The Yamaha V-Max motorcycle, introduced in 1985, is among the fastest motorcycles around. The phrase V-Max is short for Velocitus Maximus. It is a heavier bike that is not recommend for beginner riders. This is a bike made with 21st century technology, impressive power, acceleration to give you the shivers, and many other waves of adrenalin. The 2012 Yamaha V-Max is the kind of bike that should be on top of everybody’s wish list. The bike is the mixture of advanced sport bike technology and forward thinking style. It has classic features of 1,679cc, 65-degree, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected four-valves-per-cylinder, DOHC engine that pumps out 174 horsepower, lightweight 683 lbs aluminum chassis.