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.

  • 2011 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth
  • Year:
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    V-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
  • Transmission:
    Constant Mesh, 5-speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    108 @ 9000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    122 @ 6500
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    1679 L

Press Release

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

2011 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth High Resolution Exterior
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Engine type V-type 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 1,679cc
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
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission Shaft
Frame Aluminium, Diamond Shaped
Front suspension system Telescopic forks, Ø 52 mm
Front travel 120 mm
Caster Angle 31º
Trail 148 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


2011 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Ludovic Lazareth Exterior
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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"

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  (1) posted on 09.23.2015

I really like ur Motorcycle.. World Best Creative Design, Everything is perfect, one thing u should.change the speedometer to latest highly design Digital speedometer.
U r 2e Real Motorcycle Designers.

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