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YAMAHA announced the new 2009 V-max . It's appearance will never be mistaken for any other motorcycle with strong ties to the past but it’s decidedly a break from the old Max, more up to date with contours more muscular and an all new 1679cc engine with fly by wire throttle, functional air scoops and Yamaha Chip Controlled Intake (YCC-I) that shortens the intake tracts at 7000 rpm.The new VMAX is an allnew 1679cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 65 degree V4 engine which has been designed to offer an unforgettable acceleration experience created by higher levels of power, and an imposing design. Running with bore x stroke dimensions of 90.0 x 66.0mm (compared to 76.0 x 66.0mm for the previous model VMAX) and featuring a compression ratio of 11.3:1, this visually intimidating new powerplant develops 147.2 kW (200 bhp at 9000 rpm, together with a huge torque output of 166.8 Nm (17.0 kg-m) at 6500 rpm.The VMAX's new diamond-type frame has been developed using Yamaha's industry-leading chassis design and manufacturing technology, and features an immensely strong yet lightweight structure that is made up from a variety of gravity-cast, CF die-cast and extruded aluminium sections. This innovative new design incorporates gravity-cast components for the main frame and pivot assembly, while the rear frame is made from a range of Yamaha's exclusive CF die-cast parts and extruded parts which are welded together.















EngineType 1679cc liquid-cooled 65° V-4, DOHC, 4 valves/cylinderBore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mmCompression Ratio 11.3:1Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-IIgnition TCITransmission 5-speed, multiplate slipper clutchFinal Drive Shaft
Chassis
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
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 Bridgestone® Radial 120/70-R18 59V
Tires/Rear Bridgestone® Radial 200/50-R18 76V
Dimensions
Length 94.3 in
Width 32.3 in
Height 46.8 in
Seat Height 30.5 in
Wheelbase 66.9 in
Rake (Caster Angle) 31.0 in
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal
Wet Weight 683 lb / 685 lb (CA model)



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