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Yamaha Star VMax


The Star VMax is a high-performance street bike made by Yamaha Motor Corporation. Originally dubbed the Yamaha V-Max, the motorcycle’s name was changed in the US after its first major overhaul for the 2009 model year. Although its name has been altered slightly, the VMax’s formula remains the same.

Yamaha Star VMax
The Yamaha design team deserves a tip of the hat for producing a bike that inherits the distinctive looks of the V-Max, but with a more modern finish.
Powering the motorcycle is a gigantic 1679cc V-Four that features all of the latest hot rodding techniques including a 16-valve cylinder head, gear and chain driven camshafts and liquid-cooling. The VMax engine is capable of delivering upwards of 160 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque to the oversized rear tire, which makes this motorcycle a drag racers dream.

Although the original V-Max was known for its tremendous straight line acceleration it came up short in the handling and braking department. Engineers addressed these issues by giving the ‘Max a sturdier frame and heavy-duty suspension components that feature complete adjustability front and rear. Brakes sourced from a Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbike with an integrated ABS system provides safe and effective stopping power for the V-MAX.

Although the Vmax commands a hefty price tag, it’s perhaps one of the highest quality production motorcycles made today, not to mention one of the fastest in a straight line.
Yamaha Star VMax Motorcycle Reviews
2010 Yamaha Star VMAX Comparison
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
See how the Yamaha star VMAX stacks up against the new Rocket III Roadster in this cruiser comparison review.
2010 Yamaha Star VMAX Quick Ride
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The 2010 Yamaha Star VMAX is a special order model, but Motorcycle USA finagled one for an afternoon ride. Climb on and join us for a Yamaha VMAX Quick Ride.
2008 Suzuki B-King vs 2009 Star VMAX
Friday, March 27, 2009
Almost 400 horsepower and two of the wildest street bikes ever made. Check out Motorcycle USA’s comparison of the Yamaha Star VMAX vs Suzuki B-King.
2009 Yamaha Star VMax First Ride
Monday, August 25, 2008
Follow along as MotorcycleUSA takes a ride on the successor to the original muscle bike that started it all: The 2009 Star V-Max.
2004 Yamaha V-Max
Monday, October 25, 2004
For close to 20 years, the Yamaha V-Max has been considered the quintessential bruiser cruiser. Does it live up to the hype? Please.
Memorable Motorcycles Yamaha V-Max
Friday, December 05, 2003
There's no argument the Japanese have led the motorcycling world in terms of producing efficient, reliable machines as far back as the 1960s.
Yamaha Star VMax First Looks
2009 Star Motorcycles VMax First Look
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
After ten years of R&D, Star Motorcycles unveiled its 2009 VMax aboard the USS Midway yesterday in San Diego. Check out the latest bad boy on the block.
Yamaha Star VMax News
Jay Leno Auctions Custom VMax for Charity
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Jay Leno will be at the Barrett-Jackson auction and he'll be helping get the highest bid for his customized Star VMAX motorcycle. The proceeds will go to Bailey's Café, a program that brings art education to New York's toughest neighborhoods.
Yamaha Star VMAX Returns for 2010
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Star Motorcycles is pleased to announce that the 2010 VMAX will go on sale at Yamaha dealerships beginning today via an exclusive priority delivery customer order program and continue through November 30.
Star Delivers First Vmax at IMS
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Star Motorcycles delivered the first new Vmax to is customer at the Long Beach IMS.