Yamaha V Max Reviews from Canada

1998 Yamaha V Max

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance7500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XZ550 Vision

Summary:

Fast, even when sitting still

Faults:

It put a spell on me. Tried to sell it, but couldn't, even though I don't ride much anymore.

General Comments:

Clock-like reliability. An icon, a legend... one of those things in life that requires no explanation...

For example:

What do you ride?

"oh...a V-Max"

Silence ensues.

Incredible power that you most mortals will never fully use. That's the point... you know there is always more... if you want it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2010

2004 Yamaha V Max

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 1 / 10
Braking marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance8500 kilometres

Summary:

I liked my V Max so much I bought a new R6

Faults:

Stitching in the rider's seat let go. Dealer went good for it.

General Comments:

An absolute power monger of the torquer variety and sweet music to the rider's ears.

High speed handling on rough sweepers is absolutely scary and is best avoided.. enjoy the straight line acceleration and be content.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2006

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews