Me and one of my friends were out riding and ran across a 1987 VMAX. The guy was really cool and said he just purchased it and wanted to see what it would do against another bike. He said he heard how bad the M109 was and that he wanted one but could never find the one he wanted. To get to the point, we did some rolling starts and that thing just pulls and pulls. He beat my friend's white bike(stock) by about 7 bike lengths, he beat me by 3 bike lenghts. We were shocked that the older model Vmax ran so well. I know about the newer models with close to 190 horsepower, but those older models are strong as well. I'm still wowed about this incident and I know now not to mess with the VMAX(old or new)!