2005 Yamaha V Max Review

2005 Yamaha V Max from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance5100 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha V Max


A True Legend


Back brakes froze up, and required me to get a new caliper and back brakes.

Front brakes make a noise.

New battery needed.

General Comments:

Seat gets uncomfortable after a little more than half hour of riding.

Everything on my bike is stock and I love it that way.

I rarely hit v boost, and when I do it is just for a second or so, because it is just nuts when you enter it. You really do feel like you are time warping back when you hit it.

I mainly use it as a boulevard cruiser.

Most people don't know what the bike is, and need to ask because you just don't see many on the road.

I don't care if it's not popular, I love it. I owned one before in 2000 and had to sell it because of money problems, and I always regretted it, and had to buy another new one. I called every dealer in Vegas and I found only one dealer with a new one in stock. When I sat on it, I knew it would be mine again. Four years later, I love it as much as ever.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th June, 2008

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review