Yamaha recently revealed three new special edition VMAX models to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic motorcycle. A part of the Japanese manufacturer’s Sport Heritage range, two of these new models are currently on sale in the European market, while the VMAX Infrared is a one-off custom motorcycle.
The VMAX Carbon is a carbon fibre clad special edition motorcycle. The lightweight material adorns the motorcycle’s fuel tank, mudguards and the bodywork, giving the powercruiser a meaner look. Mechanically, the VMAX Carbon is similar to the standard motorcycle, except for the Akrapovic slip-on exhaust. Prices in the UK start at GBP 18,749 (Rs 17.73 lakh).
The VMAX Infrared pictured here is the solitary motorcycle of its kind in existence. Built as a part of Yamaha’s yard builds, the VMAX Infrared was created by German design house Jens von Brauck (JvB). It sports the 1985 Yamaha GP team’s livery and gets tons of handmade parts made of carbon fibre and aluminium. It is powered by the same liquid-cooled 1,697cc 65-degree V4 engine which is used in the standard motorcycle.