Yamaha is claiming 197bhp from the new Yamaha V-Max and 123ftlb of torque. To see if the V-Max is as fearsome as the figures suggest, we took it to Santa Pod drag strip.
The new 2009 V-Max went up against the old version, the Yamaha R6 and the quarter-mile-eating Suzuki Hayabusa. Watch the clip to see how the bikes got on.
To find out whether the new V-Max managed to out-drag the Busa and rule the strip, check out this week's MCN, on sale Wednesday 4th March.