BORN WITH MUSCLES.
2019 Yamaha VMAX:
Unlike any other motorcycle available today, the VMAX is truly in a class of its own. The awesome acceleration and muscular beauty combines with sporty handling and Yamaha’s electronic engine management technologies to offer an incredibly exhilarating riding experience.
Liquid-cooled, 1,679cc, DOHC, 16-valve, 65°, V-4 engine has no equal in its class. The compact engine design has allowed the engineers to place the engine in the “sweet spot” of the frame to optimize handling.
DOHC 4-valve “pent roof” cylinder head design provides optimum breathing efficiency for incredible engine performance. Valve actuation is via under bucket shims. Compression ratio is 11.3:1
An iconic machine that carries clout with its powerful 1679cc engine delivering drag racing style and performance.
2019 Yamaha VMAX Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
- Power Unrelenting
The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance from its 65-degree, four-valves-per-cylinder, 1679cc V-four—producing eye opening amounts of perfectly controllable acceleration, flowing from a compact engine that looks as powerful as it is.
- Advanced Ride-by-Wire Throttle
Downdraft four-bore fuel injection with YCC-I® intake technology and YCC-T® fly-by-wire throttle provide awesome acceleration throughout the broad powerband.
- High-Tech Aluminum Chassis
Lightweight aluminum chassis puts the engine low and forward for mass centralization, resulting in a machine designed to handle curves as well as straightaways.
- Performance Technology
Borrowing liberally from advanced sportbike technology, VMAX® features a slipper clutch, wave-style brake discs, ABS, and complete suspension adjustability front and rear.
- Unmatched Fit and Finish
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.
2019 Yamaha VMAX Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
- Power Unrelenting
The thunderous 1679cc, 65-degree, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four valves-per-cylinder, DOHC engine pumps out astonishing power to reinvent the VMAX legend. You’ve never experienced anything like it.
- Variable Length Intakes
The superbike-proven Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) switches nearly instantaneously between 150mm and 54mm height intake funnels as needed for a broad powerband that delivers optimum performance at any rpm.
- Ride-by-Wire Throttle
Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T), the fly-by-wire system, delivers optimum acceleration under all conditions.
- Race-derived Combustion
Engine combines four-valve technology with a high 11.3:1 compression ratio, forged aluminum pistons and NGK® Iridium spark plugs with R1-type direct ignition coils to extract maximum horsepower from the fuel charge.
- Compact Cam Drive
Cams are driven by a combined chain and gear system to precisely control valves while keeping cylinder heads remarkably compact for such a large displacement engine.
- Slipper Clutch
Hydraulically activated clutch includes racetrack-proven ramp-type slipper clutch system that makes braking from speed while downshifting smoother.
- Robust Five Speed Transmission
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.
- Unique Shaft Drive
Delivering this power cruiser’s muscle to the street means a beefy shaft drive. Special shaft design includes two cross joints to accommodate the fat 200/50R18 rear tire.
- High Volume Cooling
The high-performance engine is cooled by two radiators for efficiency and clean looks. Lubrication is via a simple, reliable wet sump system.
- V-four Voice
Four-into-one-into-two-into-four exhaust system with EXUP® delivers a broad, seamless powerband with the right VMAX look… and a sound unlike anything on two wheels.
- Custom Styling
The iconic VMAX aluminum intake covers are hand buffed by craftsmen for superb quality and individuality.
- High-Tech Aluminum Chassis
The chassis is light and compact, with a cast aluminum main frame, Controlled-Fill die-cast and extruded aluminum rear frame and cast aluminum swingarm.
- Huge, High-tech Fork
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.
- Fully Adjustable Remote Reservoir Shock
Link-type Monocross® rear suspension has a remote reservoir and features compression and rebound clickers plus remote preload adjustment.
- Class Leading Brakes
VMAX uses Brembo® master cylinders, the front with radial pump master cylinder. Large 320mm wave-style dual front discs are matched to radial-mount monoblock 6-piston calipers. On the rear wheel, there’s a 298mm wave design disc and single-piston caliper. These high-tech brakes also incorporate advanced ABS.
- Beefy Handlebar
Tapered handlebar provides a muscular 1-1/8” diameter look at the triple clamp while using conventionally sized controls.
- Grippy Radial Tires
18-inch radial tires, 120/70R18 front and 200/50R18 rear, are mounted on cast aluminum five-spoke wheels.
- Underseat Fuel Tank
For mass centralization that contributes to the bike’s lean looks, the 4-gallon fuel tank is mounted under the seat, with the filler under the rider’s backrest.
- Calculating Power
The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) uses three microprocessors to control fuel injection, ignition, YCC-T, YCC-I, meters and other electrical components.
- Drag-style Instruments
The instrument panel includes an analog, step-motor driven tachometer, and digital speedometer with LED indicator lights. Prominent LED shift timing indicator adds to the performance character of the VMAX.
- OLED Display
Organic electroluminescence multifunction display provides a more precise display vs. LCD and includes clock, fuel meter, trip meter with fuel reserve trip meter, transmission gear position, coolant temperature, stop watch, and more.
- Bright Lighting
H4 60/55W headlight provides excellent visibility and distinctive style, while the trick-looking LED taillight is light, bright and highly efficient.
2019 Yamaha VMAX – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $25199 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AU
Engine Type 102-cubic-inch (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65° V-four, DOHC; 16 valves
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
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; 4.3 in travel
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 120/70R18
Tires / Rear 200/50R18
L x W x H 94.3 in x 32.3 in x 46.9 in
Seat Height 30.5 in
Wheelbase 66.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) n/a
Maximum Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
Fuel Economy** 27 mpg
Wet Weight*** 683 lb / CA model 686 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Matte Raven Black
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2019 Yamaha VMAX – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
|Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valves (4-valves/cyl), 65 degree V-4|
|Bore and Stroke|
|90 x 66mm|
|17 kg-m (123 ft-lb) @ 6,500 rpm|
|Mikuni 48mm fuel injection|
|Estimated Fuel Consumption±|
|11.4kpl / 32mpg (Imp.)|
|Ignition / Starting|
|TCI / Electric Start|
|5-speed (with slipper clutch)|
|Fully adjustable 52mm cartridge fork / 120mm (4.7″) wheel travel|
|Fully adjustable Link Monocross / 110mm (4.3″) wheel travel|
|Dual 320mm discs with ABS / radial mount 6-piston calipers|
|298mm disc with ABS / single piston caliper|
|1,700 mm (66.9″)|
|Rake / Trail|
|31° / 148mm (5.8″)|
|310 kg (683 lb)|
|Matte Dark Gray|
2019 Yamaha VMAX – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
2019 Yamaha VMAX – Totalmotorcycle.com Australian Specifications/Technical Details
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