1985 VMAX 1200
Born in 1985 as a new American market model, the VMAX 1200 model won shortly after its debut a popular following for its unique styling and its distinctive, powerful performance, making it a long-seller for more than 20 years.
The VMAX was designed for outstanding performance in straight-line acceleration. It enjoyed a “V-Boost” system, which consists of the opening of butterfly valves in the intake manifold between the 1st and 2nd and between the 3rd and 4th cylinders starting from 5,750 rpm.
The valves are opened gradually to match the rising engine speed with a signal provided by the ignition system. The valves are at the fully open position at 8,000 rpm. The V-Boost system adds 10 percent to the top power rating of the base engine.
Soon after the debut of the original VMAX, it won a passionate following among big bike enthusiasts and went on to become an epoch-making model that transcended categories with its unique aura over the next twenty years. Its influence on the market was enormous, and by the end of 2007 the total production reached approximately 100,000 units.
Engine / Frame
This machine had a 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V4 engine and a cast aluminium frame.