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Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

2009 Star V-Max

This is a follow-up to our quickie story posted just one day sampling the bike at its world introduction in San Diego County. we delve deeper into the of the exhilarating new VMax.

Now sold Yamaha’s Star Motorcycles engineers grappled with the of a rebirth of a legend. Star is the new VMax at the edge of the expressive/aggressive of the modern cruiser category. As they use terms like hot muscle, power and respect to what the VMax represents.

To make sure Star was its target audience, they extensive market research focus groups. Owners of the generation (which have an age of 45-plus years) insisted a new should have improved increased power, a better position and continued use of shaft And they were adamant for to use a V-Four engine and keep the V

A larger, more powerful was always going to be necessary, after the arrival last of the Hayabusa-powered Suzuki B-King. An V-Four (see sidebar was created, achieving Star’s of reaching the 200-horsepower mark.

Bringing the VMax into the century required enormous to the flexi-flyer steel chassis of the old so they threw it out and created an frame that uses the engine as a stressed member for rigidity. But getting a long, chassis to handle up to Yamaha’s proved to be the most challenging of the new bike, causing a delay to the introduction until they got it

The production version of the chassis of a cast-aluminum perimeter-style frame and new swingarm. The subframe is made Controlled-Fill cast-aluminum sections and The chassis’ geometry is closer to specs than sportbike with a 31.0-degree rake, of trail, and a 66.9-inch wheelbase. The model had sportier geometry: degrees, 119mm, and 62.6 respectively.

Suzuki B-King Final Prototype

This latest Max is an inch wider and 3.7 inches overall.

It all adds up to a machine immense visual punch. The crowning accents are the aluminum air scoops that are now functional. The are hand-polished to a fine luster 40 minutes each!) then are for an enduring shine.

What appears to be a fuel is really just a cover for the airbox and a place to mount a info panel that a clock, dual tripmeters, gauge, gear indicator, temp, mpg, intake air throttle angle, stopwatch and a indicator. Its electro-luminescence display is to be clearer and faster than While the info panel is too low to be easily seen while the giant muscle-car-like tachometer is in view and is augmented by a shift placed prominently alongside.

Upon firing, the VMax into a steady but menacing The V-Four, with its contra-rotating shaft, is quite smooth, but a never forgets there is substantial reciprocating between the A blip of the throttle reveals a heavy flywheel effect, as don’t soar as quickly as sport-oriented engines.

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