2015 Yamaha VMAX CARBON

Back in 1985 Yamaha launched a groundbreaking bike that shocked the world. With its brutal V4 engine, raw style and awesome performance, the original VMAX brought drag-bike levels of acceleration to the street.

30 years on and the latest VMAX is still the ultimate musclebike. With its 200PS 1,679cc V4 engine and advanced aluminium chassis, the next generation VMAX is built to deliver adrenaline-charged performance together with unrivalled street presence.

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Now we’re taking the concept one step further with the remarkable 30th anniversary VMAX Carbon. Fitted with exclusive bodywork and thundering Akrapovic slip-on mufflers, this iconic Sport Heritage musclebike has no equal.


  • The ultimate drag racer inspired musclebike
  • 200PS 1,679cc V4 liquid-cooled engine
  • Massive power with raw torque output
  • Exclusive carbon bodywork and Akrapovic mufflers
  • Built to customize and make it your own
  • Aluminium diamond-type twin spar frame
  • Dual 320mm front discs with radial 6-pot calipers
  • Large diameter 298mm rear disc
  • Efficient shaft drive system
  • 5-spoke alloy wheels with wide 200/50-18 rear tyre
  • Compact and natural riding position
  • The timeless motorcycling icon
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Engine type V-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 1,679cc
Bore x stroke 90.0 mm x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.3 : 1
Maximum power 147.2 kW (200PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 166.8 Nm (17.0 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Type Wet, Multiple-disc diaphragm spring
Carburettor Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission Shaft


Frame Aluminium, Diamond Shaped
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø 52 mm
Front travel 120 mm
Caster Angle 31º
Trail 148 mm
Rear suspension system (link suspension), Monoshock
Rear Travel 110 mm
Front brake Hydraulic Disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brake Single Disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre 120/70 R18M/C (59V)
Rear tyre 200/50 R18M/C (76V)


Overall length 2,395 mm
Overall width 820 mm
Overall height 1,190 mm
Seat height 775 mm
Wheel base 1,700 mm
Minimum ground clearance 140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) 310 kg
Fuel tank capacity 15 litres
Oil tank capacity 5.9 litres

Post source : yamaha-motor.eu

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