Roland Sands “Hypermodifies” the 2012 Yamaha Tmax 530

11/12/2012 @ 6:43 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS

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What happens when you give Southern Californian bike builder Roland Sands few instructions beyond “build something cool”? and a 2012 Yamaha Tmax 530? You get one of the most pimped out Tmax scooters ever seen…and that is saying a lot. A popular choice with bike tuners and builders in both Europe and Japan, the Yamaha Tmax 530 hasn’t caught on here in the “scooters are for girls” United States of America.

Based around a 46hp 530cc parallel-twin motor, the Tmax 530 has some pep underneath its feet-forward design. Disguised as docile scooter, the Yamaha Tmax is no stranger to shedding its clothes for some performance persusasion, and Roland Sands has tapped into that vein of the Tmax here with his build, which will debut at EICMA tomorrow.

A “hypermodified” 2012 Yamaha Tmax 530, Sands has his usual touches in the machine, which is both a tasteful and raw representation of the looming scooter apocalypse. If Mad Max rode a scooter, this might be it. We love the tan leather seat with its subtle beige stitching, and of course the “braaaaaap” of the baffle-less exhaust. More photos after the jump.

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Source: Yamaha Europe

Comment:

  1. Roland Sands "Hypermodifies" the 2012 Yamaha Tmax 530 – http://t.co/KK8W8C4H #motorcycle

  2. M says:

    So Roland Sands sells the parts for this and his other bikes as a kit ?

  3. jackie says:

    You want to see people on scooters Yamaha? That’ll get people on scooters. As Frankenugly as it is, it looks like a blast to ride. I’d certainly rather commute to work on that than my car.