First V-Max appears on American market with 145 HP
announced and 400 m covered in 11 seconds. V-boost
Introduction for Europe in France:
HP at 7 500 rpm and a torque of 11,48 mkg at 6 000 rpm
V-Boost for Europe
aliminium dished wheel
front ventilated discs Ø 282 mm with opposed pistons.
Front aluminium dished wheel
Black air scoops, side covers and tail lamp mount
Digital electronic ignition.
to aluminium colour for air scoops
Introduction for Japanese domestic market
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.
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.
Fundamental chassis changes:
tubes Ø increase from 40 to 43 mm. Ventilated-
drilled discs of 298 mm with 4pot callipers.
Metzeler tyres instead of Dunlop.
Black wheels ,air scoops, exhaust system and fork outer