Yamaha VMX1200 V-max (1991-2004)

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Few bikes have a big­ger cult fol­low­ing than Yamaha’s orig­i­nal, 140bhp V4 hotrod. Cre­ated es­pe­cially for and launched in the US in 1985, no bike had as much straight­line pres­ence (even if its be­hav­iour through the turns was some­what mar­ginal) so much so that it be­came a UK grey im­port fave. Of­fi­cially im­ported from 1991, al­beit ini­tially in emas­cu­lated 95bhp trim, fi­nally deleted in 2004 and su­perceded by the all-new (and far pricier) 1700 in 2008, good ones are highly prized to this day. What you’ll pay to­day £4000-£6000. But should you? Cult bikes don’t get any bolder or bad-ass.

Be sure to go for the full-power ver­sion of the mad Max

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