10996496_10153111156009626_286163112937290575_oVmax is synonym for power for 30 years now, so Yamaha decided to celebrate anniversary with something trendy, like custom Vmax, and they choose a team, that will create a sense of nostalgia whilst remaining sympathetic to the hard work of the VMax development team back in Iwata, Japan, JVB Moto.
And like we all predicted, they did an par excelente job. The headlight bucket and surround is hand-laid carbon, the rev counter isn’t a run of the mill unit, but a U.S. built Autometer as used by pro drag racers. The airbox cover is now carbon, the complicated airways beneath have also had to be considerably altered and electrics hidden where possible. The aluminium air scoops are reworked originals, blending old and new seamlessly. Spent gases are dispatched through a custom 4-into-1 collector and an oxymoronic Termignoni silencer.

The tail unit is carbon and has been designed to retro-fit to stock bikes and will soon be available in a more wallet friendly fibreglass. The solid wheel inserts are also carbon and visually scream speed.
This bike looks truly epic and a proper celebration of Yamaha’s refusal to let the bureaucrats kill-off their beastly dragstrip special.

seen on the bike shed