Main changes

from 1985 to 2001

1985:
  • First V-Max appears on American market with 145 HP announced and 400 m covered in 11 seconds. V-boost equipped.
1986

Introduction for Europe in France:

  • 104 HP at 7 500 rpm and a torque of 11,48 mkg at 6 000 rpm
  • No V-Boost for Europe
  • Rear aliminium dished wheel
  • 2 front ventilated discs 282 mm with opposed pistons.
  • 3D V-max emblem

1987

  • Front aluminium dished wheel
  • Black air scoops, side covers and tail lamp mount
1990
  • Digital electronic ignition.
  • Back to aluminium colour for air scoops
  • Introduction for Japanese domestic market
1991

For Europe:

  • Modifications to suit noise regulation from 83 to 81 dB. Exhaust system changed and max. power decreases from 100,2 HP/ 7500 rpm to 95,2 HP/ 8000 rpm.
  • New camshafts with lengthen valve opening to improve character: Max torque of 10,3 mkg is at 3000 rpm only ( formerly 10,9 mkg / 6000 rpm). To keep superb acceleration rear transmission, ration is changed from 33/9 to 33/10.
1993

Fundamental chassis changes:

  • Fork tubes increase from 40 to 43 mm. Ventilated- drilled discs of 298 mm with 4pot callipers.
  • Metzeler tyres instead of Dunlop.
  • More powerful generator.

1996

  • Black wheels ,air scoops, exhaust system and fork outer tubes.
  • Cartridge type oil filter element
1998
  • Back to chrome exhaust system

1999

  • Back to polished wheels and fork outer tubes
  • Carbon look for fenders
2001
  • Front fork seal guards
  • Carbon looks for tank cover

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