After Honda gave the competition a gut-punch in the early eighties with the introduction of..
XJ6 & XJ6 Diversion Test
The Yamaha Diversion XJ6 is like the VMAX, a Ghost from the ’80s brought back to life by Yamaha in 2009. After years of the FZ6 acting as Yamaha’s entry level model into multi-cylinder motorcycles, the Yamaha XJ6 is back in Europe! Its aims are to be easier-to-ride-slow, less power, but with more torque in lower revs and, above all, to be even more affordable.
Fly By Wire
Star Motorcycles has announced that the 2010 VMAX will go on sale at Yamaha dealerships beginning today via an exclusive priority delivery customer order program and continue through November 30.
Making its triumphant return to the Star line last season, the all new VMAX has been a hit with the enthusiast motorcycle press and with owners alike. The 2010 Star VMAX features a striking, new Candy Red paint scheme.
Noted custom motorcycle builder Jesse James takes the Star VMAX for a spin in his new hit TV show "Jesse James is a Dead Man" this Sunday August 9th on Spike TV.
Shot on location at El Mirage Dry Lake in Southern California during the final show of the season, Jesse pilots the VMAX on several high speed runs in the show. Sharing the spotlight with his Hydrogen powered streamliner car on the dry lake bed, the VMAX impressed Jesse who has ridden just about everything with big horsepower and wheels.
Hot Rod Motorcycle Reborn!
We are reminded that the 1985 Yamaha V-Max motorcycle burst onto the scene as a fire-breathing, liquid-cooled V-4 power cruiser that had no motorcycling peer. It was, in the words of Mr. Araki, the Japanese project leader for the original V-Max motorcycle, an "American Hot Rod."