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Michael J Carroll


Feb 08

Posts: 205

What should we test on Yamaha’s new V-Max?

You could help MCN with its test of Yamaha’s all-new V-Max by telling us what you want to know about the bike. The new Yamaha V-Max in action Original V-Max review We’re due to test the bike over the coming weeks, and want your thoughts about the areas we should cover. Yamaha V'maxs for sale Do you believe it’s a worthy successor to the...

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Nov 07

Posts: 540

I hope you guys test the brakes, the shockers and steering. If it starts then give the engine a good run through... :) Other than that I am certain that you guys will get the test riding and the report bang on!

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Mar 07

Posts: 3215

Boult says:

Fuel Economy?

......OK.....maybe not....

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Aug 02

Posts: 125

shazhome says:

I Think

A sobber Brain, heart is still pumping & ensure that a medical certificate is issued confirming that the rider as a water tight arsole and no past record of premature ejeculation.

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Aug 02

Posts: 2755

spondonste says:

Suggestions for test

Obviously straight line acceleration but also see whether it can get round the first corner it approaches. Whether its a bulk to get round the corners and whether the acceleration is linear or has a degree of lag/ kick in the pants. How it compares in the straight line run against bikes like a suzuki hayabusa etc. Fuel economy and braking performance (if it has any). How it feels in the bends and if the chassis is fairly neutral on the brakes whilst banked over. Its not going to be used on the track but it needs to be checked that if used on the road and accelerating hard (on real roads) its not going to result in an early appointment with the grim reaper

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Oct 05

Posts: 30

Jim_UK says:


Can it wheelie and for how long, how long can you do a rolling burnout with it, what it's quarter mile time, can you rear wheel steer it much? erm....... what’s it like in the corners, how does it compare to the previous V-Max in all of the above, and finally does it have that all important aggressive muscle bike feel/look.

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Aug 07

Posts: 78

marty1035 says:

Only 1 Thing

I'd like to see how fast it devalues.

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Jan 08

Posts: 877

KimLondon says:

Noise - what does it sound like?

Can you compare with some of the best sounding bikes and put a recording up on the website?

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Jun 07

Posts: 6

tuk1093 says:

will it

squeeze past a bus and a van at the lights last on one rear tyre between trips to the service shop

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May 08

Posts: 2

grindz145 says:

How to test an icon

I think the most obvious category to test is off-roadability and also its ability to jump 16 garbage cans setup next to a fried chicken stand. :-D

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Phat Bob


Mar 08

Posts: 64

Phat Bob says:

the nitty gritty

Is there room for a spare pair of underpants?

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