2004 Yamaha V-Max
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2004 Yamaha V-Max Review
2004 Yamaha V-Max
The Mr. Olympia of power cruisers…
A 1200cc, liquid-cooled V-4 beast that’s won more Best Musclebike awards than it knows what to do with.
The truth of the matter is that, for over 19 years now, Mad Max has been wiping the boulevard with pretty much every musclebike-come-lately in terms of pure, unadulterated acceleration.
But then, what else would you expect from a machine with high-lift cams and a quartet of massive downdraft carbs stoking its ravenous V-4 powerplant. And that’s just for starters – things really get fun once the tachometer sweeps past 6000 rpm and a little thing called V-Boost induction kicks in, force-feeding the engine, via a servo-controlled butterfly valve, huge mouthfuls of unleaded.
There is a civilized side to the brute, however, with its vibration-quelling counterbalancer, smooth, hydraulically activated clutch, adjustable front and rear suspension, triple disc brakes, and carbon-fiber-look fenders and gas tank cover.
As Motorcyclist magazine so kindly pointed out, “nothing before or since turns straight pavement into a party quite like it.”
2004 Yamaha V-Max Key Features
2004 Yamaha V-Max – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: MSRP: $10,099 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN
Length 90.6 in.
Height 45.7 in.
Width 31.3 in.
Weight 580 lbs.
Wheelbase 62.6 in.
Seat Height 30.1 in.
Engine Liquid-cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, 70° V-4
Bore x Stroke 76 X 66mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Fuel System (4) 35mm Mikuni downdraft-type w/V-Boost
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal.
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 5-speed w/hydraulically activated diaphragm-type clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Brakes Front: Dual 298mm Discs
Rear: 282mm Disc
Tires Front: 110/90-V18
Suspension Front: 40mm telescopic fork w/air-assist; 5.5. in travel
Rear: Dual shocks w/adjustable spring preload and rebound damping; 3.94 in. travel
Colors Matte Black
Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.