Marcus Walz decided to modify the Yamaha T-Max scooter and we’ll have to admit that the result is quite impressive. Marcus Walz is known for its hardcore cruisers and custom bikes, being one of the best known names in the business.
Taking about its new creation, Marcus Walz said: “With the Hyper Modified TMAX I have tried to keep the bike very clear and recognizable as a TMAX, I didn’t want to create a spaceship out of it. I concentrated on keeping the stock lines and optimising every detail while reducing the bike’s weight. I have also modified the handlebar area of the bike to give it a radical naked bike image and mounted the mirrors on the end of the bars to give it the impression of a café racer when in town.”
The scooter continues to be powered by the same forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 530 cc engine that cranks out 34.2 kW @ 6,750 rpm and 52.3 Nm of torque at 5,250 rpm.
Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha T-Max Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz.
Since its launch in 2001, the TMAX has revolutionised the maxi-scooter world, introducing a new element of sporting ability as well as an aggressive and angular look to the class. It is a scooter like no other, and this year the new 2012 TMAX’s dynamic look will be taken to the Max…and beyond.
The TMAX has always pushed the boundaries of what people expect from a maxi-scooter, now it will explode these preconceptions thanks to the genius of three visionaries of the custom bike world.
After enjoying the challenge of Hyper Modifying the VMAX so much last year, Roland Sands, Ludovic Lazareth and Marcus Walz all approached Yamaha for the chance to work their magic on another model – the TMAX. These three visionaries of motorcycle customisation will push the boundaries of what riders expect from a maxi-scooter, in the process shaping history and becoming the first to radically customise a scooter into something truly ground breaking – just like the TMAX.
With Sands and Lazareth still hard at work stripping down the standard TMAX and shaping their new creations from its bare bones, Marcus Walz is now ready to unveil his vision of the TMAX. Lazareth and Sands, who will be presenting their creations in the summer and autumn months respectively, have now discovered just how hard their task will be to match Walz’s TMAX…
Check out Marcus Walz’s creation and see how it takes the TMAX to another level
Specifications of Yamaha T-Max
|Engine type||Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves|
|Bore x stroke||68.0 mm x 73.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||10:9 : 1|
|Maximum Power||34.2 kW @ 6,750 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||52.3 Nm @ 5,250 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Dry sump|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission system||V-Belt Automatic|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic fork|
|Front travel||120 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm|
|Rear Travel||116 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 267 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 282 mm|
|Overall length||2,200 mm|
|Overall width||775 mm|
|Overall height||1,420-1,475 mm (adjustable windscreen)|
|Seat height||800 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||125 mm|
|Wet Weight||217 kg /ABS221 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||15.0 litres|
Newscanon ---- "Change the look of Tmax was not a walkover: as there is no custom scooter market, I had to create the pieces myself,” said Marcus Waltz"
Bikers-Cafe ---- "Marcus Walz took another Yamaha for the customization – the legendary and game changing Maxi scooter – the Yamaha TMAX 530"
scootersales ---- "This year will see them Hyper Modify the Yamaha TMAX and push the boundaries of what riders expect from a maxi-scooter"