2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 Review

The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance and style.

Unlike any other bike available today is the 2012 Yamaha Vmax really in a class by itself. The great acceleration, muscular beauty combined with sporty handling, and latest technologies of Yamaha electronic engine management to provide an incredibly exciting driving experience.

The legend continues.

85 In the original V-Max motorcycle transformed the world on its ear. Our engineers have taken a large dose of the original "Mad Max" DNA was then added a large number of recent Yamaha sport bike technologies like our chip with variable intake stacks, a high-tech injection system and our gas famous flight control. The result is the next generation V-Max. The legendary engine character and amazing acceleration are all part of the new design, but there's a twist. The VMAX offers truly sporty handling, thanks to its lightweight aluminum chassis and fully adjustable suspension. Scorched any pavement lately?

Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 2012
2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17
The ultimate muscle bike.

The Yamaha 2012 is the last marriage VMX17 muscles and brain, and is the result of his pioneering evolutionary process. The unique characteristics of this legendary beast are richly combined with the latest technology and style of the leading sports motorcycle. All announcements of a machine with great performance and visual power. The 2012 Yamaha Vmax is truly in a class by itself.

2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 lights and the main features:

± 11.4kpl fuel consumption, 32mpg (Imp)

1679cc, V-4 engine with the YCC-I and YCC-T

Aluminium frame with fully adjustable suspension

Key Features:

• The ultimate power cruiser delivers unmatched performance of its 65 degrees, four valves per cylinder-SPS-cylinder, 1679cc V4-plenty of revealing, controllable acceleration from a compact engine that seems as strong as the is.

• overturned four hole injection with YCC-I intake technology and YCC-T ® ® a fly-by-wire throttle provide awesome acceleration throughout a wide range of powers.

• Lightweight aluminum chassis puts the engine low and forward for mass centralization, resulting in a machine designed to handle curves and straight lines.

• Take generously advanced by sportbike technology, VMAX features a slipper clutch, brake discs wave style, ABS, front and full suspension tuning and rear.

• Functionality and avant garde style that uniquely combined with features such as oxidized titanium tubes coated with 52 mm fork, magnesium engine side covers, fuel tank, polyethylene and fluorinated organic electroluminescent multifunction display.

New for 2012:

• A new stylish finish side cover is the cover for admission - adding to the menacing appearance of the VMAX.

Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 2012
2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX1

2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 - U.S. Features / Specifications

* MSRP $ 19,890 (matte black) Available from November to December 2011 2011/CA model


Type 102 cubic inches (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65 ° V-4, DOHC, 4 valves / cylinder

Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mm

Compression ratio 11,3:1

Electronic fuel injection and the YCC-T and YCC delivery-I

Ignition TCI: Transistor Ignition controlled

Transmission 5-speed, multi-plate clutch shoes

Final drive axle


Suspension / Front 52 mm cartridge telescopic fork w / oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, 4.7-mobile

Suspension / Rear Single shock w / remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression and rebound

Brakes / Front Dual 320 mm wave type discs, radial mount 6-piston front calipers, Brembo radial pump ®

Brakes / rear 298 mm disc-type wave, single master cylinder piston Brembo ®

Tires / Front Bridgestone ® Radial 120/70-R18 59V

Tires / Rear Bridgestone ® Radial 200/50-R18 76V


Length 94.3 in

32.3 in width

Height 46.8 in

Seat Height 30.5 in

Wheelbase 66.9 in

Rake (Caster Angle) at 31.0

Trail 5.8

Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal

Fuel Economy ** 27 mpg

Ww *** £ 683 / £ 685 (CA) model


1 year warranty (limited factory warranty)