Yamaha VMAX Cruiser

Yamaha VMAX Cruiser


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₹ 26,94,577
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Our take on this /// Verdict

In India, Yamaha only designs the Vmax sports cruiser bike. It is probably the most attractive bike on the market in India in terms of design. A "not-so-aggressive" approach is shown by its powerful overall design language. With its modern digital engine management systems, the Vmax provides a highly comfortable riding experience.


The Yamaha VMAX Cruiser price is Rs 26.95 lakh in India. Available in Black color.

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Friday, 15 September 2023 09:48 AM

For as over-the-top and powerful as the Yamaha VMAX is, the announcement of its extinction came as more of a whimper than a shout, sneaked in at the end of a press statement outlining the exciting new colors coming for the remainder of the 2021 Yamaha street bike range. If you blinked, you missed it, but there it was: Thanks to age and the inability to come anywhere close to meeting Euro 5 emissions standards, the Yamaha VMAX will be discontinued after 2020.

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Bike Variant Yamaha VMAX Cruiser
Availability Status in India Discontinued
2-Wheeler Type Cruiser
Latest Price in India Yamaha VMAX Cruiser price was Rs 26.95 lakh before being discontinued.
Fuel Type Petrol
Colour Options Black
Official Tagline Born with Muscles
Vehicle Overview Yamaha VMAX is a powerful cruiser styled sport bike from the Japanese manufacturer. It is powered by a 1679 cc, 4-cylinder petrol motor that produces 197.3 BHP at 9000 rpm and 166.8 Nm at 6500 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and weighs quite high at 310 kg. The high power values makes this bike good for 0-100 kmph timing of just 2.7 seconds. Due to its high weight, the top speed is claimed at 221 kmph. The heavy presence of the bike places it against Ducati Diavel and Harley Davidson Night Rod Special.
Engine Details Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V-type 4-cylinder
Fuel System Fuel injection
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Engine cc (Displacement) 1679 cc
Maximum Power 197.3 Bhp @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 166.8 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 4
Ignition T.C.I
Lubrication Wet sump
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Bore 90 mm
Stroke 66 mm
Number of Gears 5
Clutch Wet, multiple-disc
Gear Ratios 1st gear=2.375, 2nd gear= 1.81, 3rd gear= 1.4, 4th gear= 1.115, 5th gear = 0.935
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.509
Secondary Reduction Ratio 3.082
Final transmission Shaft drive
Mileage 8-12 kmpl (Approx.)
Front Brake Dual Hydraulic disc Ø 320 mm
Rear Brake Single Hydraulic disc brake Ø 298 mm
Front Tyre 120/70 R18M/C (59V)
Rear Tyre 200/50 R18M/C (76V)
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
0-100 kmph 2.7 secs
0-150 kmph 4.9 secs
0-200 kmph 8.3 secs
Front Suspension Telescopic Forks, 52mm
Rear Suspension Swing Arm - Link Type Suspension
Frame (Chassis) Aluminium Diamond Shaped
Overall Length 2395 mm
Overall Width 820 mm
Overall Height 1190 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat Height 775 mm
Wheelbase 1700 mm
Kerb Weight 310 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
Engine Oil Capacity 5.9 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analogue
Trip Meter Digital-2
Fuel Gauge Digital
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Miscellaneous Information
Caster 31°
Trail 148

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Yamaha VMAX Cruiser Review

21 Dec, 2021 05:35 PM

Quick Review by Maxabout Team

VMAX is a legendary cruiser bike from Yamaha which came into existence in the year 1985. Since then, this bike is famous for its true cruiser looks and powerful performance. Let's figure out the reasons behind its incredible success. The original design of this bike has gone under only few changes and that's it is one of the biggest USPs. Its trendy yet vintage look can easily leave a strong impression in your mind. The naked front appearance features an oval shaped headlight just below the chrome finished meter dial. It has extremely long black colored front forks with tiny orange colored indicators on them.

