2012 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

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Marcus bought his first bike, a Yamaha RD350LC, at the age of 18. He knows what makes Yamaha unique. After bowing out of Moto Cross in 1992, following a serious accident, Marcus invested the proceeds from the sale of his machine into a set of tools and a bike-lift. He set up a workshop in a converted barn and established Walz Hardcore Cycles.

The German invented and developed the world-famous Drag Style frame, a new kind of custom bike. Europe’s most successful bike builder, his creations have appeared on 60 magazine covers and in more than 600 magazine articles and Marcus was the 2006 winner of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Bike Build-Off.

One of its latest creations is the hyper modified VMAX model which is and extreme bike “designed for visual stimulation, balancing aggression and aesthetics”

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz.

Press Release

Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

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

Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz
Engine typeV-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke90.0 mm x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio11.3 : 1
Maximum Power147.2 kW (200PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque166.8 Nm (17.0 kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Lubrication systemWet sump
CarburettorElectronic Fuel Injection
Clutch TypeWet, Multiple-disc diaphragm spring
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 5-speed
Final transmissionShaft
FrameAluminium, Diamond Shaped
Front suspensionsystem Telescopic forks, Ø 52 mm
Front travel120 mm
Caster Angle31º
Trail148 mm
Rear suspension system(link suspension), Monoshock
Rear Travel110 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 320 mm
Rear brakeSingle Disc, Ø 298 mm
Front tyre120/70 R18M/C (59V)
Rear tyre200/50 R18M/C (76V)
Overall length2,395 mm
Overall width820 mm
Overall height1,190 mm
Seat height775 mm
Wheel base1,700 mm
Minimum ground clearance140 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)310 kg
Fuel tank capacity15 litres
Oil tank capacity5.9 litres


Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz

twowheelsblog ---- "Yamaha did something extraordinary – they chose the best motorcycle builders in the world and let them hyper-modifie the latest VMAX"

Motorcycle ---- "Yamaha Motor Europe asked three of the world’s top builders to work their magic on the company’s flagship power cruiser"

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