The Amazing Yamaha VMax.



Hey, got to give credit where credit is due…the Yamaha VMax is one hell of a motorbike. Here’s an update on my MadMaxVMax.


Before the Ape Hanger Bars…My MadMax VMaxBobberLo Project…lowered 2″ with Progressive springs and shocks. New Delkevic Mufflers and Pipes…great sound! Added 14 inch forward brake and gear change controls. Cut off front fender for a clean bobber look. Added engine T-Boost with switch…opens at 3,000 rpm, 6,000 rpm or you can keep it turned off…Added custom LED taillight. New Dunlop fatties front and rear.


Added 12 inch Ape Hangers for additional bobber-style coolness. (El Diablo Brand Bars) Click image to view additional details on eBay…


Here’s what I’ve done to this cool ride…

Superb condition, runs smooth, looks great, handles great, full of power with the classic and famous 1200cc VMax motor. Maintained perfectly, upgraded where needed and comes with top-grade accessories. Shines like new.

Custom Notes:
12 inch, 7/8 Ape Hangers (El Diablo Brand)
Delkevic Mufflers & Pipes for awesome sound
Billet Aluminum Forward Controls – 14 inches forward (FC9 Refined Cycle Brand)
Lowered 2 inches front & back with Progressive Springs & Shocks
K&N Air Filter
T-Boost Instal with Switch – kicks in at 3,000 rpm, 6,000 rpm or keep it off. Your choice.
Custom LED Rear Taillight
Maintenance Notes:
Hydraulic clutch system flushed
Rebuilt clutch master cylinder
New braided steel clutch hose
New steering head bearings
New Fork Seals
New Temperature Sensor
Cooling system flushed
New Dunlop Tires front & rear
Recent Carb Clean, replaced O-Rings and Needle Valve
Condition Overall:
Excellent showroom custom style. Cool flames on faux-tank, comfortable forward foot controls, 12 inch Ape Hangers improve handling compared to short OEM bars in my opinion. Bike serviced regularly per OEM shop manual. Garage kept. Never dropped or in any accidents.

Super cool red flames design on the faux gas tank. Added modern K&N Air Filter.


Even the dashboard looks cool on my VMAX.


Introduced in 1985, I’ve wanted to own this first generation muscle-bobber for years. The VMAX became a “cult bike” right from the start and I joined that cult.


A real creative muscle bike original…my buddy’s OEM 1985 Yamaha VMax. Click image to review one of the first media articles on this amazing bike. #TopSpeedReview


The Second Generation VMAX…introduced in 2010…BIG MadMax-style of a bike.

The 2016 Yamaha VMax included major upgrades and improvements…making it even more kick-ass powerful. FYI – the VMax bikes are not for amateur riders. These bikes are serious muscle bikes. Read up on this ride from #TopSpeedReview. PhotoSource: YamahaMotorcycles


The Bottom Line.

My 2007 Yamaha VMax bike has been a labor of love…a dream bike for me. The first generation VMax from 1985 to 2009 was a true rider’s ride. A motorcyclist’s dream of a powerhouse with a 1200cc motor kicking out some 130+ horsepower. I hope you too can enjoy this motorcycle as much as I have had...#RideSafeOutThere. 


Motorcycle Marc’s 2007 Custom Yamaha VMax…a 1200cc powerhouse of a cool bobber-style ride. Click image to see more info on eBay…it’s for sale for only $5,000 U.S.


Ride Safe Out There











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  1. Motorcycle Marc says:

    SOLD…To another motorcycle nut like me…October 27, 2018. – MJB

  2. Phil King says:

    Hi Marc, I was hoping you could help me with a few details. Love the Vmax which I’m guessing you’ve now sold. Could you tell me the size of the Dunlop tyres you fitted and also, were the El Diablo apes 7/8” (22mm) or the 1” bars. I can’t find the 7/8” bars here in the uk.
    Many thanks,

  3. Tommy G. says:

    Interesting look for a VMAX. I love it but don’t have the money for toys anymore. The wife says we got to save for retirement. Sure do love what you’ve done with your VMAX though

  4. Jerry P. says:

    Love the Vmax. Owned a 97 for 10 years then got too sick to ride so had to sell it. Fantastic motorbike I must say.