Yamaha VMAX Infrared celebrates 30 years of VMAX

German special builders JVB-moto have created this special ‘Infrared’ VMAX to celebrate 30 years of the iconic V4 muscle bike.

Yamaha themselves have released the VMAX Carbon to celebrate the anniversary.

The rear of the bike has been replaced by a handmade aluminium subframe, wihch supports a custom carbon-fibre tail piece. The brushed air intakes are modified items from the original 1985 VMAX.

To give it a cafe racer feel JVB-moto replaced the standard bars with clip-on items for a more aggressive riding position.

“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,” commented Shun Miyazawa, Product Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe.

“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.”

source: Motorcycle News