1998 Yamaha V Max Reviews

1998 Yamaha V Max from Canada

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

1998 Yamaha V Max from United Kingdom

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha ThunderAce

Summary:

Brilliant. I will never part with it

Faults:

Needed a new clutch because I used fully synthetic oil when I changed the oil.

General Comments:

Does not handle as bad as some of the press state. You get used to its character.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

15th Jul 2005, 18:34

Why does fully synthetic oil ruin the clutch? I have to do an oil change soon and was going to use fully synthetic... Andy.

11th Jul 2007, 18:59

Fully synthetic oil is too light!

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews