Yamaha V-Max

Yamaha's unforgettable V4 bruiser

The big air scoops on the Yamaha V-Max may be all show, but its 1,200cc V4 is all go. The factory liked to claim 145hp for the liquid-cooled engine, but most tests put actual power at around 119hp. That’s still enough to scoot the 596lb bike to 150mph.
Photos by Roland Brown