2016 Star VMax | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Star VMax horsepower
2016 Star VMax

The granddaddy of the power cruiser movement, the Star VMax is a strongman boasting 102 cubic inch V-4 powerplant with double overhead cams and four-valves per cylinder.

It’s not weak off the bottom, but rev it up and the bike snaps into hyperdrive. If you aren’t holding on, you aren’t staying on; burnouts are a piece of cake. Not a one trick pony, the VMax’s aluminum-framed chassis exhibits nice handling characteristics in the canyons, despite its shaft drive and claimed 683-pound wet weight.

Dual discs with radially mounted Brembo calipers helps slow down the big boy from warp speed, when necessary. Don’t think about touring, as the VMax is a gas-guzzler with a fuel tank that’s not particularly large.

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2016 Star VMax Specs:

  • Engine: 102-cubic-inch (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65° V-four, DOHC; 16 valves
  • Bore x stroke: 90 x 66mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
  • Ignition: Transistor controlled
  • Transmission: 5-speed, multiplate slipper clutch
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Front Suspension: 52mm telescopic cartridge forks w/oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 4.7 inches of travel
  • Rear Suspension: Single shock w/remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression and rebound;
  • 4.3 inches of travel
  • Front brakes: Dual 320mm wave-type discs; radial mount 6-piston calipers, Brembo radial pump master cylinder
  • Rear brakes: 298mm wave-type disc, single-piston caliper and Brembo master cylinder
  • Front tire: 120/70R18
  • Rear tire: 200/50R18
  • L x W x H: 94.3 x 32.3 x 46.9 inches
  • Seat height: 30.5 inches
  • Wheelbase 66.9 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.0 gallon
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 27 mpg
  • Wet weight: 683 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2016 Star VMax Color:

  • Galaxy Blue

2016 Star VMax Price:

  • MSRP: $17,990

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