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1985 Yamaha V-Max

1985 Yamaha V-Max Pictures

The V-Max was introduced in 1985, discontinued for a couple of years, then made a comeback in the late 1980s.
The V-Max was introduced in 1985, discontinued for a couple of years, then made a comeback in the late 1980s.

The 1985 Yamaha V-Max motorcycle had an interesting mix of design features, including a stepped saddle, duck-tail rear fender, mock air intakes, and a fuel tank located underneath the seat.

The mighty V-Max featured a 1200-cc four-valve V-four with variable intake runners and 145 horsepower.
The mighty V-Max featured a 1200-cc four-valve V-four with variable intake runners and 145 horsepower.
The speedometer was perched above the handlebars, while the tach, water-temperature gauge, and host of warning lights sat in a separate instrument panel.
The speedometer was perched above the handlebars, while the tach, water-temperature gauge, and host of warning lights sat in a separate instrument panel.
What appeared to be massive air scoops were really just covers for the horns, but they sure looked mean.
What appeared to be massive air scoops were really just covers for the horns, but they sure looked mean.

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