On the top of these forks you can see chrome plated rear view mirrors which makes it look classy. Its front disc plates and fender looks macho with its wide front tyre. V-Max has twin mufflers on each side which makes it look similar from both sides. The side covers sports the name of this bike. Its fatty fuel tank makes it an eye-catcher as Yamaha has bolted two false cylinders on its both sides. The rider seat has been placed a bit low and gets narrow at the back. Rear cowl is very sleek and complements its fatty tyre. V-Max has a relatively short rear fender which carries the number plate and side indicators on it. The rear LED tail light is one of its kinds and the bike looks pretty cool when seen from the back.

Yamaha V-Max has a very unique and appealing instrument panel. The round shaped dial houses an analogue tachometer, digital speedometer with shift indicator and fuel gauge. The LCD uses orange color for illumination. Yamaha has placed a digital Multi-function display on its fuel tank which can easily be seen by the rider and conveys all the essential information. Yamaha V-Max uses a 1679cc, V-type 4-cylinder engine. This liquid cooled engine is known for its tremendous power and torque production. This engine cracks a power output of 194 Bhp at just 9000 rpm. The torque production of this 4-stroke DOHC engine is of 170 Nm which is achievable at 6500 rpm. Unlike other 4 cylinder engines, Yamaha has mated this engine with a five speed manual gearbox having one gear down and four gears up-shift pattern.

Yamaha has used an aluminium cast frame for this bike in order to cut down its weight. This step has resulted into improved acceleration and performance. V-Max can take on most of the sports bikes and naked bike in terms of performance. The early availability of power and torque differentiates this bike from other cruiser bikes. You won’t have to rev this bike hard to get the best out of this engine. It records a superb timing of three seconds in reaching the mark of 100km/hr from stand still. Its gearbox is an additional advantage which works very smoothly and effectively. Yamaha has used its gear ratios pretty well as you never sense the need of a sixth gear.

The taller yet crispy gear ratios effectively supply the power to this bike. You will never feel the strain in this engine. V-Max easily picks up at slower rpms and never let you feel its actual weight. It can go pass the speed of 200k/hr easily and feels brilliant on long runs. Even at slow speed, the bike feels light and responsive. This is one of the finest and fastest bikes with a five speed gearbox. The engine sound always prompts you to rev it hard and once you start doing so, it’s quite difficult to restrict yourself.

Comfort while driving is what cruiser bikes are known for and V-Max just takes it to the next level. It has an extremely comfortable seat which can hold you for long time. The placement of foot-pegs helps you to get a sporty yet relaxed riding posture. You don't have to keep your back straight while holding its handle bar and its quite relieving on long drives. You just can't complain about the comfort level offered by this bike. You may store essentials in its side covers while for safety; it features a bright headlight and Mono block 6 piston calliper on its front tyre which improves the braking quality of V-Max.The braking and suspension system of this bike has been specially designed keeping its weight and performance in mind. Yamaha has equipped this bike with fully adjustable 52mm inner tube front telescopic forks and link type rear suspension with swing arm. Its braking system features dual disc brakes of 320mm at its front and single disc brake of 298mm at its back.

The bike also comes loaded with ABS for precise and accurate braking. V-Max is a god in this department. The revised braking and suspension system has improved its ride and handling significantly. With an extended wheelbase of 1700mm and fatty tyres, this bike remains under immense control at high speeds. The cornering ability has also improved. Its suspension and braking system offers great comfort and safety. You will enjoy the sense of control you get on this bike. It has a ground clearance of 140mm which also adds to the stability of this bike. You get a low seated riding posture and you can handle this bike very lightly. The steer response is also really impressive at slow speed. This is Yamaha's most expensive and prestigious bike ever launched in India. If you have the potential and love for bikes then you will be honoured to have this bike. After being an owner of this bike in India; you will be no less than one in a million.

Questions and Answers

Most Popular Answers for Yamaha VMAX Cruiser
Did the Yamaha VMAX Cruiser have any specific riding modes or technology features?
15 September 2023 10:11

The VMAX Cruiser was known more for its raw power and muscular design than for advanced technology features or riding modes. It was a bit old-school in this regard, focusing on providing a straightforward and exhilarating riding experience without too much electronic gadgetry.

