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h1Yamaha V-Max launched in India; priced Rs 20 lac/h1
Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 11:22
Yamaha has launched its muscle bike, the Yamaha V-Max in India. At this point, this is the most powerful motorcycle ever launched in India, I think.
The V-Max produces 200 bhp at 9000 rpm. Here is a fun calculation: Each of those bhps would cost you some 10,000 Rupees!
Photo: Yamaha V-Max in India now
At such a humungous price, the V-Max is not going to sell like the Tata Nano, for sure. However, as a flagship model that would bring the masses to the bike stores where they would buy the Fazers and the FZ-16s and the YZF-R15s, it would work wonders. Which red-blooded teenager would not want to take a look at this brute at the dealer?
Ah, one more thing. Many refer to the V-Max as the VMAX. Not so. It is the V-Max, with a hyphen after the V.
Yamaha V-Max photo
The price of Rs 2 million for the Yamaha V-Max is ex-showroom Delhi. I have no idea how much it would cost on the road – perhaps we should add another 1.5 to 2 lakhs to it to know the real price on the road?
A lot of us in India have heard of the Hayabusa, thanks to the ridiculous Dhoommovies. V-Max is relatively unheard of. Anyway, now we have superbikes from pretty much everyone available in India provided you have the moolah. Harley Davidson was the latest to launch in India, and Honda, Suzuki and other powerful motorcycles from Honda were already here. Kawasaki’s Ninja 250 too seems to be on its way, finally.
Pic: Yamaha V-Max
Like other motorcycles which bore the iconic name, the 2009 Yamaha V-Max too offers scary straight-line acceleration. The 1679 cc, 4 cylinder V4 engine offers 200 bhp at 9000 rpm, and 17kg at 6500 rpm.
Just like the last-generation V-Max, the 2009 V-Max too can’t have a great time on twisty roads. However, show it s straight stretch, and its fat rear tyre will tear out the tarmac in no time. The last V-Max itself was no wimp, producing 133 bhp. In the new motorcycle, Yamaha chose to up the power output by 48 percent! And you need to be built like a bull too, to manhandle this motorcycle that weighs in at 310 kg.
So its massive, too powerful and too expensive. Who wants to buy the V-Max in India then? A few motorcycle maniacs with enough money in their pockets thanks to rich dads or their own IT startups. That’s about it. The rest of us – we will go to the showroom, ogle the V-Max and then write out a cheque for a Fazer. Macho enough for 99.99 % of us, the Fazer is.
h2Yamaha V-Max India specifications/h2
Top Speed: 220kmph
Seat Height: 77.5cm
Ground clearance: 140mm
Engine: Liquid Colled, dohc, 4 stroke, 4 valve, V4 cylinder, 1687cc
Max Power: 200bhp at 9000rpm
Max Torque: 17kg at 6500rpm
Engine Management: Fuel Injection
Transmission: 5 speed gears
Fuel Tank: 15 liters
Clutch: Wet, multiple disc hydraulic slipper clutch with diaphragm spring
Suspension: FRONT – Soqi telescopic forks, 52mm; REAR: Soqui Shock link type suspension
Brakes: FRONT – Dual Discs 320mm, REAR – Single Disc 292mm
Tyres: FRONT – 120/70 R18M/C Bridgestone; REAR – 200/50 R18M/C Bridgestone