1989 Yamaha V Max Review

1989 Yamaha V Max from United States of America

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Fatboy


Should not be your first or even second bike!


When I bought it, it needed a battery and fork seals. Everything else was cosmetic.

General Comments:

If it wasn't so well known, it would be a sleeper as it's MUCH faster than it looks! You always have the feeling the bike is trying to rid itself of you, when you crack it open and let out that V-boost rage.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2007

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review