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Yamaha VMAX Carbon – Celebrating 30 Years of VMAX

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It is hard to believe that the venerable Yamaha VMAX has been around for 30 years (it is even harder to believe that the VMAX has only seen one design revision in that timeframe as well), and so Yamaha is bringing out a special edition model to celebrate this special motorcycle.

The 2015 Yamaha VMAX Carbon is exactly as the name implies: a VMAX drag bike laden with lightweight carbon fiber. In total, the VMAX Carbon’s tank cover, front and rear fenders, and side covers are all made from carbon fiber.

Yamaha has teamed up with Akrapovic as well, and as such the Slovenian company’s slip-on mufflers complete the exhaust system and the changes to this beastly drag bike.

At the heart of the machine is the same 1,679cc V4 engine, which pumps out 197hp (200 PS). You will also find the stock aluminum dual-spar frame, dual 320mm front disc brakes with six-pot radial calipers, and a massive 298mm rear brake disc that stops the 200/50-18 rear tire.

Available only in Europe right now — we’ll see if Yamaha USA brings this bike across the pond — pricing is set around €22,500, with some pricing variations in different countries.

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Source: Yamaha Motor Europe



Jensen Beeler

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