Yamaha had the great idea of choosing the best motorcycle builders and ask them to play with their new V Max. One of these famous builders was Frenchman Ludovic, which spent a lot of time and creativity to develop its unique version of the Yamaha V Max.
Frenchman Ludovic has a factory in Annecy-le-Vieux, near the Swiss border, where he turns out two, three and four-wheel creations – including unique car/bike hybrids such as R1-engined bespoke quads and a supercharged 84bhp Yamaha TMax.
Ludovic combines his background as a design graduate and passion for muscle machines. It’s a mix of brain and brawn that results in mad modifications that could come straight out of movie – Mad VMAX. He’s famous for his silhouette style and for his first iconic VMAX customization: taking a wrecked 1991 model, fitting special parts and an LCD screen with a rear-view video link to create a unique hyper-modified VMAX.
Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth.
From its launch in 1985 to its rebirth in 2008, the Yamaha VMAX has become a biking icon through its unique bodywork, awesome acceleration and sharp handling.
So, you don’t mess with an icon, right? How do you enhance a class act that already delivers an unbeatable ride? By building on the style and road presence of the VMAX, using the best people to create individual machines forged from the highest quality materials. This is hyper modification.
Designed for visual stimulation, balancing aggression and aesthetics, these are exclusive muscle bikes.
Meet the heroes of hyper modification who take customisation to the max. They’re the big-gun bike builders with the tenacity to tackle the big beast of the road and their latest VMAX creations have been unveiled during EICMA in Milan November 2011.
Specifications of Yamaha VMAX
|Engine type||V-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves|
|Bore x stroke||90.0 mm x 66.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||11.3 : 1|
|Maximum Power||147.2 kW (200PS) @ 9,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||166.8 Nm (17.0 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Carburettor||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Clutch Type||Wet, Multiple-disc diaphragm spring|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 5-speed|
|Frame||Aluminium, Diamond Shaped|
|Front suspension||system Telescopic forks, Ø 52 mm|
|Front travel||120 mm|
|Rear suspension system||(link suspension), Monoshock|
|Rear Travel||110 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm|
|Rear brake||Single Disc, Ø 298 mm|
|Front tyre||120/70 R18M/C (59V)|
|Rear tyre||200/50 R18M/C (76V)|
|Overall length||2,395 mm|
|Overall width||820 mm|
|Overall height||1,190 mm|
|Seat height||775 mm|
|Wheel base||1,700 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||140 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||310 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||15 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||5.9 litres|
Bikers-Cafe ---- "Yamaha did something extraordinary – they chose the best motorcycle builders in the world and let them hyper-modifie the latest VMAX"
Freshnessmag ---- "Unveiled at last month’s EICMA, the VMAX Hyper Modified Project By Ludovic Lazareth will most likely make its way to motorcycle show near you next year"