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Yamaha V-MAX Full Power UK Model £4,750

  • Year 2003 (03 reg)
  • 5,200 miles
  • 1199cc
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Weardale Nr Stanhope
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A very original, low mileage Yamaha VMX1200 V-Max. You won't find another like this! I bought it from the estate of a deceased 70-year-old gentleman who had owned it from 2004. It was originally fitted with the Yamaha OEM screen and chrome mirrors, which I didn't like, so I changed them. The bike now has an MRA screen and some nice black mirrors fitted and an aluminium rack from ExactRep.

I also replaced the front springs with progressive ones, changed the fork, engine and transmission oils and the brake and clutch fluids. The carbs have been cleaned and adjusted and the engine runs very sweetly and powerfully, with V-boost working perfectly.

Sadly I can't keep it due to no job currently, so it will have to go to a new loving home.

When I got it, it was on the original Dunlop tyres which were well past their best, despite still having tread, so I replaced them with some nice new Avons. The buyer will have an option to buy the fitted Hyperpro RSC steering damper which cost around £400, unless I sell it separately first - £200 extra, half price. Original screen and mirrors included in the asking price.

I paid £4,600 for the bike and I have spent £100 for the MRA screen, £100 for the rack, £35 for the mirrors, £50 for a set of inlet rubbers, £70 for a set of float valves and £320 for tyres and MoT. I can't find the receipt for the fork springs, but I think they were about £70.

Although low mileage, the condition is not showroom - perfect, as the bike is 11 years old and was left standing for a few years. There is a little deterioration of the finish on the side panels and the cam covers for example. I can provide close-ups of any part, just call or email.

MoT April 2015 and I will put 6 months tax on for the buyer.

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Review, spec & performance

Yamaha VMX1200 V-Max (1991-2004)

MCN overall rating rating is 4
Owners' overall rating rating is 5

MCN review overall verdict:  "Mad Max. There, that tells you everything you need to know about the Yamaha VMX1200 V-Max, an ill-handling, raw powered Rottweiller of a motorcycle. The full power 140bhp model is the only one worth having, so skip the early 90s UK spec models with a feeble 95bhp."   Read full review

Top speed 160 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 10.9 secs
Max power 140 bhp
Max torque 117.7 ft-lb
Tank range 100 miles
Quick specs
Engine size 1198 cc
Engine specification 4 stroke, V4, 5 gears
Weight 262 kg
Seat height 765 mm
Running costs
Average fuel consumption 35 mpg
Insurance group 15 of 17
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NOTE: All figures quoted are for the standard model, which may differ from the bike advertised.

About the seller

Any questions or to arrange a viewing, please email or call Ian. Price may be a little flexible as I need to sell, but I don't want to give it away. Delivery may be possible, just call me and ask.

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