The Yamaha Vmax again victim of Euro4 standards
The offer of Yamaha motorcycles never ceases to be stripped down by Euro4 standards: the Yamaha VMax 1700, a spectacular symbol of the muscle-bike with raw power, joins the XJR1300 and SR400 as motorcycles pushed towards the exit by this update to mandatory European standards on all models from January 1, 2017.
The offer of Yamaha motorcycles never ceases to be stripped down by Euro4 standards: the, spectacular symbol of the muscle-bike with raw power, joins the ranks of motorcycles pushed towards the exit by this mandatory European standardization. on all models from January 1, 2017.
Another iconic Yamaha motorcycle sacrificed on the altar of Euro4
"Indeed, the Vmax stops at the end of the year, December 31, 2016, because it does not pass Euro 4 standards", confirms Yamaha Motor France before specifying to MNC that it is "also of the group’s strategic will ". In other words: the Japanese manufacturer did not see fit to develop the V-Max, undoubtedly deeming the "cost-sales" ratio unfavorable..
, the V-Max resumed with exuberance and a polished finish the continuation of this cult saga which began in 1985.
Its monumental 1679 cc V4 developing 200 hp and 166.8 Nm of torque took place in a chassis to the (dis) measure of this 310 kg motorcycle (read in particular our).
Its mechanical punch was such that a good ladle of gas was enough to drift its rear tire in 200mm, despite its "moss" wheelbase of 1700mm. In the absence of anti-slip, experience required on this dragster with cardan transmission as enjoyable as it is exclusive (€ 20,999) !
Irony of the story: European anti-pollution standards are already responsible for the disappearance of the first VMax of the name in 2002 (the one equipped with the famous "V-Boost" compressor reserved for the American market), 16 years after its importation into France at the insistence of the director of Yamaha France at the time, Jean-Claude Olivier (read our) !
Will history repeat itself with a third generation of Vmax to be discovered in the more or less near future? Yamaha France, in any case, does not completely rule out this possibility….
"The VMax is a legend for this vintage, but Yamaha is still working and who knows, maybe a muscle bike concept will emerge in the future," the French subsidiary tells us. To follow naturally on MNC: stay connected !
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