A look at some of the popular bikes of Yamaha

Wednesday 11 September 2013, 10:22 AM by

Bikes have always captured the imagination of buyers around the world. Particular in a country like India, auto makers have delivered large volumes of bikes owing to their unperturbed demand. One of those bike makers has been Yamaha, which has launched various models, ranging from mileage oriented bikes to performance oriented ones. Over the years, the offerings of Yamaha have found a place in the hearts of Indian buyers owing to their attractive styling and design. This factor has majorly contributed to the success of the company in India. In order to examine some of best models of Yamaha in India, a few noticeable ones are reviewed for the purpose.

VMAX

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A look at some of the popular bikes of Yamaha

One of the hottest Yamaha bikes ever to feature in India, VMAX has set benchmarks for others follow in the performance section. The super bike is powered by a Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, V-type 4-cylinder engine that displaces 1679 cc. As far as tuning specifications are concerned, the bike generates a maximum power output of 198 bhp while churning a peak torque of 166.8 Nm. The bike of Yamaha is built on an aluminium cast frame that further provides much needed stability to the bike. While looking at Yamaha VMAX, one certainly feels that this indeed is most alluring bike ever built by the Japanese auto maker. With its distinctive cruiser styling, the bike certainly ranks high among the bike enthusiasts in India. In terms of features, the bike has gear shift indicator, which tells the rider as to when a shift is required. The multi function display present at the tank of the vehicle displays information about several important aspect of the bike. The main highlight of VMAX is the broad tyres that perfectly complement the shape of the bike. At the front, an 18-inch tyre is provided with a 320 mm floating double disk. While at the rear, VMAX gets the same 18-inch tyre but with a differently configured wave disk. This super bike of Yamaha features Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and has a Telescopic fork/Swingarm suspension system. Yamaha VMAX has a kerb weight of 310 kg and features a minimal ground clearance of 140 mm.

YZF-R1

A look at some of the popular bikes of Yamaha

YZF-R1 is a performance oriented bike that offers a blend of technology and looks in order to create a superior riding experience. With technological advancements like YCC-T(Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle), the power generated by the 1.0-litre 4-stroke DOHC engine gives a superlative performance. The maximum power output of YZF-R1 stands at 180 bhp while the peak torque stands at 115.5 Nm. As claimed by the company, the bike has an ability to reach a maximum speed of 285 kmph. Talking about appearance, R1 is provided with two projector headlamps that gives it a distinct new identity. The instrumental panel of the bike displays information about speed, trip and mileage. The design of R1 has been inspired by the company's MotoGP racing concept. To asses the overall prospects of R1, it happens to be a true gem of a bike, having brilliant output and good looks.

FZ1

A look at some of the popular bikes of Yamaha
A look at some of the popular bikes of Yamaha

Going by the muscular frame, FZ1 is a thing to boast for Yamaha. It is powered by the 998 cc engine, which offers a formidable performance statistics. The engine is capable of producing 148 bhp of maximum power output and 106 Nm of peak torque. Its 4-stroke DOHC motor has been mated to the constant mesh 6-speed gearbox, which is mounted on the diamond chassis frame. With its blazing fast speed and sporty look, FZ1 features in the list of Yamaha's hottest bikes. To give a better riding position, the large fuel tank enables the rider to maintain a better grip on the bike. Also to mention, the slim frame helps in maintaining excellent knee grip for the rider. It must be said that FZ1 surely impresses a lot with its sleek yet muscular type of design.

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