Can I still get a Yamaha VMAX Cruiser today?
15 September 2023 09:59

While you can't walk into a store and buy a brand new VMAX Cruiser because Yamaha doesn't make them anymore, you might still find people who own these bikes and are willing to sell them. 

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Powerful Bike

Arvind Khosla | 8 years ago
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The Yamaha v-max is a cruiser motorbike made by well known Yamaha company since 1985. It is well known for its powerful V4 engine, unique styling and drive. I am riding this bike from last two years. No, doubt it is a distinctive cruiser bike by Yamaha. But, it has some down sides also. Such as, it is heavier in weight and price is little high. The V-max redefines the word 'Torque'. On the other hand, it does not give fuel efficiency more than 10km/ltr.

Best Features: Powerful Engine

Pros: Performance, Quality, Looks and Distinctive Style, Reliabilty

Cons: Price, Customer Service, Heavy Weight

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Awesome Acceleration and Muscular Beauty

Ansh Mehra | 8 years ago
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The day I got my VMAX I fall in love with it every time I go for a ride. The rider position is comfortable which makes it easy to handle the machine. It is a great combination of engine performance and muscular design which makes it seem like it is going for a kill even when standing still. I feel proud when my VMAX attracts people's attention on the road. It is very smooth to ride motorcycle. So, If you are looking for fuel efficient bike, this is not the option for you.

Best Features: Incredible power and Muscular Looks

Pros: ABS, Slipper clutch, low maintenance battery, Looks

Cons: Price and Availability, Mileage

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Original Power Cruiser

aahil sharma | 8 years ago
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It is a muscular machine which is blessed with a bigger fuel tank capacity of 15 litres. In addition, its reserve fuel tank capacity is 6 litres. The looks are very appealing and can easily attract other person's attention easily. The acceleration is noteworthy as this cruiser can easily cover 100 kmph distance in just 2.70 seconds. The braking system has been improved as compared to previous model. One of the few disadvantages of this cruiser is that the driver seat is not comfortable. It has separate driver and pillion seat. On the other hand, the machine is very costly which is definitely not a cup of tea of every person.

Best Features: Excellent Acceleration & Stunning Looks

Pros: Stunning looks, sharp handling, good pickup, strong performance, excellent acceleration, improved braking system

Cons: High price, uncomfortable driving seat, tank-mounted LCD console is hard to see when driving

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Yamaha VMAX Cruiser Comments

User Comments
10 years ago

v max is an awsm byk...feel lyk buyin 1 fo me n groov da 1 sitin behind me

10 years ago

yamaha v max rox......feel lyk buyin 1 fo me n groove da 1 sitin behind me.. ;)

11 years ago

not worth th price

11 years ago

Superb bike with 194BHP power it is fully loaded to fire the street &catch the eyeballs..

HImanshu Mehta
11 years ago

This big Machine,, Its fearless, unbeatable, independent, there's no comparison of v-max..... Its burns... Hail YAMAHA

Madhu Choudhary
11 years ago

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Amit Patil
11 years ago

ya really its an awsome bike i just love it..:)

Sree 10
11 years ago

I think it is the first bike in 2000cc

magnum bullet
12 years ago

hyosung ST7 is much better to hav...coz that is d true cruiser u could buy one day...but to buy this machine u need a kings ransom...

Aritra Paul
12 years ago

the bike is used by JOHN in Desi Boyz

Pawan S
12 years ago

Awesome bike...but fuel tank is smaller..it should be 22 or 25 ltr.

12 years ago

MOST POWERFUL CRUISER EVER!!!!!...SAME BIKE WILL BE USED IN 'GhostRider 2' NAMED AS 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)'....'V-MAX' ROCKS!!!!!!!

12 years ago

John has the same one!!!!!

Nishith Gupte
12 years ago

Excellent Bike to hit on Road, but Yamaha VMAX is highly priced.

vadivel d
13 years ago

Yamaha V-Max is verry super bike and verry stylish.

hunny malik
13 years ago

This bike gives a look similar to that when i see my girlfriend.............ousm

14 years ago

VMAX is a nice bike to hang out with

14 years ago

This is one beauty going to be launched in India. Yamaha Rocks!!,

Enjoy riding!!

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