Buyers Guide 2016 Star VMax | Buyer's Guide

2016 Star VMax | Buyer’s Guide

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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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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