Top 10 best ever Yamahas - 9

9: V-Max

We’re talking the original 1200cc V-Max here, not the 1700cc VMAX that would come much later. Why? Because if you were a kid in the early-to-mid 1980s the V-Max was the bike that was spoken of in hushed tones. So powerful that it had to be restricted in UK form. Who cares that its designers placed handling in a distant second place on the priorities list. At a time when 80hp was still seen as loads, a full-power V-Max claimed 145bhp. It’s a legend for that alone. The 1700cc follow-up also hit some power highs, but all too soon far more manoeuvrable superbikes managed to catch up with its 197bhp performance, robbing it of its bragging rights.

 

 

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