Yamaha revealed the first 2012 models from its Star Motorcycles brand of cruisers, the V Star 950 and V Star 950 Tourer. The 2012 V Star 950 (and the more touring-oriented V Star 950 Tourer) is powered by a fuel-injected air-cooled 942cc 60 degree V-Twin engine with a five-speed transmission. Yamaha estimates fuel economy at […]
World’s Quickest VMax?
Modded Yamaha/Stars set to attempt dragstrip records
The Star Motorcycles VMax is the most powerful production streetbike in mass production. On October 25, 2009, a few VMax enthusiasts will be tearing up the dragstrip at Sacramento Raceway Park. The event is open to all www.starVmax.com and www.rswarrior.com members.
The highlight of the event will be quarter-mile legend Dale Walker trying to set new VMax records on bikes modified to produce 200 horsepower at the rear wheel. Traction has proven to be an issue for the current VMax, so drag slicks have been spooned on to harness the big power through the shaft drive. Walker will also be offering free drag race lessons. Only Yamaha motorcycles are allowed in the event.
Motorcycle.com’s Fonzie will be there to capture the sights and sounds of the mighty V-4 engines roaring down the track.
More info can be found at the StarVmax.com website.