This is a follow-up to our quickie ride story posted just one day after sampling the bike at its world press introduction in San Diego County. Here we delve deeper into the details of the exhilarating new VMax.
The word icon is described as an important and enduring symbol. For Yamaha and Star Motorcycles, the VMax stands near the top of its bikes eligible for icon status. First seen in 1985 and barely revised since, this all-new VMax has gone through a decade-long gestation, with development work going back to 1997. The first running prototype was judged to be too big and the power too linear.