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.

  • 2012 Yamaha V-MAX Hyper Modified by Marcus Walz
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • 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

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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

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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

Quotes

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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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