June 4th, 2008 by Mylo
Yamaha is gearing up to announce (in Madrid) the world’s quickest accelerating production motorcycle with its 2009 V-Max. This new bike comes almost 25 years after the original 1200cc monster custom was first introduced. The new V-Max is said to almost identical to the concept machine shown at the 2007 Paris and Tokyo Shows. Apparently it has an 1800cc fuel injected motor, that will produce 210 bhp and feature state-of-the-art everything.
The massive torque and considerable weight of the 2009 V-Max is quite capabale while handling snaking roads. A cast aluminum chassis, fully adjustable suspension with 50mm forks, 320mm six-pot Sumitomo superbike brakes with ABS, and a 200 mm wide rear tire add to the focus. Traction control is also thought to be in the mix, and with the expected tank-like mid-range, one can only visualize what sort of quarter mile times the bike is capable of. Like the original, the fuel tank has been located under the seat to keep the weight low and controllable.
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