Yamaha V MAX (1988-89)

The Yamaha V-Max is a motorcycle produced in 1988-89. It has a four-stroke, V-four, DOHC, 4-valve per cylinder engine with a capacity of 1198 cc/73.1 cu-in. The bore x stroke is 76×66 mm, with a cooling system of liquid-cooled, and a compression ratio of 10.5:1. The induction has 4x 35mm Mikuni BDS35 carburetor, and the ignition is CDI. It has an electric starting mechanism, with a maximum power of 145 hp/108 kW at 9000 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.4 kgf-m/89.6 lb-ft at 7500 rpm. The clutch is a wet multi-disc, with a 5-speed transmission and final drive shaft. The frame is a double cradle steel tube, with a 40mm Kayaba front fork and air pressure, and the front wheel travel is 140 mm/5.5 in. It has dual Kayaba shocks at the rear, adjustable for preload damping, with a rear wheel travel of 100 mm/3.9 in. The front brakes consist of 2x 298mm discs with 2 piston calipers, while the rear brake is a single 282mm disc with 2 piston caliper. The front tire is 110/90-18, and the rear tire is 150/90-15. The rake is 29 degrees, with a trail of 119 mm/4.7 in, a wheelbase of 1590 mm/65.6 in, a seat height of 765 mm/30.1 in, and a ground clearance of 145 mm/5.7 in. The dry weight is 254 kg/560 lbs, while the wet weight is 274 kg/604 lbs. The fuel capacity is 15 liters/3.9 US gal, with an average consumption of 39 mpg. It has no recorded braking time for 60-0/100-0, and a standing 1/4 mile of 10.8 sec/125 mph 200 km/h. Its top speed is 146 mph/235 km/h.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Yamaha V-Max

Year: 1988 – 89

Engine: Four stroke, V-four, DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder.
Capacity: 1198 cc / 73.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 76 66 mm
Cooling System: Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Induction: 4x 35mm Mikuni BDS35 carburetor
Ignition: CDI
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 145 hp / 108 kW @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque: 12.4 kgf-m / 89.6 lb-ft @ 7500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi disc
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Frame: Double cradle steel tube
Front Suspension: 40mm Kayaba forks, Air pressure

Front Wheel Travel: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Rear Suspension: Dual Kayaba shocks, adjustable for preload damping.
Rear Wheel Travel: 100 mm / 3.9in
Front Brakes: 2x 298mm discs 2 piston calipers
Rear Brakes: Single 282mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre: 110/90-18
Rear Tyre: 150/90-15
Rake: 29 degrees
Trail: 119 mm / 4.7 in
Wheelbase: 1590 mm / 65.6 in
Seat height: 765 mm / 30.1 in
Ground Clearance: 145 mm / 5.7 in
Dry Weight: 254 kg / 560 lbs
Wet Weight: 274 kg / 604 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 15 Litres / 3.9 US gal
Consumption Average: 39 mpg
Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 0: – / 36.5 m
Standing 1/4 Mile: 10.8 sec / 125mph 200 km/h
Top Speed: 146 mph / 235 km/h

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