Yamaha VMAX Concept by Vacuita

09/14/2010 @ 2:16 pm, by Jensen Beeler15 COMMENTS

We came across this render while trolling the internet for Ukrainian wives, and thought to ourselves that it sure did look like the bastard child of the Yamaha FZ1 and the upcoming Ducati Diavel. Made back in 2009, this artist’s render pre-dates any of the leaked viewings we saw of the Diavel, but could be an interesting evolution of the VMAX design to answer the Ducati power cruiser.

We like to think of the render as a VMAX on steroids, although we can’t seem to wrap our heads around how the Öhlins shock above the motor mounting works out…but then again we had trouble finding Ukrainian wives on the internet (now that’s saying something).

Fitted with a hub-steering design and super low stature, the design might be a bit much for Yamaha. But then again, the tuning fork brand has been willing to push the envelope with the VMAX line, a marked departure from the otherwise very conservative company. Bits and pieces of the Yamaha common parts bin can be seen, but we especially like the LED head lamps on the mirror stays and front fairing, which set the bike as unique. More please!

Source: vacuita (deviantART)

  • fearnow

    that is…

    That is excreble.

  • CBR600RR 09

    Ugly, Ugly, Ugly.

    So ugly in fact it looks as if it’s mother threw it down the ugly tree, hit every ugly stick on the way down and landed in the ugly shrub at the bottom.


  • MikeD

    Fugly…makes the B-King, MT-01 & current V-MAX look like P-Star Jenna Jameson.

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  • RGR

    I totally need a tank track on the back of my Speed Triple. Wonder how that handles in the twisties? :-)

  • Billy B.Tso

    this would easily divide it’s viewers immediately. Personally, i like the look and concept.

  • Greg

    Looks like a naked version of Kaneda’s bike from Akira.

  • Sean

    I was gonna say that! Thus it is cool. The Diavel is crap, but this is just completly bonkers, and it’s from Yamaha, so that works for me.

  • Kyle

    Wow. He made it uglier than yamaha did.

  • brij

    just curious, why is the front wheel set up, made adjustable, like a rear wheel/swingarm setup, where it is necessary to adjust the chain slackness? am i missing something in the picture? Agreed it is just a rendering, just trying to see why the artist went through the trouble to do that, or did he jut swap a rear swingarm in place of the front fork setup?

  • MikeD

    @ Brij: Artist had too much free time, a wild imagination and crack ? Is a concept, usually more than never they make sense.

  • Keith

    Nice CGI work. Now BUILD it…I’ll test ride it and help work out the stuff they HOSED. 8^) Then again there likely isn’t a motorcycle I wouldn’t ride once…some so I could launch them off a cliff.

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  • Johndo

    As ugly as can be.