Yes, I know this is the M109 board, but I just wanted to drop a little knowledge on you guys. Found out that the Yamaha Vmax will no longer be produced for the 2021 season. It has been rumored before, but as of 11/17/2020 it is official. We have been told that it could no longer meet the standards for emissions. I don't know if that is true or not, but we do know that it is no longer available. This bike came out in 1985 and has a huge cult following. It remained unchanged through 2007. In 2008 they did a redesign and came out with with the generation 2 in 2009. They made loads of improvements in handling, braking, and upped the hp from 145 to 197. The bike is a blast to drive in the twisties, but unreal in the straights. There has only been one color released for each model year, and therefore you can always tell the year model. That was until 2019 and 2020, when they had the same color as 2018. I could see the handwriting on the wall and felt that the end was near. Sure enough, the word has come down. Unfortunately I do not think that there will be a generation 3 coming out anytime soon.
I am saying all that to just give everyone a heads up as to what I fell might be coming in the near future to the M109. It remained unchanged from 2006-2009. Then slight updates from 2011 to present. I feel like that one day soon the powers to be will be discontinuing our beloved M109 (I say ours, because I have owned 4 and always on the lookout for another). When Harley is investing in electric bikes, and Ford is demonizing the Mustang by creating the electric Mack E mustang (should not taint the name), it is time for everyone to take notice. I was actually considering selling my Vmax and picking up a 2018 or newer goldwing. But with the untimely death of the Vmax, I think I will be holding onto my legend for a while longer and eventually just adding to the fleet.