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2009 Star Vmax Photo Gallery

Follow along as MotorcycleUSA takes a ride on the successor to the original muscle bike that started it all: The 2009 Star V-Max. Check out the full story in our 2009 Yamaha Star VMax First Ride.

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If you can't do a burnout on the all-new VMax then there is something wrong with you.
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A pair of radial-mount ABS-equipped 6-piston brake calipers latch on to dual 320mm wave-style rotors. Braking power and feel is off the charts.
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Unlike the original 1985 VMax these polished air intakes actually work. They feed into a giant 3.4-gallon airbox.
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Whether your crusing the boulevard, the canyons or the beach. The VMax can do it all.
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Out on the road you'll be surprised how relaxed the riding position is. The handlebars are at a near perfect height and are far enough forward for ideal body weight distribution.
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We ran into this guy riding dirty on the previous generation VMax.
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The VMax changes direction with ease.
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$17,990 seperates you from VMax ownership. You've got until 10/31/2008 to place your order.
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Star takes motorcycle craftsmanship to new levels with the VMax. Overall build quality is superb.
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2009 Star VMax.
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Transmission action is about as precise as it gets.
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Vanessa demonstrates how functional the mirrors are.
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With over 122 lb-ft of torque on tap doing burnouts can be pretty difficult as Adam demonstrates.
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The 200-series Bridgestone tire does an admirable job of handling V-Four punishment.
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Throttle response is instantaneous. It feels like your right hand is linked directly to the rear tire.
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Trail braking into the corner is highly encouraged onboard the VMax.
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The original VMax chassis wasn't suited to curvy roads. This one definitely is.
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It takes a suprising amount of lean angle before the footpegs begin to drag.
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Behold! The 2009 Star VMax engine. Between those ultra-trick magnesium engine covers lies four pistons cobbling up 1679cc's of dispacement. Star reps claim almost 200 horsepower at the crank.
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A large 298mm rear brake disc and single caliper keep rear wheel speed in check.
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The twin air scoops on either side are large enough to ingest small birds.
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The rear taillight makes use of ultra-bright LED lights.
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Instrumentation is comprised of a large analog tachometer which houses a digital speedometer in addition to the warning lights. A big, bright, programmable shift light sits above it all. A separate electro luminescence display is located behind the ignition key atop the faux fuel tank.
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The 4-1-2-4 exhaust system could be mistaken for a work of art.
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Check these cool billet aluminum accessories avaliable at your local Star dealer.
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The 2009 Star VMax handles so well that you might embarass sportbike dudes in the corners.
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It's easy to look good aboard the new VMax.
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2009 Star VMax
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I have a feeling VMax owners are going to go through a lot of rear tires.
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An ingenious camshaft drive system slims down the cylinder head and controls the engine's 16-valves via a chain drive for the intake cam and a gear drive for the exhaust.