2020 Yamaha VMAX

Drag racing performance in a cruiser package.

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Although untouched since its last major overhaul in 2009—including a significant bump in displacement (1,198cc to 1,679cc) and a completely redesigned chassis—the 2020 Yamaha VMAX is proof of serious capability in an unassuming package. As for updates to the 2020 model? A blacked-out Raven Black paint scheme.

Although no engine updates were made for 2020, the 2010 test bike was put on Cycle World’s rearwheel dyno and produced 173.9 hp at 9,000 rpm and 112.8 pound-feet of torque 6,600 rpm. We’re thinking that is enough tire-smearing power for the canyon roads or the dragstrip. Don’t you?

2020 Yamaha VMAX Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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Other brawny beasts that join the power cruiser battle include the Ducati Diavel, Harley-Davidson FXDR 114, Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114, and Triumph’s Rocket 3.

Yamaha VMAX Updates For 2020

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No major updates were made to the Yamaha VMAX for 2020, aside from the blacked-out “Raven Black” treatment.

2020 Yamaha VMAX Claimed Specifications

Price $17,999
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC V-4
Displacement 1,679cc
Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mm
Horsepower N/A
Torque 100 lb.-ft.
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft
Seat Height 30.5 in.
Rake N/A
Trail N/A
Front Suspension 52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/ oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension Single shock w/ remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound; 4.3-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70R-18
Rear Tire 200/50R-18
Wheelbase 66.9 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 683 lb./CA model 686 lb.