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2020 Yamaha VMAX
2020 Yamaha VMAX (Yamaha/)

Although untouched since its last major overhaul in 2009—including a significant bump in displacement (1,198cc to 1,679cc) and a completely redesigned chassis—the 2020 Yamaha VMAX is proof of serious capability in an unassuming package. As for updates to the 2020 model? A blacked-out Raven Black paint scheme.

Although no engine updates were made for 2020, this beastly machine cranks out a claimed 170 hp and 100 pound-feet of torque. We’re thinking that is enough tire-smearing power for the canyon roads or the dragstrip. Don’t you?

2020 Yamaha VMAX Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

2020 Yamaha VMAX
2020 Yamaha VMAX (Yamaha/)

Other brawny beasts that join the power cruiser battle include the Ducati Diavel, Harley-Davidson FXDR 114, Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114, and Triumph’s Rocket 3.

For comparison give the Harley-Davidson FXDR 114 vs. Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 114 vs. Ducati Diavel 1260 S and 2020 Triumph Rocket 3 R And GT Review First Ride a read.

Yamaha VMAX Updates For 2020

2020 Yamaha VMAX
2020 Yamaha VMAX (Yamaha/)

No major updates were made to the Yamaha VMAX for 2020, aside from the blacked-out “Raven Black” treatment.

2020 Yamaha VMAX Claimed Specifications

Price $17,999
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC V-4
Displacement 1,679cc
Bore x Stroke 90.0mm x 66.0mm
Horsepower 170 hp
Torque 100 lb.-ft.
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft
Seat Height 30.5 in.
Rake N/A
Trail N/A
Front Suspension 52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/ oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension Single shock w/ remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound; 4.3-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70R-18
Rear Tire 200/50R-18
Wheelbase 66.9 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight 683 lb./CA model 686 lb.

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