2012 Yamaha T-Max Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

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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.

Press Release

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 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

Yamaha T-Max Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz
Engine typeForward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke68.0 mm x 73.0 mm
Compression ratio10:9 : 1
Maximum Power34.2 kW @ 6,750 rpm
Maximum Torque52.3 Nm @ 5,250 rpm
Lubrication systemDry sump
Fuel systemFuel Injection
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemV-Belt Automatic
Front suspension systemTelescopic fork
Front travel120 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm
Rear Travel116 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 267 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 282 mm
Front tyre120/70-15
Rear tyre160/60-15
Overall length2,200 mm
Overall width775 mm
Overall height1,420-1,475 mm (adjustable windscreen)
Seat height800 mm
Wheelbase1,580 mm
Minimum ground clearance125 mm
Wet Weight217 kg /ABS221 kg
Fuel tank capacity15.0 litres


Yamaha T-Max Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

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"

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