The 2009 Star Motorcycles VMax is ridiculous! It's ridiculously big and it's ridiculously overpowered. But more than any of that, it's ridiculously entertaining!
As I sit here in the afterglow of a mind-numbingly thrilling ride through the backroads of San Diego County, it feels as if my arms are an inch longer than they were this morning. I'm stupefied by the bike's 200 horsepower and its gargantuan size, making Mr. Max something akin to a cartoon caricature. But at the same time I'm wishing I had a few more hours of asphalt-churning, tire-melting, passion-building time in its saddle.
Think about this: The Max's 197 crankshaft horsepower is more than what is in a Lotus Elise, and that's a 2000-lb car that does 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds! With the VMax's 684-lb wet weight, it's easy to anticipate a ridiculous (there's that word again) sprint to 60 at least 2 seconds quicker!
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