seat position by?
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Unread post by Wrider » Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:23 am

pchast wrote:I'll give it a cool. The lights and design are a little weird.

Why do they rarely show a picture that you can evaluate
the rider's seat position by?
Trust me when I say it is fairly comfortable. It's also the only stock bike that's ever left me shaking...
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Unread post by madjak30 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:49 am

My daughter thinks it's cool, and so do I...my buddy has the older version and it's a rocket...although there is a bike that is quite competitive to it...Ducati Diavel...not quite as much power, but it is lighter...it also has quirky styling...

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Unread post by Markg1 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:42 pm

I was wondering when the mighty Vmax would be on the "wall". I must say this the most amazing bike I have ever owned! It has incredible power...It is just flat out fast!!!! But the power is not what impressed me. Sure it has amazing horsepower and the torque is out of this world, but it is amazingly easy to maneuver at low speeds. When I first swung my leg over on this bike I was surprised how high the seat was placed. I'm 6 foot and I think somebody 5' 7 or shorter might have a little trouble with the bike. But once you start that V4 engine you'll notice how smooth it runs. Put it in first gear and pull out of your drive way, the first thing you'll notice is how easy it is ride a low speeds. Now it's time to get this animal on the highway. You pull out and you have to twist the throttle and run through a few gears and you fall in love. Smooth, quick, and very addicting! You take it through the back country roads with some twist and turns and you notice is how well it handles. Then you look down at your gas gauge and notice that this bike will pass anything but a gas station. So you pull up to a gas station and people start asking you about the bike. People will ask me if it is sports bike or a cruiser. I always say it is a muscle bike. But always compliments on the bike. I know they are not great sellers but I actually like that. That means very few on the road. I believe they only make 2500 per year...does anyone know? Well I guess you know my vote....AWESOME +
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Unread post by storysunfolding » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:29 pm

It's a V-Max that can turn. Agreed on the lights, but if you can afford this one, you can afford to switch that out and add a few other customs. Awesome.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:45 am

Great posts and voting! Keep it up!

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Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:11 pm

I voted uncool. When it comes to muscle bikes, I'm more a fan of the Kawi Zrex's. The bike just doesn't flow right when I look at it.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:15 pm

I voted: Awesome

There is just something very awesome about the idea behind the V-Max, the original muscle bike (well, I guess you could call the Honda CB750K or even GS1000/GS750 or way back the Kawasaki H1 or H2...) but the V-Max has been around so long it's classic and represents the catagory so well today.

I do prefer the V-Max version 1 (pre-2006) but the new one is nothing to sneeze at at all. I just wish I could fit on it as I'm sure the V4 engine is the cat's meow. :D

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So either version of the VMAX's gets a solid awesome from me too.

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Unread post by ceemes » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:34 pm

totalmotorcycle wrote:I voted: Awesome

There is just something very awesome about the idea behind the V-Max, the original muscle bike
ahem.....the Honda V4 Magna's and Sabre' predate the V-Max by a couple of years, if anything, the V-Max was designed to compete against the Honda Magna. If Honda didn't have problems where their early V-4's which soured its rep almost irredeemably, odds are the battle between the Magna and V-Max would be continuing to this day
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Unread post by HYPERR » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:28 pm

ceemes wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:I voted: Awesome

There is just something very awesome about the idea behind the V-Max, the original muscle bike
ahem.....the Honda V4 Magna's and Sabre' predate the V-Max by a couple of years, if anything, the V-Max was designed to compete against the Honda Magna. If Honda didn't have problems where their early V-4's which soured its rep almost irredeemably, odds are the battle between the Magna and V-Max would be continuing to this day
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:11 pm

Ah, ceemes, you do drive me crazy (in a good way), yes, the Honda Sabre is one of those great (but seemingly forgotten) muscle bikes, I even looked at buying a V45 Sabre myself long ago. :D

HYPERR - Thanks for the youtube commercial of it, was great watching it! Don't foget you can embed a YouTube video in your post here using the Youtube tags (done for ya, thank Andrea for that). :D

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Unread post by Markg1 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:40 pm

HYPERR wrote:
ceemes wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:I voted: Awesome

There is just something very awesome about the idea behind the V-Max, the original muscle bike
ahem.....the Honda V4 Magna's and Sabre' predate the V-Max by a couple of years, if anything, the V-Max was designed to compete against the Honda Magna. If Honda didn't have problems where their early V-4's which soured its rep almost irredeemably, odds are the battle between the Magna and V-Max would be continuing to this day
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:47 pm

Awesome! How can you vote anything but? It's a classic muscle bike that has stood the test of time and just looks sooooo hot. Awesome, awesome, awesome! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:59 am

Well, it's the current version of a modern classic that was so awesome, it stayed in production essentially unchanged for almost two decades. This new one is, at the very least, extremely cool.
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Unread post by fireguzzi » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:53 am

It's one of those bikes I loved as a kid. I still think it's awesome today. I vote awesome.
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