2002 Yamaha V-Max


  • Powerful large cruiser 
  • 145bhp V4 engine 
  • Lovely preserved condition 
  • Freshly imported and ready to register
  • Offered with a full years MOT 

The Appeal

Introduced in 1985, the Yamaha V-Max was initially sold solely in the US market -its purpose to be a complete powerhouse, with aggressive looks and phenomenal acceleration – a two-wheeled version of an American muscle car, if you like…  
Powered by an 1197cc shaft-drive V4 engine producing 145bhp, the V-Max was sold in other markets from 1991, though those sold in Europe were detuned.  
This one, though, is a South African model from close to the end of V-Max production, so is the full-fat, full power example. It’s in immaculate condition, is a low mileage example and is guaranteed to get noticed.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Freshly imported from South Africa 
  • The vendor specialises in importing vehicles from the country and will happily help the buyer complete the registration process if the bike stays in the UK. 

The Condition  

  • Very good overall condition 
  • Superb body with no notable damage 
  • Unrestored frame, still in original paint 
  • Immaculate leather saddle 
  • Good chrome and external trim 
  • Original V-Max graphics  

The Mechanics

  • Powerful V4 
  • Incredible soundtrack 
  • Stainless steel exhaust 
  • Twin vented front disc brakes 
  • Telescopic forks 
  • According to the vendor, the bike starts and runs well and has no known or apparent faults 


This is a very smart and original example of the seminal Japanese muscle bike, presented in superb condition and ready to register, use and enjoy.  

There are only a handful of V-Maxs in the UK as it was only officially imported for a couple of years, but being the full-power non-European model this one is one of the most special – its imposing looks and incredible performance are sure not to disappoint.  

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Auction Details
  • Year 2002
  • Make Yamaha
  • Model Vmax 1200
  • Colour Black
  • Mileage 46,639 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1197
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Norwich
  • County Norfolk
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
13 Bids from 10 bidders
  • MCCANNI•••• £3,000 01/07/24
  • Hilton6•••• £2,000 30/06/24
  • Mercede•••• £1,800 30/06/24
  • samir-y•••• £1,700 30/06/24
  • Mercede•••• £1,600 29/06/24
  • Mercede•••• £1,500 29/06/24
  • shan.e•••• £1,400 28/06/24
  • charlie•••• £1,300 26/06/24
  • Bryn Cl•••• £1,100 25/06/24
  • simon-h•••• £1,000 24/06/24

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