Area 51 Project: Ronnie's Vmax - "Maxine":


Bike Specs:


2005 Yamaha Vmax

20th Anniversary Edition #1070 of 2000

1198cc DOHC, 16-valve, V-4

5-speed w/hydraulically activated diaphragm-type clutch

Front Suspension: 43mm telescopic fork w/air-assist; 5.5" travel

Rear Suspension: Dual shocks, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 3.94" travel





Well Ronnie has finally gone and done it and bought himself a great summer toy!!! After looking for awhile in spring 2009 he finally found an awesome deal on a 2005 anniversary edition Yamaha Vmax.

Some of the features of this model include:

Special Shift Red paint with flames & Red Pinstripes
Blacked out rims
Yellow turn signal bulbs behind clear lenses
Serial-numbered anniversary plate

With the completion of the motorcycle safety/licensing course at the end of May he is sure looking forward to great summer weather!!!


2011 Update: Fast forward to Spring 2011 and Ronnie has been enjoying his bike a lot. Since purchasing the bike he has performed quite a few modifications for increased performance, handling and style. These modifications include:

  • Installed Straight Drag Handle Bars

  • Solid Engine Mounts

  • Front Fork Brace

  • Progressive Front Fork Springs with 15w Fork Oil

  • Arrowhead LED Indicators

  • KnightRiderz LED Tail Light located on back of seat

  • Side Mount License Plate

  • Modified Exhaust

  • LED Accent Lighting

  • K&N Air Filter

  • Bar End Mirrors - installed over winter 10-11.


Cheers, MIKE

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