VMAX Carbon Highlights|
The ultimate drag racer inspired musclebike
200PS 1,679cc V4 liquid-cooled engine
Massive power with raw torque output
Exclusive carbon bodywork and Akrapovic mufflers
Built to customize and make it your own
Aluminium diamond-type twin spar frame
Dual 320mm front discs with radial 6-pot callipers
Large diameter 298mm rear disc
Efficient shaft drive system
5-spoke alloy wheels with wide 200/50-18 rear tyre
Compact and natural riding position
The timeless motorcycling icon
JvB-moto’s vision for the VMAX Yard Built special|
was to transfer the stock VMAX into a radical dragster meets café racer concept,
exaggerating the brutal power for all to see.
Starting at the front end, a custom-made aluminium mudguard
sits below a JvB-moto signature style custom carbon fibre
headlight unit integrated into the front forks and
Motogadget indicators above custom carbon wheel covers.
Modified aftermarket clip-on bars add the café racer element and|
the rider looks down on an authentic American dragster rev counter by Autometer.
A beautiful custom carbon tank cover sits over a heavily modified
airbox and electrics and is complemented by special air intake scoops
crafted from stock aluminium units taken from the original 80’s VMAX.
The stunning craftsmanship continues with a handmade
aluminium subframe crafted from bits of the stock unit and
a custom fuel tank placed under the seat,
also made from aluminium and holding the same fuel
as the standard tank for an unspoiled riding experience.
The rear is beautifully finished with another JvB-moto signature piece,
a custom carbon tail unit, handmade by Jens. A bike that looks this good needs
the right sound and this machine doesn’t disappoint.
The exhaust system is modified with a custom 4-1 collector and
finished with a growling Termignoni silencer.
Every custom aluminium and carbon part on this Yard Built special
was handmade by JvB-moto, perfectly blending the VMAX story
with the German builder’s signature style.
“The Yamaha VMAX has been an icon without rival since it burst onto the streets in 1985 as the ultimate drag racer inspired street bike,” commented Shun Miyazawa, Product Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe. “It was immediately a favourite with fans across the world, not only in its standard form, but also as a base for personalization and customization. To respect the culture that has grown around this icon we’ve chosen to celebrate 30 years of the VMAX by working with three highly respected custom builders to create three VMAX specials that will inspire not just Yamaha, but also owners of the VMAX and those who maybe want to own one. We’re starting this exciting anniversary build year with cult German builder JvB-moto. We are huge fans of his work, and feel his minimalistic, industrial style fits well with the VMAX. The results are clear; the Yard Built ‘INFRARED’ pays homage to the origins of the VMAX but also hints at the performance of tomorrow.”