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So Yami has their own entrant in the muscle cruiser segment, its called the VMAX. She costs $17,990, has a 1679cc liquid cooled V4...




kind of reminds me of the diavel....
 

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vmax is a wild looking thing

i agree it reminds me of the duc


a cool bike though

how much do they sell for
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What's the thing at the front of the Star VMax that almost looks like another exhaust pipe? It certainly looks comfortable to sit on. It also looks like it might give a bit more protection from the wind, but that is an easy thing to fix on the Honda Valkyrie.
 

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What's the thing at the front of the Star VMax that almost looks like another exhaust pipe? It certainly looks comfortable to sit on. It also looks like it might give a bit more protection from the wind, but that is an easy thing to fix on the Honda Valkyrie.
those are air intakes.

As for the price, its in the OP. She costs $17,990...

To be honest though I think i prefer the Valk, just seems more stout. A true steed...
 

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I think that I like the design of the Valkyrie better than the VMAX. Both look very aggressive, but the Valkyrie looks a bit more streamlined to me. I don't dislike the VMAX, but I could see how someone would think it looks overworked.

I might change out the F6C's exhaust pipe in favor of something more like the VMAX's.
 

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I think that I like the design of the Valkyrie better than the VMAX. Both look very aggressive, but the Valkyrie looks a bit more streamlined to me. I don't dislike the VMAX, but I could see how someone would think it looks overworked.

I might change out the F6C's exhaust pipe in favor of something more like the VMAX's.
I think a lot of people will agree with that, maybe even people who like the VMAX more overall.
 

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i like some of the small engine detail bits on the VMAX. Its not a bad bike but I dont think I"d buy one new even for that price
 

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Well to be honest I currently have and ride both of this bikes. I love them both. The VMax is the faster of the two and when the fully adjustable suspension is setup right for the rider it will handle the curves a little better too. But the new Valk is definitely more comfortable and when handled aggressively comes in close on the curves. The new Valk is very different bike from the VMax in so many ways that it is hard to compare them. I actually feel that the new Valk is very similar to the Rocket III that I also have, the are very similar in speed up to the Valk limiter and they handle curves similar but giving the Valk the edge in handling and breaking when both are in stock condition. The Valk is definitely smoother than the Rocket III but I would say they both ride equal on long rides. This is just my opinion on these bikes but I have over 66k miles on the Rocket and 22k miles on the VMax and 5k miles on my new Valk. Been riding since 1964 and have had about 31 bikes and I use to race a few my younger days. :)
 

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Lucky to have soo many bikes .
If I can make it to your place , may I test them myself ??

If you could have only one of your bikes , which would it be ??

Kidd





Well to be honest I currently have and ride both of this bikes. I love them both. The VMax is the faster of the two and when the fully adjustable suspension is setup right for the rider it will handle the curves a little better too. But the new Valk is definitely more comfortable and when handled aggressively comes in close on the curves. The new Valk is very different bike from the VMax in so many ways that it is hard to compare them. I actually feel that the new Valk is very similar to the Rocket III that I also have, the are very similar in speed up to the Valk limiter and they handle curves similar but giving the Valk the edge in handling and breaking when both are in stock condition. The Valk is definitely smoother than the Rocket III but I would say they both ride equal on long rides. This is just my opinion on these bikes but I have over 66k miles on the Rocket and 22k miles on the VMax and 5k miles on my new Valk. Been riding since 1964 and have had about 31 bikes and I use to race a few my younger days. :)
 

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I don't think the V-Max has the range of the valk as well. It has a small gas tank of about 4 gal. Couple that with a 32-34 mpg does not give you long before you are looking for a gas station. Not good if you want a long distance cruiser, but if you are close to town they are a blast to ride.
 

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I have both the new F6C 1800 and the new Vmax. The Vmax is not the cruiser like the Valkyrie, but will run rings around it with its speed and acceleration .

Vmax only gets at best 120 miles to a tankful of gas. With a full 4 into 1 exhaust, Flashed ECU and intake mods only about 90 miles to a tankful.

BUT, the most exciting 90 miles you would ever want. The quarter mile times are fairly close to my ZX14 which is great since it's so much heavier.

The Valkyrie is the bike I love to spend the day on though. This is my second one now.
 

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That bike is cool looking, a monster asphalt destroyer @ 174 hp and 113 lb. torque. compared to the Valkyrie 104hp and 110 lb. torque. 53lbs. lighter than the Valkyrie although the Valkyrie seems to have a lower center of gravity with extremely good handling. I like both, each for what they are although prefer the Valkyrie proven reliable Flat Six engine.
 

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As a past Vmax owner, I don't place the two bikes in the same class. The Vmax is probably the ultimate for riders who want the absolute strongest, quickest, tire shredding ridiculous power bike but don't cater to egg bikes whereas the Valk is much more a cruise in all aspects. I'd also argue the Vmax is better suited to extreme riders with corresponding skills. I'm really not that rider even though I thought I was at a younger age..

I never cared to ride the Vmax 2?up much or to run more than 70 or 80 miles at a stretch. No one ever outran me, and I got more attention on the Vmax than anything else I've ever owned. I was constantly challenged by other bikes, to the point I started ignoring most. The Vmax makes you a rock star in some circles. If that's what you are into.

All that said, I prefer the Valk in so many ways. To start with, might seem like a little thing, but I like to sit flat footed on my bike. I love the comfortable 2?up riding. I like 240 miles on a tank. The Valk runs smooth, quiet, handles great, has power to run with literally any bike on the road. Perfect in curves, especially at the moderate speeds I generally run. I get more attention than I desire (although much less than on the Yamaha) but it is surprising how few riders are familiar with the Valk on sight. Overall, the Valk is nearly a perfect match to my style/ needs.
 
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