The V Max will certainly be the sportiest of the yamaha cruiser line up. I DD a Yamaha FZ1 and have a VStar 1300 touring for long trips. The bike is super comfy and handles quite well for it's size, the only draw back about canyon carving is the low placement of the floorboards can scrape, but they are actually designed to do that, they have replaceable pads and are able to spring up.
Mine is a 2007, bought it in April of 2015 for $4800 with 14k on the clock, just passed 20k today. Heading out tomorrow morning to do the Saddle Sore and Bun Burner challenges. Love it.
2007 VStar 1300 Touring (road trip/weekend bike)
2003 FZ-1 (daily commuter)