'The V-Max is laying down more than 100 pound-feet of torque at the rear tire before inline-fours like the ZX-14 and Hayabusa have finished clearing their throats. Here is a tip from MD to all new V-Max riders.
The first time you twist the throttle hard, make sure
(a) the bike is fully upright and pointing straight ahead,
(b) you have a warm rear tire, and
(c) there is plenty of room between you and the next vehicle. Oh, and one other thing . . . hold on tight!'
‘Assuming your rear tire is ready to grip (rolling burnouts are easy to do, and no clutch is required), the V-Max will quickly warp your sense of time and distance. Fortunately, the brakes are superb. Few sport bikes deliver the power and feel offered by the brakes on the new V-Max. They are outstanding, and probably better than anything available outside the sportsbike category.’