It is no secret to anybody that the Japanese have the best insight on technologies especially when it comes to vehicles. A great testament to this country’s dedication to high performance vehicles is the Yamaha Motor Company. Although it develops and produces boats, marine engines, personal watercraft, snowmobiles and many more, the company is best known across the world due to its motorcycles. Over the years, these bikes have gained a reputation as high speed, top quality vehicles. Today we are going to discuss some of the fastest Yamaha motorcycles.
1. Yamaha YZF-R1
Whenever there is a top of the fastest production motorcycles in the world, the Yamaha YZF-R1 always ranks in the top positions. It is the best out of all the Yamaha motorcycles and as any passionate driver would tell you it is a great choice if you are seeking for a thrilling driving experience. It was designed during the late 90s but it has seen some significant improvements over the years. The 2012 model has a 4-cylinder DOHC engine with 16 valves and a 998 cc displacement. It has a 6-speed w/multi-plate slipper clutch, a TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition, a Fuel Injection system with YCC-T and YCC-I and a #530 O-ring chain final drive. The Seven-level Traction Control System allows more traction and drive even when exiting corners. The bike can be purchased for $13,990, which is a decent price given its performance and we can assure you that this is an investment with which you won’t get bored.
2. Yamaha VMAX
If we were to make a top of the motorcycles with the best acceleration we would definitely have to consider the Yamaha XT500 as it is one powerful bike. The 2010 model is considered to have the best acceleration, being only outran by the Suzuki GSX-R1000. The first V-Max was launched in 1985 and it was only available in the United States. It is a regular participant in drag races and sometimes the contenders even have modified VMAXs. Furthermore, the bike even co-starred along Nicholas Cage in Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance and the flamboyant motorcycle surely made an impression on the audience. The 2013 model has a slipper clutch, wave style brake discs as well as complete front and rear suspension and adjustability. It is a fast and reliable vehicle that can be purchased for the base price of $19,990.
3. The Classics
As the shinier models take all the attention of the crowd, we feel kinda guilty leaving behind the classic models that we were so fond of a while ago. Now, some of these road monsters may seem a little rusty to the untrained eye but rest assured that they are indeed amongst the fastest Yamaha motorcycles. Our top fastest classic Yamaha bikes includes Yamaha XT500, the Yamaha XS650 and the The 1975 Yamaha Silverbird. The last one is a collectible item which can go as fast as 302 mph.