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”
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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.
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Helped by a strong and reliable Genesis 4 stroke, 1,049cc, liquid cooled engine, the 2013 Yamaha FXNytro R-TX is ready to tackle any trails or tracks.
The new 2013 Yamaha FXNytro R-TX features a double wishbone front suspension which works in tandem with the Fox FLOAT X air shocks to soak the bumps and offer a relaxed steering. The rear is kept in check by Ø 46mm, three-way clicker shocks adjustable for compression damping and rebound rate. The stopping power is assured by the Engine Braking Reduction System (E.B.R.S) which coasts the snowmobile when the throttle is released.
The 2013 Yamaha FXNytro R-TX model is equipped with an improved Camoplast Ripsaw II track designed to improve the engine’s power transfer to the snow. The 2013 model is also fitted with a new set of dual keel, dual runner skis which further improve performance.
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Yamaha revealed its 2013 Phazer R-TX model. The snowmobile comes with a strong Genesis 4-stroke Sport Performance engine, combined with a comfortable tuneable suspension and a set of Fox FLOAT air shocks.
Thanks to its capable suspensions the Phazer R-TX is able to offer a pretty comfortable ride even on the toughest trails. Moreover the Phazer R-TX is also equipped with competition-style hooked handlebars, which help you move with agility in any situation.
A multi-function digital gauge keeps you posted on various stats. The speed is displayed on a large LCD readout while the tachometer, odometer and tripmeter data are shown on a secondary readout. The gauge also displays system warning lights, fuel level, and grip warmer intensity.
The seat was carefully designed to maximize comfort and to offer a good riding position. You also get a pair of wide running boards which let you move around without restrictions.
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The Yamaha FXNytro 153 was especially developed to deal with any type of trails feeling comfortable on rough tracks but also on light powder or deep snow.
Fortunately, comfort was not forgotten, and the handlebar and seat heights are perfectly matched for aggressive riding and extreme maneuvering. Moreover, for consistent control, the hooks and main bar section are made of the same grip material.
The track is made of a lightweight but solid material and has a 3-inch pitch with notched lugs for improved traction. The ride quality is assured by the ProMountain Air rear suspension which uses a Fox FLOAT 2 XV shock on its rear arm and Fox FLOAT 2 air front shocks.
Power comes from a 4 Stroke, 1,049cc, 3-Cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which offers an instant throttle response across the RPM band. The FX Nytro 153 also features an oil pressure sensing system, side heat exchanger cooling and Yamaha’s Engine Braking Reduction System (E.B.R.S.).
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The 2012 Yamaha RS Vector L-TX features a series of key features which make it one of the most reliable snowmobiles in its class. Among them there are the industry-first EPS (Electric Power Steering) system and the strong Genesis 4-stroke engine. The EPS system helps you steer effortless with maximum precision and features a computer-controlled actuator which provides the optimum level of steering assistance. On the other hand, the fuel injected engine’s mapping was especially programmed to maximize performance and to offer a linear throttle response.
It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the RS Vector L-TX is equipped with Yamaha’s 3rd generation front suspension, low-keel trail skis and mono Shock II CK 136 rear suspension.
The snowmobile is offered with many comfort features which include, a luxury seating, concentrated hand warmers, comfortable hand grips and an aerodynamic windshield.
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The Yamaha Apex X-TX is a luxury snowmobile designed to deal effortless even with the toughest trails. The snowmobile is equipped with an EPS (Electric Power Steering) system and is powered by a fuel injected 4 cylinder engine.
The engine is mounted on a lightweight frame constructed from various types of aluminium. The bulkhead is made using Yamaha’s CF aluminium die-casting technology, while the steering gate section is pressure die-cast as a single unit. Moreover the rear frame accommodates a shortened muffler and helps to centralize mass. The ride quality is assured by lightweight HPG (High Pressure Gas) front shocks paired with rear dual shocks.
The Yamaha Apex X-TX is protected from wind and snow by an aerodynamic windshield. Moreover, the snowmobile is also offered with heated grips designed to keep your hands warm while riding. The skid is wrapped in a 144"/3658mm Camoplast Ripsaw track with a re-shaped profile assuring a proper grip on any type of snow.
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The Yamaha Raptor 125 is an ideal choice for novice riders and casual riders alike. At the heart of the Raptor 125 lies a light and powerful 124cc, SOHC, four-stroke single engine combined with a single-axis counterbalancer. The counterbalancer is responsible for diminishing the vibration at the handlebars, seat, and footrests, giving the rider a more comfortable ride. The engine is mated on a five-speed gearbox with manual clutch which helps you deal effortless with any track or trail.
The ATV was designed to be used without problems by smaller riders aged 16 years and older. Thus, the handlebar, seat and foot pegs were especially developed to fit their heft and size.
The ride quality is assured by independent double-wishbone front suspension with five-way per load adjustable shocks which gives 7.5" of wheel travel and a rear swing arm handled by a 7.9" of wheel travel.
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The Yamaha Raptor 250 was designed to fill the gap between the Raptor 350 and 125 models. The ATV is powered by a light and powerful 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke single cylinder engine mated on a five-speed gearbox.
To keep you safe from bumps and potholes, the Yamaha Raptor 250 features a rigid and light swingarm rear end organized by a shock with adaptable preload and 7.9 inches of wheel travel. Furthermore, the front axle is kept in check by an independent double-wishbone suspension with five-way preload-adjustable shocks. The Yamaha Raptor 250’s braking system is handled by triple hydraulic disc brakes which deliver a proper stopping power even in wet conditions.
Like its other two siblings, the 2013 Yamaha Raptor 250 is fitted with dual 30-watt multireflector Krypton headlights, a 2.4-gallon fuel tank, 45mm footpegs and standard electric starting.
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Yamaha’s Raptor family was built with sportiness in mind and the 350 model makes no exception, featuring a dynamic design language a powerful engine and a series of modern technologies.
At the heart of the Yamaha Raptor 350, lies a light and powerful 348cc, air-cooled, SOHC, four-stroke single engine paired with a six speed transmission.
The Yamaha Raptor 350 is also fitted with the DC-CDI ignition system which offers a steady spark at all rpm levels for fast throttle response and a smooth, broad powerband. The suspension is handled by front a Independent double wishbone with 5-way preload-adjustable shocks and a rear Swingarm with preload adjustability.
On the other hand, the braking system is handled by the arge-diameter ventilated hydraulic front and rear disc brakes designed to provide a strong stopping power even in wet conditions. Other features include 45 mm footpegs, 30 watt multireflector Krypton headlights and a 2.4-gallon fuel tank.
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