It was way back in 1985 that
the original Yamaha VMAX was launched. The VMAX then added a whole new
dimension to the motorcycle marketplace. One could only admire its brutal
drag-bike inspired styling and awesome acceleration. It offered customers the
chance to experience a new level of performance. Not only that, but the VMAX
was also instrumental in firing the imagination of a new generation of custom
builders all over the world.
Now, to mark 30 years since
the arrival of the original VMAX, Yamaha's Sport Heritage range is strengthened
with the introduction of the exclusive VMAX Carbon. Based on the current
1,679cc 200PS V4 model, this iconic special edition combines outstanding muscle
bike performance with cutting edge style, a press release from Yamaha stated.
For the time being, as expected, the bike will be available in the global
markets and not in India
The VMAX Carbon's tank cover,
front and rear fenders and side covers are all manufactured from lightweight
carbon fibre - and for an even more evocative V4 growl this special edition
comes equipped with upswept Akrapovic slip-on mufflers. Available from February
2015 onwards, this high-specification VMAX Carbon offers exceptional value to
those customers who want to own the most iconic musclebike ever built.
Yamaha is gearing up to
celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original VMAX with the unveiling of a
number of exotic new Yard Built specials. The first of these is being created
by German builder Jens vom Brauck, who is working on his first ever Yard Built
project - and Yamaha have commissioned other custom builders to create two more
Yard Built specials for delivery around June and September 2015.
Better known as JvB-moto, Jens
is already well into the build at his workshops near Cologne, transforming the
VMAX into something worthy of its iconic status. Yard Built fans can expect to
see a stripped back creation combining modern materials with a custom twist,
that also pays homage to all that was good about design in the 80’s - the
birthplace of the original VMAX monster muscle machine.
To underline Yamaha's ongoing
commitment towards creative motorcyclists, the standard VMAX will be offered in
a new Matt Grey version whose pure and neutral paint finish offers the ideal
starting point for those customers wishing to create their own Yard Built
special. From February 2015 the standard VMAX becomes available with a
significantly reduced price.
The VMAX Carbon will cost
£18,749 (Rs 17,73323) including VAT.
The standard Matt Grey VMAX
will cost £15,749 (Rs 14,89,647) including VAT.
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