1998 Yamaha V-Max 1200
Final bid:$3,000
Categories: Motorcycles
Auction type: ReserveEnded
2 bids, 9 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1998
  • Make: Yamaha
  • Model: V-Max
  • VIN: JYA2LTN02WA012689
  • Mileage Shown: 63,750km
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Fawn Beige Metallic
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Montréal, QC H2C 2R7
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0031723

Named “Bike of the Year” by Cycle Guide upon its debut in 1985, the Yamaha V-Max is a power cruiser renowned for its V4 DOHC V-Boost engine, shaft drive transmission, and distinctive styling. This 1998 example is said to have undergone a complete restoration including aviation-grade Fawn Beige Metallic paintwork, rebuilt forks, and new tires. This V-Max 1200 is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Canada.

The V-Max chassis uses a steel double-frame cradle with a rear twin-shock swingarm and 40mm Kayaba front forks. This example is said to have had its fairings and fuel tank refinished in the classic GM color of Fawn Beige Metallic by a professional private jet painter during its restoration. It features chrome mirrors, handlebars, and tailpipes, as well as polished ram air intakes, a black Corbin Comfort Cell seat, a low-profile windscreen, and black-painted wheels dressed in new Bridgestone Exedra G526 tires. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

Power comes from a liquid-cooled, four-stroke V4 DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder, 4x35mm Mikuni carburetors, and the Yamaha V-Boost system. A 5-speed shaft drive transmission sends up to 140 HP to the rear wheel while stopping power comes from 2-piston brake calipers paired with twin cross-drilled discs in front and a single disc at the rear. The seller indicates the forks were rebuilt with new seals and there are no outstanding maintenance items at this time.

This sale will include a clean title.

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $3,000
  • Auction End: Jul 14, 2023 07:00:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 2
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Comments (11)

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  • Sdogone 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 yearago

    I can provide a temporary plate valid for 10 days, so Winner of this lot can land & ride legally in the city / province and Head back homebase in Style!!

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 yearago

    @badboss no compression checks or leak down values to offer. Yes, you could have asked for those tests earlier. Bike is Sturdy and Robust. No Drama. Just WoW///

  • badboss (registered bidder) 1 yearago

    understanding that the motor is original do you have any compression checks or leak down values? Sorry for the late question of this nature. I should have sent this a few days ago to allow time to possibly obtain if you do not currently have any values.

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 yearago

    Good Morning Bikers!! Thursday, the day before hammer. Here is an opportunity, not to be missed, to Acquire the Beast, First Generation icon in perfect condition that Runs like a Swiss watch.

    Reminder : Cool Fact: Bike was owned by Team Leader at Prestigious corporation who Sprayed the bike with same degree of precision, craftsmanship & perfection when He painted the most recent Global 8000 who came out of the Factory recently, and all the Family of Challenger Private Jets over his career, with Aviation grade materials as well. Only the Best for his VMAX.

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 yearago

    @ericthepilot Very Easy Process. Either You do it Yourself, either You hire a service, that can handle the paperwork for You. Following is a great reference that You can Go through:


  • ericthepilot (registered bidder) 1 yearago

    @AlexBert Do you have any guidance, or support how to get this bike in to the USA ? Thank you EC

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 yearago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • AlexBert (seller) 1 yearago

    Welcome to All Bike enthusiasts, Fanatics, collectors, riders & investors. THIS is a Great icon, AlReady Vintage, Robust & Sturdy enough to make it a solid daily driver.

    I will be checking here for comments as frequently as possible. For Immediate replies, Click Contact Seller. TYVM.

    PS: Thanks to @PaulyPrestige for a great opening Bid. VMAX is definitely a itch to scratch. BuckList Item. You got to have one, or many/

  • PaulyPrestige 1 yearago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • PaulyPrestige (registered bidder) 1 yearago

    Wow! Very cool that you did this type of mileage.

1998 Yamaha V-Max 1200
Final bid: $3,000 Ended
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